Accounting A Level at Warrington & Vale Royal College
If you are interested in a career in accountancy, business or management, then this is an excellent qualification. It is often studied together with business studies, but can be taken with any combination of arts or science A Levels.
This course equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to assess the financial performance of business organisations. In the first year, you will take units introducing you to financial and management accounting and in the second year a more in depth study of company accounts and management is undertaken.
As part of the study programme, we will offer a range of technical electives which will complement the pathway you are on. They will provide you with a range of skills and will be very relevant for either your higher education application and/or your future career.
The minimum requirement for progression onto an A Level pathway is at least five grade 5s at GCSE, including English.
We would expect students looking to study an accounting A Level to have at least a grade 5 in maths.
We will look at each application individually and flexibly and will discuss your choice of courses.
This is an academic course following a two year linear A Level, with terminal exams.
You can progress onto further study at university, gain an apprenticeship or go into employment.
Career options you might consider include;
- Chartered Accountant
- Financial Services
- Forensic Accountant
- Tax Advisor.
Will I complete work placements?
You will have the opportunity to undertake an appropriate work experience or internship. This will give you a real understanding of the world of work or career you are considering and will undoubtedly give you a competitive edge in any application or interviews. This will take place for most students in a block placement in June/July of Year 12.Are trips and residentials organised during the course?
Trips and/or enrichment activities will take place on a Wednesday each week.Are there any links with industry?
We have extensive links with employers, local industries and universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.