The Junior Cycle Business Studies curriculum has three strands:
Finance, Enterprise, and the Economy.
The Finance Strand concentrates on personal budgeting, savings and borrowings, insurance, taxation and other topics that are relevant and reflective of finance in today’s world.
The Enterprise Strand explores the financial, social, and cultural enterprises in society. It prepares the student for the logistics of everyday Business in Action. This strand gives our students an insight into the world of work and the digital technologies that exist in business today.
Our Economy Strand is very reflective of how the Irish Government structures its own economy. Current Economic affairs links in very much with this section of the course. The National Budget, Taxation, Economic Growth, and the EU are an integral part of the teaching and learning of this strand.
In Senior Business, students are equipped and confident to learn more about stakeholders in Business, Industrial Relations, Management, Marketing and International Affairs.
The Business Course at Junior and Senior cycle mirrors the national and international context. Students are encouraged to learn independently through podcasts and current affairs programmes such as Prime Time/Daily News. Learning can be found everywhere outside the classroom to aid with the course work. Students use notes. Notes are updated every year to ensure their accuracy and to reflect the changes in society and Business.
Our Business students are taught to learning in a SMART way.
Specific: What is my Learning Outcome
Measurable: How am I succeeding: Class tests, Q&A session
Achievable: Consistently in study plan and using different learning methods to aid in revision
Realistic: Spreading the workload of all study
Target: Working with Business teacher on how to improvement on existing achievements