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Business Studies

Junior Cycle

Business Studies enables students to make informed decisions in the everyday business of living, the world of business and encourages a positive attitude to enterprise which develops appropriate skills in that field.
The specification for Junior Cycle Business Studies focuses on three interconnected strands:

Personal finance
Personal finance focuses on students developing a set of skills, knowledge and values that allows them to make informed decisions to effectively and responsibly manage their financial resources.

Enterprise encourages students to identify opportunities and turn them into practical and targeted activities within business and wider society through the development and application of their understanding, skills and values. It develops students’ basic understanding of the financial, marketing and operational functions of an organisation.

Our economy
Our economy enables students to understand the dynamic relationship between the local, national and international economic situation. It develops students’ ability to identify and understand basic economic concepts as they relate to personal finance, enterprise and the Irish economy.

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The assessment of Business Studies for the purposes of the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) will comprise two Classroom-Based Assessments (CBA), Business in Action and Presentation, and a final assessment. The first Classroom-Based Assessment will take place in
second year. The second CBA will take place in third year and will have a written Assessment Task that will be marked, along with the final assessment, by the State Examinations Commission.

Business CBA

The Assessment Task is 10% of the final exam.

The final exam will be one examination paper at common level, set by the State Examinations Commission (SEC). The examination will be two hours in duration and will take place at the end of third year.

TY Enterprise

TY Enterprise Students compete in the Student Enterprise Programme. This is Ireland’s largest and most successful enterprise programme. Students get to do everything a real life entrepreneur does when setting up a business – from coming up with the idea and business name to making and supplying a product or service and dealing with customers. Students taking part get to attend workshops, receive in-school talks from business mentors, benefit from visits out to local businesses and take part in a County Final to be in with a chance of representing their region at the National Final in Croke Park.

Senior Cycle




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Leaving Certificate 2024 Results
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1st Year Induction
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TY Trip to Carlingford
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1st Year Induction
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Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Dublin 20,
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