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Financial Studies IFS Certificate/Diploma at Forest Hill School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form

Course description

This is an industry-based qualification rather than a school-based one and can be the first step on the path to a career in financial services.

The awarding body also represents and provides qualifications for professionals in the following areas: Mortgage Advisers Financial / Investment Advisers Retail Banking International Trade and Finance

Course content


Certificate in Financial Studies

  • Unit 1 - Why Money Matters
  • Unit 2 - Risk and Reward in Personal Finance
  • Unit 3 - Making Personal Financial Judgements

Award Grade A-E (AS Level) 60 -20 UCAS points


Diploma in Financial Studies

  • Unit 1 - Financing the Future
  • Unit 2 - Financial Services from the Providers Perspective
  • Unit 3 - Enhancing Financial Capability

Award Grade A-E (A2 Level) 120 – 40 UCAS points You need to pass all of units named in order to achieve this qualification.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths

Minimum point score of 38 including Maths and English at grade 4 at GCSE. This is equivalent to 4B and 4C grades overall at GCSE. Students will also need to achieve the subject specific criteria below:

NEW GCSE POINT SCORE GCSE grade 2017 Points:

  • G 1.00
  • F 1.50
  • E 2.00
  • D 3.00
  • C 4.00
  • B 5.50
  • A 7.00
  • A* 8.50

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Forest Hill School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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