On Thursday morning, 2nd February, the Year 11 Applied Business class visited ‘The Jungle’ to collect information for their controlled assessment. Pupils are required to investigate entrepreneurship and Mr Robert Carmichael kindly agreed to complete their questionnaire and give a presentation on how the Jungle began and has developed over the years.
On Thursday 5th January the Business Studies students visited the Tayto Factory in Tandragee. The aim of the visit was to investigate production methods used by the company. This helped the students to consolidate the information they had been taught in their lessons.
On 19th October, GCSE Business Studies students visited Ditty’s Bakery, Castledawson, in order to gain some essential information for their Controlled Assessment. Pupils then had a very interesting tour of the bakery from the storage of the raw materials through to the finished product being packaged.
Lower Sixth Applied Business and Upper Sixth A2 Business Studies students attended an industrial visit to Tobermore Concrete on 27th September. Tobermore has been ranked at number 66 on the 2015 Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table. This prestigious league table ranks the top 100 private companies across the UK with the fastest-growing profits.
On 11th November 2015, six A2 Business Studies students competed in the BASE 2016 National Business & Accounting competition at The Hilton in Belfast. This was organised by ICAEW (International Chartered Accountants England & Wales) who are a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants worldwide.
On 19th October, GCSE Business Studies students visited Ditty’s Bakery, Castledawson, in order to gain some essential information for their Controlled Assessment. The visit started off with a question and answer session with Mr. Robert Ditty. The pupils learnt about the origins of the company, how it has grown and recent innovations including producing chocolate (which was delicious!).
Lower Sixth Applied Business and Upper Sixth A2 Business Studies students attended an industrial visit to Tobermore Concrete this month where they were given a very informative tour of the HESS plants.
During the visit, various departmental managers provided a detailed presentation in relation to the operation of the company. This presentation was ideally tailored to incorporate most aspects of the A2 Business Studies syllabus.
Year 11 Business Studies – Tayto Factory Visit
On January 6th Year 11 Business Studies pupils visited the Tayto factory in Tandragee to view the production processes of one of Northern Ireland’s most famous brands. On the tour pupils learnt about the application of many of the topics they will study at GCSE including Computer Aided Manufacture, Health & Safety, Quality Management, Marketing, New Product Development and Stock Control. Read the rest of this entry »
Year 12 Business Studies pupils had the opportunity on Friday 10th October to visit the Toome offices of Uform. Uform distribute kitchen doors throughout the UK & Ireland. Pupils had a talk in the boardroom from Mr Eamon Donnelly, MD, about entrepreneurship and the company’s vision.
Joanne Preston, Customer Service manager, brought pupils around the award winning showroom containing 32 kitchen displays, a rare treat, as the showroom is only open to trade customers.