Accounting is a key function in all organisations. Effective accounting procedures can provide timely and relevant information to management, helping organisations perform successfully.
Studying Accounting will enable you to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for understanding and taking part in the world of business. Even if you are not planning a career in accounting, this subject helps to improve your personal effectiveness by developing your ability to think logically, work accurately, make decisions and solve problems.
The skills that you develop in Accounting are useful in many careers such as finance, IT consulting, tax planning and management consulting.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises two areas of study.
The course assessment has two components totalling 200 marks:
For Component 2, you will select an annual report of a FTSE 100 company. You will analyse and evaluate the extent to which it complies with the requirements of any 2 identified IAS, the extent to which it meets the needs of any two stakeholders, and present your findings.
The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
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