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Economic wellbeing and financial capability key stage 4

Non-statutory content
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Education for economic wellbeing and financial capability aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to make the most of changing opportunities in learning and work. Through their learning and experiences inside and outside school, students begin to understand the nature of the world of work, the diversity and function of business, and its contribution to national prosperity. They develop as questioning and informed consumers and learn to manage their money and finances effectively.

Programmes of study

This non-statutory programme of study brings together careers education, work-related learning, enterprise and financial capability. It also provides a context for schools to fulfil their legal responsibility to provide opportunities for careers education and work-related learning at key stage 4.

Guidance on planning, continuity across the key stages, new opportunities, inclusion and support for assessment.

Revised key stage 4 non-statutory end of key stage statements for economic wellbeing and financial capability. 

Subject comparison tool

A comparison tool allowing subject teachers to compare elements of programme of study for different subjects to provide an invaluable starting point for planning a coherent curriculum.

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