Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance

Amber Glajz
Helping teachers navigate through the HSC Business Studies course and prepare their students for success in the HSC examination
Explore a range of teaching & learning strategies to build confidence in navigating through the HSC Business Studies syllabus & improve student performance in the HSC B...
Target Audience
HSC Business Studies teachers to forward plan how they will teach the course and find new ways to engage their students towards the HSC "finish line".
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course is designed to provide Business Studies teachers with tools to help better prepare students for the HSC examination. It provides practical strategies on how to unpack the syllabus, how to answer HSC examination questions, how to apply relevant business case study examples into written work, how to best structure report and essay writing answers, and activities to enhance syllabus memorisation.

Audience

HSC Business Studies teachers to forward plan how they will teach the course and find new ways to engage their students towards the HSC “finish line”.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 & 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 1. Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Unpacking and using the syllabus

1 hour and 30 minutes

During this session, participants will be examining the similarities across the HSC Business Studies topics to better streamline their teaching. They will also be identifying the sections of the syllabus that translate into HSC examination questions, looking specifically at examples from previous years' exam papers. Finally, participants will experience a syllabus memorisation activity that they can re-enact in their classrooms.

Applying actual business case studies to enhance learning

1 hour and 30 minutes

During this session, participants will learn a variety of popular case study examples that they can teach to their students. They will also learn an activity on how to align case study examples to the syllabus to help students develop their content and concept understanding better.

Directing stronger responses to HSC examination questions

2 hours

During this session, participants will evaluate samples of students' responses to HSC examination questions and look at techniques on how to guide to students to improve their writing. They will also learn an activity that they can use in the classroom to get their students to create a model essay writing response.

What To Bring

Copy of the HSC syllabus, and laptop/notebook to take notes

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Great course. I have already started to use the resources!

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Very relevant and informative.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

The course was very relevant and provided some very interesting insights into teaching the HSC Business Studies course.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Excellent – really relevant and practical examples of how to apply things in class

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

highly relevant and excellent quality

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

The course is highly relevant for early career teachers seeking information on how to focus their teaching. As a proficient teacher, but new to Business Studies, it confirmed that I was heading in the right direction.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Excellent, very relevant and practical

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Very relevant

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Very relevant content. Good ideas on implementing interactive activities to assist students with remember key syllabus information + linking case study examples to content.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Relevant and specific to current teaching.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Great info that is useful to take back and incorporate at school.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance - Amber Glajz - Fri 8th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Some great ideas to enhance learning outcomes for students via creative ideas/resources.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
10/10/2019

Well presented — good pace — useful.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
10/10/2019

Engaging, structured and well paced course. Amber provided useful/helpful strategies I can implement. Very knowledgeable and engaging in her approach. Lots of useful resources provided also.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
by Jason Rophail on 10/10/2019

Fantastic — actually gave useful ideas that are relevant to classes and that work.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
by Michael Hammonds on 10/10/2019

Enthusiastic and practical

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
10/10/2019

She provided a lot of great practical strategies.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
by David Smith on 10/10/2019

Excellent presentation, well researched. Relevant and fun!

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
by Vicky Argyrakis on 17/04/2019

One of the most inspiring courses that has helped clarify literacy strategies for HSC business studies. Great presenter with a relaxed atmosphere.

Improving HSC Business Studies Examination performance
by Janelle Dempsey on 17/04/2019

Amber was informative and interesting. Lots of good tips and ideas.


About the team


Amber Glajz

Creator

Amber Glajz is a dynamic and qualified Humanities Teacher with experience teaching a wide range of subjects from Business Studies, Commerce, History and Geography. She has also had experience teaching the concept-driven and globally focused IB Business Management course. She is a content writer for the Macquarie University HSC Study Lab Online Learning program, applying her expertise in the HSC Business Studies course to assist student learning in a creative, critical and reflective manner. By drawing from her own practice in delivering the Business Studies content and facilitating students to succeed in their prescribed assessments, Amber can support other Business Studies Teachers navigating their way through understanding and teaching this HSC course, and best preparing students for success in the final exam through engaging and innovative activities.