Business Studies

Colouring, revision and the BENEFITS to the BRAIN

Colouring, revision and the BENEFITS to the BRAIN

Colouring can help tremendously with individuals with PTSD, anxiety and stress issues; as they calm down our amygdala. This is the part of the brain that controls our fight or flight response, and keeps individuals in a heightened state of worry, panic, and hyper-vigilance, when it is active. Colouring and focusing on this harmless and calming activity can actually turn[Read More…]

All good things must come to an end in Business Studies

All good things must come to an end in Business Studies

The Grade 12 Curriculum is completed; only 1 piece of portfolio work due and the end is truly in sight.  All that now remains is the consolidation of 3 years of daily input.  And that is the toughest part.  It takes determination, organisation and self-discipline.  Grade 12’s you have all the resources necessary to make a great success of your school[Read More…]

Business Studies becomes real life in Grade 11

Business Studies becomes real life in Grade 11

The Grade 11 class meet on a weekly basis with Mr Noel Frost to hold DTC Youth Corp meetings.  Not only are they learning the theory in Business Studies, now they are actually participating the actual running of a company. Mr Noel Frost, who is a practising Tax Attorney, is assisting the whole process and the Grade 11’s are finding[Read More…]

Business Studies  – the most relevant subject at school.

Business Studies – the most relevant subject at school.

Business Studies has had a very good start in Grade 10 this year.  The class is very enthusiastic and we have had some great discussions about current affairs that affect Business in South Africa. In Grade 11 we are working hard on perfecting our weekly article books.  The article book is a valuable tool to keep up to date with[Read More…]

Business is off to a rip roaring start!

Business is off to a rip roaring start!

Excellent news in Grade 11 and 12 Business Studies… our textbooks arrived! The textbook we use is simply called “Business Studies Grade 12”or “Business Studies Grade 11”.  These books are published by a small publisher in Johannesburg and couriered to us here in the Cape. The number one reason we use the textbook is that the authors are IEB Business[Read More…]

The End is in Sight for Business Studies 2016

The End is in Sight for Business Studies 2016

Why do Business Studies? See below some of the skills you will learn during your 3 years of study at Silvermine Academy: critical thinking and analytical skills the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data and information self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources appreciation of the causes and effects of economic and other[Read More…]

by October 30, 2016 Business Studies
What a Life Skill!

What a Life Skill!

We’ve just finished off a section on Contracts in Grade 10 Business Studies.  It is one of my favourite sections because it is real life learning. A contract can be defined as an agreement between two or more people, who have contractual capacity. The agreement needs to be legal, be physically possible  and comply with legal formalities. We learnt legal[Read More…]

by September 6, 2016 Business Studies
Brexit and Grade 12 Business Studies

Brexit and Grade 12 Business Studies

Brexit is an abbreviation of “British exit”, which refers to the June 23, 2016 referendum by British voters to exit the European Union. The referendum roiled global markets, including currencies, causing the British pound to fall to its lowest level in decades. Prime Minister David Cameron, who supported the UK remaining in the EU announced he would step down in[Read More…]

by July 21, 2016 Business Studies
Business Studies Students Start Reading

Business Studies Students Start Reading

The Business Studies weekly article book project is in full swing. The Grade 10s and 11s are expected to submit a weekly current affairs article that is business related. Once it has been summarised, the learner needs to state how that article could apply to a business. Chatting to my Grade 10 class one day after they had handed in[Read More…]

by February 24, 2016 Business Studies
Business Studies and the Daily News

Business Studies and the Daily News

Business Studies is such a valuable subject and to make it even more practical, an assignment I introduce my Grade 10 class to is The Article Book.  This assignment entails the weekly reading of the newspaper and choosing an article that has a bearing on South African business. The student then has to summarise the article, and this summary needs[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 Business Studies