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Accounting A-Level at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

Do you like working with numbers or solving puzzles such as Su Doku? If you get the wrong answer in a Maths problem or puzzles, what do you do? If these tasks appeal to you, then Accounting may suit you well. The best students will get a buzz from persevering and getting answers right.

Course content

What will I study?

A large aspect of the course is looking into financial accounting, therefore, the course enables students to develop their understanding how different organisations develop and maintain their financial records, as well as measuring expenditure, profit and loss.

How will I learn?

Most of what you will learn we will apply to practical exercises. Although accounting has some theory, much of it is about learning skills and techniques and then practicing them, just like you have to do with anything you want to become good at. Additionally we have guest speakers who work within the Financial sector that present practical applications of accounting as well as to discuss career opportunities beyond the course.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A*- C including English Language and Maths


The AS and A2 are assessed through written examination.

Future opportunities

Accounting is the language of business and being able to speak that language will benefit you, whether you choose to start your own business or work for somebody else.

Accounting compliments other subjects, particularly, Business, Economics and ICT. Students can progress onto a number of routes such as University, reading subjects such as Business and Finance, AAT Apprenticeships or other school leaver opportunities working within the finance industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbeywood Community School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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