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Accounting A Level at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

In A Level Accounting, you'll start with the basics, looking at the role of accounting in business and the general processes of accounting, including: balance sheets, ledgers and income statements. 


You'll learn the difference between financial and management accounting as you develop your skills further into more complex areas of accounting.

Studying Accounting will give you good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in many industry sectors.

Accounting opens doors in every kind of business - it can prepare you for work in an accounting firm, to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or even to become an entrepreneur in private practice.

Course content

AS – Module 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting. Key accounting records including ledgers, balance sheets and profit & loss accounts. Module 2: Financial & Management Accounting. Accounting for sole traders and for limited companies, final accounts, budgetary controls and the impact of technology on accounting.

A Level – Module 1: A more in depth study of Financial Accounting investigating sources of finance, partnership and limited company accounts, plus accounting standards. Module 2: Management Accounting – manufacturing accounts, costing, capital investments, budgeting and social accounting.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* to C including at least Grade B in Maths.


AS & A Level - Two exam papers (one for each study module).

Future opportunities

Many students continue their training with higher-level study at college or university and become qualified accountants.

Careers include: working for an accountancy practice or within an organisation. You could also work in local government, politics, banking, management, retail and leisure.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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    • Our partner and dedicated Sixth Form College, Queen Alexandra, is located close by at our North Shields Campus. Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College offers a wide range of A Level courses in a supportive environment.