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Business

Business is a Business Studies option within the established Leaving Certificate programme. It is concerned with the understanding of the environment in which business operates in Ireland and in the wider world. It involves equipping the students with a positive view of enterprise and its applications in the business environment in both public and private sectors.

The syllabus is broken down into the following sections :

  1. People and Conflict in Business (Introduction to People in Business).
  2. Business Enterprise and Management (Enterprise, Management Skills and Activities, Managing and Monitoring, and Business in Action).
  3. The Business Environment (Domestic Environment, and International Environment).

For ncca factsheet on Business click on the following link
http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Post-Primary_Education/Junior_Cycle/Fact_sheets/

Relevant Links:

Suitable for

Site Description

Web Address

SENIOR

Competition authority site

http://www.tca.ie/

 

5th yr Business

Article on Mars Confectionary 2007

http://www.bized.co.uk/current/leisure/2006_7/280507.htm

 

5th yr Business

Business topics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/production/

 

5th Yr Business

Type in Business Studies for Category-Stakeholders

http://www.curriculumbits.com/search.php

 

5th Yr Business

The Times

Business Casestudies & Quizes

http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/

 

Junior / Senior

Up to date Business News

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/default.stm

 

Junior/ Senior

Dictionary of Business Terms

http://www.tuition.com.hk/dictionary/

 

Junior/Senior

Market research

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/marketing.htm

 

Senior

Budgeting your money

http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jcole/cole.htm

 

Senior

Business chapters

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/alevel/business-studies-as--a2-level.html

 

Senior

Wall Street Journal

http://europe.wsj.com/home-page

 

Senior

European Union

http://europa.eu/

 

Senior

The Economist

http://www.economist.com/

 

Senior

BBC World Service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/business/index.shtml

 

 


Government Agencies

http://www.revenue.ie
http://www.irlgov.ie
http://www.enterprise-ireland.com
http://www.forfas.ie

Media
http://www.thepost.ie/web/Home/index.asp
http://www.unison.ie/business/
http://www.ireland.com
http://www.medialive.ie
http://www.eircom.net/businessnews
http://www.businessworld.ie
http://www.bizplus.ie
http://www.bbc.co.uk/business/

General
http://www.businesstown.com
http://www.bized.ac.uk
http://www.taxmate.ie
http://www.itw.ie
http://www.marketing.ie
http://www.bizmove.com
http://www.nuigalway.ie/careers/companydirectory.html
http://www.amex.com

Associations & Groups
http://www.asai.ie
http://www.ibec.ie
http://www.ictu.ie
http://www.fairtraderesource.org

Educational - General
http://www.examstutor.com/business
http://www.tutor2u.net/Case_Study_Games_Consules.pdf
http://www.business2000.ie
http://www.skoool.ie/skoool/senior.asp?id=1174
http://www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=1118

Educational - Games
http://www.eurogame.uli.it/en/
http://www.bized.ac.uk/virtual/cb
http://www.bbc.co.uk/celebdaq

Biology

Biology is one of the core elements of Science. Biology literally means 'the study of life'. It is the study of organisms, from the smallest viruses through to human beings.


The main topics include:
Animal Physiology: Study of animals and understanding of major body functions. This includes developing a fundamental understanding of how bodies as a whole, as well as tissues and cells, work. These discoveries can lead to information about human health and medical needs.
Biochemistry: Study of the relationship of chemistry and biology. This field includes enzymes, DNA, RNA, molecular biology and gene cloning.
Cell Biology: Study of cell structure, function, and metabolism. Includes the study of cell organelles and cell division.
Microbiology: Study of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. Includes the study of microorganism nature, growth, role in disease, and use in bioengineering.
Plant Biology: Study of plants, botany and biotechnology. Includes identification, classification, life cycles, photosynthesis and tissue types.

Books:
Textbook: Leaving Certificate Biology (Revised Edition) by Michael O'Callaghan.

The following books are available from our library:

  • The Irish Wildlife Book.
  • School Projects in Coastal Ecology.
  • Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin.
  • The Private Life of Plants by David Attenborough.
  • Life Study - A Textbook of Biology by D.G. Mackean.
  • Life on Earth by David Attenborough.

Useful Websites
An Online Biology Book
http://gened.emc.maricopa.edu/bio/bio181/BIOBK/BioBookTOC.html

Anatomy Online
http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

The Kidney
http://coe.fgcu.edu/faculty/greenep/kidney/index.html

A Glossary of Genetic Terms
http://www.genome.gov/glossary.cfm

BBC Online Educational Services
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

Scoilnet - Related Links for Biology (Senior Cycle) and curriculum information
http://www.scoilnet.ie/

Information fact sheets on wildlife and information on the radio programme
http://www.rte.ie/radio/mooneygoeswild/

Details of human genome research
http://www.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk

Video microscopy of living cells, bacteria and 3D biology animation
http://www.cellsalive.com

Nutrition information and experiments
http://www.nutrition.org.uk

An illustrated guide to the body's major systems
http://www.innerbody.com/

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Click the "Know It All" link to download a biology resource collection of powerpoints collected by The Biology Second Level Support Service.

