Course aims

 This A Level 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 their findings effectively.

Entry requirements

  1. An introduction to the role of the accountant in business
  2. Types of business organisations
  3. The double entry model
  4. Verification of accounting records
  5. Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records
  6. Preparation of financial statements of sole traders
  7. Limited company accounts
  8. Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  9. Budgeting
  10. Marginal costing
  11. Standard costing and variance analysis
  12. Absorption and activity based costing
  13. Capital investment appraisal
  14. Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
  15. Partnership accounts
  16. Accounting for limited companies
  17. Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
  18. The impact of ethical considerations

Course assessment

A Level Accounting is examined via 2 written exam papers, each paper is 3 hours. 


You are provided with a textbook. However, you are required to provide all other materials, including a scientific calculator.


Upon completion of A Level Accounting, you will be prepared for further study at university or to explore options such as a higher apprenticeship to study professional qualifications such as AAT, ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CIOT.