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Accounting A level at Woodhouse College

Course description

If you are considering a career in finance, accounting or management, this course will give you a solid foundation for future learning – or even for running your own business. Whilst studying accounting at A level is not essential for most finance-related university degree courses, with us you’ll be able to get a head start on the subject – learning all about the basic principles of accounting, how they are applied to businesses and how various accounting problems should be tackled. You’ll also get a chance to explore and develop your own opinions on related subjects, for example politics, economics and business management.

Course content

As well as data and numeracy skills, you’ll also learn the techniques required for day-to-day accountancy, for example, how the double-entry system operates and techniques for keeping accurate accounting records. You’ll be asked to produce financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, as well as work on more complex case studies that require a combination of solutions. You will learn to recognise and solve financial problems, as well as make decisions that will contribute to specific commercial objectives.

Through a mixture of class exercises, individual and group projects, discussion, tests and mock exams, you’ll be encouraged to use your knowledge about the subject, to communicate answers in a compelling and organised way. You’ll learn the difference between presenting answers in a numerical and a written form, as well as techniques for manipulating data under time constraints.

Entry requirements

At least a GCSE Grade B in English Language and Grade B in Mathematics.


Awarding Body - AQA

Future opportunities

By the time our students complete this course – the majority going off to study Accounting or Business at university – they have learned how to use financial tools to make business decisions. The students often discover areas of this vast subject that they are particularly interested in and set out to explore it further.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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