Accounting AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
With the world of business continuously changing,
successful firms must have a good understanding of
the financial implications of each course of action they
pursue. In many cases only the most efficient firms who
are able to minimise their costs survive. Through the
study of this course you will gain an understanding of
both financial and managerial accounting and gain an
insight into the importance of accounting in helping to
aid decision-making. Full course content can be found on
the AQA website.
You can expect to:
• Gain a good understanding of the reasons for,
principles of and methods of accounting.
• Develop critical thinking skills; make judgements/
recommendations and present information in a range
• Undertake a range of calculations and interpret the
• Gain an appreciation of the effects of
economic, legal, ethical, social, environmental and
technological influences on accounting decisions.
• Work as part of a team and independently to
explore business options using financial data.
Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics
Where does it lead?
This is a new and exciting course which we believe
those of you wanting a career in finance will find
both fascinating and beneficial. Students undertaking
this course will gain a solid foundation for pursuing
careers in finance, management and a range of
business sectors, whilst developing a range of
transferable skills which support a range of subjects
at university including Law, Mathematics, Economics,
ICT and Business Studies. This course will also suit
students who wish to follow a more vocational route
such as apprenticeships following their A Levels.
Other useful information
Students will have the opportunity to participate in
Young Enterprise which will enable them to put into
action some of the concepts they will learn in lesson. In
addition to this students will have the chance to
participate in extra-curricular trips and help with
enrichment business ventures.
Did you know?
The typical salary for a newly qualified accountant is
between £26,000 and £50,000+ whilst the average for a
chartered accountant in a senior role is up to £100,000
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.