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 and Enterprise 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.

BTEC First Award

BTEC Year 11


25% Internal assessment - Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World
25% External assessment - Unit 2: Finance for Business
25% Internal assessment - Unit 4: Principles of Customer Service
25% Internal assessment - Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment

The assessment approach allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as learners provide evidence towards set assessment criteria.

Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of
diverse activities including; assignment and project coursework, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and presentations.

25% of the qualification is externally assessed in an examination (Unit 2 - Finance for Business).

Learners are encouraged to take responsibility for their own
learning and achievement, taking into account of the industry
standards for behaviour and performance.


NCFE Level 2 Award

NCFE Year 10


Unit 1: Introduction to Business and Enterprise - 25% (Internally assessed portfolio of evidence/Coursework)

Unit 2: Marketing for business and Enterprise - 25% (External Exam)

Unit 3: Finance for Business and Enterprise - 25% (Internally assessed portfolio of evidence/Coursework)

Unit 4: Plan, develop and participate in a business or enterprise project - 25% (Internally assessed portfolio of evidence/Coursework)

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

Steve Geary

Assistant Head/Quality of Education

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Steve Smith

Deputy Headteacher/Quality of Education

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