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  • Entry requirements
    Basic English reading and writing skills, as full tutor support is given.
  • Academic Title
    AS/A2 - A level in Accounting. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level. Specification: AQA (Full A Level) 2120, AQA (AS) 1121 and AQA (A2) 2121
  • Course description
    The Course

    The course is divided into four modules, each of which is divided into lessons to
    facilitate the progress of your learning. Within the modules, the lessons have been
    organised to provide you with what has been considered the appropriate sequence
    to progressively develop your knowledge in accounting. At the end of each module
    there is a tutor-marked assessment which, when completed, should be sent to your
    tutor.

    Each module of the course corresponds to the examination module. The lessons are
    of different length and difficulty. Some of them have references to carefully
    selected websites to provide you with further practice, summaries and examples of
    topics covered in the lesson.

    You will learn the fundamentals of record-keeping and the purposes, techniques
    and consequences of effective financial accounting.

    Accounting helps businesses in the measuring, monitoring and planning of their
    operations. People skilled in accounting should be able to tell whether or not the
    business is performing well financially, the strengths and weaknesses of the
    business and to communicate their results to the owners of the business.

    Accounting is about recording, classifying and summarising data. A certain grade of
    judgement and good analysis and accounting techniques are very important.

    The course is laid out as follows:

    Module 1 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
    Lesson 1: Purposes of Accounting
    Lesson 2: Accounting records
    Lesson 3: Verification of accounting records
    Lesson 4: Final Accounts
    Assignment A

    Module 2 - Financial and Management Accounting
    Lesson 5: Types of business organisation
    Lesson 6: Accounting concepts
    Lesson 7: Final Accounts. Further aspects
    Lesson 8: Analysis of performance
    Lesson 9: Introduction to budgeting
    Lesson 10: The impact of ICT in accounting
    Assignment B

    The Examination
    The course is examined in two components:

    Examination Paper 1 – Unit 1 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    This paper is one hour and thirty minutes in length and the marks provide 50% of
    the overall marks of the course, AS, and 25% of A Level. There are four compulsory
    questions.

    Examination Paper 2 – Unit 2 Financial and Management Accounting
    This paper is one hour and thirty minutes in length and the marks provide 50% of
    the overall marks of the course, AS, and 25% of A Level. There are four compulsory
    questions.


    The Course
    The course is divided into two modules, each of which is divided into lessons to
    facilitate the progress of your learning. Within the modules, the lessons have been
    organised to provide you with what has been considered the appropriate sequence
    to progressively develop your knowledge in accounting. At the end of each module
    there is a tutor-marked assessment which, when completed, should be sent to your
    tutor.

    Each module of the course corresponds to the examination module. The lessons are
    of different length and difficulty. Some of them have references to carefully
    selected websites to provide you with further practice, summaries and examples of
    topics covered in the lesson.

    You will learn businesses profitability, performance, costing and budgeting.
    Accounting helps businesses in the measuring, monitoring and planning of their
    operations. People skilled in accounting should be able to tell whether or not the
    business is performing well financially, the strengths and weaknesses of the
    business and to communicate their results to the owners of the business.

    Accounting is about recording, classifying and summarising data. A certain grade of
    judgement and good analysis and accounting techniques are very important.

    Note that the numbering of the modules and lessons continues from the AS course.
    You will need to study them in sequence.

    The course is laid out as follows:

    Module 3 - Further Aspects of Financial Accounting

    Lesson 11: Stock valuation
    Lesson 12: Incomplete records
    Lesson 13: Sources of finance
    Lesson 14: Accounting standards
    Lesson 15: Published accounts
    Lesson 16: Partnership accounts

    Assignment C

    Module 4 - Further Aspects of Management Accounting

    Lesson 17: Manufacturing accounts
    Lesson 18: Costing
    Lesson 19: Capital Investment Appraisal
    Lesson 20: Budgeting: further considerations
    Lesson 21: Social accounting
    Assignment D

    Textbooks

    This course is self-contained so you will not need to use any extra textbooks.

    However, you may find useful to read other books on this subject:

    • Business Accounting 1 - Frank Wood & Alan Sangster, FT Prentice Hall.
    ISBN 0273655523

    • Business Accounting 2 - Frank Wood & Alan Sangster, FT Prentice Hall.
    ISBN 0273655574

    • Business Accounts - David Cox, Osborne books
    You can also contact your tutor if you feel you need more practice in any of the
    areas covered in this course.

    The Examination
    The course is examined in two components:

    Examination Paper 3 – Unit 3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting

    This paper is two hours in length and the marks provide 25% of A Level. There are
    four compulsory questions.

    Examination Paper 4 – Unit 4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting

    This paper is two hours in length and the marks provide 25% of A Level. There are
    four compulsory questions.

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