Accounting

What will you do on this course?

Accounting is at the very heart of every business activity and is a rewarding and challenging activity in its own right. Accounting is concerned with collecting, analysing, summarising and presenting financial data in order to comply with company legislation and assist decision making by management. By the end of the course you will have acquired a sound knowledge of accounting principles and techniques and be able to solve complex accounting problems. You will be introduced to the general purposes of accounting; accounting records, subsidiary books and ledger accounts; verification of accounting records; trading and profit and loss accounts; and balance sheets including simple adjustments.

How will you be assessed?

Accounting is linear, assessed over two years and is 100% exam based.

What could this course lead to?

A good grade in Accounting at A Level is valued by universities and employers, as it requires you to develop a high level of analytical skill and to demonstrate the ability to solve realistic accounting problems. This course lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Accounting or related subjects in higher education.

Accounting gives you a really great financial grounding. I hope to run my own business in the future and so a sound understanding of how a company’s finances work will be a crucial foundation for further study of Accounting or related subjects in higher education. Careers include accountancy itself, management and finance or related business fields. There is also the option of applied courses with a subject like accounting along with accounting apprenticeships where you could work while you learn in a job placement.

What syllabus do you follow?

AQA 7126