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Accounting A Level at Franklin College

Course description

Accounting is not just for students who wish to become accountants, it is also relevant for anyone wishing to gain an appreciation of the importance of financial management in business. You will gain a firm understanding of the wider business environment, how financial control is vital to business success and how profitable firms can fail without it. You will learn the fundamentals of record-keeping and the purposes, techniques and consequences of effective accounting. You will consider how financial accounting helps in the measuring, monitoring and planning of successful business operations and study business ownership, control, profitability, performance and budgeting. In your second year you will develop your understanding of financial accounting techniques for partnerships, limited companies and businesses without complete accounting systems. You will develop skills in how to look into and analyse information to locate missing figures. You will study in greater depth how accounting techniques aid business management and decision-making whilst also looking at costing, capital investment, budgeting and sources of finance as well as considering social accounting issues.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include B grades in English Language and Maths.


100% Examination

Future opportunities

Accounting develops a wide range of knowledge and skills. It is good preparation for a wide range of degree courses and also offers a clear vocational direction whilst being excellent preparation for professional accounting exams. In the past a number of students have completed A Level Accounting and gained employment in accountancy firms. Those thinking of self-employment also find the course beneficial due to its practical nature.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Franklin College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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