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The AQA A Level Accounting is studied as a full linear course over two years and is examined over 2 papers:

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2

The course covers two main topic areas:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting

Course Summary

The subject combines well with any other subject and helps to develop skills of communication, numeracy, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data. Accounting helps students to recognise and solve problems and make decisions using appropriate accounting methods and therefore combines well with any other subject.

Higher Education & Career Options

This subject lays the foundations for further study of Accounting, Business Studies, Finance and Banking. Many higher education establishments and employers look for a range of A Levels and this A Level adds a numerate subject to student qualifications if they have not chosen to study Mathematics as an AS or A Level.

Due to the Government priority of increasing the number of people requiring education through the Apprenticeship programme, A Level Accounting is a great first step in gaining acceptance into a top Accounting firm offering an Apprenticeship such as KPMG. This often leads to a professional qualification – Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)