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A-level Accounting

Full-time A-level Accounting Level 3 | GCE AS Level in Accounting

Accounting is the language of business, and being able to speak that language will benefit you, whether you choose to start your own business or work for somebody else. Accounting complements other subjects, particularly business, economics and law.

A large aspect of the course is loo...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

Accounting is the language of business, and being able to speak that language will benefit you, whether you choose to start your own business or work for somebody else. Accounting complements other subjects, particularly business, economics and law.

A large aspect of the course is looking at financial accounting; therefore, the course enables students to develop their understanding of how different organisations develop and maintain their financial records, as well as measuring expenditure, profit and loss.

At AS level we look at the financial accounting system, particularly bookkeeping and how to prepare the financial statements of sole traders and limited companies. These are the income statement, used to calculate the profit or loss that the business has earned in the year, and the statement of financial position, used to show the financial position of the business.

At A2 we consider the financial statements of partnerships and expand on the limited company knowledge from AS by studying the published accounts of companies. Finally, we look at management accounting – how to calculate the costs of a product and use information for decision-making.

What do I need to join?

You will need to achieve 5 grades 49 in your GCSEs, including English and Maths.

How will I know how I am doing?

The AS-level (end of Year 1) consists of a single 3-hour exam in three sections: 10 multiple-choice questions, 4 structured answers using information and numbers provided, and 2 extended questions. The A-level (end of Year 2) consists of two 3-hour exams, as above: one on financial accounting and one on management accounting.

What can I do next?

Learners who take accounting can progress onto university to study accounting or any business-related course where their accounting knowledge will be invaluable. Alternatively, they can move straight into a career in accounting, study for AAT exams (Institute of Accounting Technicians) or begin their full professional qualifications with the ICAEW (Chartered Accountants), ACCA (Certified Accountants) or CIMA (Management Accountants).

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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