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Accounting A Level at Holy Cross Sixth Form College

Course description

This course encourages students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the purpose of accounting and its essential role in business decision making. We have excellent links with large accountancy firms, such as KPMG and EY, and also accounting bodies ICAEW and ACCA. There will be numerous opportunities throughout the course to work with these organistations at different events, competitions and summer work placements.

Course content

The course deals with double entry all the way through to the financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. Students will examine both financial and management accounting and their importance to strategy within a business. The accounting course is based heavily on numerical work and problem solving.

Accounting helps students develop a number of skills:

  • Organisation and assessment of data
  • Investigation and analysis
  • Effective communication
  • Team working to achieve results
  • Working on your own initiative
  • Methodical and critical thinking

Entry requirements

General college entry requirements. In addition, you will need at least GCSE grade B in Maths and grade C in GCSE English Language. You are also advised to look at the Financial Studies course which will suit those who are less comfortable with higher level Maths but more confident with written work.

Future opportunities

Many accounting students develop such a passion for the subject that they continue onto university to study Accounting. There are several sandwich degree courses involving the major firms of accountants. These provide an excellent route into the profession as the student gains invaluable work experience alongside the academic input. Many accountancy firms also offer college leaver programmes designed for students who wish to start training straight after A Levels. It is possible to become a chartered accountant via this route, a valuable role in all types of businesses and organisations as well as for any potential entrepreneurs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Cross Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015

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