Business and Technology

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This course is designed to give students a hands-on experience in the world of business, whilst developing students’ entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills.  The use of technology is incorporated into everyday personal and business tasks such as banking, investing, borrowing, personal taxation, budgeting, branding and market research.

Students will visit a local business to gain an understanding of how the 4Ps of marketing are put into practise.  Students will identify real-world problems and use this as the basis to develop a business plan for their own enterprise.  Students can enter various competitions where their own business pitch is presented.

This course allows students to explore business and finance concepts in a fun, practical manner that will help them in their personal lives and future careers.

Competitions:

Students may have the opportunity to enter Just Start IT or a similar competition in which a business pitch is presented to a panel of investors, similar to Shark Tank.

Excursions:

Students may have the opportunity to visit a local business and speak to the owner and/or manager about the running of the business.

I really liked the creative aspect of the tasks and making a product.  Another aspect I liked was learning new skills in preparing business documents, like how to mail merge.  I liked mail merge due to the technicalities of it.

Tiara Jones – Year 9 Business and Technology Student 2018

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