Although the Financial Times has a clear orientation to business and economic affairs it is first of all a newspaper with over three hundred journalists contributing up to the minute information from all locations worldwide. A broad and unbiased approach is taken to events and the emphasis is on the concise relevant authoritive reporting of issues and opinions. Connections are made between politics, social policy, demographics, economics, commodities, management and so on. Whilst much of the information in the Financial Times will be of immediate interest to students of Economics, Business Studies and General Studies all those on vocational courses, it will also be valid to students on other courses in Technology, Science and the Arts especially those engaged in research. Students aged 16-18 will find the Financial Times relevant to their studies on a day to day basis and they will also find articles and surveys a useful resource for coursework research. The Financial Education Programme was developed for this broader range of 16-18 students and was developed by John Hickey and his teacher authors.