Accounting A Level

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2017

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Course introduction

Are you the kind of person who enjoys solving number problems? Do you like working in a systematic and logical way? If so, you could do well in the field of accounting.

Accurate financial record keeping is essential for sound business decision-making. In many ways it provides a key to understanding how businesses operate and how they are managed.

No doubt, accounting is one of the key languages of business, and this makes accountants very important people indeed. So if you want to make your mark on the business world through numbers, don’t miss this opportunity to study A Level Accounting.

Why choose Brock for Accounting A Level?

At Brock our Accountancy tutors have wide experience of working in financial roles, both in accountancy firms and large non-finance-based organisations.

They know what it takes to achieve best practice and will give you the benefit of all their experience to help you succeed.

Importantly, we regularly invite accountancy professionals into the College to give you important new insights into the world of finance. These visitors are often from big firms such as JP Morgan, and some of them are former Brock students.

Teaching & learning

How do businesses make profit?  How are financial decisions made? How do businesses monitor their success?  These are just some of the questions you will explore.

You will also learn about bookkeeping and preparing financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, covering a range of industry types.

Course structure

  • Gain a broad understanding of an accountant’s role in interpreting, analysing and communicating accounting information.
  • Prepare financial statements for sole traders and partnerships, and master the double entry accounting model.
  • Learn to prepare accounts for organisations with incomplete records.
  • Master how to prepare limited company accounts including statement of cash flows and changes in equity.
  • Become able to prepare management accounting information including budgets, costing and investment appraisal.
  • Explore the impact of ethical considerations on the work of accountants.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:

  • Maths grade B (6)
  • English language
  • Two grade Bs in a relevant subject

What can I do with this qualification?

As a successful accounting student you can look forward to progressing into an apprenticeship, employment or higher level study.

Accountants work in many different areas of business. For example, you could find yourself working as a financial accountant in an accountancy firm, or as a management accountant within a big company whose work is unrelated to finance.

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  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate

    45%

    Of students gained A*-B grades

    75%

    Of students gained A*-C grades