Questions mostly fair as the students get down to business
LC BUSINESS HIGHER/ORDINARY
THE higher business paper was described as very fair for the most part by Katherine Bell of Yeats College, Galway.
The short questions were very manageable, the Applied Business Question was student friendly, and there was a wide choice of straightforward long questions, she said.
Jerry McCarthy, of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), thought that while the short questions were generally fair, some, such as the one on privatisation, were very detailed.
Keith Hannigan, of the Institute of Education, said the Applied Business Question, about an emigrant who returns to Ireland and sets up a surf shop, was "terrific".
He said the "b" part had a "new but nice slant looking for the elements of a valid contract", although students would have had to be careful.
Joan Martin, of the Business Studies Teachers' Association, said ordinary-level students were also very happy with their paper.