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IGCSE Accounting Course

This IGCSE Accounting Distance Learning Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of measuring, processing and communication of financial and non financial information. The course will provide you with an in-depth study of the full CAIE Accounting specification helping you achieve the IGCSE Accounting qualification. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Accounting, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.

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Course Description

This IGCSE Accounting course will help students develop an understanding of measuring, processing and communication of financial and non financial information.

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting comprises of two assessed papers, which would be sat in June & November:

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Differences between Cambridge and Edexcel Exam boards.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam

Cambridge Exam Board

Cambridge Course Code(s):

IGCSE Accounting (9-1): 0985

IGCSE Accounting 0452

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0985 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0452 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130


This IGCSE Accounting CAIE Course will introduce learners to the theory and concepts of accounting, including the ways in which accounting is used in a variety of modern economic business contexts.

Learners will concentrate on the skills of recording, reporting, presenting and interpreting financial information; these will form an ideal foundation for further study, and for future career within the profession. The syllabus is structured so that learners attain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge

Cambridge Modules

1.The fundamentals of accounting

  • The purpose of accounting
  • The accounting equation

2.Sources and recording of data

  • The double entry system of book-keeping
  • Business documents
  • Books of prime entry

3.Verification of accounting records

  • The trial balance
  • Correction of errors
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Control accounts

4. Accounting procedures

  • Capital and revenue expenditure and receipts
  • Accounting for depreciation and disposal of non- current assets
  • Other payables and other receivables
  • Irrecoverable debts and provisions for doubtful debts
  • Valuation of inventory

5. Preparation of financial statements

  • Sole traders
  • Partnerships
  • Limited companies
  • Clubs and societies
  • Manufacturing accounts
  • Incomplete records

6.Analysis and interpretation

  • Calculation and understanding of accounting ratios
  • Interpretation of accounting ratios
  • Inter-firm comparison
  • Interested parties
  • Limitations of accounting statements

7. Accounting principles and policies

  • Accounting principles
  • Accounting policies

Exam Papers:

Paper 1:

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Multiple- choice questions based on all syllabus content.

35 marks

30% of grade

Paper 2:

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Structured written questions based on all syllabus content

100 marks

70% of grade

Edexcel Exam Board

Edexcel Course Code(s): 4AC1

Edexcel Exams: January and June

Edexcel Study Hours: 130

Edexcel Modules

1.The accounting environment

  • Types of business organisation
  • Accounting concepts
  • Use of technology in accounting
  • Professional ethics

2. Introduction to book-keeping

  • Business documentation
  • Books of original entry
  • Ledger accounting
  • Capital expenditure and revenue expenditure
  • Depreciation
  • Irrecoverable debts
  • Other receivable and payables

3. Introduction to control processes

  • Trial balance
  • Control accounts
  • Correction of errors
  • Bank reconciliation statements

4. The preparation of financial statements

  • Financial statement of a sole trader
  • Financial statement of a partnership
  • Incomplete records
  • The calculation and interpretation of accounting ratios
  • Financial statements of a manufacturer

5. Accounting for end of period adjustments

  • Application of accounting concepts
  • Depreciation
  • Irrecoverable debts
  • Other receivables and payables

Exam Papers

Paper 1

Written examination: 2 hours

Availability: January and June

Assessment overview: The examination comprises a mixture of multiple-choice, short- and long-answer questions, and is presented in two sections, covering the following topics: The Accounting environment, introduction to book- keeping and introduction to control processes.

100 marks

66.6% of the total international GCSE

Paper 2

Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

Availability: January and June

Assessment overview: The examination comprises two multi-part questions focusing on the preparation, analysis or evaluation of financial statements covering the following topics: The preparation of financial statements, and accounting for end of period adjustments.

50 marks

33.3% of the total International GCSE

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will be asked to fill in an enrolment form. On the form it will ask when you wish to complete by, so we can ensure you are supported right up to when you take your exams.

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

All of our IGCSEs are available world wide. Meaning you can study with us from anywhere.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help finding a centre, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 130 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

With online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. IGCSE qualifications are recognised by universities employers, colleges and sixth form colleges, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your IGCSEs in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, transcripts, certificate of graduation, and references for further education applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade. 

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