Accounting A Level at Bilborough College
Even the best business ideas get nowhere without sound financial management. Accounting at Bilborough Sixth Form College gives you the knowledge and skills to assess the performance of all types of organisations. You will be able to analyse and evaluate financial data so that you can make judgements and recommendations about how businesses can manage their financial affairs. If you are focused on further study or a career in accounting, banking or business, this course gives you an excellent platform.
Your first (AS) year consists of two modules: 'Introduction to financial accounting' and ‘Financial and management accounting'. The first will teach you about key accounting records such as ledgers, income statements and balance sheets. The second includes accounting for small businesses and companies as well as some aspects of management accounting such as budgeting. You will sit two 90-minute papers and each paper will carry 50 per cent of the marks for the year.
At A2 we will study financial and management accounting in more depth. In financial accounting we will look at accounting standards, investigate sources of finance as well as partnerships, and compile accounts from incomplete records. In management accounting we will move on to manufacturing accounts, costing, capital investment appraisal and social accounting. In the second year you will sit two papers lasting two hours apiece, each carrying 50 per cent of your marks for the year.
To study Accounting at Bilborough you need a mimimum grade B in GCSE Maths and English Language. There is a lot of working with numbers and interpreting the data to form conclusions. Our students have to be able to write in detail about their findings.
Many Bilborough students go on to university to study Accounting or a business-related degree, with some later securing careers with accountancy practices or using their financial skills within private- or public-sector organisations. To give you experience and insight we have links with the 'big four' accountancy firms as well as with smaller local firms. There are also college links with local universities.
A significant number of Bilborough Sixth Form College students have gone on to study at well-regarded universities; others have obtained jobs or apprenticeships with national and local employers. Bilborough students have been regular recipients of the Kaplan Accountancy Scholarship, which ensures they receive thousands of pounds' worth of training for free.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bilborough College directly.