Social Sciences Faculty

Business

A-Level Business helps pupils to develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. Pupils will study Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Operations from domestic and international commerce. It makes pupils aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including business start-ups and SMEs to multi-national corporations to not-for-profit organisations. Pupils will acquire a range of skills throughout the course, including decision-making and problem-solving skills. We aim to equip pupils with a strong and intellectual understanding of the key areas of business studies by developing an understanding of how the A level curriculum relates to their lives and stakeholders and shareholders' lives. Pupils will develop their critical analysis skills and be able to evaluate the actions of businesses. Through the classroom, guest speakers and extra-curricular activities, we aim to give pupils a passion for the subject beyond the specification.
Head of Business Studies: Dr Gordon West

Computing

With all Stoics carrying a laptop, in the Third Form pupils will be taught some fundamentals of computing and how to make use of the VLE and Office 365. They can go on and take Computing as a GCSE option and we offer A Level Computer Science in the Sixth Form.
Head of Computing: Mr Aditya Gupta

Economics

Economics is taught only in the Sixth Form at Stowe and is an increasingly popular A Level choice. The Department aims to provide students with not only an academic understanding of these subjects, but also a broader appreciation of the economic issues faced both in the UK and globally. The subject offers the opportunity for students to engage in discussion and learn about some of the major crisis facing the UK today including immigration, globalisation, oil shortages and the situation in the Middle East.
Head of Economics: Mr Anthony Ashfield

Maths

Here in the Mathematics Department we aim to ensure that all pupils are challenged to attain their full mathematical potential regardless of their ability, and that they are given the necessary support by their teachers to achieve this.
Head of Maths: Mr Mikkel Moller