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A-Level Accounting

Course Code: BA135

Course Overview

Study A-Level Accounting from home – your route to academic success!

This new A-Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • 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

Studying A-Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A-Level.

Special discount - Enrol on 2 A-levels and get the third at a discount.

  • Enrol on 2 A-levels, get the third for £200
  • Offer applies to selected A-Levels only

Please note: The last exams for this course are in June 2018

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • AQA Qualification Code: 2120

    Unit 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to financial accounting
    • Chapter 2: Recording financial data
    • Chapter 3: Checking accounting records
    • Chapter 4: Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss
    Unit 2: Financial and Management Accounting
    • Chapter 5: Business entity concept
    • Chapter 6: Accounting concepts
    • Chapter 7: Further aspects of preparing primary accounts
    • Chapter 8: Limited Company accounts
    • Chapter 9: Ratio analysis and business performance
    • Chapter 10: Ratio Introduction to budgeting
    • Chapter 11: ICT within Accounting
  • Unit 3: Further Aspects of Financial Accounting
    • Chapter 12: Sources of Finance
    • Chapter 13: Incomplete records
    • Chapter 14: Partnership accounts
    • Chapter 15: Published accounts of Limited companies
    • Chapter 16: Accounting standards
    • Chapter 17: Stock valuation
    Unit 4: Further Aspects of Management Accounting
    • Chapter 18: Manufacturing accounts
    • Chapter 19: Marginal, absorption and activity based costing
    • Chapter 20: Standard cost and variance analysis
    • Chapter 21: Capital Investment Appraisal
    • Chapter 22: Budgeting: Further considerations
    • Chapter 23: Social accounting

Other Information

  • Assessment

    To achieve the full Accounting A-Level qualification you will be assessed across the four units. All units will be assessed by four paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

    AS Level:

    • Exam: ACCN1 – Unit 1 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Assessment format: Written examination
    • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


    • Exam: ACCN2 – Unit 2 Financial and Management Accounting
    • Assessment format: Written examination
    • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes  


    A2 Level:

    • Exam: ACCN3 – Unit 3 Further Aspects of Financial Accounting
    • Assessment format: Written examination
    • Duration: 2 hours


    • Exam: ACCN – Unit 4 Further Aspects of Management Accounting
    • Assessment format: Written examination
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Please note: The last exams for this course are in June 2018.


    Course Duration

    You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

  • 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 of this home learning course you will receive an A-Level in Accounting (AS/A2) issued by AQA. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the best suited to distance learning. The last exams for this course are in June 2018.

course questions & answers

Is this the same qualification as an A-Level from a school or college?

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.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You will need to have a reasonable grade in GCSE or & Level, either in Accounting or a related subject.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • * Not included with the online study option
Is there a required reading list?

We recommend the following text books to help you with your studies, however, they are not essential for completion of the course:

  • Business Accounting 1, Wood F., Sangster A. FT Prentice Hall ISBN: 0273655523
  • Business Accounts, David Cox, Osborne books ISBN-10: 1872962637

Textbooks can be purchased from most good booksellers.

Do I have to sit an exam?

You will need to take the standard A-Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. The examinations run on specific dates which can be obtained by visiting the AQA website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself and we can provide a list of over 400 A-Level test centres around the country.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to obtain a scientific calculator and may also wish to purchase books from the recommended reading list above, but this is entirely up to you.

Please note that you will be required to pay a fee to take your examinations at the examining centre that you choose.

What if I live outside the UK?

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.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "Clear & concise"

    - Lisa Bourner, St Leonard's On Sea

    I am new to home learning and although the study material is very clear & concise I am still trying to understand the best way to organise my learning. I have not asked my tutor for support yet, but feel I will do shortly for help in understanding how best to use the study material along side the recommended reading list. I have completed two bookkeeping courses at my local college which I enjoyed and felt home learning would be best to continue my studies. I would recommend to friends and family.

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