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.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Did you know that the average qualified accountant working in business in the UK earns in excess of £75,000 a year? No wonder it’s such a popular subject!

    Our teachers are all highly qualified and experienced, being examiners and senior examiners. Thanks to their help and support Runshaw Accounting students in 2018 achieved a 100% pass rate and 88% A*-C grades – our added value is outstanding!

    As well as outstanding results we have also 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 universities. All of these students will earn whilst they complete their degrees and will leave university with a large proportion of their professional exams completed. We also have had an impressive number of students being accepted onto prestigious school leaver programmes with top companies including PWC, KPMG, EY and RSM.

    Students also have the opportunity to enhance their wider business knowledge by participating in visits to industry in the UK, USA and Europe, allowing them to develop their broader knowledge of business and finance. Recent trips to New York have included visits to the Federal Reserve, NASDAQ, and United Nations. We also invite speakers from industry into college to discuss career paths and encourage students to take part in external competitions such as the ICAEW BASE competition where we have won the regional competition four out of the last seven years.

  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?

    To enjoy the subject and be successful you will need to be logical and confident working with numbers and able to analyse what these numbers show. You do not need any previous knowledge of the subject. 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.

    In this course you will also study Financial and Management Accounting.

  • Progression Pathway

    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.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.