Accounting A Level

This course can be studied as part of the business pathway.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of accounting, accounting systems of different types of business activities and the effects of the economic, legal and technological change on accounting. You will learn how to produce and interpret some financial documents. These accounting skills are useful in a number of jobs and careers. This course provides an ideal background for someone planning a career in accountancy.

You could progress into an accounting apprenticeship or on to work as a book keeper within a business. You could also consider further study with an accounting or business-related foundation degree or degree course.

You will study the following topics:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to financial accounting
  • Unit 2: Financial and management accounting
  • Unit 3: Further aspects of financial accounting
  • Unit 4: Further aspects of management accounting

You will learn in groups and there will be ongoing timed assessments.

You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a tutorial. They will help you set review and achieve your targets. There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A-level students progress successfully to higher education.

There are many enrichment opportunities on offer, including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.

Six GCSEs grades A* to C (or equivalent), including English Language and maths. A minimum of a D grade (or equivalent) at AS allows you to progress on to your second year of study.

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