Accounting is becoming a very popular course among students who are looking to go straight into employment. Many of our accounting students are hired by accounting firms upon completing their A Levels.
This course is for you if:
- you enjoy problem-solving
- you like working with numbers
- you are interested in a career in accounting or a related subject.
Accounting combines particularly well with Business, Economics, Mathematics and Law. It is a valuable option for anyone considering a career in management or finance.
What will I study on this course?
This course is all about recording, interpreting and evaluating the financial performance of business. The types of topics which are covered include:
- Double-entry bookkeeping
- Final accounts
The second year of the course develops the above themes in more depth and also introduces new concepts such as incomplete records, partnership accounts and capital investment appraisal.
Extended opportunities and enrichment
Students who are part of the Business learning area have the opportunity to take part in local work placements, compete in national competitions, visit local schools to do presentations and workshops, as well as attend a variety of other educational visits.
Where can this course lead to?
Accounting is a very useful (although not essential) preparation for anyone considering a higher education course in Accounting, Business Studies or Management. Students who enjoy the course may consider careers in Accountancy, Finance and Banking.