Why should I study Accounting?
Accounting is an interesting and challenging subject which gives you an insight into the knowledge, processes and techniques needed to produce financial and management accounts, and the role and importance of accounting in business decision-making. The course will be of interest to anyone who is thinking of a career in accounting and want to take their first step, people who enjoy maths and want to link it to real world situations, or simply if you just want to know more about the financial aspects of business.

What will I study?
The course covers a wide range of accounting concepts and theory relating to both financial accounting for external parties, and management accounting to help business managers in their internal decision-making processes. The course covers the basic principles of accounting right through to advanced considerations such as Ethics in Accounting. Topics include:

• The role of the accountant in business

• The key elements of the foundation of accounting – double-entry book-keeping

• The preparation, analysis and evaluation of financial statements, including how to use ratio analysis to compare the performance of businesses and wider considerations

• Accounting for sole traders and partnerships

What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

What is the exam board?