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Financial Studies A-Level at Oakgrove School

Course description

This is an A-Level course in Financial Studies, consisting of 4 units.

Course content

Unit 1: Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term

  • This unit covers financial service products, financial service providers, managing finance in the short term and how an individual’s financial needs change through the various life stages.

Unit 2: Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term

  • This unit considers how to budget and plan for future events, understanding risk and reward with personal finances, making informed choices in the selection of financial services products and understanding when, where and how an individual can get financial advice and help.

Unit 3: Sustainability of an Individual’s Finances

  • This unit highlights the importance of financial sustainability for the individual. Students will understand the key external financial factors that influence financial performance and the impact that this has on them as a consumer. They will understand the importance of and be able to monitor budgets and adapt financial plans to meet changing circumstances in order to maintain financial sustainability and avoid long term debt.

Unit 4: Sustainability of the Financial Services System

  • This unit explores the financial services system and looks at how financial services providers work and compete with one another, their priorities and responses to external influences in maintaining financial sustainability.

Assessment

Unit 1 & 2

Part A – thirty-five multiple-choice questions in a forty-five minute examination. This component of the examination is worth thirty-five marks.

Part B – pre-release case study requiring essay responses to five questions. This component is worth sixty marks and will be a one hour and forty-five minute examination. Part B will also assess spelling, punctuation and grammar. This component is worth five marks, bringing the total marks for Part B to sixty-five.

The overall total marks for each unit is 100.

Unit 3 & 4

Part A – thirty-five multiple-choice questions in a one hour examination. This component of the examination is worth thirty five marks.

Part B – pre-release case study requiring essay responses to five questions. This component is worth sixty marks and will be a two hour examination. Part B will also assess spelling, punctuation and grammar. This component is worth five marks, bringing the total marks for Part B to sixty-five.

The overall total marks for each unit is 100.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oakgrove School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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