Network (2nd Edition 2020) + Activities and Accounts book


Network: Second Edition is an up-to-date, three-year textbook for Junior Cycle Business Studies. Clear language and a colourful design engage students and encourage active participation across the three strands: Personal Finance, Enterprise and Our Economy. Network fosters students’ awareness of their impact as consumers, citizens and decision-makers in the local community and in the global economy by connecting skills for learning, work and life.

Features of the Network Textbook

  • Includes FREE ebook edition and access to online digital resources
  • Learning outcomes, learning intentions and key words at the start of every chapter focus learning
  • Final Exam and SEC Sample Paper questions included by topic prime students for final assessment
  • Classroom-Based Assessments chapter with a model CBA 1: Business in Action project, research and reflection templates and Features of Quality prepares students for in-class assessment
  • Research tasks develop digital technology and presentation skills and prepare students for Classroom-Based Assessments
  • Numeracy and literacy tasks within chapters build mathematical and comprehension skills
  • ‘Go’ links make connections between learning outcomes across all three strands
  • Graphs and tables support analytical skills and demonstrate best practice for the visual representation of figures
  • Business World articles and Let’s Network with … feature link classroom learning with real-world business
  • Taking Stock feature at the end of each topic prompts evaluation of learning
  • Glossary of key words and calculations consolidates learning and aids revision

Activities and Accounts Book

  • Personal and business accounting practice questions with exam-style accounts develop bookkeeping skills in line with assessment
  • Creative activities inspire innovative thinking
  • Personal finance records encourage responsible money management
  • Pair and group work activities provide opportunity for learning with others
  • Event- and interview-based tasks encourage participation in the local community
  • Debates on relevant topics promote discussion and develop critical thinking
  • Economy Watch feature promotes evaluation of economic changes and trends