Senior Business
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Subject Overview

The Leaving Certificate Business course has been designed to prepare students for the rapidly changing business environment. It is concerned with the understanding of the environment in which business operates in Ireland and in the wider world.

This is a practical and vocationally-oriented course that introduces students to the world of Business in a straightforward and logical way. It aims to create an awareness of the importance of Business activity and to develop a positive and ethical attitude towards it.

The course sets out to illustrate practical skills needed by entrepreneurs, the process of setting up a business and developing a new product or service. It emphasises the importance of good management and deals with skills and activities necessary for good management practice. It also deals with the impact of technology, foreign trade, global firms, business structures and the national economy.

If you have already studied Business at Junior Certificate level, this course will build on your knowledge.To succeed in this subject, you will need an interest in what's going on around you, a willingness to work hard and plenty of common sense.

Why study Leaving Certificate Business?

  • It contributes to a balanced and appropriate general education, leading to the personal and social development of each student together with a fostering of the concepts of business and enterprise.
  • It creates an awareness of the business environment and provides each student with the knowledge, understanding and skills leading to a personal competence and responsible participation in this changing and challenging environment.
  • It caters for present-day Irish business education and allows students to demonstrate an understanding of the complex and changing situations within business.
  • It continues from, and develops Business Studies at Junior Certificate.

· It provides an educational background that will help you succeed in a wide variety of jobs.

· It prepared students for further education and for adult and working life, including the creation of positive attitudes towards self-employment.

The members of the Business Studies Department are:-

Ms. Sandra Keating

Ms. Rae Meagher

Mr. Vivian Lonergan

The Class of 2016's Graduation Mass will take place on Monday May 23rd @ 7:30pm in the school.

Timetable for the Summer exams and the Block revision classes are now available - to view click on the Calendar tab, then the Examinations tab.

Congratulations to Rachel Phelan who will be our Head Girl for 2016-2017, and to Aisling O'Brien who will be our Deputy Head Girl.

Click here to read about or Green Schools Ambassadors.  View the photo by scrolling down to the photo gallery link.

Click here to view the menu from our caterers, 'The School Food Company', starting on Monday April 4th.

Click here to read a letter from the School Principal, Mr Gibbs.

Click on the About Us tab, then Newsletter to read the most recent edition of our Newsletter.

Click on the Calendar tab, then the Examinations tab to view the timetables for the 2016 state examinations.

Click here to view a fantastic video about our Basketball team's trip to Limoges, April 2015.

Photos from Awards Night, October 20th 2015, are now on the website, click on the photogallery below to view.

Click on the parents tab, then Upcoming Events to read about courses for parents starting in October

Click here to read a letter from the Principal, Mr. Adrian Gibbs

Click on the Calendar tab to view the Calendar for 2015-2016

Click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletter tab to read the Summer 2015 Newsletter

Click here to read the Transition Year 2015-2016 Brochure

The report from the WSE/MLL Evaluation that took place in May 2014 has been published.  Click on the Curriculum Tab to read the report.

Scroll to end of this page and click on the photogallery to view photos from Awards Night.

Click on the About Us tab, then the History tab to read 'Looking Back', the reflection delivered by 2 past pupils and 1 current pupil at the Official Opening.





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