Teacher Courses - Business Studies


Business Studies Teachers' webinar (Zoom)

Attention experienced or first-year out teachers

  1. Reinvigorate your love of teaching Business Studies
  2. Learn additional skills to motivate your students
  3. Join Ian's webinar in a group or private situation

Webinar 1: Practical classroom teaching approaches 

- Three one-hour zoom workshop

- Learn how how to create an exhilarating learning environment for teaching Business Studies

- Learn how to teach your Business Studies students the skills to -

  1. Construct summarises (students often don’t have the experience to construct useful notes; resulting in lengthy unproductive summaries. The course will explore how you can produce summaries that are usable exam inputs).
  2. Study effectively
  3. Use class time effectively
  4. Develop and apply useful memory aids and Business Studies mindmaps
  5. Perform well in exams. This course explores how best to respond to the different style of exam questions -
    • - Multiple choice question
    • - Short answer responses
    • - Extended responses
  6. Write effective business-reports / extended responses. To give you the confidence to answer extended response questions the following areas will be explored 
    • - The ‘directive/action verbs’ and how they change the focus of your answer
    • - How to allocate time between the sections in the exam and within the business report question
    • - How to format your responses
    • - How to prepare plans for extended response at home
    • - How to prepare plans for extended response under exam conditions
    • - How to write introductions and conclusions
    • - How to make your written response sophisticated
    • - How to effectively construct logical arguments in your essays


Webinar 2:  Creative methods for teaching the Finance Topic

Making teaching financial calculations fun


  1. Fun and creative techniques to teach ratios, the balance sheet and the income statement
  2. Develop and apply useful memory aids and mindmaps to answer directional questions, such as 'strategies to improve working capital'
  3. This course explores how best students should respond to the different style of Finance exam questions 
    • - Multiple Choice questions
    • - Short answer responses
    • - The Business Report
    • - Extended Responses
  4. For extended response questions on 'global strategies' and 'sources of finance' exam plans will be developed. The focus will be on constructing well-balanced answers by focusing on 
    • - The ‘directive/action verbs’ and how they change the focus of your answer
    • - How to allocate time between each part of the question
    • - How to format exam responses
    • - How to prepare plans for extended response at home
    • - How to prepare plans for extended response under exam conditions
    • - How to write executive summaries and conclusions for this Business Studies answers
    • - How to make the written response sophisticated
    • - How you can effectively construct logical arguments 
    • - How to include case studies

Cost: $90. Three one-hour group zoom workshop

Cost: $120 per hour in a private zoom workshop

Expression of interest - [email protected]

  • Join a private or small group, 10-week coaching program  (with an additional free introduction lesson)
  • - Why not get together with a group of your friends to form a class? 
  • - Read the testimonial made by former students, (these are included below)  


Spiro. Student 2020

  • "Ian's passion and teaching methods transferred me from being an above-average student to an excelling student.
  • Ian drummed into me a disciplined study system, a brilliant exam approach, and a unique memory system that helped me recall the syllabus."

LukeStudent 2020

  • " I received a 97 ATAR. When I started year 12, I thought I would receive an ATAR mark of 90 and, I even thought I was going to drop out in year 10. I am grateful for Ian’s approach for inspiring me." Ian's Study and exam skills lectures were invaluable.

ThomasStudent 2020

  • "Ian exposed me to a unique method of mnemonic memory techniques. These memory techniques, study approaches and exam skills allowed me to dedicate time to answering past exam questions. I undertook a similar approach in my other subjects."

JoshuaStudent 2020

  • "I could easily access Ian's memory tricks in the HSC exam and link them to complex arguments."


Anthony Makragelidis. Band 6 Achiever

My experience with Creative Classroom’s HSC Business Studies has been incredibly rewarding! Its unique and innovative system of learning was refreshing and engaging and furthered my understanding of the requirements of the Business Studies course. The book teaches you the importance of time efficiency, in both exams and preparations, and effectively illustrates how to structure answers for the HSC paper. The pre-prepared plans to extended response questions were particularly useful! The book brought out my passion for Business Studies, and I would highly recommend it for anyone aspiring to achieve a high mark in the course and allows teachers to guide their students to exam success.

Tyrone M Carlin. Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney

  • “I was fortunate enough to have been one of Ian Moore’s Economics students. Though decades have passed since I enjoyed that privilege, I can still vividly recall the passion, fun and thrill of the classroom experience he created in each lesson and what strength of motivation for learning that provided. Educators like Ian Moore set a gold standard to which those whose calling it is to teach aspire. 
  • Through personal experience and through long subsequent reflection, I can attest that Ian's Creative approach is a powerful catalyst to learning. The learning approaches have been codified in such an engaging and accessible way that it is a  great benefit of any student aspiring to high performance. I highly commend this work. It will be of enormous value as a learning tool for students and in the classroom.”

Tim Dixon. Founder of Leading Edge Education / Leading Edge Economics

“Being a student in Ian Moore’s Economics classes was a highlight of my school years. Ian has brought Economics to life for generations of students – and with Creative Economics, a new generation of students can benefit from his passion for his subject. Like his classroom lessons, Creative Economics is rich in innovative and unconventional learning techniques. This is a lifetime of classroom experience, distilled into the one book.”


Alexander Gow. Executive Director, Macquarie Bank

  • ”For more than 30 years I’ve been encouraging Ian Moore to put together lectures and books.  Students should be gratified that he finally has done so. 
  • In 1984 I was a struggling student with no interest in Economics or school. By the end of the year, thanks to similar techniques Ian offers today, I received a mark of 98 for 2 unit Economics and 49 (out of 50) for the 3 unit course. These marks are quite irrelevant, but what is important is that the foundations laid in those classes put me in a position to comfortably and confidently understand Business, Economics and complete exams in all subjects and set me on course for a career in the field. In my position as the Head of Foreign Exchange Forwards Division of Macquarie Bank, I can still on a daily basis recall some of the fundamentals instilled by Ian’s structures in the 1980s. 


Alex Malley. Former Chief Executive CPA Australia Ltd

  • To students – These courses and books share years of experience and passion that has helped many thousands of pupils on their way to outstanding careers. It will help you learn, focus, plan and succeed.
  • To parents – our greatest joy is to see our children reach their potential – this guide will help them on their way to do that. Ian Moore and his long-standing works can be relied upon and trusted – he wants your children to be everything that you and they wish to be. Teachers are such an extraordinary resource for the community. When they maintain the passion for over 40 years, remain unstinting about their students' welfare and constantly drive you nuts talking about them you know you have met the consummate educator – his name is Ian Moore. 




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