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"Perseverance produces character;
and character, hope." (Romans 5:4)

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Finance

Why choose this subject?


The Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) has been designed to provide students with a challenging qualification covering the core disciplines of financial capability. Learners are encouraged to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers, and have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout their life.

As an Applied General qualification, the DipFS is primarily designed for students aged 16–19 and provides a comprehensive introduction to personal finance. Its purpose is to prepare students for further study through the development of the core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis, verbal communication (through classroom discussion) and written communication.

DipFS develops the knowledge and skills required for young people to make informed financial decisions by introducing them to the risks and challenges involved in personal finance and the tools for effective planning. Within this, it provides a solid basis for creating financial inclusion, by exploring social-economic trends and their relationship with an individual's circumstances and attitudes.


What will you study?

  • Financial capability for the immediate and short term
  • Financial capability for the medium and long term
  • Sustainability of an individual’s finances
  • Sustainability of the financial service system.

How is the course assessed?


All four units of this programme are assessed by an examination, which is part multiple-choice and part written paper.

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Intent for Computing and Finance

We aim to create tailored curriculums that develop a high level of digital literacy in all our students ensuring that they have the confidence to approach any digital tasks. In addition, we aim to equip all our students with a broad range of computing skills and knowledge and the understanding of enterprises in the ever-changing technological and enterprising world that they currently live in, instilling hope  for their future. Additionally, we promote Christian values of perseverance and character that inspire students to engage positively in a diverse and inclusive future. Furthermore, we strive to provide the administration opportunities1 for students to express their creativity, problem-solving and develop their confidence that open new pathways that our students once thought were inaccessible supporting students to live up to the potential that God gave us2.

As All God's children, we encourage students to make wise choices, promote goodness when interacting with the digital world allowing students to further demonstrate positive and character. Most importantly to provide students with the e-safety skills to analysis the content they are see online and interactions they have and make safe and well-informed and godly decisions that will protect themselves from any form of online harm and distress as well as using social platforms for social justice.


1 'The skill of administration is a practical tool for the service and help of others' - Romans 12:7-8 

2 ‘For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago’ -Ephesians 2:10

Subject Maps 

Finance KS5


Curriculum Plans

Year 12 Finance

Year 13 Finance


What next?

Further study

The financially-related content of this qualification provides a foundation for continued study within finance and
business-related disciplines, with many students going on to study subjects such as accounting, business, finance
and banking at Higher Education Institutions or through further vocational training.

Employment

This qualification develops knowledge and understanding of the financial services sector and enhances skills that
are valued within that sector and others, but does not qualify students for direct entry to a particular
occupational role. Students will be in a position to make informed choices related to pursuing one of the many
roles available within the sector, either immediately, through further study or whether to apply the financial skills
that they have developed to other careers or study options.


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