A Level Accounting

Course codes: OSC1351 / OSC1352
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Study A Level Accounting from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

  • Gain an official AQA Accounting A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with
  • Full Course Materials
  • Full Tutor Support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Option to include exams
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Course Overview

Our A Level courses are always updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. When you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies.

This course is available with exams added or can be completed without taking the A Level exam.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

AQA A Level in Accounting (you must take the A Level exam to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

2 paper-based exams.

Course Content

Qualification code 7127

  • The role of the accountant in business
  • Types of business organisation
  • The double entry model
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts used in the preparation of accounting records
  • Preparation of financial statement for sole traders
  • Partnership accounts
  • The implications of ethical considerations
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costing
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption and activity-based costing
  • Limited company accounts
  • Accounting for limited companies
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
Extra Info

Assessment

To achieve the A Level in Accounting you must take the A Level exams. The cost of your exams is included in this course. When you are ready, we will book them on your behalf.
There will be 2 paper-based exams, which will cover all the units studied. A more detailed breakdown of the exam details is provided below:

Course Duration

You have 2 years to complete this course. Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations. If you choose to add on the exams, when you are ready, we will book and pay for these exams on your behalf.
Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations, which take place at certain times during the year. Students are advised to contact us well in advance of their intended exam dates, as cut-off dates sometimes change.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Accounting by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion the exams of you will receive an A Level in Accounting issued by AQA.

Thinking of Going to University?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

Exam details

Paper 1

Type: Written examination

Duration: 3 hours

Weighing: 50% of A Level

Total Marks: 120

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

Assessment format: 3 compulsory sections:

  • Section A has 10 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: 3 hours

Weighing: 50% of A Level

Total Marks: 120

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

Assessment format: 3 compulsory sections:

  • Section A has 10 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
Q&As

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

It is recommended that you have a reasonable GCSE grade in Maths to enrol on this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen with highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook

*Not included with the online study option

There is no required reading for this A Level, however you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. The cost of the exams can be included in this course. We will book the exams for you when you’re ready.

Please note: If you add on exams you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham and Macclesfield examination centre.

The examinations run on specific dates.

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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