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The Edexcel IGCSE in Accounting is designed as a two-year course. As students progress through the course they are introduced to new ideas and concepts while continuing to use and reinforce previously learned concepts and skills. Students who successfully follow this course will have a good understanding of accounting and its applications, and will find the transition to the study of GCE AS or Advanced Level in Accounting easy to make.

Key accounting skills developed at DES

The Edexcel IGCSE in Accounting qualification enables students to:
• understand the nature and purpose of accounting in business and non-profit-making organisations, and the principles on which accounting is based
• understand the use of accounting as an aid to business decision making
• understand the use of accounting as a means of assessing the financial position of an organisation
• develop the abilities to quantify, to judge relevance, and to write clear and concise explanations


Paper 1 100%

Candidates will receive grades from A*-G.

There are no forbidden combinations for this subject.


Accounting helps the student to develop an understanding of the financial aspects of a business, as such, is of value in any career choice.  Some of the more obvious careers benefiting from accounting include: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Finance managers, private practice accountancy, auditing functions and entry type jobs such as bookkeeping and supervisory roles.