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Accounting A-level

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of accounting, accounting systems of different types of business activities and the effects of the economic, legal and technological change on accounting. You will learn how to produce and interpret some financial documents. These accounting skills are useful in a number of jobs and careers and this course provides an ideal background for someone planning a career in accountancy.

This course can be studied as part of the Business Pathway.

What do I learn?
• unit 1: Introduction to financial accounting
• unit 2: Financial and management accounting
• unit 3: Further aspects of financial accounting
• unit 4: Further aspects of management accounting

You will learn in groups and there will be ongoing timed assessments.
What do I gain?
We have established links with Kaplan Financial Services in Reading. There is a programme of activities provided by Kaplan which includes visiting speakers from Kaplan, a business challenge careers evening, and the opportunity to apply for the Kaplan Scholarship. There are also visits and competitions provided by the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA).

You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a tutorial and they will help you set review and achieve your targets. There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A-level students progress successfully to higher education. There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer, including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.
What do I need?
Six GCSEs grades A* to C including English Language and Maths. A minimum of a D grade at AS allows you to progress on to your second year of study.
What do I gain?
You could progress into an accounting apprenticeship or on to work as a book keeper within a business. You could also consider further study with an accounting or business-related foundation degree or degree course.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £12,950 per year. Scholarships of up to £6,250 are available, for more information on International entries contact international@activatelearning.ac.uk.
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