This course is a vocational oriented A Level course which can be combined with a number of other A Level subjects to create 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 degress 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.
|Queens’ School Business Academy: One of the advantages of the course is that you study the real business world in a practical and topical programme – moreover, there is a opportunity for a certain number of the Year 12 students to join the Queens’ School Business Academy which offers an internship with a local business, mentoring by an experienced businessperson and regular business lectures/events led by business experts both inside and outside school. The Business Academy offers a real experience of business which will be of enormous benefit to students in their future University careers and will help considerably with their job prospects.|
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 analyzing 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 the skills which can enhance their future employability.
- It will provide students with an experience which will help them to develop their capacity for methodical and critical thought.
GCSE Entry Qualifications:A Minimum of a B grade in Business Studies (if studied), and/or a B grade in Maths and a C grade in English Language.
See Mr Adams for further details.