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Financial Studies

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Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: LIBF
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What do I need to study this course?

Grade 4 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths.


What will I study?

In year one students find out why money is important. They focus on what money is and how it can affect life choices. Students gain the ability to plan and manage their financial needs in the medium and long-term. They will learn about the importance of budgeting and financial planning to fulfil their future aspirations. In the second year, students will study the importance of financial sustainability for the individual, to enable the development of skills to make sure that an individual’s financial planning is adaptable. They will learn about external factors that might affect their financial plans. Students will also study the financial services system. Students are assessed through external examination of four units over two years.


What next?

This course is a stepping stone to careers in the financial services industry, such as banking, accountancy or insurance.

Did you know?

After 5 or more years, the average annual salary for a chartered accountant in business rises to £90,200, with an average yearly bonus of £20,600.