Junior Cycle Business Studies
 
Business Studies is an optional subject in Gort Community School.
 
Teachers
 
  • Mr. P. Daly
  • Ms. A Diviney
  • Mr. S. Robinson
  • Ms. L. Tubridy
 
 
What will I learn in Business Studies?
 
  • Household Income:
Basic Pay, Overtime & Commission.
 
How is Basic Pay and Overtime calculated?
 
  • Household Expenditure
What do Households spend their income on?
 
Understand E.S.B bills and Telephone bills.
 
Consumer Choice and Limited Income.
 
  • Prepare a Household Budget
A plan of Income & Expenditure.
 
Prepare a Personal Budget.
 
  • Consumer:
Know your Consumer Rights.
 
Learn who can help you if you buy a faulty product.
 
Write a Letter of Complaint.
 
  • Banking
How to open a Bank Account – complete an Application Form.
 
What is the difference between a Current Account and a Deposit Account?
 
Fill in Lodgement Slips, Withdrawal Slips, Bank Drafts and Cheques.
 
Understand Bank Statements.
 
  • Insurance
Types of Household Insurance – Property, Contents, Car, Health & Life.
 
Fill in Proposal Forms & Claim Forms.
 
Calculating Compensation.
 
  • Employment
What are your Rights as an Employee?
 
What does a Trade Union do for Employees?
 
Understand Pay Slips – PAYE & USC.
 
  • Clubs
Look at Local Clubs.
 
Learn how Clubs are run – Chairperson, Secretary & Treasurer.
 
Prepare Club Accounts.
 
  • Enterprise
How to set up your own business.
 
Market Research – will your idea work?
 
Advertising to promote sales of your product.
 
Preparing Business Plans.
 
Prepare Business Accounts.
 
Fill in Business Documents – Quotations, Orders, Invoices, & Credit Notes.
 
  • Economics
Learn about the National Budget.
 
What are the different taxes we are required to pay?
 
What is Inflation?
 
What is Economic Growth?
 
What goods does Ireland Export/Import?
 
Business  Student Activities


 
 
 
 
Leaving Certificate Business Options
 
Note: Over 450 courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities have a Business module.