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AS/A2 Accounting at King Edward VI School, Lichfield

Course description

The A level accounting course introduces students to the basic accounting concepts and principles which will prepare them for a career in accounting and finance. The full accounting A level provides an excellent foundation for the further study of accountancy at pre-professional and professional levels, whilst for those students looking for a future career in business, but not wishing to specialise in accounts, this course would provide the basic level of accounting knowledge required of all non-financial business managers.

Course content

AS Units:

Unit F011: Accounting Principles

Unit F012: Accounting Applications

A2 Units:

Unit F013: Company Accounts & Interpretation

Unit F014: Management Accounting

Entry requirements

Accounting does not require students to be the greatest mathematicians, as the technical level of mathematics does not extend beyond addition, subtraction and the manipulation of percentages and ratios. However, students must enjoy numbers and be comfortable using them and as such a minimum of a grade C in maths at GCSE is required. In addition, all of the basic accounting concepts will be new and can be extremely abstract and so students must have the ability and commitment to learn these new accounting "rules" by rote.


For AS


– Unit F011 is a 1 hour exam paper which is sat in January of Year 12. Unit F012 is a 2 hour exam paper and is sat at the end of Year 12.

For A2


– Unit F013 is a 90 minute exam paper sat in the January of Year 13 with Unit F014 being a 2 hour exam paper which is sat at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

The accounting A level is a specialist subject giving students the skills and understanding required for direct entry into the world of work in financial departments of businesses with the aim, if students follow this route, of continuing their education following a professional accounting qualification such as AAT (leading onto ACA, CIMA or ACCA). The accounting A level also naturally leads directly to the taking of accounts as a degree subject at university, whilst it also supports students wishing to follow degree courses in business, finance and management.

Further information

Students taking Accounting have the opportunity to be part of the 9 day trip to China that is run by the Business Department once every two years.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI School, Lichfield directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2014
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