The Business Studies program at Sydney Technical High School aims to combine a robust understanding of business concepts and strategy with a study of its practice in actual businesses.
Some areas covered over the two year course include: business finance and accounting practices; marketing and promotion of brands and products; and business operations and the production of goods and services. The Business Studies course includes excursions to a variety of businesses. Past excursions have included: Sweet Lily’s Café in Leichhardt, Aryzta Bakery in Warwick Farm, Sydney Cricket Ground, and National Rugby League (NRL) Headquarters.
We also offer Business Studies as an accelerated HSC course in Years 10 and 11 for high-performing Year 9 Commerce students.
The Economics program at Sydney Technical High School focusses on developing students understanding of real world issues and skills in analysis, communication and critical thinking.
Some areas covered over the two year course include: decision making by individuals, firms and governments; various types of markets, including financial markets; and the similarities and differences between economies, including a comparison study between Australia and China.
Students will benefit from the study of economics if they engage in studies that include business, accounting and finance, media, law, marketing, employment relations, tourism, history, geography or environmental studies.
Focusing on contemporary geographic domestic and global issues, the senior Geography course allows students to further develop geographic skills and critical thinking and analysis proficiency.
The Preliminary course investigates biophysical and human geography and develops students' knowledge and understanding about the spatial and ecological dimensions of geography. Enquiry methodologies are used to investigate the unique characteristics of our world through fieldwork, geographical skills and the study of contemporary geographical issues.
The HSC course enables students to appreciate geographical perspectives about the contemporary world. There are specific studies about biophysical and human processes, interactions and trends. Fieldwork and a variety of case studies combine with an assessment of the geographers' contribution to understanding our environment and demonstrates the relevance of geographical study.