A Level Accounts
A Level Accounts helps you to develop:
- knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting, its concepts and techniques and their development as well as an appreciation of the limitations of accounting;
- an appreciation of the effects of economic, legal and technological change on accounting, and of the social implications of accounting decisions;
- the skills of communication, numeracy, presentation, analysis, interpretation, application and evaluation of accounting information.
A genuine interest in the business world and the financial aspects of business will lay a foundation for studying Accounting at 'A' level. In particular, the subject will appeal to students who have sound numeracy skills and a reasonable standard of written English, who can grasp and apply concepts and rules.
Accounts stresses the importance of discipline in terms of accuracy and presentation, leaving you to interpret financial positions in your own original fashion.
You will gain a very firm understanding of the wider business environment
You will gain an understanding of how financial control is vital to business success and how, without it, even profitable firms can fail.
In addition to the above accounts can offer:
- Excellent Job prospects.
- Can assist in a range of careers in industry.
- No matter what profession you enter, once you progress up the ranks of the organisation you will assume responsibility for budgets and management of finance.
Course units :
- Unit 1: 3 hour paper 50% of qualification
- Unit 2: 3 hour paper 50% of qualification
A Level Accounts Entry Requirements
This qualification requires pupils to have:
7 GCSEs A*-C - including English and Maths. A grade 'B' in GCSE Mathematics is essential.
The A Level accounting course provided me with a solid foundation upon which to build whilst studying Business and Accounting and Finance at degree level. The A Level syllabus covered two of the first year modules, and it is these fundamentals which I feel gave me a head start in my degree.
Eoin McClean - Past Pupil
This course could lead to careers in:
- Starting your own business
- Financial Services
Higher Education in:
- Business and management degrees