Teacher Aimée McAuliffe from Cork's Hewitt College is here with six video tutorials packed with great tips and advice to help you prepare for the Leaving Certificate Business Higher Level examination.

These videos cover the new exam paper layout and look at specific topics and questions (scroll down for access to these videos).

There is more on the exam structure and layout below the video content.

Video 1: Exam layout, tips, and timing.

This video will focus on the 2021 exam paper layout, tips, and timing.

Video 2: Break-even Analysis.

This video will focus on answering the break-even chart exam question. It focuses on the important formulas, their meanings and steps that will help when drawing the break-even chart.

Video 3: Approaching the Applied Business Question (Part 1).

This video works through and answers part (A) of the 2006 Applied Business Question (ABQ) paying particular attention to exam technique.

Video 4: Approaching the Applied Business Question (Part 2).

This video works through and answers parts (B) and (C) of the 2006 ABQ, paying particular attention to exam technique.

Video 5: Evaluating the Marketing Mix.

This video looks at H1 quality sample answers for evaluating the marketing mix.

Video 6: Cashflow Forecasts.

This video will focus on the theoretical meaning of cashflow forecasting, the importance of preparing such forecasts, and how to complete a numerical cashflow forecast by analysing and answering a previous State Examination question.

Structure of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Business Exam 2021

There are 300 marks for the 2021 written examination; 100% of the student's overall grade.

The Exam

Section 1: Short Answer Questions: 40 marks. Students are required to answer 4 questions out of 12.

Section 2: Applied Business Questions: 80 marks. Students are required to answer all questions.

Section 3: Structured Long Questions: 180 marks (60 marks each). Students are required to answer a total of 3 questions out of 8 and must adhere to the following instructions: 1 question from part 1, 1 question from part 2 and 1 other question from either part 1 or part 2.

The Teacher

Aimée McAuliffe graduated with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Finance from University College Cork in 2015.

She continued her studies, completing a professional Master of Education. Aimée has been teaching at Hewitt College since September 2017.

Aimée has vast knowledge and experience when it comes to teaching Higher Level Leaving Certificate Business and caters for students of all abilities.

Her students have consistently beaten the Leaving Certificate national average results across all grades with 55.1% of students achieving a H1 or H2 grade in 2019.