Our call for Financial Education to be reflected in GCSE subject content

Today we’ve published our response to the Department for Education consultation on GCSE and A level reform.

Following the success of getting financial education embedded in the national curriculum, we were shocked to see that the latest Citizenship studies GSCE subject content appears to include extremely little (and some interpretations include none) of the financial education provision in the programme of study. And what is included is very unclear, and open to misinterpretation.

We believe it is counter-intuitive that those students who do choose to take a Citizenship GCSE would not be assessed on this discrete element of the programme of study, and undermines all the hard work and success of securing financial education on the national curriculum. Therefore our consultation response calls for financial education to form part of the GCSE.

You can read our full response here.