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Accounting A Level at Longsands Academy

Course description

Would you enjoy A Level Accounting? Consider the following:

On 21 July 2015, Hisao Tanaka resigned as CEO OF Toshiba because of an accounting scandal which was easily the most damaging of the business’ long history. Profits had been overstated by $1.2 billion over seven years. If you want to know how this is possible or want to stop it happening again, then consider a career in forensic accounting.

What is the definition of an accountant? Answer - ‘Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand’.

And you thought accountants had no sense of humour. An accountant analyses and processes information which allows everyone else to do their jobs better. Does this sound like you?

Course content

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics and a grade 5 in English Language.

A GCSE in Business or Economics is not required.

APS 5.25


Paper 1 = How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 3 hours
  • 120 marks
  • 50% of A-level

Paper 2 = How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 3 hours
  • 120 marks
  • 50% of A-level

Two written exams at the end of the second year

Further information

For further information, please contact the Sixth Form at

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longsands Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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