AS and A Level courses based on this specification will encourage students to develop an understanding of the importance of effective Accounting information systems and an awareness of their limita-tions.
A Level Accounting is exam based with no coursework. You will ac-quire many key skills:
- Data skills
- Ability to present arguments, make judgements and justify rec-ommendations
- Problem solving and decision making
- An understanding of the purposes, principles, concepts and techniques of Accounting
- Numeracy, communication, presentation and analytic skills
- An appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical, so-cial, environmental and technological influences on Accounting de-cisions.
The course is divided into 4 units:
Unit 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting.
Unit 2: Students are expect to understand how the financial structure of a limited company differs from that of a sole trader and a partnership, and how ownership and control are separated. Stu-dents should appreciate why these forms of ownership are appropri-ate in certain circumstances.
Unit 3: In this unit, students will have the opportunity to devel-op their understanding of financial accounting techniques which can be applied where a business does not maintain a complete account-ing system.
Unit 4: This unit provides an opportunity for students to devel-op further ways in which accounting techniques can be used to aid the management of a business and contribute to effective decision-making.
In addition to the A Level pathway requirement of 5 GCSEs including English and Maths you will need the solid foundation of an A grade in Mathematics.