Business Studies

Business Studies

Junior Certificate

This new specification for 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 and on developing skills for life, work and further study through the three inter-connected strands:

Personal Finance


Our Economy

Main areas of study:

Strand 1: Personal Finance

Strand 2: Enterprise

Strand 3: Our Economy

CBA’s and Assessment Task: 

There are two Classroom-Based Assessments in Business Studies. They are assessed at a Common Level. They relate to specified learning outcomes and are scheduled to be undertaken by students in a defined time period within class contact time to a national timetable (as advised by the NCCA) in the school calendar.

Following the second of these assessments, students will complete an Assessment Task which is marked by the State Examinations Commission as part of the state-certified examination in Business Studies.

2nd Year – CBA 1

3rd Year –  CBA 2 AND Assessment Task

Department Members:

Dearbhla Hassett

Sean McNamara

Siobhan Kelly

Conor Breen

Textbooks for Current cohort  for Relevant Year groups:

Be Business –  Caroline McHale

Time for Business  – Joe Stafford, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Ultan Henry, James Cumiskey

Other required material:

Class / Homework Copy

Hardback Copy



2 Different Colour Pens


Cash books 1,2,3,

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