The Accounting AS Level home study course covers all the areas of expertise required to reach ‘A’ level standard and reflects the changes in examinations of recent years.
At the end of the home study course, you should be able not only to produce final accounts, but also to interpret a wide variety of financial documents. ‘A’ level Accounting provides the perfect theoretical background for someone planning a career in accountancy.
The full A Level qualification consists of an AS and A2 syllabus and would be split into four modules, reflecting the new four module examination structure of A levels. This particular course is the AS Level only and if you are looking to complete the full A Level then we recommend buying the full A Level course for £350.00 as this can be completed over 2 years of study.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are fifteen Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs).
This course prepares candidates for the AQA Accounting AS level syllabus 1120, for examinations in June 2009 and later years. To complete the full A Level candidates would also need to study the AQA Accounting A2 level syllabus 2120.
This specification encourages candidates to develop:
An understanding of the importance of effective accounting information systems and an awareness of their limitations.
An understanding of the purposes, principles, concepts and techniques of accounting.
The transferable skills of numeracy, communication, ICT, application, presentation, interpretation, analysis and evaluation in an accounting context.
An appreciation of the effects of economic, legal, ethical, social, environmental and technological influences on accounting decisions.
A capacity for methodical and critical thought.
At AS, Candidates learn the fundamentals of record-keeping and the purposes, techniques and consequences of effective financial accounting. Candidates consider how financial accounting helps in the measuring, monitoring and planning of successful business operations. They study business ownership, control, profitability, performance and budgeting.
No Coursework with this syllabus.
We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. These would ideally include English and Maths.
Business Accounting: v. 1 by F. Wood and A. Sangster. (ISBN-10: 0273681494 - ISBN-13: 978-0273681496)
Frank Wood's A-Level Accounting by F. Wood and A. Sangster. (ISBN-10: 0273685325 - ISBN-13: 978-0273685326)
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.
There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA’s) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
There are approximately 300 testing centres in the UK, so finding one close by should not be very difficult. In December/January we contact you to start arranging your examination dates.
Registered students can also access a list of exam centre's for their postcode area which have been used in the past 12 months by previous students.
We always try to give whatever help we can with examination information, but the entering of Candidates for examinations and any dealings with the examination centre’s are entirely the responsibility of the student.
Nearest Examination Dates:
A Level Examination Fees:
On average A Level examination fees are approximately £20.00 per exam, plus an administration fee which is at the discretion of the examination centre.
Studying from Abroad:
It is possible to study AS Level Courses from anywhere in the world. However some courses are easier to study from abroad than others and some restrictions to the type of tuition available apply. If you wish to study an AS Level then you will need to sit the examinations in the UK. Please remember that most AS Levels have several examinations which may well be spread over several weeks.