Over 40 Year 9 pupils have successfully completed the Institute of Financial Services (ifs) Award in Personal Finance, with 73% securing distinctions and merits. Pupils have been studying the award designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills to be able to manage their own money for the past 16 weeks. Pupils gained awareness of the influences on how we spend or save money, and of the tools available to become competent at managing their own money.
Head of Business Stephen Mullock said "This course is part of a portfolio that enriches our pupil's curriculum; this is a really good opportunity for them to build an understanding of finance, and as they head into their GCSE years, possibly influence their options for the future".
As part of the Schools ongoing commitment to academic enrichment activities and helping pupils with their self-confidence and motivation. Ellesmere has also teamed up with Thomas Education, which offers psychometric profiling. This has been developed to aid young people, and to understand their strengths, improve their self-awareness, self-esteem and focus.
Head of Middle School Tom Gareth said "This opens up possibilities for pupils to find and research career choices that are compatible with their attitude, natural working strengths, values and personality; this will greatly increase their chances of long-term career success and satisfaction".
24th February 2015 Back to News