Business – A Level Accountancy


The A Level Accounting qualification allows you to develop quantitative data analysis and interpretation skills, whilst the inclusion of ethics and an emphasis on management accounting will give you the confidence to communicate information to non-accountants and future clients.

A qualification in accounting will always be helpful – whether it’s used professionally or personally. This course helps students to understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and the wider environment.

Course Content

You will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that you can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.

The exam board for this A Level is AQA.


Many of the top universities such as Warwick, Leeds and the University of Glasgow offer Accountancy degree courses where you can stretch your accountancy studies further.

Some careers linked to accountancy are:

  • Business and related associate professionals
  • Chartered and certified accountants
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Financial accounts managers
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
  • Marketing associate professionals and taxation experts

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Students wishing to include A Levels in their programme need to have (or expect to achieve) at least five GCSE passes, with at least two at Grade 4 or above.

The Accountancy A Level goes really well with Business A Level and Mathematics A Level and can also be taken with BTEC courses as part of our mix and match programme.

GCSE Business is not required.

There is a significant financial element to the A Level course. Strong numerical skills and the desire to learn how to calculate financial information and interpret financial data is therefore essential.

You will be assessed via two written exams which are both 3 hours long and worth 120 marks. The exams consist of a mix of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and extended answer questions.


What goes well with this course?

Accountancy goes well with the majority of subjects, particularly:

  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Law
  • IT/Computing
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Languages
  • Politics
  • Pyschology


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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