Oldham Sixth Form College


Financial Studies (Blended)

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  • Case study




The reason I chose Financial studies is due to it being a perfect subject for my chosen career choice. I want to be either a financial advisor or an accountant.

Financial Studies (Blended)  

  •  Assessment
  • Year 1 and 2
    100% Exam based (multiple choice and written)
  • Exam board
    AQA (Single Diploma)




What Will You Learn?

The Financial Studies course encourages you to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, and to appreciate the need for financial planning throughout your whole life. It is designed to provide you with a challenging qualification covering the core disciplines of financial capability, including financial management in the short, medium and long term.

Students will develop their confidence and interpersonal skills and their ability to identify and evaluate the core financial principles.


Year 1 - CEFS

Unit-1- Financial capability Immediate and Short term -  You 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.

Unit 2- Financial Capability Medium and Long Term - You will gain the ability to plan and manage financial needs in the medium and long term with particular reference to the importance of budgeting for future aspirations and life events. 

Year 2 - DipFS

Unit 3- Sustainability of the individuals Finances – You will learn about the importance of financial sustainability for the individual and develop skills to ensure that financial education is sustained over time.

Unit 4- Suitability of the Financial services system- You will explore the financial services system and look at how financial services work and compete with one another.

Special Features

  • This course enhances your understanding of the link between value and price.
  • You will also have the opportunity to enhance your learning through the following trips: Bank of England, Stock Market Challenge (University of Manchester), Financial District London and AJ Bell.

Where Will This Lead?

Knowledge sets up students for a wide array of career pathway in all areas of financial services.