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Accounting A level at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

Accounting is the study of how a business records financial information and then reports its results, makes decisions and budgets for the future. This must all be done within a recognised framework of methods and procedures, which must be applied consistently. You will need to be confident at handling numerical data, good at interpreting written information and enjoy solving problems. No previous knowledge of Accounting is required.

Course content

Students learn through a variety of activities including case studies, discussions, note taking, reading and individual research. Work will be text, number and graph based. We focus on giving you a good basic understanding of Accounting concepts and procedures which will prepare you for either university or employment.

AS Module titles and content

Module 1 Introduction to financial accounting, entering and correcting data in the accounting information system, preparation of the final accounts for sole traders recording credit and cash transactions.

Module 2 Financial and management accounting, preparing accounts for private limited companies, analysing company performance, application of accounting concepts, cash budgeting.

Module 3 Further aspects of financial accounting, producing accounts from incomplete information, preparing accounts for partnerships, application of International accounting standards, sources of finance, understanding the corporate report for public limited companies.

Module 4 Further aspects of management accounting, further aspects of budgetary control, standard costing and variance analysis, investment appraisal and capital budgeting, activity based costing.

Entry requirements

To start any A levels you need to meet the general college entry requirements. In addition you must have GCSE Mathematics grade B and GCSE English grade C.

Assessment

Exam Board - AQA

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Future opportunities

Many accounting students progress to training contracts with UK plc’s or large accounting firms and gain an internationally recognised professional accounting qualification. Such training leads to varied and interesting careers and the potential for overseas placements with global companies. Job prospects are consistently good for enthusiastic and committed professionals. Accounting supports progression to a wide range of degree courses, including Accounting, Financial Management, Business Management, Information Technology and Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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