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Accounting A-Level

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What is Accounting A-Level?

Accounting A-Level involves producing accounting statements from scratch, from the initial invoice or receipt, all the way to calculation of profit and the value of the business. You will understand what the information means to the business, make judgements and give advice in order to improve their financial performance.

What Will You Study on the Accounting A-Level course?

  • Introduction to the role of an accountant
  • Types of business organisation
  • Introduction to final accounts
  • Adjustments to final accounts
  • Source documents, books of prime entry and the division of the ledger
  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Cash books and bank reconciliation statements
  • Control accounts
  • Correction of errors
  • Accounting concepts
  • Limited company accounts
  • Ratios
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costing

What Next?

Accounting A-Level is one of the only courses you can study that has a direct route into employment. Some students have gone on to secure apprenticeships in local accountancy firms, whilst others are recruited by international firms offering a ‘School Leavers’ programme leading to professional qualifications. Of course, you may want to go through the university route and this can provide you with some outstanding opportunities, as several of the global accounting practices (such as KPMG and Ernst & Young) now offer their own degree programme, in association with prestigious universities.

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Entry Requirements for Accounting A-Level

At least five 5s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in Maths and English Language.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and BTECs)? Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not, there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

Business Studies, Economics, Maths and Statistics.

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