Is it well respected in Russell Group universities?
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Is accounting a good A-level to take? watch
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- 08-11-2017 20:53
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- 09-11-2017 09:03
It may be ok as a third. You can only tell when you know the degree and you have checked entrance requirements. Some unis have preferred and non preferred subjects.
- 09-11-2017 13:44
Yes and no. It's not a facilitating subject per se but it's not disrespected. It is an extremely hard subject, but it's not analytical at all and it's not essay based in any manner, while the maths is basic. So towards the higher end of the Russell Group, you probably don't want it, and when the course is entirely irrelevant, it might very well work against you.
That said, applying for accounting at universities is perfectly fine because rationally speaking most universities know that Accounting is one of the hardest A-Levels which make first year (and perhaps second) accounting modules useless because everyone is just catching up to what an A-level accounting student did. This includes the higher end of the Russell Group.
On top of that, it's one of the few A-levels which actually give you exemptions and accreditations, allowing you to do ICAEW/ACCA with fewer exams, which is great if that is what you want to do eventually anyway, or planning to go into Big Four.
Adjust your choice to what you plan to do at university. If you want to do Chemical Engineering at Imperial, it's probably a good idea to leave it alone. If you want to do Economics at Bristol, it's fairly reasonable. If you want to do Accounting & Finance at King's, your choice couldn't be better.