Accounting (A-Level) Course

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Overview

This A Level Accountancy course encourages you to develop a knowledge and understanding of the purpose of accounting and its essential role in driving a business. Accountancy is sometimes referred to as the ‘language of business’ because it is the accountants who translate how a business is performing for people like investors, managers and regulators.

Clearly, you will need to enjoy working with numbers and problem solving, but accountants are also frequently asked to give presentations and lead meetings so communications skills are a big strength if you’re pursuing this as your career choice.

This challenging course contains the underlying skills and knowledge needed for professional accounting qualifications, so you will definitely know if your planned career is the one for you.

There is a very good reason why accountants are well-paid – they work and study hard, so this is not a course for the faint hearted.

What we’ll study

With us, you will begin your studies getting to grips with double entry book keeping and you’ll then take this all the way through to completing financial statements for different types of business ownerships.

You will examine both financial and management accounting and their importance to strategy within a business.

Your future

There are several different routes you can take if you are interested in a career in accounting after completing your A Level with us.

• Accountancy degree courses – some of these are sponsored by accounting firms and can be an excellent way to gain employment once you have left university.

• Sandwich degree courses – a four-year degree course which includes a year working in an accountancy firm.

• College leaver programmes – designed for students who wish to start training straight after A Levels.

 

Our industry links

We have excellent links with several large accountancy firms, including the internationally renowned KPMG and the multi-national professional services firm Ernst & Young, as well as accounting bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

How you’ll be assessed

You must be prepared to practice layouts in your own time and you’ll be assessed by two examinations at the end of the two years.

Factfile

Level: A Level

Entry requirements:

General College entry requirements

Grade 5 in Maths

Grade 4 in English

Great subjects to partner Accounting A Level: 

Business Studies, Law, Economics and Maths all work well with this subject which sits at the heart of every business’ decision-making process. If you have a flair for maths and an eye for detail, a career in accountancy could be perfect for you. It is a useful A Level and if you want to pursue it, accountancy is a structured profession with clear pathways to high-earning jobs. If you want to talk to us about your success potential on this course, do get in touch.

Contact: Mrs V Powell

Email: vba@holycross.ac.uk

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Name: Mrs V. Powell
Email: vba@holycross.ac.uk
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