A Level Accounting

Course Codes

OSC1351 / OSC1352

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  • Gain an official A Level Accounting qualification from AQA.
  • Achieve up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university.
  • Nationally recognised A Level qualification that is the same course offered in schools and colleges.
  • No waiting around for term to start - you can enrol today and start studying as soon as you are ready.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • Benefit from the full support of your personal tutor via email.
  • Choose to include exams and save up to £400*.
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Course overview

This A Level Accounting course covers essential topics such as the double-entry model, budgeting, capital investment appraisal, and how to analyse accounting information. During your studies, you’ll gain a solid foundation of knowledge in accounting to prepare you for university and beyond.

Depending on your future career plans, A Levels we recommend studying alongside this accounting course are A Level Business Studies and A Level Economics.

Degrees this subject could lead to

For students who have completed this A Level Accounting course, you may want to consider studying a university degree in one of the following subject areas:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Marketing

Future career options

This course is ideal if you’re hoping to one day work in accounting or business management, however, the skills and knowledge you’ll gain on this course will also come in useful in roles such as marketing, economics, and office management.

A Levels via distance learning

This A Level Accounting course is exactly the same as an A Level you would study at school or college, meaning you will take the same exams and get the same qualification. The only difference is that our courses are designed to be studied from home at your own pace, and you will receive full tutor support via email.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Course Outcome

A Level Accounting qualification from AQA.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you have at least a grade 4/C in GCSE Maths.

Assessment

Two written exams.

Course content

Qualification code 7127

Extra info

Course duration

You will have two years to complete your A Level Accounting course.

The only deadlines involved in studying this course are concerning the A Level exam timetables. Please see the exams and assessments section for more information on this.

Exams and assessments

To achieve your A Level Accounting qualification, you must complete the exams. There are two written exams for this course which will cover the topics studied on this course. A breakdown of the exam papers can be found in the following section.

When you enrol on your course, you will have the option to add your exams to your enrolment, or you can select the course only option.

Choosing to add the exams package

If you choose to add your exams on to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. Please note that the A Level exam timetable typically takes place during May and June each year. You are advised to contact us well in advance of when you intend to sit your exams so that we can confirm your place with the exam board – cut off dates apply.

The course only option

If you do not add your exams on to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of your exams, you will be awarded an A Level qualification in Accounting issued by AQA. You will also receive UCAS points relevant to the grade you achieved to support your university application.

UCAS

The final grade you achieve in your A Level will be translated into UCAS points. Based on your grade, you will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the UCAS points you need to be accepted by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade from home, we recommend that you complete the tutor-marked assessments included in your course materials. These are designed to provide you with detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you sit your exam. Completing your tutor-marked assessments will also help your tutor to provide you with a predicted grade if this is required for your UCAS application.

Exam details

Paper 1

Type: Written examination

Duration: Three hours

Weighing: 50% of A Level

Total Marks: 120

Assessed: Sections 1-8, and 14-18 of the subject content

Assessment format: Three compulsory sections:

  • Section A has ten multiple-choice questions and several short answer questions. The section is worth 40 marks.
  • Section B has two structured questions each worth 20 marks. The section is worth 40 marks.
  • Section C has two extended answer questions worth 25 marks. The section is worth 50 marks.

Paper 2

Type: Written examination

Duration: Three hours

Weighing: 50% of A Level

Total Marks: 120

Assessed: Sections 1-3, 8-13, and 17-18 of the subject content

Assessment format: Three compulsory sections:

  • Section A has ten multiple-choice questions and several short answer questions. The section is worth 30 marks.
  • Section B has two structured questions each worth 20 marks. The section is worth 40 marks.
  • Section C has two extended answer questions worth 25 marks. The section is worth 50 marks.
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