Industry backs plans for basic financial education

Nicola Brittain
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A draft National Curriculum for England which includes plans for compulsory financial education at secondary school has been hailed as "a victory" by industry campaigners.

The draft, released today by the Department for Education, states that financial education will be included in two areas of the curriculum.  The first is a module called ‘citzenship' where financial education will be included at Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-14 and 14-16 respectively). Second, children attending Key Stage 3 mathematics classes will benefit from a module that looks at financial mathematics. The citizenship course aims to "provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society," according to the draft document....

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