Economics & Business


As economies and businesses around the world battle with falling commodity prices, Brexit and the disruptive effects of technology, there has never been a more interesting time to study Economics or Business.

The Economics and Business Department at Pangbourne aims to deliver these subjects in a modern and topical way; drawing on current affairs and using the latest technology to enable students to discuss the issues and viewpoints with authority and confidence.

The Department is based in specialist classrooms which offer interactive whiteboards and access to a substantial library of resources to support and stretch the students.

The department offers Business at GCSE (AQA specification) and at A Level (AQA specification). We also offer Economics as a sixth form subject at A Level (Edexcel specification 'A').

The department makes use of interactive video lessons and the learning platform to ensure that there are resources to support and stretch pupils, whatever their ability. We use a detailed pupil tracking system so that students and staff are constantly aware of areas of strength and aspects which need further development.

The Department arranges regular trips to destinations such as the Mini factory at Cowley, the Amazon fulfillment centre in Hemel Hempstead, The Coca-Cola factory in Milton Keynes and financial institutions in the City of London.


The Department
Mr Mark Seccombe Head of Economics and Business, Head of Assessment and Timetabling
BSc (Hons) Management Sciences and French, University of Southampton, MSc Chinese Language, Business and International Relations, University of Sheffield and PGCE Economics and Business Education, University of Warwick
Mr Koen De Mulder

Teacher of Economics and Business, and Head of Careers 
BA (Hons) Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium and MBA Finance, Vlerick Business School, Belgium

Mr James HobbyTeacher of Economics and Business  
BA (Hons) Modern Languages, University College London and PGCE, Open University