Year 10 GCSE
Advanced Level Young Enterprise

Staff:

Head of Business Studies Department:                          Mrs Siobhan McKenna

Further Full-Time Teacher of Business Studies:           Mr Declan Brophy

Business Studies Prefects: 

  • Lucie McLaughlin
  • Diarmuid Cowan

Young Enterprise Prefect:                                            

  • Christopher Connolly

 About Business Studies:

Business Studies is concerned with the study of all aspects of business behaviour, from the purchase of raw materials, the recruitment of labour and the organisation of production, to the control of finances.  The study of business practice is fundamentally concerned with decision-making.  GCSE and ‘A’ Level Business Studies allow the student to investigate principles which govern business decisions and to identify solutions to possible business problems.

 Business Studies differs from other subjects in a number of ways:

  1. The practical nature of the subject permits variety in teaching and learning strategies, i.e. the use of case studies, role play, debates, mini-enterprise, I.C.T. etc.
  2. Inherent knowledge and theory is not derived from a singular subject area, but is borrowed from a variety of disciplines including psychology, economics, accounting, mathematics, information technology, etc.

 Emphasis is not only on the acquisition of knowledge but also on the development of skills, e.g. problem analysis, interpretation of data, design of solutions, effective communication, evaluation and judgement, etc.