Exams success for De Aston School Finance students

Financial studies

De Aston School Finance students have received praise from the exam board for their performance in a recent exam.

The School received a congratulatory email regarding students’ impressive performance in their January Part A exam for the Certificate and Diploma in Financial Services. 

The exam board wrote, “This is a fantastic achievement, especially in these challenging times in education, both for the students and also for you as the teachers.”  The students await their results on 8 February for the written Part B element. 

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) is the oldest training and professional body for banking and financial services in England and Wales, and works internationally with partners to establish high ethical and professional standards across the sector around the world. In 2019, the Institute celebrated its 140th anniversary. De Aston School offers the Certificate and Diploma in Financial Services. 

These courses develop the knowledge and skills required for young people to make informed financial decisions by introducing them to the risks and challenges involved in personal finance and the tools for effective planning. Within this, it provides a solid basis for creating financial inclusion, by exploring social-economic trends and their relationship with an individual’s circumstances and attitudes.  

Key content areas  

 – Importance of financial capability in the immediate, short, medium and long term.  

– Financial services and products, including sources of help and advice.  

– Borrowing, budgeting, financial planning and cash flow forecasting.  

– The impact of external influences at different stages in the personal life cycle.  

– Risk and reward in managing personal finance. 

We have also introduced a Personal Finance course to our Year 10 options. 

Find out more about the Certificate and Diploma in Financial Services on our website, or contact Head of Department Mr J. Haigh for further information.


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