Accounting

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Accounting

Accounting is for people who are interested in a career in financial management or business management. Even the very best of business ideas will not get off the ground without sound financial management.

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7127

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Accounting

Accounting is for people who are interested in a career in financial management or business management. Even the very best of business ideas will not get off the ground without sound financial management.

Examination Board AQA

Specification Number 7127

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

A qualification in accounting will always be helpful – whether it’s used professionally or personally. This course help syou to understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and the wider environment. You will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that you can apply to real-life situations, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.

 
Topics Covered:
  • Role of the accountant
  • Types of business organisation
  • The double entry system
  • Preparation of financial statements for sole trader
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records
  • Limited company accounts
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costing
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption and activity based costing
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
  • Partnership accounts
    Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
  • The impact of ethical considerations
 
Course Leader of Accounting

Mrs Ghag 

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Maths 5+

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Paper 1Financial Accounting3 hour written exam50%
Paper 2Accounting for Analysis and Decision Making3 hour written exam50%

Progression Route

This subject opens the door to a wide range of opportunities in the financial world. At the end of the course some students continue to study the subject at university, whilst others go into an accountancy firm and study for professional qualifications.

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
Accounting for AQA: Year 1David Cox
Accounting for AQA: Year 2David Cox
Business AccountsDavid Cox
Advanced AccountingIan Harrison
AS AQA Accounting BookDavid Austen & Peter Hailstone
A2 AQA AccountingClaire Merrills and Jacqueline Halls-Bryan
Question Bank Accounting for AQADavid Cox
Useful Websites
AQA WebsiteExplore Website
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Course Leader of Accounting

Mrs Ghag

karenjit.ghag@woodgreenacademy.co.uk