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Accounting AS/A Level at Farnham College

Course description

This course provides an excellent grounding for a career in accounting or other areas of business.

The department boasts a very good track record with results consistently and significantly above average. Every year students go on to study accounting at university or enter the accounting profession.


The course is suitable for those who are numerate, who enjoy working with numbers and who are able to write well enough to produce short reports.


Course content

The course includes the two disciplines within accounting. 

‘Financial Accounting’ looks at how firms produce the financial data showing the amount of profit (or loss) made in the last year. 

‘Management Accounting’ is about how companies analyse financial information in order to make decisions. 

All sessions cover accounting theory and concepts plus exercises requiring practical application. Exercises involve solving accounting problems.

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE at grade C or above, including Maths and English at grade B or above.
  • You should be able to write well enough to produce short reports and, although numeracy is important, percentages are the most difficult calculation


100% exam.

Future opportunities

Accountancy careers, or business and accountancy courses at Guildford College and university.


Further information

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Farnham College directly.

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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