Adding up to a Lifetime

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This is a web based resource which can be used interactively online or downloaded. The resource aims to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to enable them to make informed choices when facing personal and financial decisions at different stages of their life.



Adding up to a Lifetime is extensive resource that is divided into the following sections: • Life as a student • Working life • Relationships • New Life • Active Retirement.  Its welcome flexibility means it can be used as the basis for theme days, an ongoing programme consisting of distinct modules, or it can be integrated into a number of different curriculum areas. The website landing pages have been redeveloped to contain new curriculum and qualification mapping documents, an indexed listing of teacher worksheets, and a financial terms glossary.

Minimum age: 
13 years
Maximum age: 
16 years
Special education needs: 

With support from a teaching assistant this resource could be made appropriate for children with medium learning difficulties. Use of subtitles makes the resource suitable for pupils with hearing impairment.

Gifted and talented: 

There are extension and research tasks available which should support the needs of gifted and talented pupils.

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Shown below is how this resource maps against the PFEG Financial Education Planning Frameworks.
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Quality Mark assessors comments: 

Adding up to a lifetime provides an excellent basis for students to gain a broad understanding of all the financial issues that they are likely to face throughout the rest of their lives. This online interactive resource provides an array of interesting approaches. Throughout, financial facts are clearly presented and these facts are then practically applied to the life stories of 4 engaging characters. There are opportunities to develop mini research projects, engage with quizzes, produce posters and ample scope to utilise mathematical skills. After using this resource, students will be increasingly aware of the importance of the financial decisions they might make, but also the impact that their career and relationships play in allowing them to make those financial decisions.

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