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Accountancy A-level ELL at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

Over the two years students will understand and practically work through management and financial accounting. Year 12 will prepare them for the generic Accounting practices whilst year 13 will introduce students to more specific and detailed Accounting responsibilities.

Course content

1. An introduction to the role of the accountant in business

2. Types of business organisation

3. The double entry model

4. Verification of accounting records

5. Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records

6. Preparation of financial statements of sole traders

7. Limited company accounts

8. Analysis and evaluation of financial information

9. Budgeting

10. Marginal costing

11. Standard costing and variance analysis

12. Absorption and activity based costing

13. Capital investment appraisal

14. Accounting for organisations with incomplete records

15. Partnership accounts

16. Accounting for limited companies

17. Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information

18. The impact of ethical considerations

Entry requirements

At least 5 Grade 5s inc. English and Maths



Assessment (explain how students will be assessed, e.g exam % coursework % etc)

100% exam (paper 1 50% and paper 2 50%) assessed at end of year 13. 3 hours each .

Financial information

There aren’t many careers as diverse as accountancy: not only can you train in business, practice or banking, but once qualified chartered accountants are found working in high level jobs all over the world.


Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of all areas of business. They work across various specialisations, including consulting, corporate finance and forensic accounting. They could find themselves working in all corners of the globe, from the Cayman Islands to South East Asia. The opportunity for international travel and rewarding salaries are just two of the benefits open to chartered accountants


Future opportunities

Students who are successful in Accounting can continue their studies at University or alternatively get an Apprenticeship. Chartered accountants work at the highest levels of business and finance.

This could include

• Managing own businesses.

• Director of a blue chip company.

• General management for banks and financial services.

• Partners of accountancy practices.

• Working for charities.

• CEO of an international organisation.

• Chief executive of a FTSE 100 company.

Further information

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: AQA
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  • Number of planned places: 25

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