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LC Business Class Tests – Making, Doing & Reflecting!

LC Business Class Tests – Making, Doing & Reflecting!
In this post, I’ve included a Marketing Class test that I gave recently, with some sample answers for different parts and a marking scheme used, as well as a post-exam reflection sheet given out to my class afterwards. I’ve found spending a little time creating class tests instead of using Past Paper questions and also a little time during the class test to answer some of the test myself to show the students has really helped improve understanding for my students as to what is required for full marks, and also to test them with unseen questions to make it more realistic to the Leaving Cert! Read on to for suggestions on making, doing and reflecting on class tests!

Distinguish between...

Distinguish between...
If you are asked to distinguish between two terms in your Leaving Cert Business exam, the examiner will look for points of difference between the two terms, not similarities.

Enterprise Skills & Characteristics

Enterprise Skills & Characteristics
Below is an important list for students - it outlines what is acceptable and what isn't acceptable at HL LC Business when asked about Enterprising Skills and Characteristics - essential to know this year with Unit 2 featuring on the ABQ!

How to Define

How to Define
How to Define The outcome verb dictates what a student should write for their answer. All too often, a student will see a term they know in a quest...

How To Evaluate

How To Evaluate

We're going to to look at what a good and bad evaluation is, and ways to help your student's develop better evaluations.

I've focused on Vodafone's Team Of Us ads, its not important what business you use, but it is important that its an ad that can arouse some feelings in your group, whether positive or negative i.e. an ad that you think they'd love or hate!

Dealing with different LC Business Verbs

Dealing with different LC Business Verbs

What’s in a verb?

In Leaving Cert Business, an understanding of what is expected as an answer when presented with different verbs and context of the same topic/information is essential in order to achieve a H1.

Laid out below is a variety of styles of questions, using different verbs which would require different outcomes. I’ve picked Advertising to look at different ways a candidate could answer different styles of questions, and I’ve written out reasoning in red below each question before I’ve written a suggested solution inblue.

I Sat the 2018 Leaving Cert Business Paper!

I Sat the 2018 Leaving Cert Business Paper!
I slowly dropped in to conversation with other teachers how I was planning to sit the Economics and Business papers in the Leaving Certificate – it garnered mixed reactions, some unsure as to the benefits, some in disbelief you’d spend two days of your summer holidays sitting an exam, and others developed a glazed over look in their eyes, with what looked like some type of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder you’d expect from a soldier that’s been to war, as they appeared to replay nightmare Leaving Cert scenarios behind their eyes! Reactions ranged from “Sure of course you’d get a H1” to “this will be very embarrassing if you don’t”, the grade wasn’t the main reason to sit the paper, so what was?