Years 1 and 2

1. An introduction to the role of the accountant in business

2. Types of business organisation 

3. The double entry model 

4. Verification of accounting records

5. Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records

6. Preparation of financial statements of sole traders

7. Limited company accounts

8. Analysis and evaluation of financial information

9. Budgeting

10. Marginal costing

11. Standard costing and variance analysis

12. Absorption and activity based costing

13. Capital investment appraisal

14. Accounting for organisations with incomplete records

15. Partnership accounts

16. Accounting for limited companies

17. Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information

18. The impact of ethical considerations



Grade 6 in GCSE English


​​​​​​Skills Developed

  • Data skills and financial analysis
  • Interpreting evidence
  • Making reasoned decisions and considering their wider impact


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