QE boys in the money after sterling performance in financial studies

Forty-one QE pupils have won valuable scholarships for their outstanding results in financial studies examinations – with 12 of them named among the top 1% in the country.

The £500 and £750 scholarships from the London Institute of Banking & Finance (formerly known as ifs) can be used if boys choose to take one of the institute’s degrees – BSc courses in Banking, Practice & Management and in Finance, Investment & Risk – when they leave school.

The winners were presented with their awards at QE by Catherine Winter, the Financial Capability Relationship Manager for LIBF.

""The boys had all taken up the option to study for the LIBF’s financial studies qualifications, which are offered as part of the Sixth Form enrichment programme.  The Certificate in Financial Studies is taken in Year 12, while the follow-on Diploma in Financial Studies is taken in Year 13. Both are Level 3 qualifications equivalent to an A-level.

Head of Economics Liane Ryan said: “These pupils are to be congratulated on their results, which represent a record for Queen Elizabeth’s School. We are seeing an increasing number of students taking the Financial Studies qualification – 31 students in the current Year 12. At the same time, there is growing acceptance of these qualifications by top universities as part of their offers.”

""Of the 41 scholarships, 27 were achieved by boys currently in Year 13 for their performance in the certificate examinations last year, while a further 14 went to this summer’s leavers who had taken the diploma.

Ten boys taking the certificate gained a £750 scholarship because they were in the top 1% nationally: Nitharsan Sathiyalingam; Dinyar  Mistry; Brian Kong; Nathan Mathews; Kavi Shah; Sahil Suleman; Girishanth Sureswaran; Deniz Akyuz; Christopher Suen and Neroshan Mariabalanayagam. And two pupils, Arnav Jhanji and Charran Santhalingam, achieved the same feat for the diploma. The rest of the 41 boys were awarded a £500 scholarship, having achieved an A or A* grade.