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Accounting AS/A level at Heaton Manor School

Course description

GCE Accounting is well suited to those students who would like to gain an academic qualification relating to the world of business and finance. It will particularly interest those who wish to pursue a career in accountancy, banking or finance.

Course content

The course offers students the opportunity to study both financial accounting and management accounting. AS modules include an Introduction to Financial Accounting and an introduction to Financial & Management Accounting. A2 modules include Further Aspects of Financial Accounting and Further Aspects of Management Accounting. We have links with a local accountancy practice who will provide some teaching.

Entry requirements

GCE Accounting is a challenging option but an extremely rewarding one. You have to be fully committed and willing to work extremely hard. It is an excellent partner for many other GCE subjects including Mathematics, Economics and the Sciences.

Students will be expected to have achieved at least 4 grades at GCSE including B grades in Mathematics and English Language.


Students taking this course should:

  •  develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting, its concepts, techniques and procedures
  •  apply this knowledge and understanding to a variety of accounting problems
  •  develop an appreciation of the role and limitations of accounting in decision-making
  •  be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate accounting information, assess alternative courses of action and make reasoned judgements taking into consideration economic, legal, technological and social factors.

The course also encourages students to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, problem solving, planning and evaluation skills.

Future opportunities

The course is designed to provide a progression route to higher education and further training for employment. It is a particularly useful subject for careers in accountancy, politics, banking, financial services, business management, and the civil service. Accounting degrees are very popular and many students choose joint degrees in subjects such as Maths & Accounting or Business & Finance. The professional bodies who are in charge of Accounting qualifications in the UK are extremely well established and offer a variety of qualifications. Those who study for a degree can pursue a Chartered Accountancy training contract with a business. Those students who wish to go into employment after A Levels can pursue Accounting Technician qualifications with progression to Management Accountant. All of these qualifications are on the job qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heaton Manor School directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2016

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