Where does it lead? accounting1

This is a new and exciting course which we believe those of you wanting a career in finance will find both fascinating and beneficial. Students undertaking this course will gain a solid foundation for pursuing careers in finance, management and a range of business sectors. Whilst developing a range of transferable skills which read a range of subjects at university including Law, Mathematics, Economics, ICT and Business Studies. This course will also suit students who wish to follow a more vocational route such as apprenticeships following their A Levels.

Course overview.

With the world of business continuously changing, successful firms must have a good understanding of the financial implications of each course of action they pursue. In many cases only the most efficient firms who are able to minimise their costs survive. Through the study of this course you will gain an understanding of both financial and managerial accounting and gain an insight into the importance of accounting in helping to aid decision-making. Full course content can be found on the AQA website.

You can expect to:

  • Gain a good understanding of the reasons for, principles of and methods of accounting.
  • Develop critical thinking skills; make judgements/ recommendations and present information in a range of formats.
  • Undertake a range of calculations and interpret the data.
  • Gain an appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical, social, environmental and technological influences on accounting decisions
  • Work as part of a team and independently to explore business options using financial data.

Other useful information.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in Young Enterprise which will enable them to put into action some of the concepts they will learn in lesson. In addition to this students will have the chance to participate in extra-curricular trips and help with enrichment business ventures.

Students are encouraged to participate in Young Enterprise and in the ICAEW BASE accounting competition. This competition allows students to participate in a business challenge that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Students also have the opportunity to attend a range of trips including a trip to New York/Washington DC. Students will be expected to keep up-to-date with work and learn key concepts and information, as well as read around the subject using online accounting sites, newspapers and textbooks.


Did you know?

The typical salary for a newly qualified accountant is between £26,000 and £50,000+ whilst the average for a chartered accountant in a senior role is up to £100,000?

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