A Level – Accounting


Accounting is an excellent choice of subject for people who wish to pursue a career in finance, whether it be directly in accounting, banking or business. Even the best business ideas get nowhere without sound financial management and, whether you want to work for big business, be the next Richard Branson or have your own small business, a knowledge of financial management is vital.

  • Who Is This Course For?

    Accounting is an excellent choice of subject for people who wish to pursue a career in finance, whether it be directly in accounting, banking or business. Even the best business ideas get nowhere without sound financial management and, whether you want to work for big business, be the next Richard Branson or have your own small business, a knowledge of financial management is vital.

    Entry Criteria

    The College entry criteria for all level three courses can be found on our “Entry Criteria Guidance” pdf document.

  • Course Details:

    Exam Board

    At Wyke we use the AQA A level specification. This consists of 2 A Level Units. They will be examined at the end of the second year of the course and each examination will be worth 50% of the final grade.

     

    Course Details

    The course will focus on both financial and management accounting and will therefore offer a relevant pathway into both Chartered and Certified Accounting.

    The course has been developed in conjunction with both CIMA and ICAEW and therefore links with accounting qualifications post college including;

    • The role of the accountant in an organisation
    • Double entry
    • Verification of accounting records
    • Understanding and application of accounting concepts
    • Preparation of final accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
    • Investment appraisal
    • Standard costing– comparison and evaluation of budgeted and actual figures
    • Marginal Costing
    • Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
    • Budgeting
    • The impact of ethical considerations

     

    Although the course is largely numerical, there will be a requirement to explain the reasoning and possible impacts on an organisation behind the calculations.

     

    How is the course delivered?

    The A level course is delivered over 2 academic years. Students will receive 4 hours 40 minutes of lessons per week, although they are also expected to complete work independently outside of lessons. Each group is taught by one teacher and the focus within lessons will be very much upon applying the concepts taught within the classroom to accounting based problems. This will be backed up by thorough and regular classroom based assessment.

    What can I do now that would help prepare me for this course?

    Keep a keen eye on the financial world around you- watch the movements of the stock market and think about any shares you might like to invest in and the reasons why.

    Watch the news! Identify key events that may be happening around the world which may have a positive or negative impact upon the performance of a business.

    Department of Business, Accounts and Economics at Wyke Sixth Form College

    The department team is:

    • Nicola Baker teacher of A Level Accounting
    • Elizabeth Blakey teacher of A Level Business Studies, BTEC Level 3 & Level 2 Subsidiary Certificate and Diploma in Business, course leader BTEC Business
    • Gill Blyth teacher of A Level Accounting, A level Economics, A level Business & BTEC level 3 in Business
    • Lorna Evision teacher of A Level Accounting, A level Economics, A level Business & BTEC level 3 in Business
    • Joanna Morgan teacher of A Level Economics, BTEC level 3 Business, Head of subject Accounting, Business & Economics
    • Paul Rhynehart teacher of A Level Business Studies & BTEC level 3 Business
    • Dana Walden teacher of A Level Business Studies & BTEC level 3  Business

     

     

  • Progression:

    With excellent examination grades and outcomes, the department has helped many students begin a career in accountancy, whether it be through the university or apprenticeship route.

    Recently the following students have progressed to advanced apprenticeships.

    • Henry Richardson (former Winifred Holtby student), EY Accounting Apprenticeship
    • David Lambert (former Wolfreton student), KPMG Accounting Apprenticeship
    • Courtney–Jayne Adams (former Newland School for Girls student), University of Lancaster studying Accountancy
    • Amy Sampson(former Beverley Longcroft student), EY Accounting Apprenticeship

     

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