Accounting

Learner Pathway

The following Learner Pathway is available for Accounting:

Course Information

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National 5 Accounting

What will I learn in this subject?
  • develop an awareness of the function that accounting performs in industry and society.
  • prepare, present, interpret and analyse accounting information.
  • apply a systematic approach to solving financial problems, by using the relevant accounting concepts and techniques.
  • apply information technology in accounting-related tasks.
 
How will I be assessed?
SQA Exam - 130 marks
SQA Assignment - 50 marks
 
What are the entry requirements for this subject/level?
No entry requirements.

Higher Accounting

What will I learn in this subject?
  • the function that accounting performs in business and society.
  • the need for accuracy in the preparation, presentation, interpretation and analysis of
    complex accounting information.
  • the need for accuracy in the preparation, presentation, interpretation and analysis of
    complex accounting information.
  • how to apply a systematic approach to solving financial problems.
  • a range of sources of finance available to organisations, and the circumstances these
    sources might be used in.
  • how to use spreadsheet software for complex accounting tasks.
 
How will I be assessed?
SQA Exam - 120 marks
SQA Assignment - 60 marks
 
What are the entry requirements for this subject/level?
Achieved National 5 Accounting.