IGCSE Accounting (9-11)
Course code: 4AC1
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Accounting
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE Accounting is a great building block to A Levels but also an interesting subject in its own right. You will study both basic bookkeeping and the accounting environment.
You will also gain an appreciation of accounting concepts as well as understanding how the accountant works withing the business environment.
Accounting course overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Accounting (4AC1) qualification.
The course provides opportunities to gain skills that will support progression to further study of Accounting, and to enhance future educational or employment prospects. Accounting qualifications can be particularly valuable for students wishing to progress into accountancy or financial careers; accountant graduates tend to have excellent employment prospects*, allowing many students to work in a range of global sectors and industries.
This course is divided into 2 units:
Unit 1: Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting – Paper code: 4AC1/01
Exam Availability: May/ June
Written examination: 2 hours
Unit 2: Financial Statements – Paper code: 4AC1/02
Exam Availability: May/ June
Written examination: 1 hour 15 mins
You will also sit a:
Formative Assessment: Activities, multiple choice assessments, short answer and tutor marked mock exam.
Summative Assessment: Final exam sat over two papers.
The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Accounting comprises five topics:
- Topic 1: The accounting environment
- Topic 2: Introduction to bookkeeping
- Topic 3: Introduction to control processes
- Topic 4: The preparation of financial statements
- Topic 5: Accounting for end of period adjustments
Paper 1 will draw exclusively from topics 1-3
Paper 2, which is more holistic in nature, builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills covered in topics 1-3 in addition to the content specified in topics 4 and 5
The Edexcel IGCSE Accounting qualification is gained once the exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.