JCT Business Studies Team Update: October

The JCT Business Studies Team sent out an email update recently.  The notices below were highlighted:

JCT “Taking Care of Business” Online Teachmeet 
We are delighted to announce that the JCT Business Studies Team will be hosting a live online Teachmeet event on Thursday 15th October 2020 from 7pm to 8:15pm.   

This event will comprise of a series of breakout rooms and attendance will be strictly via pre-registration only. 
The closing date for registering for this event is 5pm on Thursday 8th October 2020. 
We are limiting the numbers to a maximum of 150 teachers and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. In the event that the Teach-Meet is oversubscribed, we will create a waiting list.

Business Studies teachers can register via this link: https://forms.gle/EtfSAB6sbb2nqgEr8 

NCCA Junior Cycle Business Studies: Early Enactment Report 
The NCCA have published the “Early Enactment of the JC Science and Business Studies Report” on 24th September 2020.  This review covered many important themes and topics including: 

  • Planning for teaching, learning and assessment,  
  • Common Level 
  • 200 hours
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Key Skills
  • All elements of Assessment

It is a thorough report and will inform many of us over the coming period. It is available in both English and as Gaeilge here: 

Classroom-based Assessments Key Dates: 
A reminder that the SEC have published updated CBA Key Dates for the 2020/21 academic year on 9th September 2020. The document is available here: 

Second Teaching Subject Supports 
For those, for whom Business Studies is your second subject, our CPD 2019/20 has been repurposed to form a suite of online screencasts which can be engaged with together with the online accompanying Resource Booklet. 
This CPD offering is available here:  

“Open for Business” Online Discussion Forum 
We are delighted to announce that the JCT Business Studies Team will be hosting a live interactive online discussion forum on Tuesday 20th October 2020 from 5pm to 6:15pm.

On the agenda for discussion and conversation will be items such as the NCCA Junior Cycle Business Studies Early Enactment Report, the SEC Chief Examiners Report on the JC Business Studies Examination, New JCT Business Studies resources, focus on CBA 1 in the current Covid-19 context and an open mic question and answer session. Further details for this event will be released in due course.

Questions and Queries
Should you have any questions or queries for the JCT Business Studies team, please send them to info@jct.ie and please include “Business Studies” in the subject box.

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