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:
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
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
2 Different Colour Pens
Cash books 1,2,3,
Useful Websites and Online Resources: