Accounting A Level

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Accounting A Level2019-05-28T07:51:25+00:00

Accounting is relevant in any career path, whether you decide to run your own business or work as part of a large organisation. Best combined with Business Studies A-Level/BTEC. Maths is desireable but not essential.

Why Choose Accounting?

Whatever your chosen career, you will come across accounting, whether you decide to run your own business or work as part of a large organisation. Accounting forms the backbone of any business and you may wish to combine your study of accounting with a business course, although this is not a requirement. You do not need to be an expert mathematician, but you do need to feel confident with figures and enjoy working with numbers to find solutions to problems.

Resources and Facilities

  • Access to computer room with Internet facilities and interactive ICT resources
  • You will be provided with your own copy of the course textbook and workbook
  • A range of books are available in the Learning Resources Centre

Teaching and Learning Styles

  • Highly practical lessons tackling accounting problems
  • We have close business links with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and have taken part in open days at their offices in Birmingham where students had the opportunity to participate in business games and find out about career opportunities
  • Students are encouraged to participate in competitions and business simulations, and have previously been finalists in The Student Investor Challenge (a national competition run by IFS School of Finance)

Assessment

Assessment is all exam-based, containing a mix of numerical and written questions.

Progression Opportunities

A number of students have decided to continue this subject by studying accounting, financial or business related degrees. Some have also progressed to work in banks or other financial institutions or have taken jobs in organisations where they will have the opportunity to gain further accountancy qualifications.

Past students have recently secured training posts with KPMG, Grant Thornton, Deloitte and Ernst and Young, successfully securing places on highly competitive apprenticeship schemes straight after A Level study.

Joshua MorelandBlessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic CollegeAccountingI chose to study Accounting as I have a keen interest in the business world and thoroughly enjoyed my finance unit in my business course at my previous school. I really enjoyed the problem solving element of this subject as well as its strong link to the business world, which relates to the business and math’s courses that I also chose to study.After College, I plan to study Accounting and Finance with a year in industry at the University of Worcester.

Joshua Moreland

Accounting - Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
I chose to study Accounting as I have a keen interest in the business world and thoroughly enjoyed my finance unit in my business course at my previous school. I really enjoyed the problem solving element of this subject as well as its strong link to the business world, which relates to the business and math’s courses that I also chose to study.After College, I plan to study Accounting and Finance with a year in industry at the University of Worcester. I left school at 16 so had been out of education for over 20 years and was unclear of what path to take until someone told me about the Access to Higher Education diploma. I was interviewed for both Worcester Sixth Form College and another local college but ultimately chose to study here due to the high level of professionalism shown by all staff and how small and personable the class size is. The support is fantastic and the personal relationships made here have made the transition back into full time education far less daunting and much easier and pleasurable than I’d ever imagined. As I teenager I never imagined that I would go to university, no one in my family has, but here I am, in my 4th decade with a place at Worcester University, about to sit a degree in Sociology and Criminology. I’m so glad that I didn’t let my self-doubt get in the way and that I took that leap of faith, age should never get in the way of making that change.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Accounting65Students must have a good range of GCSE’s at grade 5 or aboveConfidence with figures. Attention to detail.Yr 1/ 2, optional trip - £5-6

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