In A Level Accounting, you'll start with the basics, looking at the role of accounting in business and the general processes of accounting, including: balance sheets, ledgers and income statements.

You'll learn the difference between financial and management accounting as you develop your skills further into more complex areas of accounting.

Studying Accounting will give you good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in many industry sectors.

Accounting opens doors in every kind of business - it can prepare you for work in an accounting firm, to pursue a career in finance or corporate management, to work in government, or even to become an entrepreneur in private practice.


Many students continue their training with higher-level study at college or university and become qualified accountants.

Careers include: working for an accountancy practice or within an organisation. You could also work in local government, politics, banking, management, retail and leisure.

How to apply

Applying to study at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College couldn't be simpler, click the green button below to add up to 4 A Levels to your application to get started. If you'd prefer to speak to an advisor call our student hotline on 0191 229 5123.

Course detail

Start date: September 2019

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* to C including at least Grade B in Maths.

Study units

Module 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting. Key accounting records including ledgers, balance sheets and profit & loss accounts. Module 2: Financial & Management Accounting. Accounting for sole traders and for limited companies, final accounts, budgetary controls and the impact of technology on accounting.

Module 1: A more in depth study of Financial Accounting investigating sources of finance, partnership and limited company accounts, plus accounting standards. Module 2: Management Accounting – manufacturing accounts, costing, capital investments, budgeting and social accounting.


Two exam papers (one for each study module).