The Business Studies department at King’s Ely aims to create a stimulating learning environment which develops specific and transferable skills, such as the ability to problem solve, analyse and make evaluative judgments for use in students’ future lives, whilst equipping them with an awareness of current events and issues within the global business environment.

Learning is carried out through structured case studies and a variety of techniques, such as group activities, group research and presentations, videos, visiting speakers, research in the local business environment and visits to businesses. Students’ own experiences and backgrounds provide additional insights into the world of business.

The content of the course is designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society, which include key contemporary developments such as digital technology, business ethics and globalisation.

The course is studied at GCSE and A Level, with students expected to analyse and make recommendations for increasingly challenging case studies from short summaries of sole traders through to extensive corporate information on some of the world’s leading multinationals.

Business provides a unique challenge in requiring students to both statistically and qualitatively analyse these businesses and corporations, meaning students will be stretched in both their ability to calculate and measure performance as well as to provide meaningful insights and recommendations rooted in theoretical models.

Business Studies provides an ideal route into many courses offered at university, ranging from Accounting and Finance, through to Entrepreneurship and Marketing. These subjects also combine well with other degree courses such as languages, with many international Business Schools offering world class courses.