PURPOSE. The purpose of the paper is to highlight the key points which must be included in students\' answers to maximise their performance in the Leaving Certificate Business Examination. The source documents used in this study were:Leaving Certificate Business Marking Schemes (2003 to 2007).Chief Examiner\'s Report on Business Leaving Certificate Examination 2005. All available on the State Examinations Commission Website: www.examinations.ie under Examinations Material Archive. .