Accounting at Moseley School and Sixth Form
OCR Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Accounting
In what aspects of life is it not useful to have a good understanding of finance? In both your personal and professional life controlling your finances is very important.
Accounting at A level is not just for students who wish to have a career as an accountant but for any profession where an understanding of and ability to deal with financial issues is important – in today’s world that is almost any profession!
Accounting at A level is a challenge but the rewards which the gaining of financial skills can bring can be high. If you wish to go into business or study Management courses at university then Accounting is just the course you are looking for.
The aims of the course are to:
develop an understanding of the importance of effective accounting in modern business practices;
develop an understanding of the purposes, principles, concepts and techniques of accounting;
develop the transferable skills of numeracy, communication, ICT, analysis and evaluation in an accounting context;
develop an appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical, social, environmental and technological influences on accounting decisions;
develop a capacity for methodical and critical thought.
Unit 1: Accounting Principles;
Introduction to Accounting Principles
The Trial Balance
Classification of Expenditure
Changing Asset Values
Ledger Entries and Adjustments
Unit 2: Accounting Applications;
Correction of Errors
Accounting Adjustments and Statements
Clubs and Societies
Analysis and Evaluation of Accounting Statements
An Introduction to Budgeting
ICT in Accounting
Unit 3: Company Accounts and Interpretation;
The Preparation of Final Accounts for Limited Companies
The Role of Accounting Standards
Analysis and Interpretation of Accounts
Unit 4: Management Accounting;
Budgeting and Budgetary Control
Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
Capital Expenditure Appraisal
Costing and Decision-making
Maths GCSE grade B or above
Assessment is by examination for all units. Each exam can be taken on more than one occasion with the highest mark gained being counted towards the qualification.
For further information, please contact the course co-ordinator above.
Careers and Higher Education Opportunities
University for careers in Accounting, Business management or any career where you will have some role in the financial control of the organisation such as dentist, medical or legal practices and partnerships.
Bookkeeping courses (AAT) to work within Accounting departments.
Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities
Regular after school sessions are available for students either on a one to one basis or for group work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley School and Sixth Form directly.