Accounting AS Level | A Level

What will I learn?

AS-Level course: 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

A-Level course: 2nd Year

There is considerable overlap between the AS level content and the first year of the A level, so that both AS and A level students may be taught together in the first year. In addition the full A level will also cover the following:

  • Standard costing and variable 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 and English of Grade 5. GCSE Average 5.8 or above.

How long will it take to qualify?

1 year / 2 years

How will I be assessed?

One 3 hour examination / Two 3 hour examinations

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 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
  • AS Level


  • Accounting

Course Length

  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years


  • 16+