A Level Accounting

AQA (AS:1121, A2:2121)

Who should study accounting?

The accounting course would give you the opportunities to gain the skills and abilities which are needed for business studies, management, accounting and finance courses at university. It will also give you the skills and abilities which businesses are looking for when they are recruiting.

The Course

AS Accounts

The AS course consists of 2 units:

Unit 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting  

Unit 2 – Financial and Management Accounting 

Students will learn the basics of the accounting process for both sole traders and Limited companies. This will include; Double entry bookkeeping, final accounts, bank reconciliation and cash flow.

Assessment is externally assessed with 2 examinations at the first year of study. All units are equally weighted.

A2 Accounts

The A2 course consists of 2 units:

Unit 3 – Further Aspects of Financial Accounting

Unit 4 – Further Aspects of Management Accounting

Students will learn further aspects of management and financial accounting. This will include; incomplete records, partnership accounts, investment appraisal, ratio analysis and budgeting.

Assessment is externally assessed with 2 examinations which are at the end of the second year. All units are equally weighted.

Where it leads

An A Level in accountancy gives you a huge variety of career opportunities. Here are a few which this course can lead to; accountancy, banking, insurance, investment banking, auditing and consultancy. An A Level in accountancy will show prospective employers and universities you have a keen interest in finance and demonstrate your analytical skills.