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Accounting A/S at Queensbury School

Course description

The first year of the course gains students an AS qualification in Accounting and covers the introduction to financial and management accounting.

In the second year of the course students study for the A2 qualification and look at further aspects of financial and management accounting.

Course content

In the first year of the course you will learn how to complete accounts from the initial transaction taking place right through to producing the final accounts. You will also learn how to deal with amendments to accounts, including how to deal with depreciation of assets. In the management account section of the course you will learn how to assess business performace using accounting ratios and prepare cash budgets.

In the second year of the course you will learn to deal with more complex financial accounts including partnerships, manufacturing, limited companies and how to deal with incomplete records. You will develop the use of management accounting techniques and this will help you make judgements and comparisons about different companies.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are a grade Bor above in GCSE Mathematics and/or Statistics. A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades C or above are required including a gradeC in English to follow a full A Level programme.

To progress onto the second year, you need to gain at least a pass grade from the first year.


Assesment is through examinations in the two units:

1. Financial Accounting

2. Financial and Management Accounting

All examinations have equal weighting and the assessment windows are January and May/June in each year.

Future opportunities

Students who have studied Accounting at AS and/or A2 have gone on to study Accounting, Business, Law, Management, Hospitality, Mathematics, Animation and IT at University. Other students have found employment within accounting, management, and the financial services sector. Students have also used the knowledge gained on the course to help them to start their own businesses.

Further information

Accounting is an excellent qualification to take and sits well with Business Studies, Law, Economics, Mathematics, IT and Statistics. Accounting is also a good option for students who are taking creative subjects as it highlights to universities the breadth of knowledge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury School directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year