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Accounting (ACC-A)

2017 - New A level
Examining board - AQA   
Additional course entry requirement
Grade 6 in GCSE mathematics
Why accounting?
Studying A level accounting will help you develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting and apply this to a variety of business problems. You’ll learn about the collection and collation of financial data and how to present these in a form that allows an organisation to survive and thrive.
You’ll develop the ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills, such as dealing with data, identifying and solving problems, planning work and taking into account the demands of the task and the time available to complete it. You’ll then learn to work on more complex case-study material that requires making judgements, solving problems and justifying recommendations.
Many of our students go on to study finance or related degree courses at Russell Group universities and Oxbridge.
Course content
1. The role of the accountant
2. Types of business organisation
3. The double entry model
4. Verification of accounting records
5. Accounting concepts
6. Preparation of financial statements of sole traders
7. Limited company accounts
8. Analysis and evaluation of financial information
9. Budgeting
10. Marginal costing
11. Costing and variance analysis
12. Absorption and activity based costing
13. Capital investment appraisal
14. Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
15. Partnership accounts
16. Limited companies
17. Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
18. The impact of ethical considerations

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