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  • New Blackburn Sixth Form
  • New Blackburn Sixth Form
  • 100% A-Level Accounting pass rate
  • 80% A*- C grades

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Overview

A qualification in accounting will always be helpful – whether it's used professionally or personally. This course helps students to understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and the wider environment.

Students will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that they can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.

A-level Accounting allows students to develop quantitative data analysis and interpretation skills, whilst the inclusion of ethics and an emphasis on management accounting will give students the confidence to communicate information to non-accountants and future clients. 

AQA have worked with ICAEW and CIMA, as well as teachers and universities during the development of the new subject criteria, to bring you improved and refined content in the latest specifications.

What will I study?

  • An introduction to the role of the accountant in business
  • Types of business organisation
  • The double entry model
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records
  • Preparation of financial statements of sole traders
  • Limited company accounts
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costing
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption and activity based costing
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
  • Partnership accounts
  • Accounting for limited companies
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
  • The impact of ethical considerations

Entry Requirements

To study A-Level Accounting you will need 5 x C/4  grades at GCSE, one of which needs to be  GCSE English Language.  Please note that for A-Level Accounting you will need a grade B /5 in Maths.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of your programme you will be assessed by two written examinations. There is no coursework in this programme that counts towards your overall grade. 

What can I do next?

Students choose various pathways after completing the A Level; many continue with their studies at university, whilst others gain employment or high level apprenticeships in accounting firms.  Example of destinations :  Deloitte, Accenture, Bank of New York Mellon, Lancaster University, University of Manchester.

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Management Accountant

Management accountants are responsible for managing a company's finances. They look after a company's accounts. They also find ways of improving profitability and growth. So if you are interested in finance and business, this could be just what you're looking for.

To do this job you will need to have good maths and computer skills. You’ll need accuracy and attention to detail. You’ll also need good communication skills.

To start working you will have to finish training with one of the professional bodies. Most management accountants choose to do this with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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