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Accounting A level (AQA) at Tower Hamlets College

Course description

The overall purpose of the programme is to study both financial accounting and management accounting at both AS and A2 level.  You will also develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting, its concepts, techniques and procedures that enables you to gain the experience needed to gain internships, progress to completing an Accounting degree or going into full-time employment.

Course content

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: • Purposes of accounting • Accounting records • Verification of accounting records • Income Statements and balance sheets including simple adjustments
  • Unit 2 – Financial and Management Accounting: • Types of business organisation • Accounting concepts • Further aspects of the preparation of the financial statements and balance sheets • Financial statements of limited companies • Ratio analysis and the assessment of business performance • Introduction to budgeting and budgetary control • The impact of ICT in accounting
  • Unit 3 – Further Aspects of Financial Accounting: • Sources of finance • Incomplete records • Partnership accounts • Published accounts of limited companies • International Accounting Standards • Inventory (Stock) valuation
  • Unit 4 – Further Aspects of Management Accounting: • Manufacturing accounts • Marginal, absorption and activity based costing • Standard costing and variance analysis • Capital investment appraisal • Budgeting: further considerations • Other factors affecting decision-making: social accounting

Entry requirements

  • You must have at least 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and Maths producing an average point score of 42.
  • This must also include a B grade in Maths and English
  • Entry is also subject to interview and satisfactory reference

Future opportunities

  • Progress to University to do a degree in Accounting
  • Previous students took up Internships with KPMG, Bank of England, Whitbread etc
  • Employment or Apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tower Hamlets College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016
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