Sixth Form Students Celebrate Success

Mr S Ford | |

Thirteen Year 13 students have been studying hard in their own time alongside their other A Levels to complete a Certificate in Financial Studies course (London Institute of Banking and Finance). The course is equivalent to half an A Level and will earn them extra UCAS points. Their teacher Mrs Dougherty was delighted with all of their results as all students achieved higher than a C and half of the class were rewarded with an A or A*.
A Certificate in Financial Studies (CEFS) teaches students about financial capability, encouraging them to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, and to appreciate the need for financial planning throughout their life.
Many of these students are hoping to go to University to continue their studies in Finance or Economics and some of the group have already secured Financial degree level apprenticeships with firms such as Price Waterhouse Cooper and Ernst & Young.
Comments from some of the students show how valuable they have found this Helsby High School enrichment opportunity.
“CEFS helps me to understand the real world of money, like mortgages, savings, investments and borrowing. It has helped me with my A Level Economics financial markets module, but is also really useful for real life!”
“Everyone should take CEFS, it helps you to manage your finances in the real world”
“ I found it really useful to talk about CEFS in my apprenticeship interview. I think it helped to set me apart from others”