Financial Education in the National Curriculum
Financial education is taught in all maintained secondary schools via the new National Curriculum for England.
What are the requirements?
In Citizenship Key Stage 3 & 4, the new curriculum covers day to day money management and planning for future needs. This includes budgeting, managing risk, public money, insurance, savings and pensions, income and expenditure, credit and debt and financial products.
For Maths Key Stage 3 & 4, the new curriculum covers problem solving in financial mathematics. This includes percentage changes, simple and compound interest, loan repayments. The original draft curriculum published in February 2013 originally also included developing mathematical fluency by applying arithmetical and graphical methods to the world of finance, however this was subsequently removed. MyBnk have always covered this aspect of the Maths curriculum, and will continue to do so.
By designing programmes in-house with financial experts, qualified teachers and young people, then delivering direct, we have a unique insight into how material is being received by students and teachers.
- How our programmes map into the new National Curriculum
- Our thoughts on the final published curriculum.
- Full Teacher Briefing of changes and expert analysis.
How our programmes map:
Citizenship – All of the curriculum guidelines are met via our Money Twist Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4+5 programmes. We believe lessons should not just reach these requirements, but exceed them.
Here is how we map:
Maths – The new National Curriculum stresses the importance of mathematics as ‘necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment’. Money Twist seeks to get young people applying functional mathematical knowledge and skills in a practical manner, allowing them to realise the vital role of maths in everyday life, both now and in the future.
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