Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Accounting

Why study Accounting?

If you enjoy working with numbers and solving problems, Accounting could be for you. This course looks at how a business records its financial transactions and how this information can be used to understand past performance and manage the business effectively. It’s an ideal preparation for studying accounting or business at university and a future career in accountancy, management or running your own business.

What will I study?

You’ll learn the double entry system to trial balance and how to prepare a profit and loss account and a balance sheet for different types of businesses including sole traders and companies. You’ll also learn how to analyse business performance using accounting ratios and explore the different ways in which businesses are funded. You’ll discover how accounting skills and techniques, such as product costing, budgeting, breakeven analysis and investment appraisal, are used to manage a business.

How will I be assessed?

All modules are assessed by exam.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

What Havant adds to this

You’ll have the opportunity to hear visiting speakers from universities and the accounting profession and meet with ex-students and employers from accounting firms. Students who achieve strong grades in their First Year will have the chance to start studying for a professional accounting qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) alongside their Second Year studies.

Your destinations with this course

Many of our students go on to study accountancy or actuarial science at university either on its own, or in combination with other subjects such as: finance, business, economics or management. We also have students who successfully go into employment in accountancy firms as an apprentice or on company training schemes.


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