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Post Date: 06 April 2022


The JCT Business Studies team are delighted to launch our “Exploring Ireland’s Membership of the European Union” teaching and learning resource in both celebration of Europe Day 2022 and in commemoration of our 50th anniversary of voting to join the EEC in May 1972.  The resource outlines a series of potential learning experiences that support students’ understanding of Ireland’s membership of the European Union including learning outcomes, key skills and potential learning activities.  This resource can be accessed here.

 

Continued best wishes

JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 25 April 2022


There are valuable insights available from schools who have participated within the Step Up Project that could be of interest within Business Studies departments across the country.  This is a school self-evaluation approach that shows how schools reviewed implementing the JC Framework, developing and implementing actions leading to improvement in their chosen subjects.  The overarching aim of the Step Up Project was to support schools who had self-assessed as being already at an effective level of implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) to move to a highly effective level. The nine schools involved in the project were given the time to reflect on teaching, learning, assessment and reporting in three subject areas and to identify how the quality of provision and implementation, both for those specific subjects and for the overall Framework for Junior Cycle, could be raised to the highest level.  Those insights and additional information, can be accessed here.

 

Continued best wishes

JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 30 November 2021


The JCT Business Studies team in partnership with the Student Enterprise Programme (SEP), are delighted to announce that we will be jointly hosting a “Business Studies Student Enterprise” online event for Business Studies teachers on Wednesday the 8th of December 2021 from 7 - 8pm.  The event will mark the 20th anniversary of the Student Enterprise Programme in Ireland and will see the launch of a number of comprehensive resources jam-packed with supports for Business Studies teachers and their students.  Teachers can register for this event by clicking here.  

 

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 07 November 2021


The JCT Business Studies Team are delighted to announce that we have launched our ‘Open for Business’ Podcast Series today available on the ‘Junior Cycle Talks’ Podcast channel. Our Podcast Series will feature lots of talks and chats about all things related to Junior Cycle Business Studies including the first of two episodes featuring CCPC Ireland and the Student Enterprise Programme.

Business Studies teachers can listen to both episodes by clicking soundcloud or spotify or here.

 

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 04 November 2021


JCT Business Studies Team in partnership with WorldWise Global Schools are delighted to announce that we will be jointly hosting a 'Sustainability in Business Studies' Online event for Business Studies teachers. This online workshop will take place on Wednesday 10th of November from 7pm to 8.30pm. This event will focus on supporting teachers to embed sustainability themes across the Business Studies Specification. Business Studies teachers can register for this event by clicking here.

 

Continued best wishes

The JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 04 October 2021


The JCT Business Studies team are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a number of webinars as part of our JCT Autumn Online Learning Events 2021/22:

 

Focus on CBA 1 Webinar

Our Focus on CBA 1 webinar will take place on Wednesday 13th October 2021 from 5pm to 6:30pm.  Business Studies teachers can register for this event by clicking here.

 

Financial Justice in the Business Studies Classroom Webinar

Our Financial Justice in the Business Studies Classroom webinar will take place on Thursday 21st October 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm.  Business Studies teachers can register for this event by clicking here.

 

Continued best wishes

The JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 30 August 2021


Assessment arrangements for Junior & Leaving Certificate 2022.

These arrangements, which were published in December 2020, have been updated and may be of interest to Business Studies teachers.  The document can be downloaded at the following link:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/9c82d-leaving-certificate-2022/#assessment-arrangements-for-junior-and-leaving-certificate-2022

 

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team

 

Post Date: 27 August 2021


Welcome back to school to all Business Studies teachers and sincere best wishes for the new school year ahead 2021/22.  As always we are here to support teachers, so should you have any questions, send them to info@jct.ie or visit our website to view the many resources available online:

https://jct.ie/business_studies/business_studies

 

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 01 October 2020


Both the NCCA and the Department of Education and Skills have recently published revised assessment arrangements of particular relevance to Business Studies.  These documents make reference to a reduction in the number of Classroom Based Assessments that the student cohort 2018-2021 (i.e. third year students 2020/21) will be required to complete and to an extension of the CBA1 deadline into the first term of the school year 2020/21.  They also refer to the removal of the requirement for students sitting the junior cycle exams in 2021 to complete an Assessment Task.

For additional information please follow the links below;

'NCCA revised arrangements for the completion of CBAs for the cohort of students 2018-2021 (students in 3rd Year in 2020/2021)' can be found at:https://ncca.ie/media/4670/ncca_cbas_for_student_cohort_2018-2021.pdf

 'Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021' can be found at: https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/assessment-arrangements-junior-cycle-and-leaving-certificate-examinations-2021.pdf

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team