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Completing Business Studies Exam Preparation will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 3.3.2 and 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

General Description

This course offers a practical guide for teachers on how to prepare students for the HSC Business Studies examination. It has particular relevance for teachers who are looking for specific insights into the examination format and the HSC marking process. Particular attention is given to how to respond to HSC Business Studies examination questions. The importance of Higher Order Thinking skills for Band 5/6 students is also a focus.


Teachers wanting to develop techniques, resources / skills focused on Business Studies HSC examination outcomes. 

 Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and Implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking.

5.1.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Assess student learning:  Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning

Venue Information:

Club York

Level 2, 99 York St




It is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club.  Take the lift to Level 2.  A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay.  Middle of CBD.


5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


HSC Exam setting and marking

1 hour and 30 minutes

Introduction of trainer/presenter and course overview and objectives.

• Business Studies: Syllabus analysis

• HSC exam setting and marking process

• Preliminary foundations

Teaching the HSC course

1 hour and 30 minutes

The HSC Course – teaching and learning skills for the examination

Higher Order Thinking Skills development

2 hours

• Teaching responding and Higher Order Thinking Skills

• HSC marking practice and revision strategies

• Group Discussion & Future Directions

What To Bring

A copy of the Business Studies syllabus


Neil Kusi-Appuah

Neil has degrees in (Science) Psychology and Economics, a Diploma of Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is currently Head Teacher Social Science at Five Islands Secondary College and works as a Masters of Education HSIE methods lecturer for Wollongong University. He has extensive experience as a HSC marker in Business Studies and Society and Culture as well as serving as SOM and Senior Marker in Legal Studies, was a member of the Legal Studies syllabus writing team, runs HSC student lectures teacher seminars and has authored Preliminary and HSC texts.