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Accounting A-Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will extend your knowledge and understanding of financial accounting and of management accounting. You will learn techniques that can be applied to businesses that do not maintain complete accounting systems. You will also learn the techniques and procedures that are relevant to partnerships and develop further your understanding of financial accounting in relationship to limited companies. During the course you will learn how accounting techniques may be used to aid the management of a business and contribute to effective decision making. You will develop an understanding of a variety of cost concepts including overhead absorption, activity based costing, standard costing and variance analysis.

Course content


Unit 3: Further Aspects of Financial Accounting

Unit 4: Further Aspects of Management Accounting


Entry requirements

A grade D at AS-Level Accounting is required for this course.



·         Unit 3: A 2 hour written exam containing four compulsory questions – 25 % A2 Level.

·         Unit 4: A 2 hour written exam containing four compulsory questions – 25 % A2 Level.

·         The remaining 50 % of A Level marks come from the AS Level year of the course.

·         Level 3 AAT course – 7 assessments during course.


Future opportunities

You can gain entry to University or employment as a trainee accountant. This qualification is valued in most areas of employment for the skills that you develop in the process of the course

Further information


A grade D at AS Level Accounting is required for this course. Successful completion of the Level 2 AAT course is required before the Level 3 AAT assessments can be taken.  Completion of the Level 3 AAT course will require attendance until July 2014.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.