Business is taken by all First Years, and is a popular option going forward into Second Year. Students enjoy the subject’s mix of practical skills and more academic theoretical elements, and the new syllabus under the Junior Cycle promises even more ‘real life’ learning.
During Transition Year, ‘mini-companies’ take over the school as the students are encouraged to set prices, cut costs and negotiate with the labour force (i.e. themselves), as they put their Business acumen into practice.
At Leaving Certificate level, Business is often the most in-demand class: few can resist the allure of practicality and entrepreneurial inspiration. A high-light of the year is trooping down to the nearby Aviva Stadium for the Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge, where teams from Mr. Bolger’s Business classes compete against
schools from across Leinster in doing what Business students do best: make money!