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Accounting - A Level

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Useful Information

The A Level Accounting qualification allows you to develop quantitative data analysis and interpretation skills, whilst the inclusion of ethics and an emphasis on management accounting will give you the confidence to communicate information to non-accountants and future clients.

A qualification in accounting will always be helpful – whether it’s used professionally or personally. This course helps students to understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and the wider environment.

Course Overview

You will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that you can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.

The exam board for this A Level is AQA.

Course Highlights

Accountancy goes well with the majority of subjects, particularly:

  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Law
  • IT/Computing
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Languages
  • Politics
  • Pyschology

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Many of the top universities such as Warwick, Leeds and the University of Glasgow offer Accountancy degree courses where you can stretch your accountancy studies further.

Some careers linked to accountancy are:

  • Business and related associate professionals
  • Chartered and certified accountants
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Financial accounts managers
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
  • Marketing associate professionals and taxation experts


There is a significant financial element to the A Level course. Strong numerical skills and the desire to learn how to calculate financial information and interpret financial data is therefore essential.

You will be assessed via two written exams which are both 3 hours long and worth 120 marks. The exams consist of a mix of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to include A Levels in their programme need to have (or expect to achieve) at least five GCSE passes including a grade 5 in English and Maths..

The Accountancy A Level goes really well with Business A Level and Mathematics A Level and can also be taken with BTEC courses as part of our mix and match programme.

GCSE Business is not required.

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