Sunday 22 April 2018

Troika a hot topic on 'very fair' exam

Junior Cert Business Studies

Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

A TOPIC that all business studies students are very familiar with featured on the Junior Cert paper – the troika.

The ASTI's Pat Morris, of Colaiste Chriost Ri, Cork, deemed the higher-level business studies a "very fair paper" that stuck to traditional lines.

"Students would have been generally happy with it," he said.

Question 3 proved highly topical as it centred around the troika and the economy.

"There was no trouble on Paper 1 really," he said.

Mr Morris felt the higher-level Paper 2 – which accounts for 40pc of the exam – would have pleased students, as it led them through the answers.

On the ordinary-level paper, Mr Morris said there were "no great surprises" at all.

On the higher-level paper, many of the questions were deemed straightforward – with higher-level students asked to say what PRSI and USC stand for. There were also some more imaginative questions as they were asked to give examples of information technology use in the home, and their knowledge of international currencies was also tested.

Irish Independent

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