What is Accounting

Accounting helps with the understanding of the purposes, principles, concepts and techniques of accounting. We look at the final accounts of real companies and learn to interpret these figures. We also learn to appreciate the effects of economic and social influences on accounting decisions.

A capacity for methodical and critical thought is required for the subject along with a level of numerical competence. Part of the examinations are short answer theoretical questions and require good written style. Accounting is a vocational subject and presents students with a great early opportunity to learn about what can be a very rewarding career.

Specifics

  • Course specific entry requirements

    Grade 5 from Maths

  • Course duration

    2 years

  • Assessment methods

    2 final 3hr exams

  • Exam Board

    AQA

  • Course type

    Linear A-level

How you will study

As we learn many new techniques, classroom focus, allied to strong attendance and punctuality, is essential. The student then learns through the repetition of questions from texts and past papers. The secret of success lies in the continual practise of these questions.

Course content summary:

  • Financial accounting
  • Accounting for analysis and decision-making
  • Recording accurate financial transactions
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Monitoring business performance

Why Choose Accounting at Xaverian?

  • Close links with Ernst & Young, with invitation to open days and networking, that can lead to employment, work placement and apprenticeship opportunities.

  • Regular industry guest speakers and visits

  • Talks from one of the ‘big four’ firms to introduce apprenticeships pre-university

What Can i do after Xaverian

The Accounting A-level student can either follow a degree in Accounting (the vast majority of our students do just that) or can join an accounting firm straight from college and be trained by this firm towards full certification.

We have links with PWC as well as KPMG and Ernst and Young. Many of our students over the years have been taken on by these firms directly after finishing at Xaverian.

Why Choose Accounting at Xaverian?

  • Close links with Ernst & Young, with invitation to open days and networking, that can lead to employment, work placement and apprenticeship opportunities.

  • Regular industry guest speakers and visits

  • Talks from one of the ‘big four’ firms to introduce apprenticeships pre-university

What Can i do after Xaverian

The Accounting A-level student can either follow a degree in Accounting (the vast majority of our students do just that) or can join an accounting firm straight from college and be trained by this firm towards full certification.

We have links with PWC as well as KPMG and Ernst and Young. Many of our students over the years have been taken on by these firms directly after finishing at Xaverian.