Leaving Certificate business creates an awareness of the importance of business activity and develops a positive and ethical attitude towards enterprise. The learning experiences in business develop students’ critical thinking, creative and organisational skills while enhancing literacy and numeracy skills using real-life examples. Business provides students with a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in business, marketing, law, enterprise and management.
This syllabus is for students in the senior cycle of post-primary education and is assessed at Ordinary and Higher levels.
This syllabus, covers teaching and learning in Business Studies for the first, second and third years in post-primary school. It is assessed by examination at the end of third year at Ordinary and Higher Level.
Note: The current syllabus was introduced in 1989. A new specification for Junior Cycle Business Studies will be taken by first year students from September 2016.