Economics and 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. We draw 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.
Mr Robert Galloway - Head of Economics and Business
BSc Economics - London School of Economics and Political Science, and PGCE - Institute of Education, University of London
Mr Koen De Mulder - Teacher of Economics and Business, Head of Careers
BA (Hons) Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium and MBA Finance, Vlerick Business School, Belgium
Mrs Danielle Burns - Teacher of Business and Computing
PGCE Business and Education - Institute of Education, University of London, and Business Marketing Degree - Thames Valley University
Mr Mark Seccombe - Head of Assessment and Timetabling, Head of e-Learning, Teacher of Economics and Business
BSc (Hons) Management Sciences and French - University of Southampton, Economics and Business Education PGCE with QTS - University of Warwick, and MSc with distinction in Chinese language, Business and International Relations - University of Sheffield