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Wider learning - Financial Literacy

The curriculum of our school is a reflection of our school ethos, vision and ambition. We seek to develop the whole child so that they can access all that life can offer. This means that in addition to the explicit curriculum that ultimately leads to external certification, we seek to develop lifelong learners who are spiritually, culturally, digitally and financially literate, in addition to understanding how to remain healthy and safe through their lifestyle choices.

Our Quality First Teaching Principles:

  • Highly focused lesson design with sharp learning objectives
  • High demands of pupil involvement and engagement with their learning
  • High levels of interaction for all pupils
  • Appropriate use of questioning, modelling and explaining on the part of the teacher
  • An emphasis on learning through dialogue, with regular opportunities for pupils to talk both individually and in groups
  • An expectation that pupils will accept responsibility for their own learning and work independently
  • Regular use of encouragement and authentic praise to engage and motivate pupils

Learning for Life

  Digital Literacy Financial Literacy Wider Learning

Year 9


Financial literacy gives pupils the opportunity to understand the importance of managing finances at an early stage. Simultaneously this short course allows students who have not selected GCSE Business and Economics a chance to enhance their money skills.

1.Understanding and managing money: To identify how money can be earned and understand how to manage income received from working.

2.Taking control of saving, debt and credit: Understanding how earned money can be saved. Further developing understanding on different bank accounts such as savings, current and credit card accounts.

3.Different forms of loan: To gain insight on different forms of loans and their purposes. Further recognising what interesting rates are.

4. Budgeting – Financial survival skills: Knowing and understanding why budgeting is important in our lives and how the skill of budgeting can help us achieve financial goals.

5. Recognising your money personality: Students would get the opportunity to understand their attitude towards money and spending. In addition, recognise the needs and wants in this modern day and age, as well as being able to calculate the cost of borrowing.

6.Taxation: Students would obtain knowledge on the different form of taxes that we are liable to pay. Greater insight would be enable students to understand where and how those taxes are spent on.     



Financial literacy would provide greater insight on finance and basic personal financial management. Further increasing financial sensibility within the young mind and how to encounter monetary problems. This would enable students to get a flavour of business and economics with having to pursue GCSE Business – giving them the opportunity to see on a surface level of what A-Level business and economics can offer.