Course title: OCR GCSE Business Studies


Ever thought about life after Lees Brook? The chances are you will one day be employed as part of an organisation, or maybe even run your own business. In Business Studies we focus on the elements of Business operations and how they set out to achieve their aims and objectives in order to be successful. We endeavour to provide you with a learning environment that will allow you to creatively expand your knowledge of a range of concepts and practices setting them within the context of real Business scenarios. Finance, Recruitment and Selection, Ownership, Marketing, Enterprise and Production methods are a few of the topics that will be explored, allowing you to build up a portfolio of knowledge to use in the wider world. Studying Business at Lees Brook provides an excellent platform for further study at College or Sixth Form and even University. Lees Brook Business Studies students have the opportunity to develop their skills in researching, analysing key data, report writing and presenting information effectively.This can lead to specific careers such as Accountancy, Human Resources, Logistics or Facilities Management, or more diverse opportunities such as Project Management and Business Consultancy.

Business Y10Business Y11

25% Business and People Examination - 1 hour
50% Production, Finance and the External Environment Examination – 1 hour 30 minutes (based on pre-release case study)
25% Marketing and Enterprise – Controlled Assessment

Clubs and visits:
Enterprise Group – working alongside Friends of Lees Brook to develop a range of services to the school through enterprising ideas.
University of Derby Business Taster Day

Careers and Further Study
Business courses provide students with various skills that employers desire including: Communication, Presentation, Team working, Leadership, Research, Report writing and all whilst working to deadlines. Following Lees Brook, Derby College offer Level 3 Business courses as BTEC (coursework focused) or as AS/A Levels (examination assessment focused). There are also many other providers offering Level 3 Business courses. Students can also study a range of Business Management courses at all universities providing an ideal grounding for many careers which might include: Banking and Finance, Marketing and Advertising Human Resource Management, Automotive Dealership Management or even setting up your own business

Contact Information

James Kershaw

Assistant Headteacher/Year 7 Transition/Admissions

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Sarah Collins

Teacher of Business Studies

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