Business Studies Department


Miss Michelle Sorohan, MA
Head of Business Studies

Miss Sorohan's first degree was in Economics, since obtaining a PGCE in Business and Economics Education in 1993, she has thoroughly enjoyed teaching both subjects to Advanced level. Miss Sorohan first came to teach at Brentwood in 1997 and then went on to senior leadership in two London schools as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Sixth Form and as Deputy Headteacher responsibility for Key Stages 4 and 5. During this time, Miss Sorohan gained an MA with Distinction from the University of London with a thesis focused on school inspection and improvement before returning to Brentwood in 2008. Miss Sorohan is always keen to maximise students involvement with and exposure to businesses in a range of industries. Please do contact Miss Sorohan if you have a project or idea that you think may be of interest.


Mr Anthony Giles, BA
Teacher of Business Studies

Deputy Head of Second Year

Mr Giles joined Brentwood in 2011 further to a post teaching Business at Repton School. Mr Giles has a degree in Business and Marketing as well as commercial experience in the leisure industry and a previous career as a professional cricketer and coach. In addition to teaching GCSE, A level and IB Business, Mr Giles is Deputy Head of Third Year.

Mr Christopher Graves, BSc
Teacher of Business Studies and Economics

Mr Graves specialised in Agricultural Economics at the University of Edinburgh and following a successful career in international commodity trading went on to complete a PGCE in Business and Economics at the Institute of Education, London.  Mr Graves joined Brentwood in 2003 and has greatly enhanced Sixth Form teaching here during this time with his lively approach to classroom debate and discussion.

Ms Kelly Miller, BA
Teacher of Business Studies
Head of Equestrian

Ms Miller started teaching at Brentwood School in 2006. For Ms Miller, Brentwood School provides a fantastic working environment because the students epitomise the core values of the school; virtue, learning and manners.  She commented: "The world in which we live is immersed in businesses and therefore Business Studies is an increasingly relevant, exciting and inspiring subject. I believe in dynamic and inclusive lessons, which are consistently brought to life with current affairs and an academically focused but fun learning environment." Debating the breaking headlines of the BP oil spill to in-depth analysis of the BA employee strikes, her lessons are forever evolving and adapting to the current business environment. Students are encouraged to develop their confidence through innovative pitches and presentations, their communication skills through team working and their knowledge through independent research.