Why Study 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, helping to inform decision making and judge performance. You do not need to be an expert mathematician, but you do need to feel confident with figures and enjoy working with numbers. Accounting is a logical subject which involves the calculation and interpretation of data to find solutions to problems.

Assessment is 100% externally assessed via exams, containing a mix of numerical and extended written questions. Accounting combines well with Business and Economics, although this is not a requirement.

Why Study Accounting at Worcester Sixth Form College?

We like to maintain business links and ensure students are aware of the career opportunities in Accounting and Finance. We hold a Careers Day with guest speakers from Accounting firms, the County Council and universities who have talked about the work they do and career progression routes.

You will be encouraged to participate in competitions and business simulations, and we have previously been finalists in The Student Investor Challenge (a national competition run by IFS School of Finance). Lessons are highly practical in nature with students tackling accounting problems.

Progression Opportunities

A number of students have decided to continue this subject by studying accounting, financial or business related degrees. Some have chosen a work based route, with many following apprenticeships in accounting. Others have 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 or business qualifications.

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


Rob Kelly

Accounting - Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
I decided to choose Accounting as an A-level as the prospect of Accounting was something I was quite interested in but I wanted to see if it was the right subject for me. After starting my studies of Accounting, I enjoyed the challenges and methodical way in which Accounting worked. I also studied Modern History and Maths, these subjects I am hoping to help in problem solving and analysis of data in the future, to complete an Accounting Apprenticeship and am looking to the future and all of the challenges furthering my Accounting knowledge will bring me.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance 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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