This course is a vocationally oriented A Level course which can be combined with a number of other A Level subjects to create a credible programme of study. It can be studied alongside Applied Business to comprise a vocational business A-Level portfolio and when combined with the added attraction of possible entry into the Queens’ School Business Academy, it is a most attractive opportunity for students considering a business degree at University or a career in business or finance. It is well suited to those students
- who have an aptitude for finance/maths and/or,
- those who want to study more practical courses with a direct relevance to the world of work and/or,
- those considering the study of Finance at a Further Education College and/or,
- those thinking of accounting careers or financially oriented University degrees.
At AS, students learn the fundamentals of record-keeping and the purposes, techniques and consequences of effective financial accounting.
They consider how financial accounting helps in the measuring, monitoring and planning of successful business operations, as well as analysing business ownership, control, profitability, performance and budgeting:
- AS Unit 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting
- AS Unit 2: Financial and Management Accounting.
At A2, students develop their understanding of financial accounting techniques for business without a complete accounting system, for partnerships and for limited companies.
They study in greater depth how accounting techniques aid business management and decision-making. They look at costing, capital investment, budgeting and sources of finance as well as considering social accounting issues:
- A2 Unit 3: Further Aspects of Financial Accounting
- A2 Unit 4: Further Aspects of Management Accounting
Benefits of Studying Accounting
- It provides students with an understanding of the principles, concepts and techniques of accounting
- It offers students an opportunity to develop practical accounting knowledge and skills which can enhance their future employability
- It will provide students with an experience which will help enable them to develop their capacity for methodical and critical thought.
GCSE Entry Qualifications: A minimum of a B grade in Business Studies (if studied), an A grade in Maths and a B grade in English Language.
See Mr Adams for further details.