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Consultation on the Primary Curriculum now open

Consultation on the Primary Curriculum now open

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Business Studies

Welcome to Junior Cycle Business Studies

This new specification for Junior Cycle Business Studies covers teaching, learning and assessment in business studies for the first, second and third years in post-primary school. 

The specification focuses on improving students' understanding of the Business environment
All of the factors, both internal and external, which influence the function of a business. It includes, for example, consumers, suppliers, competing companies, entrepreneurs, improvements in technology, laws, government activities, and market, social and economic trends
and on developing skills for life, work and further study through the three inter-connected strands: Personal Finance
This strand 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
This strand 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
and Our Economy
This strand 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

Report on Early Enactment of JC Science and Business Studies

Introduction to Business Studies

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