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Accounting AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

Course overview

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.

Course content

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
of formats.
• 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.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics


100% examination.



Future opportunities

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.






Further information

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.

Last updated date: 18 November 2015
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