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Accounting AS/A2 Level at Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science College

Course description

This Accounting course equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to assess the performance of all types of business organisations. It will enable you to effectively analyse and evaluate financial data so that you can make judgements, decisions and recommendations about how a business can manage their affairs.

Course content

The course develops knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting and the concepts and techniques of Financial Statements and Management Accounting. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting, its concepts and techniques and their developments as well as an appreciation of the limitations of accounting.

You will develop an understanding of the effects of economic, legal, and technological change on accounting, and the social implications of accounting decisions. By the end of the course, you will be able to undertake professional accounting tasks confidently, such as double-entry book-keeping, bank reconciliation, as well as assist in the preparation of financial statements.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s grades A - C, including Grade B in Maths & C in English.


AS: 2 x 90 minute exams

A2: 2 x 120 minute exams

Future opportunities

Many students who take accounting go on to university and become qualified accountants, working for accountancy practices or within an organisation. Others obtain modern apprenticeships in Accounting, Business or finance etc.  with local businesses straight from school.

With accounting skills you could end up working in just about any area you choose.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science College directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years