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Accounting at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Accounting?

Did you know that the average qualified accountant working in business in the UK earns in excess of £75,000 a year? No wonder it's such a popular subject!

Our teachers are all highly qualified and experienced, being examiners and senior examiners.

Thanks to their help and support, Runshaw Accounting students in 2018 achieved 88% A-C grades, including 36% A*-A grades - our added value is outstanding!

As well as outstanding results we have also successfully supported a number of students being accepted onto the world-class EY degree at Lancaster University, PWC degree at Newcastle and Nottingham University and KPMG degree at Durham, Exeter and Birmingham Universities. All of these students will earn whilst they complete their degrees and will leave university with a large proportion of their professional exams completed.

Our students also take advantage of our enrichment programme with recent trips to New York, Beijing, Brussels, Berlin and Florence. We always encourage students to take part in external competitions such as the ICAEW BASE competition and have won the regional competition four out of the last five years.

What will I study?

To enjoy the subject and be successful you will need to be logical and confident working with numbers. You do not need any previous knowledge of the subject. The aim of the course is to give you an understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin accounting theory and practice and its importance in a variety of organisations.

Examples of modules include:

  • Introduction to financial accounting
  • Financial and management accounting
  • Further aspects of financial accounting
  • Further aspects of management accounting

Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x Grade 5 equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.

For Accounting specifically, this should include a Grade 5 in English (Language or Literature) AND a Grade 5 in Maths.


How is the course assessed?

  • Year 1: Students are assessed by an internal formal assessment.
  • Year 2: Students are assessed by two written examinations comprising a mixture of multiple choice questions, structured questions, and extended answer questions.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

This course provides an excellent base for students progressing onto a wide range of degree courses at university including Accounting, Finance, Business Studies, Management and Economics.

It will also provide an excellent foundation for the further study of Accounting at professional level, as well as equipping you with the essential accounting skills needed in the business environment.

Where are you going?

  • Accountant
  • Business Manager
  • Economist
  • Finance Director
  • Lawyer

Further information

Which subjects complement this A Level?

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Mathematics

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LAACCNT

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