Accounting is an exciting, dynamic and highly practical course that will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to investigate financial performance of a business and form key judgments and recommendations.
You can use it to access university; it is a well thought of A Level at all institutions. If you are thinking of a career in Accounting, then this A Level is a clear starting point. This A Level also allows you to access apprenticeships at Accountancy companies – particularly the higher apprenticeships. Employment directly from this course is outstanding, with many students securing high-end jobs at PWC, Hartshaw and John Harrison Accounting. Due to the nature of the course and the skill set students acquire, many employers contact us directly for possible candidates.
You can participate in visits to various Finance Departments and will visit the Jaguar production plant at Castle Bromwich to look at financial aspects of producing a fleet of cars. Successful past students visit to support and offer advice throughout the programme, giving an insightful view into an accounting career. Upper Sixth students will get the opportunity to mentor Lower Sixth students. All students will be offered extra support to ensure all learning and progress is consolidated.
5 GCSEs 9 – 5 including English and Mathematics.
• An introduction to the role of the accountant in business
• Types of business organisation
• The double entry model
• Verification of accounting records
• Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records
• Preparation of financial statements of sole traders
• Limited company accounts
• Analysis and evaluation of financial information
• Marginal costing
• Standard costing and variance analysis
• Absorption and activity based costing
• Capital investment appraisal
• Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
• Partnership accounts
• Accounting for limited companies
• Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
• The impact of ethical considerations
All units are examined with AQA:
• Paper 1: 3 hours, and 50% of A-Level
• Paper 2: 3 hours, and 50% of A-Level