Accounting A Level

What will I learn?

1st Year

In the first year, students take study the following:

  • Role of the Accountant in business
  • Types of business organisations
  • The double entry model
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts in the preparation of accounts
  • Preparation of financial statements for sole traders
  • Limited company accounts
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal Costing

2nd Year

  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption and activity based costing
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Accounting for organisations and incomplete records
  • Accounting for limited companies
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
  • The impact of ethical considerations

Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths Grade 5 and English at Grade 4.  GCSE points score average of 5.3 or above.

How long will it take to qualify?

Two years

How will I be assessed?

Two 3 hour exams at the end of the course.

Throughout your time at JLC you will be assessed at regular intervals throughout your course in the style of external assessments under exam conditions. This is to help track your progress and help prepare you with the skills needed for the final exam.

Who is this course aimed at?

Accountancy is attractive to students who:

  • Wish to pursue a career in the accounting or financial sector
  • Wish to start their own business and require an understanding of finance
  • Enjoy analysing and interpreting data
  • Do not want to study Mathematics at University, but would like to pursue a course with a large numerical content

What next?

A level Accountancy is an ideal platform to study Accountancy/Accounting at degree level and also to start a career in accountancy. It is highly valued in careers including retail and banking and is useful for anyone wishing to start their own business.



  • A Level


  • Accounting

Course Length

  • 2 Years


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider