Grade 11 DP Business Management and History Student
“The connection between the Group 3 courses I take, History and Business Management, and the real world is very strong. In History, we discuss a lot about how certain historical events still impact today’s society using key concepts such as continuity and consequences. This not only keeps us rooted to the world we are living in today but also allows us to analyse how we developed overtime. In Business Management, the concepts and topics we learn are very applicable to our daily lives. For example, it has allowed me to see and make connections as to how businesses work in my daily life which I wouldn’t have noticed or recognized before.
"These two classes have also taught me crucial life skills that will be extremely useful when I go to university. Choosing to take History is one of the best decisions I’ve made because it has allowed me to learn how to analyse things more deeply and to look through different perspectives. It has helped me become more open-minded and has helped me realize my own biases and subjectivity which I wouldn’t have before.
"Similarly, in Business Management, we learned how a business can make decisions through the use of organizational planning tools, and this can be applicable to my personal life as well as in my education, for example, it can help me decide where I want to go for university or can help me decide on minor things, like if I should get a haircut.
"Overall, there are strong and significant connections between the real world and the Group 3 DP courses I take.”