Accounting A-level

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A dynamic and interesting subject, with great career prospects at the end! Accounting enables you to problem-solve with numbers, interpret numerical data, produce financial reports and help business owners make informed decisions.

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, all from the core subjects, including Maths at Grade 6 or above.

How will I learn?

By performing calculations, constructing financial statements (from memory) and writing essays. This is done by a mixture of individual and group work. Students also have the opportunity to apply for work placements in an accounting environment with a local employer via our in-house work placement co-ordinator.

We emphasise the importance of flipped learning - which means that you will be asked to make notes and try easy questions in your independent study time, so that when you are in class you are ready to jump straight into practising harder questions. Successful students tend to be self-motivated, put in lots of effort, are curious, ask for help if they don't understand something, organised, and willing to invest their non-lesson time in practising their skills. This could be your future career - so  take it seriously!

How will I be assessed?

At the end of the 2 years there are 2 exams - both 3 hours long.

Additionally there is weekly homework set, and regular in-class progress assessments.

Any trips?

In the past students have been to the Bank of England, Royal Mint as well as local employers.

Are there any costs involved?

There are 2 resource packs (1 for each year of study) about £5 each

You need a calculator for every lesson (not a mobile phone), along with pencil, rubber and paper.

FAQs

Is there much writing?

Yes! Over 60% of your final mark will be dependent on your ability to write essays.


Is there a lot of maths?

Definitely! If you liked maths at school, you'll probably enjoy Accounting. However, the reverse is also true.


Is it like Business?

Not really. It is a mathematical subject but you will learn how Business may use Accounting


Will we be talking about careers in Accounting?

Yes - you will be learning bookkeeping and accounting skills that all commercial and non-commercial organisations use.


Available As

A Level
[56 UCAS pts. available]

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