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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

JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 06 September 2021


The NCCA have published “Revised Arrangements for the Completion of Classroom Based Assessments” which will be of particular interest to Business Studies Teachers and contains a number of very relevant points for both Second & Third Year Business Studies students (student cohorts 2020-23 & 2019-2022 respectively) within this School Year 2021/22 such as key dates, school autonomy and for example, references to the Business Studies CBA1:  

 

 “.. for students in third year in 2021/2022, CBA1 in Business Studies is an individual report. ….In Business Studies, for students in second year in 2021/2022, CBA1 is a group project, as outlined in the relevant assessment guidelines. Where necessary, in line with public health advice at the time or due to circumstances which may arise due to COVID-19, school management, following consultation with the relevant teacher(s), may decide that students complete an individual report for their CBA1..” 

                                                                         p. 5&6, Revised Arrangements for the Completion of Classroom Based Assessments”, NCCA, September 2021 

 

The full document can be downloaded 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: 06 November 2020


JCT Business Studies Team in partnership with Financial Justice Ireland are delighted to announce that we will be jointly hosting a 'Not Business As Usual' Online event for Business Studies teachers. This online workshop will take place on Thursday 12th October from 7pm - 8.15pm on Thursday 12th November 2020. Places will be limited to the first 100 teachers and we look forward to welcoming you on the night. To register for this event, please follow the link: https://forms.gle/LR6UWNh6BDaiQb5dA

 

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 16 October 2020


The NCCA have amended the Classroom-Based Assessment 1 for the 2020-21 school year (2nd year students).   

This amendment to the CBA1 format, for the current Second Year Students, is a proactive response to the challenges faced by teachers in completing the group aspect of CBA given the current covid-19 related circumstances.

For the 2020-2021 school year, Second Year Students will instead complete an individually assessed CBA1. This CBA1 will be completed over three weeks on an individual basis with each student producing an individual report.  

The window for completion of CBA1 remains unchanged. Current Second Year Students may engage in the amended CBA1 from Monday 2nd November 2020 and the latest date for completion of CBA1 is Friday 14th May 2021. 

Full details of the amendments and accompanying support documentation are available by clicking the following links:

CBA1 (2020/21) Summary of Amendments Document

Guidelines for Classroom-Based Assessment 1 Business in Action for the school year (2020-2021 (2nd Year Students)

 

Business Studies CBA1 Webinar 

The JCT Business Studies team are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a "JC Business Studies: Amended CBA1 for 2020-2021" webinar on Monday 19th October from 3pm-4pm. This webinar will consider the amended CBA1 for current Second Year Students.

If you would like to participate in this webinar then please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7655840500836247564.

Afterwards, a recording of the full webinar will be available to view here: https://www.jct.ie/business_studies/classroom_based_assessments

 

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team

 

 

Post Date: 07 October 2020


The NCCA have published the "Early Enactment of the JC Science and Business Studies Report" on 24th September 2020.  This review covered many important themes and topics including: 

  • Planning for teaching, learning and assessment,  
  • Common Level 
  • 200 hours
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Key Skills
  • All elements of Assessment

It is a thorough report and will inform many of us over the coming period. It is available in both English and Gaeilge here: 

https://ncca.ie/en/resources/report-on-the-early-enactment-of-jc-science-and-business-studies

Continued best wishes,

The JCT Business Studies Team

Post Date: 02 October 2020


The SEC Chief Examiner's Report on the Junior Cycle Business Studies Examination 2019 has been published by the SEC. This is a valuable source of information which will be of interest to all Business Studies teachers.  The Chief Examiner's Report should be read in conjunction with the Written Examination Paper and associated published Marking Schemes.

The report can be found here:

https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=en&sc=cr

The 2019 examination and marking scheme can be found here:

https://www.examinations.ie/exammaterialarchive/

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