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                          Downloadable Material

 Factors affecting  Organisms

 Ecology Introduction  

 Fieldwork Portfolio 

 Ecology Fieldwork  Portfolio 

 Calculations

 Ecology Calculations

Seashore Posters

 Ecology Definitions

 

 Viruses

 

 Fungi

 

 The_Nervous_System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Accounting

Accounting is a Business Studies option within the established Leaving Certificate programme. Accounting is the art of recording, classifying and summarising in terms of money, transactions and events which are , in part at least, of a financial character, and interpreting the results.
The syllabus is divided into the following main topics:
  1. Conceptual Framework (Objectives and Fundamentals of Accounting).
  2. Accounting Records (Control Accounts, Final Accounts, and Suspense Accounts).
  3. Analysis of Financial Statements (Ratio Analysis).
  4. Management Accounting (Cost Classification and Budgetary Planning).
Relevant Links:

For ncca link to ACCOUNTING syllabus click on the following
http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Post-Primary_Education/Junior_Cycle/Fact_sheets/ link

6th yr
Theory for accounting
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?topicId=1073889327

 


http://www.businesstown.com/accounting/basic.asp
http://www.accountingweb.co.uk
http://www.accounting.rutgers.edu
http://www.bized.ac.uk/stafsup/options/accounting/
http://www.icai.ie

Art

Art and Design has always been a popular subject. The quality of the artwork produced over the years reflects the creative talent of many of our students.

First Year Art

Students learn the basic skills necessary to understanding the foundations of Art. These include drawing, painting, 3D construction and indeed the management of materials and safety practices in the art room. Students are required to keep a sketchbook and practise their drawing regularly. Students do not sit organised examinations but are assessed regularly on the basis of their work.

Second Year Art

In Second year students develop their skills. They become aware of the Junior-Cert project requirements and prepare for this by developing a systematic practice regarding the preparation, execution and presentation of their work. Many students develop their "style" in second year and also begin to gather information on Artists and Designers who have been influential in the Art-world.

Junior Certificate Art

This is a busy yet rewarding year for Art students. The Junior Certificate project requires the student to complete four sections at Higher level and Three sections at Ordinary Level. These sections are based on painting, graphic design, 3D studies and an option (usually a craft-based study). Each section must be reinforced with preparation sheets and support studies. The wide-ranging aspects of the Junior Certificate projects aim to broaden the student's concept of Art as a subject.

Suggested further reading: Drawing on the Right side of the Brain by Betty Frieden

Art and Design at Senior Level:

There are three main focuses at senior level. Firstly, students continue to expand their 2D studies through design orientated projects and imaginative compositions. Secondly, students are required to focus on drawing, especially that of the figure. Thirdly, students begin to study and explore the History of Art in some depth. The latter is an interesting and challenging subject, which introduces students to many new terms and concepts. The written History examination accounts for approximately 39% of the overall mark and therefore forms a vital part of Art at senior level. The student explores Art in Ireland, European Art and Art Appreciation. Fifth and Sixth Year students visit art galleries as part of their studies in school time and as part of their personal studies.

Suggested further reading: The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich.


Religious Education

Religious Education is an integral part of the school curriculum and is, therefore, the concern of everyone in the school, while being a special responsibility for those who teach the RE classes.

The Religious Education teachers of Dominican College see their role as complementary to that of the home and the parish. This is apparent in the effort put into liturgy and community service by the religious educators.

In Dominican College, it is hoped that God's loving concern for the uniqueness of each individual and God's creative power in the development of community will be experienced by the students during their years in this school. We believe that Christian formation takes place within the course of human formation.


The following subjects are explored and studied at different levels between first and sixth year:

The life of Christ, Bible Studies (special attention is given to the Gospels),
The Sacraments, Morality, Justice, World Religions, The Church Year, Prayer and Meditation.

The spiritual development of students is a fundamental part of the Religious Programme and works alongside classroom studies. Great emphasis is placed on liturgical and prayer services during the school year. The school Oratory is a special place within the school. It is used during class time by teachers, but is regularly used outside of formal class periods.

A special Community Care Programme is followed in Transition Year, when students are given the opportunity to work in an assigned placement once a week. Thus they see Christian values alive and at work in their local community. Placements include hospitals, childcare groups, meals on wheels and charity shops.

In Sixth Year, students participate in a programme based on the Ballygall programme. Various speakers are invited into the school each week to give a talk to the students.

A retreat programme is provided for each year group.


Books
Textbooks: Communities of Faith by Linda Quigley and All About Faith 2 by Anne and Niall Boyle.

Moral Questions by John McKenna.
The Challenge of God by Niall Boyle.
World Religions and Beliefs by Ellen Fleming and Brigid O'Hara.
Reason to Believe by Ann Walsh.

Useful Web Addresses
http://www.antobar.ie An Tobar - Religious Education Resources and Courses.