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Whatever you do in life, you will need at least some knowledge of Business Studies and Economics and at King’s you will receive the very best in a stimulating learning environment.

Pupils may well be involved in a decision making process at a future date and therefore, it is essential that they have a good understanding of all the various aspects of commercial life.

We have two very experienced members of staff in the department who are passionate about developing pupils’ interests in the often diverse fields of Business and Economics.

Both courses include lectures, discussions, field trips, (BMW Mini Factory, Wimbledon Tennis Club, Chelsea Football Club, Bank of England) and talks by guest speakers eg. Dragon’s Den Companies and members of the Monetary Policy Committee from the Bank of England. These are all designed to enhance the learning process and further develop the questioning attitude that is so essential in all careers.

Former pupils have followed a multitude of the very best career paths and degree courses including: International Business, Accountancy, Banking, Marketing and Promotion, Law, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Share/Foreign Exchange Dealing, Information Technology and Economic Advice.

It is a fact that Business & Economics graduates are in high demand worldwide. Business touches on almost every aspect of modern human society and careers with a business/economics background are diverse and often financially well rewarded.

Read the Business Studies & Economics blog here.

Latest Business Studies and Economics Department News & Galleries

A-Level Business Studies

We study the Cambridge International Economics A’ Level. This has a number of distinct advantages:

  • All the AS marks count towards A2 marks
  • Pupils have the opportunity of AS re-sits in November and the June of the U6th year

Assessment at AS

Paper 1: Short Answer and Essay (60 minutes) AS 40% of Marks
Paper 2: Data Response (90 minutes) AS 60% of Marks

Topics Include:

1. Marketing: How do you promote the New Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT?
2. Human Resources: How do you develop the leadership style of Sir Alan Sugar?
3. Operations: Where should you produce Cadbury’s Chocolate – UK or Poland?
4. Finance: How do I raise money for the takeover of Sky TV?

Business Studies A-Level Specification

A-Level Economics Curriculum

We study the Cambridge International Economics A-Level. This has a number of distinct advantages:

  • All the AS marks count towards A2 marks
  • Pupils have the opportunity of AS re-sits in November and the June of the U6th year

Assessment at AS

Paper 1: Multiple Choice (60 minutes) AS 40% of Marks
Paper 2: Data Response and Essay (90 minutes) AS 60% of Marks

Topics Include:

1. Economic Systems: Which is best, North Korea, Cuba or USA?
2. Difficult Decisions: Trident Nuclear Submarines or Better Hospitals/Schools?
3. Balance of Payments: What are we good at Exporting – Jaguar Cars or Financial Advice?
4. Exchange Rates: Why will the £ buy you more for your money in the PIIGS?

Economics A-Level Specification

Contact Economics & Business Studies Department Staff

Head of Department
Mr John Slingo

Teaching Staff
Mr Paul Reed

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