This course helps students to understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and the wider environment.
Students will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that they can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.
Over two years students will study the following content:
- Over two years students will study the following content:
- An introduction to the role of the accountant in business
- Types of business organisation
- The double entry model
- Verification of accounting records
- Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records
- Preparation of financial statements of sole traders
- Limited company accounts
- Analysis and evaluation of financial information
- Marginal costing
- Standard costing and variance analysis
- Absorption and activity based costing
- Capital investment appraisal
- Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
- Partnership accounts
- Accounting for limited companies
- Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
- The impact of ethical considerations
Assessment will be through two written exams of 3 hours each. There will be a combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
This course provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental techniques of accounting. The skills that are developed are useful across a wide range of subjects and careers.
GCSE Grade B / 5 in Maths
A qualification in Accounting will always be useful – whether it is used professionally or personally. It is an excellent complimentary subject to Business, Economics or Maths.
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