Focussing on contemporary geographic domestic and global issues, the senior geographical course allows students to further develop geographic skills and critical thinking and analysis proficiency.
Students are introduced to the exciting world of finance and business, where the real world is embraced within the classroom. Through problem solving and hands-on learning experiences such as students develop their understanding on investment, marketing, politics, finance, small business operations and economics.
Commercial Life in the Classroom
Market Day: The Sydney Tech Market Day, provides a practical learning experience to build student understandings involved in operating a small business. Introduced to the key business functions of marketing, operations, finance and human resources, students work collaboratively to develop and market a product to which they sell during the annual Market Day in November. Students thrive on the competitive nature of this opportunity and learn practical and fundamental commercial skills during the planning and operations of the day.
Political Election: The Sydney Tech Political Cup, introduces students to the world of politics, where classes run against each other in a nail biting school electoral campaign for the “Sydney Tech” electorate. Students build active citizenship through focussing on an area of their community to which they feel they could improve. This focus drives each class’s political campaign which is developed and marketed, with voters wooed and sometimes coerced to support during the Sydney Tech Election Day. The Political Cup campaign is annually embraced by the student body and inspires the abilities of Commerce students as they learn the world of politics in the classroom.
Securities Trading: Commerce students embrace the hard and fast lessons of loss and gain, in the annual Australia Securities Exchange interschool stock market competition. In groups students put their Commerce knowledge into practice; researching the stock market, company profiles, economic and international conditions to make investment and trade decision on an interactive virtual stock exchange competition.