2018 Finance Course

Course Information

Year one—Certificate

The course is divided into two units each year. The units cover the topic areas that will be assessed in the two, 2- part exams. Part A covers multiple choice questions whereas part B covers extended writing.

Exam dates for the Unit 1 are typically January with Unit 2 in May.

 Year Two—Diploma

This follows the same format of assessment with the exams for units 3 and 4 in January and May respectively.

The course is delivered through teacher input in classroom based learning and students are expected to broaden their knowledge and support their understanding with learning beyond the classroom.

Course Requirements

A robust and independent learning style, good punctuality and previous attendance in year 11

Grade 4 in English and Maths

A Teacher recommendation would also be considered if the course requirements were not met.

What type of student is this course suitable for?

Learners are encouraged to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers and have an appreciation of financial planning. It gives a strong grounding for University Study and Finance related disciplines. The course provides invaluable study skills and underpins the skills need when deciding on career progression routes.

Where could this course take you?

This course will serve as an excellent foundation for many undergraduate courses, particularly Business,   Finance and Accountancy. Job prospects are excellent with past students entering Accountancy, Banking and Journalism.

What our students say

“A really interesting course — OS Year 13

“Good to learn about real-life and how to manage finances” —AG Year 13

“Lots of resources and a good website”—JP Year 13



Course Information
  • Course level:Level 3
  • Exam Board:IFS
  • Syllabus:Certificate in Financial Studies (Y1) Diploma in Financial Studies (Y2)