In this subject we aim to empower students to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers, and skilled financial planners. It equips students with essential skills in critical analysis, evaluation, verbal communication, and written communication, preparing them for further study and lifelong financial success.
Students examine risks, rewards, changing priorities throughout the personal life cycle, and the role of financial services in lifelong financial planning. They also learn about different types of financial products, making informed choices, seeking financial advice, and evaluating data and information to aid financial decision-making.
Lessons in Financial Education Certificate (LiFE) Level 2: Senior
LiFE is an online financial education program that aims to ensure more students gain valuable financial awareness. It is a flexible online financial education course, with video scenarios and online activities, it is accessible from any device so students can complete at their own pace. They have 3 units to complete within the year to achieve the full Level 2 qualification (GCSE level equivalent)
Unique Selling Points
We offer this qualification at Form 2 (year 8) to give students a strong grounding in financial education at an early age. The course is facilitated by teachers of Business, Economics and Maths and it includes concepts such as interest rates, credit, types of banking and different products and roles in the finance sector.
How are students assessed?
3 online exams spread throughout the year as they complete each unit.
weekly to complete some online learning and progress through the course.
How can parents/guardians support their child’s learning?
support with key terms and financial information, such as explaining disposable income, a mortgage or a pay day loan.