Presentation Secondary School Tralee
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School Roll: 61450C


Business Studies

The Junior Certificate Business Studies Syllabus invites students to study the role of work, employment, endeavour, enterprise, trade, business and money in our world.

Money plays a central role in how we acquire, provide and trade in goods and services. An understanding of the purpose and function of money underpins the study of how our economic system works.

 1st Year

Income, Expenditure, Budgeting

First Year Business Students are encouraged to examine and record their own earnings and spending. This leads to a study of household income/earnings and expenditure, pay slips, cheques and receipts.

They learn best practice in budgeting for individuals, families, clubs and businesses.

 The Consumer

The importance of a clear understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the consumers is highlighted and includes

Consumer legislation and the agencies that support the consumer

How to make a formal complaint when a good or service is not up to standard

Best practice in letter writing

 Bookkeeping and Accounts

Formal record keeping is introduced i.e. Cash Accounts and Analysed Cash Book


World of Work

Enterprise project

2nd and 3rd Year:

Second Year students undertake and in-depth study of bookkeeping

Final Accounts, Trading Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet

Business documents, Day books and Ledgers

 This is supported by an examination of insurance, banking and the role of foreign trade.

The other areas of the syllabus include:

Report writing; Club accounts and the role of club officers

Work; Employment & trade unions; Business structures and personnel

The EU as a trading bloc – currencies and foreign exchange

Reflective Thought

" In winter, I plot and plan.

 In spring, I move."

 Henry Rollins



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