Accounting (A Level)


Introduction to course

By studying A Level Accounting, students will delve into a world of accounting. Students will learn the accounting language and puzzle together transactions to complete double entry bookkeeping and understand how these basics lead to the creation of income statements and balance sheets. Students will develop a passion and an eagerness to learn as they solve accounting problems and embark upon more technical parts of accounting, including incomplete records and partnership accounts.

Exam board/specification

AQA 7127

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
  • Grade 5 in GCSE English


Paper 1

  • Double entry book keeping
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Preparation of final accounts
  • Incomplete records

Paper 2

  • Types of business organisations
  • Costings
  • Interpretations of final accounts
  • Ethical considerations


  • Paper 1: Exam 3 hours (50%)
  • Paper 2: Exam 3 hours (50%)

Progression Routes

An A Level in Accounting can lead to a career in the field of financial services, accountancy, bookkeeping, account management, business, teaching and many other job role opportunities. Moreover, an Accounting A Level will provide the fundamental knowledge and understanding to study accountancy at any university.