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Financial Studies Certificate in Finance

Subject Financial Studies Exam Board London Institute of Banking and Finance Specification Numbers CeFe/DipFs

Teacher Responsible

Ms Ashbee

Introduction Finance is a broad subject that students will encounter throughout their lives and careers. Pupils will be expected to complete at least three hours independent learning each week to ensure they can keep up with the standard of this Finance course.

We recommend all prospective pupils start to familiarise themselves with developments in financial industry through wider reading.

We have found those pupils who immerse themselves in financial literature often find it easier to apply financial theory to real examples which helps pupils to achieve highly.

Aims of the Course

The Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) has been designed to provide students with a challenging qualification covering the core disciplines of financial capability. You will gain an appreciation of why money is important through focusing on what money is, attitudes to it and how it can affect life choices. You will be introduced to the financial services industry by focusing on the interaction between money, personal finance and the financial services marketplace. This course feeds into the Diploma in Financial Studies studied in Year 13.

How You Are Assessed

The Certificate in Financial Studies consists of two mandatory units:

Unit 1 – Financial capability for the immediate and short term Unit 2 – Financial capability for the medium and long term

Part A – 35 multiple choice questions – 1 mark per question Part B – Pre-release case study requiring essay responses to 5 questions

Links to Future Careers

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in money and financial management, a working knowledge of financial products/tools and an insight into the workings of the financial services industry in general. It can be a great benefit to those who wish to enter employment directly from school providing an excellent foundation from which a career in the financial services industry can be pursued.

Entry Requirement Grade 4 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths


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