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Financial Studies

The Basics

  • Learn how to make informed financial decisions
  •  Prepare for professional working environments

Is this course for me?

Financial Studies will help you learn how to apply appropriate solutions from the wide range of products and services available within the dynamic and constantly evolving financial services marketplace.

What will I learn?

Year 12 (Certificate)

You will learn why money matters, the nature of financial risk and reward and how to make personal financial judgements. Year 12 is all about you as an individual; how to manage and organise your finances and how to best prepare for the future.

Year 13 (Diploma)

You will use your developing analysis and evaluation skills to investigate how financial organisations meet individuals’ and organisations’ needs and wants, what it is like to work in a large financial institution and how to be an active and empowered financial consumer in today’s society.

Anything else?

The course is strongly supported by a detailed range of electronic resources on the ifs website which are made available to all students enrolled on the course. The course is examined throughout the year; you will sit two exams for each unit. One exam is completed online and is multiple choice, the other is a written exam. You will also have the opportunity to re-sit the exams should you want to further improve your grade.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements: Standard sixth form entry criteria, including grade 4 in Maths.

Future opportunities

This course is particularly suitable for those students who want to pursue a career in accountancy, the finance or business sectors.

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