Edexcel IGCSE in Accounting

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Teacher’s guide

Edexcel IGCSE in Accounting (4AC0)
First examination 2011

Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide. Qualifications include GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A Level, NVQ and our BTEC suite of vocational qualifications from entry level to BTEC Higher National Diplomas, recognised by employers and higher education institutions worldwide. We deliver 9.4 million exam scripts each year, with more than 90% of exam papers marked onscreen annually. As part of Pearson, Edexcel continues to invest in cutting-edge technology that has revolutionised the examinations and assessment system. This includes the ability to provide detailed performance data to teachers and students which help to raise attainment.

Acknowledgements This guide has been produced by Edexcel on the basis of consultation with teachers, examiners, consultants and other interested parties. Edexcel would like to thank all those who contributed their time and expertise to its development.

References to third-party material made in this document are made in good faith. Edexcel does not endorse, approve or accept responsibility for the content of materials, which may be subject to change, or any opinions expressed therein. (Material may include textbooks, journals, magazines and other publications and websites.)

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The Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Accounting is designed for schools and colleges. It is part of a suite of IGCSE qualifications offered by Edexcel.

About this guide
This guide is for teachers who are delivering or planning to deliver the Edexcel IGCSE in Accounting (4AC0) qualification. The guide supports you in delivering the course content and explains how to raise the achievement of your students. The guide: • • • • •

gives an example scheme of work gives details of the Assessment Objectives and criteria suggests a range of possible textbooks and other resources offers advice on how to help students reach their full potential shows how to use the assessment criteria throughout the course of study to indicate individual student development and performance.

Why choose this qualification? Support from Edexcel Section A: Qualification content Introduction
Information for Edexcel centres

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Section B: Assessment
Assessment overview Assessment Objectives and weightings Assessment summary Examination questions Student tips Using the mark scheme

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Section C: Planning and teaching
Course planner Teaching ideas Resources

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Why choose this qualification?
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 follow this course successfully will have a good understanding of accounting and its applications, and will find it easy to make the transition to the study of GCE AS or Advanced Level in Accounting. The Edexcel IGCSE in Accounting: • • • • •

offers a course for students of various ages and from diverse backgrounds in terms of general education and lifelong learning offers comprehensive and detailed description of the subject content provides assessment opportunities in both January and June examination series is 100 per cent examined with a single tier of entry for the whole ability range provides a sound foundation for further study of accounting.

Visit www.edexcel.com/igcse2009 for more information about this IGCSE and related resources.

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