High interest: college leader spotlights performance of QE boys in finance qualification

Five QE Sixth-Formers have been named among the top 1 per cent nationwide for their marks in their financial studies qualification.

The Year 13 boys excelled in the ifs University College Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS). In recognition of their achievement they have been offered a scholarship of £750 if they enrol on an ifs University College degree programme.

Arnav Jhanji, Kavan Kothari, Ronak Patel, Rushil Shah and Charran Santhalingam took the CeFS last year. QE’s Head of Economics, Liane Ryan, explained that the CeFS is equivalent to an AS Level. Boys continue with the Diploma in Financial Studies, equivalent to an A Level, in Year 13. Ms Ryan praised the five for their hard work and commitment to the course.

Alison Pask, the college’s Vice Principal with responsibility for Financial Capability and Community Outreach, congratulated the five in a letter to the School: “This is clearly a fantastic achievement for the students, the School and Ms Ryan.”

The CeFS provides a comprehensive introduction to personal finance and aims to encourage students to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers and to give them an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout their life. It also prepares students for further study through the development of the core skills of critical analysis & evaluation, synthesis and verbal & written communication.