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Accounting AS Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will learn the basis of financial accounting in preparing a sole trader and partnership final accounts including an extended trial balance. You will develop an understanding of the double-entry system and develop skills in keeping accurate accounting records. You will learn how to verify the accuracy of accounting records. You also have to understand the basis of management accounting. This will provide valuable information for measuring and monitoring business performance and for planning future business operations.

Course content


Unit 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Unit 2: Financial and Management Accounting


Entry requirements

A grade B in GCSE Mathematics is required for this course.



·         AS-Level: Unit 1 and 2:  Each 1 ½ hour written exam containing four compulsory questions.  Each paper is 50 % AS Level.

·         Level 2 AAT – 5 assessments during course.

Future opportunities

A grade D or better enables you to continue onto the second year of the course to complete the A-Level qualification. Students who complete the AS-Level will find it a provides a useful addition to their qualifications which will aid them in their applications for a range of careers and university courses.

Further information


You will learn through a wide range of methodologies including:

·         use of case studies to illustrate key concepts

·         visits to workplaces to see how businesses actually work

·         visits from and talks by employers in industry and commerce

·         homework/past examination questions/research

·         independent learning/self-directed learning

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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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mr. J. Chohan
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0121 5548122
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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.