- This subject is concerned with understanding the environment in which business operates in Ireland and in the wider world. It also involves equipping the students with a positive view of enterprise and its applications in the business environment, in both the public and private sectors.
- There are 7 core units covering the following topics: Introduction to people in business; Enterprise; Managing 1 & 2; Business in action; Domestic Environment and International Environment.
- There is a common syllabus covering Higher and Ordinary level, which will fulfill the aims and objectives of the course.
- A flexibility of design that caters for present day Irish business education and yet is capable of adaptation to future developments in a structured and efficient way.
- It assists students to develop their education for adult and working life including the creation of positive attitudes towards self-employment.
- From time to time there may be field trips or guest speakers where the course allows. These are not a compulsory part of the course and are organized at the teachers discretion.
- Higher & Ordinary Level
- Higher Level 3 hour paper (400 marks); 3 sections. Section 1 Short questions (8/10) 80 marks. Section 2 Applied Business Question 80 marks (compulsory). Section 3 Long Questions (60 marks per question (4/7))
- Ordinary Level 2.5 hour paper (400 marks); 2 sections. Section 1 Short Question (10/15) 100 marks. Section 2 Long Questions (75 marks per question (4/8)).
- The subject is suited to students who are willing to work hard and caters for all abilities.
- It is not necessary for students to have studied Junior Certificate Business Studies, but this would be a help.
- The course content is factual and requires a lot of learning, containing only a few mathematical elements.
- Ideally, students would have an interest in business and current affairs and would have an up to date knowledge of economic environment.
- An organized and consistent attitude to homework and study would be essential in this subject.
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