This is a thought-provoking and challenging course. It will provide you with valuable insight into how a business records its financial transactions and how this information can be used to understand its performance and efficiency.
If you enjoy working with numbers and solving problems, Accounting could be for you. You will develop a thorough knowledge of all aspects of financial and management accounting, as well as broadening your understanding of the financial sector.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English Language and Mathematics.
In Year One you will study:
In Year Two you will study:
Accounting is taught within a business environment. All of our lecturers are subject specialists with industry expertise.
Digital technology is embedded throughout the curriculum equipping you with skills that are industry-recognised including cloud based applications for your onward career journey. The College offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, studios, workshops, presentations and group discussions. You will have the opportunity to hear visiting speakers from universities and the accounting profession and meet with ex-students and employers from accounting firms.
You will be required to complete regular pieces of work throughout the two years for tutor assessment by your lecturer, though this does not form part of the final grading. Your final grade will be determined by examinations in
your second year, you will be required to sit two three-hour exams which will cover all the topics taught on the course. Each exam is worth 50% of the overall mark.
This qualification is particularly useful to those who wish to proceed to Higher Education or who wish to undertake professional qualifications in
the accounting field (particularly AAT, ACCA and CIMA courses). Possession of an accounting qualification may also be advantageous to those wishing to pursue more general business courses or business career opportunities. 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.
The College is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
I’m very, very happy, I didn’t expect to do so well. The College has been helpful and supportive. I loved my courses, and the teachers were really good – every single one of them. The facilities are great, but it’s the staff that really make this place.Matthew Randell, A Level student
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student
There are great teachers here. This college has felt more like a university than a school, and it’s definitely lived up to that more grown-up feel.Vicky Lipscombe, A Level student