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Financial Studies A-Level at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

This is a very topical course that is relevant to you as you become more aware of the financial environment within which you live. You will learn how to manage your money effectively and about financial products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and pensions.

Course content

There are six modules which aim to develop an appreciation of the financial services available to the public; to understand the concept of money in its various forms; to develop an appreciation of risk and reward; and to identify the scope and diversity within the financial service industry.

The three Year 12 units are:

  • Why Money Matters
  • Risk and Reward
  • Making Personal Financial Judgements

How will I learn?

The course is delivered through classroom teaching, discussion and background reading. Students will be provided with copies of the basic course text, and are expected to do their own research and background reading to enhance their understanding.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including English Language and Mathematics. Students should have an interest in the world of personal finance. There will be taught elements, discussion and independent research.


The full course is assessed over 2 years in 6 parts, 4 units through multiple choice type questions and 2 units by formal written exam.

Future opportunities

Students acquire an appreciation of personal financial services and could take these through to further financial or business courses or a career in Banking, Financial Planning and Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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