Post Date: 14 May 2019
The countdown is on to our inaugural Business Studies Symposium. Below are the details sent to our mailing list today...
Dear Business Studies Teacher,
The JCT Business Studies Team are hosting the inaugural Junior Cycle Business Studies Symposium this Saturday, 18th May at Ballymakenny College in Drogheda, Co. Louth. The day promises to be a fantastic experience with a busy schedule lined up for the day.
The theme for this event is "Skills for Learning, Skills for Work and Skills for Life" and we very much look forward to exploring this theme throughout the day. During the day, we will be announcing details of various collaborations which we have begun with various agencies and organisations in support of teachers and students of Junior Cycle Business Studies. We will be discussing the real and tangible supports being created for teachers and students alike. We will also be hosting an interactive Panel Discussion on the role, place and importance of Junior Cycle Business Studies in a modern Ireland. The centre-piece of our day will be our interactive Teachmeet Event, delivered by teachers and students and which will feature and showcase much of the good practice happening in Business Studies classrooms all across Ireland. It will be a great opportunity to share and discuss and consider classroom practice.
Our keynote speaker on the day will be RTE News & Current Affairs Economics Correspondent, Mr. Sean Whelan. Sean has previously been News and Current Affairs Editor with RTE and will soon take on the role of RTE's London Correspondent. His thoughts and views about Junior Cycle Business promise to be timely and interesting in equal measure. He will certainly provide a great perspective for us to consider throughout the day and beyond.
If you have not already registered, but are interested in attending, we do still have some spaces and we would love to have you come along. To register in advance, please ask your Principal to register your attendance via www.jctregistration.ie
We hope to see as many of ye as possible on what promises to be a hugely productive, constructive and enjoyable day.
Date: Saturday 18th May,
Venue: Ballymakenny College, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Schedule for the Day:
9.30am Registration (Tea/Coffee)
10.15am Keynote (Sean Whelan, RTE Economics Correspondent)
10.45am Teachmeet 1
11.20am Project Launch
11.35am Teachmeet 2
12.10am Panel Discussion
12.30pm Lunch (followed by
1.30pm Teachmeet 3
2.05pm Panel Discussion
2.20pm Teachmeet 4
3.00pm Closing Remarks
The Business Studies Team
Post Date: 08 March 2019
The JCT Business Studies Team are hosting a Junior Cycle Business Studies Symposium on Saturday 18th May. It will feature Guest Speakers, Panel Discussions and an interactive Teach-meet event. The event will take place at Ballymakenny College in Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Registration will be via www.jctregistration.ie and your school principal can register up to four teachers per school. We look forward to seeing you on the day.
Post Date: 24 October 2018
Please be advised that a sample Business Studies final examination paper is available on the State Examinations Commission’s website, www.examinations.ie and can be accessed directly here.
Post Date: 16 October 2018
Please be advised that guidelines for completing the Business Studies Assessment Task are now available on the NCCA website, www.curriculumonline.ie and can be directly accessed here.
Post Date: 02 October 2018
We are delighted to announce that we will be presenting at the BSTAI National Conference 2018 which will take place on Saturday 20th October 2018 in the Lyrath Convention Centre, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny. The theme of the conference this year is “Promoting Innovative Practice in Business Teaching”.
The JCT Business Studies Team
Post Date: 05 September 2018
The JCT Business Studies Team will be broadcasting a live Webinar titled "Preparing students for CBA2 and the Assessment Task" on Monday 1st October at 7pm. This will be a great opportunity for teachers to look at their preparations for CBA 2 and also the Assessment task. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to all teachers who participate in the webinar.
Below is the registration link for the webinar: