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Accounting A Level at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

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 puzzle, do you need to know why? If these tasks appeal to you, then accounting may suit you well. The best students will get a buzz from persevering and getting the right answers.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

At least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.


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 practising them, just like you have to do with anything you want to become good at. Additionally, guest speakers who work within the financial sector will present some practical applications of accounting as well as discussing the career opportunities beyond the course.

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 to work for somebody else. Accounting complements other subjects, particularly, Business, Economics, Law and ICT. Students can progress through a number of routes, such as university to study subjects such as Business and Finance, AAT Apprenticeships or even junior school-leaver opportunities in the finance industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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