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Subject Leader: 

Mr Forsyth
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Entry Requirements:   

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics  and
Grade 4 in  GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature

Course Overview:

Achieving a qualification in Accounting will always be helpful for your future – whether it is used professionally or personally. The A Level course helps students to understand the responsibilities of the accountant and financial  decisions makers and the impact of their recommendations on the business and wider environment.

Students will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principals and techniques that they can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data , methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.

Exam Information: 

Duration: 2 years
Exam Board: AQA

There are four equally-weighted units, each assessed externally by a written paper. All four are needed for the full A Level.

Year 1: 
Unit 1 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 
Unit 2 - Financial and Management Accounting   

Year 2:  
Unit 3 - Further Aspects of Financial Accounting
Unit 4  - Further Aspects of Management Accounting

Qualification Gained:

AS Level in year 1
A Level in year 2 -  in order to progress onto the 2nd year students must achieve a grade D at AS Level.

Career Opportunities:

Accounting is an excellent course for those students wishing to study finance related degree courses at higher education or wishing to go into Accounting apprenticeship. 

Subject Links: 

This course should be chosen to compliment a range of subjects which include, A Level Mathematics, AS Level         Mathematical Studies and Business Studies.