The Business Studies MasterClass Series was produced to highlight, clarify and refine some of the most important concepts as described in the Subject Assessment Guidelines (SAGs) for Business Studies.
A key focus has been to ensure that the theory is contextualised in terms of the 2020 theme Petrol Stations and Forecourts. Theories are highlighted, explained where necessary and then linked to the context via real life examples.
In each of the videos in the Series, tips are given on how to deal with different types of questions; they also mention common mistakes made by students and how to rectify these. The theory is linked to each of the different sections of the exam and suggest strategies that can help in the preparation for the examinations.
A key objective of the Business Studies MasterClass Series of videos has been to help students gain a more in-depth understanding of the subject matter and assist them in the application of theory to the different contexts and scenarios of the world of business.
Natasha Pretorius completed a BComm Degree at Rhodes University, majoring in Economics, Management and Law. She then went on to complete a PGCE with Business Studies, EMS and Mathematical Literacy as her methods. After completing her practical teaching at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown she went on to complete her Honours in Management.
Once she had completed her studies, Ms Pretorius took up a position at Rhodes University as a junior lecturer and coordinator of an academic literacy project. She then moved back to teaching, taking up a position at St Andrew’s College. Whilst teaching Business Studies and Mathematical Literacy, she also fulfilled the position of Director of Community Engagement.
Natasha moved to Johannesburg after accepting a position as Head of Department at Redhill School. She teaches Business Studies (IEB) as well as Business Management (International Baccalaureate) and is passionate about making the syllabus content come to life. She is also Award Leader for The President’s Award and First Aid Club Coordinator; these activities create a space for her to contribute directly to Redhill School's value of Care and help foster a commitment to the service of others.