Students will spend 55% of their time calculating and problem-solving with numbers. 45% of the time will be spent on essay-writing.
Students are assessed by 2 examinations (3 hours each) at the end of the 2nd year. There are formal mock exams in February of the 2nd year.
Resource packs, approximately £10 per year, which are mandatory. A calculator is also a course necessity.
Students are expected to gain a grade 6 at GCSE Maths. This is in addition to the college’s general entry requirements.
Students should also be aware that, like other mathematical subjects, learning formulae and layouts is an integral part of the course, which demands that students should have an excellent memorising skills.
Students should also be aware that a significant proportion of their in class time and final result will be dependent on their ability to write extended essays.
In the last couple of years we have had employability skills seminars from employers, professional chartered bodies, employment agencies and universities. Along with accounting alumni discussing their career paths and progression.
The college Job Shop usually has several accounting workplacements each year.
Maths, economics, business, financial studies, geography, biology, physics
Not really, there are basic mathematical procedures and logic. However, being enthusiastic about solving numerical problems is essential. There is also an extended written component.