Tuesday 25 October 2016

Business High Level Paper gives students opportunity show knowledge

Katherine Donnelly Education Editor

Published 16/06/2016 | 13:04

Students sitting the Leaving Certificate
Students sitting the Leaving Certificate

Students should have been be very happy with the Leaving Certificate Business Higher Level paper, as it gave them a great opportunity to show their knowledge, said teacher Keith Hannigan

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Mr Hannigan of the Institute of Education, Dublin, described it as  “ very nice and fair” with plenty of options for good students.

He said while Part C of  the Applied Business Question  had a new slant and focused on expansion for the first time, which students may not have  been expecting, “it was a lovely question which they would have been able to deal with without too much difficulty.”

In Section 3  Question 3, Mr Hannigan noted that  for the first time  the European Union wasn’t examined but the question  that did appear was manageable.

He  described  Question 4  as  “ideal” for students who had prepared entrepreneurial skills and the management activities of planning and organising.

Mr Hannigan thought the appearance of human resource management in Question 5  may have caught students out as it also appeared last year, but the remainder of the question focused on new business strategies and technologies, and students would have been expecting this, he said.

While he  regarded Question 6 was one of  the “more challenging”  on the paper , but it was followed by Question 7, “ the nicest”.

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