A2 Accounting

A2 Accounting

A2 in Accounting 2121

This course will help you to;

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting, its concepts, techniques and procedures
  • apply this knowledge and understanding to a variety of accounting problems
  • develop an appreciation of the role and limitations of accounting in decision-making
  • analyses, interpret and evaluate accounting information, assess alternative courses of action and make reasoned judgements taking into consideration economic, legal, technological and social factors.

This course will also assist you in acquiring a range of important and transferable skills including;

  • data skills
  • presenting arguments and making judgements and justified recommendations on the basis of the available evidence
  • recognising the nature of problems, solving problems and making decisions using appropriate accounting tools and methods
  • planning work, taking into account the demands of the task and the time available to complete it.

Overview

What’s Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

January 2013 will be the last January exam period. All future exams will be held during the May – June exam period only.

In the student ‘On Campus’ area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning. Oxford Learning

 

Content

This A2 course consists of two units:

  • Unit 3 – ACCN3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting
  • Unit 4 – ACCN4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting

The A2 Units

Unit 3 –ACCN3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting

In this first unit of the A2 part of the course the materials will help you to will help you to explore and respond to the following key topics;

You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of financial accounting techniques which can be applied where a business does not maintain a complete accounting system. You will also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the techniques and procedures which are relevant to partnerships.

You will develop further your understanding of financial accounting in relation to limited companies by developing an understanding of the content of published accounts and their importance to various user groups. By extending your range of advanced techniques and knowledge of accounting by the study of statements of cash flow and international accounting standards.
Note:
You will not be required to prepare or comment on financial statements for not-for-profit organisations.

Unit 4 – ACCN4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting

In this final unit of the course you will explore the following key areas of accounting;

This final unit provides you with the opportunity to develop further the ways in which accounting techniques can be used to aid the management of a business and contribute to effective decision-making. You will develop an understanding of manufacturing accounts and certain cost concepts, including contribution, overhead absorption, activity based costing, standard costing and variance analysis.

The unit also provides an opportunity to develop two techniques for making capital investment decisions and help you to further develop your understanding of sources of finance.
Examination Board: AQA

Examination Codes:  AS Award 1121 & full A Level Award 2121.

By the end of the AS Level you will have begun to successfully investigate key areas of Accounting.

By the end of the full A level you will have also investigated several key topic areas in much greater detail and practiced some of the research skills that are so necessary to success not only in this field but in other interrelated fields.

By the end of the AS Level you will have begun to successfully investigate key areas of Accountancy and just how important Accountancy is to the running of successful finances.  By the end of the full A level you will have also investigated several key topic areas in much greater detail and practised some of the research skills that are so necessary to success not only in this field but in other interrelated fields.

The format of the Examinations

PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May – June exam period.

A2 Units ACCN3 and ACCN4

Unit 3 – ACCN3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting

25% of A Level

2 hour written examination

90 raw marks (100 UMS)

Four compulsory questions – each carrying a variable number of marks, each with a variable number of sub-questions. This unit is synoptic.
Unit 4 – ACCN4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting

25% of A Level

2 hour written examination

90 raw marks (100 UMS)

Four compulsory questions – each carrying a variable number of marks, each with a variable number of sub-questions. This unit is synoptic.

Payment

Course Fee

£215.00

Payment by Installments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly installments.

 

A2 in Accounting

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