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Business Education S4-S6 Accounts

National 5 Accounts

The National 5 Accounting course helps candidates develop skills in communicating essential financial information to various stakeholders and organisations. It combines the practical and theoretical aspects of learning related to accounting, allowing candidates to use information and communications technology (ICT) to complete tasks. Accounting is a key function in many organisations. Effective accounting procedures can provide timely and relevant information to management, helping organisations perform successfully. The course encourages candidates to think logically and apply accounting principles in their lives. This helps them to make more-informed decisions about their own financial future.  

How it is assessed: Assignment (usually Feb/March), 50 marks - 2 hours. Question paper in main exam diet, 130 marks - 2 hours.

 

Higher Accounts

The course helps candidates understand and make use of financial information. They prepare accounting statements, and analyse, interpret and report on an organisation’s financial performance. A main feature of the course is developing numeracy and thinking skills.

Candidates develop understanding of: 

  • the function that accounting performs in business and society
  • 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 it is assessed: Assignment (usually Feb/March), 60 marks - 2 hours 30. Question paper in main exam diet, 120 marks - 2 hours 30.