AS/A Level Accounting
A Level Accounting is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as financial and management accounting .Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Accounting, Business Studies, Finance, Management and Economics.
To enjoy the subject and be successful you will need to be logical and confident working with numbers. You do not need any previous knowledge of the subject.
Subject tutors are all highly qualified and experienced, being examiners and senior examiners. They have a wealth of skills, knowledge and experiences to draw upon, enabling them to bring a realism and credibility
to the subject. Lessons will incorporate a range of lively and engaging learning activities.
All tutors are enthusiastic and committed to student achievement and provide support both in the classroom and through individual student support. As senior examiners, tutors have strong links with the examination board and this allows them to support the development of crucial examination skills to the high standard required.
Students in Accounting consistently achieve grades well above the national average. In 2014, 100% of students achieved grades A*-E, with 50% achieving grades A* to B; this being 15% above the national Accounting average. Our added value is outstanding!
As mentioned above, the Accounting department has successfully supported a number of students being accepted onto the world-class EY degree at Lancaster University, PWC degree at Newcastle and Nottingham
University and KPMG degree at Durham, Exeter and Birmingham University.
All of these students will earn whilst they complete their degrees and some will have all of their university fees paid for whilst earning a salary of £21k per year from day one of their degree! They also leave university with a degree and a large proportion of their professional exams.
Some of the big firms mentioned above have now started “School Leaver Programmes”. These enable students to enter into training contracts straight from college and are becoming a popular alternative to University whilst still pursuing a high flying career in Accountancy.
Students also enhance their wider business knowledge by participating in visits to industry in the UK, USA, Asia and Europe, which allows them to develop their broader knowledge of business and finance.
Students have also taken part in external competitions such as the ICAEW BASE competition. Runshaw students were both winners and runners up this year in the regional heats; they have also won the regional competition three out of the last five years. The winners had the opportunity to participate in the national heats in Birmingham, where many of the judges and mentors were important business leaders.
Recent trips to New York have included visits to the Federal Reserve, NASDAQ and United Nations. Other visits have taken place to Beijing, the European Parliament in Brussels, Berlin and Florence.
Minimum GCSE Grade Essential: B in a written subject AND a B in Maths
The aim of the course is to give you an understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin accounting theory and practice and its importance in a variety of organisations.
You will study:
• Introduction to Financial Accounting
• Financial and Management Accounting
• Further aspects of Financial Accounting
• Further aspects of Management accounting
There is a written examination in each of the four units.
This course provides an excellent base for students progressing onto a wide range of degree courses at university including Accounting, Finance, Business Studies, Management and Economics.
It will also provide an excellent foundation for the further study of Accounting at professional level, as well as equipping you with the essential accounting skills needed in the business environment.