Business and Economics


Learning about Business and Economics can provide the basis for any career you decide to go into.

All you need is an interest in current affairs and how the world of business works, and you’re set! The business world is exciting and promises success to anyone who has ambition and works hard. 

Where will this lead you? 

These courses can lead to university and professional careers in accounting, business, finance, financial services, law, management and politics.   


Meet the team

Billy Barrington – Teacher of Business and Digital Media

I have been teaching media, music and business courses for 14 years across a variety of organisations in Sussex; from small creative colleges, to large FE colleges and secondary schools. In that time I have won two awards for innovation in teaching and Iearning and helped students with the creation of real life music, media and business projects including installation art + sound shows, a student magazine and advertising campaigns for a local app designer amongst others.

I am also an experienced musical performer and used to run a (profitable) music and arts festival that was featured in The Guardian as top event of the summer. I thoroughly enjoy teaching Business and Media at Haywards Heath College.

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Paul Cruttenden – Teacher of Business

I’ve been teaching Business for 2 years having made a deliberate career change in 2021. My 2 years teaching are supplemented by over 25 years working in business mostly in travel and international aviation.

My intention is to bring the syllabus alive with stories, experiences, anecdotes, and practical examples drawn from the various marketing, digital, distribution and sales roles I’ve had. Business, trade, and commerce is dynamic, challenging and also a lot of fun – 3 things I definitely hope to generate in the classroom as we explore the world of business.

Paul Cruttenden

Fady Arthan – Teacher of Business

After completing my master's degree in music and Sonic Media back in 2015, I started working in various schools and sixth form colleges as a performing arts and Music technician for several years. I then took my passion in music to the next level when I have established my own Music company and built my own recording studio in Brighton.

From that point onwards, business became a second nature to music. I am delighted to be a part of Haywards Heath College, a place to grow and to be inspired by many other fantastic people!

Fardy Arthan

Our Facilities Business and Economics

Teaching styles

Formal lessons are combined with discussion, presentations, role play, case studies, task-based learning, and videos, all pitched at a level appropriate to the age and experience of the students.

Work Experience

Some courses have a requirement to work directly with local businesses in the area to develop an array of business skills.

Continual assessment

Some courses are continuously assessed therefore students must be highly organised with a positive work ethic to ensure full success.

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