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Financial Studies Level 3 at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College

Course description

The Economics Department offers two options: A level Economics and Level 3 Financial Studies. Both are two year courses. Level 3 Financial Studies is worth the same UCAS points as A level Economics. For the A level, students are assessed through external examination at the end of the two years. For Level 3 Financial Studies, students are assessed through external examination, spread over the two years, with some scope to retake exams if necessary.

 

Course content

In the first year, students will gain an appreciation of why money is important through focusing on what money is, attitudes to it, and how it can affect life choices. Students will also gain the ability to plan and manage their financial needs in the medium and long-term, with particular reference to the importance of the need to budget for future aspirations and life events.

In the second year, students will study the importance of financial sustainability for the individual; to enable the development of skills to make sure that an individual’s financial capability is sustained over a period of time. Students will also study the financial services system and looks at how financial services providers work and compete with one another.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and GCSE Maths grade 4.

Assessment

For Level 3 Financial Studies, students are assessed through external examination, spread over the two years, with some scope to retake exams if necessary.

Financial information

There are no costs relating to this course.

Future opportunities

Studying Level 3 Financial Studies prepares you for university study or moving into the world of work. Suitable degree subjects for economics students include economics, business, and applied economics (environmental, labour, public sector or monetary economics). Economics is extremely highly regarded both by employers and universities. It provides a well-respected option for almost any profession but is a particularly excellent option at either A level or graduate level for jobs in marketing, management, accounting and finance, or indeed any business-related career.

Students studying Level 3 Financial Studies are also expected to go on to study a related subject at university or to take an apprenticeship with a leading financial services provider. Financial studies students are encouraged to take part in financial services related enhancement opportunities at Notre Dame, including the Kiva project.

Further information

Did you know?

After 5 or more years, the average annual salary for a chartered accountant in business rises to £90,200, with an average yearly bonus of £20,600.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2018
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