What you'll learn
This specification provides an overview of the LRN International GCSE Accounting, designed for various users, including candidates, centres, administrators, employers, parents/guardians, teachers, and other related staff, as well as examiners. The specification outlines the key features and administrative procedures required for this international qualification.
The LRN International GCSE Accounting aims to enable international candidates to demonstrate their understanding and competence in topics such as Accounting Principles, Book-keeping, Authentication of Accounting Records, Financial Statements, and Interpretation of Accounting Information.
Mode of Delivery
This qualification is designed to be delivered within centres. Centres must demonstrate to LRN, through the centre recognition processes, that they have the resources, facilities, and competence to deliver. Additionally, centres must show they meet LRN’s criteria, including the means, capability, capacity, and resources (including suitably qualified centre staff) for their chosen delivery method.
The LRN International GCSE Accounting has been designed to accommodate the wide variation in candidates’ backgrounds, education levels, and career goals. Progression opportunities may take a variety of paths. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, it may be appropriate for the candidate to progress to:
– A similar Level 2 qualification in Accounting;
– LRN Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Pre-A Foundation Studies;
– LRN Level 3 Diploma in Pre-U Foundation Studies;
– A higher level of any qualification – e.g., A-Level or Diploma;
– Vocationally Related Qualifications.
Breakdown of Assessment Objectives
AO1 – Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of accounting concepts and issues;
AO2 – Apply knowledge and understanding of accounting concepts and issues to a variety of contexts;
AO3 – Analyse and evaluate accounting information and issues to demonstrate understanding of accounting activity, make judgments, and draw conclusions.
The assessment for this qualification consists of written exam papers, set and marked by the LRN.
Exam series are in:
– January (results released in March);
– June (results released in August);
– November (results released in January).
Candidates can re-take the whole qualification as often as they wish; however, individual components cannot be re-taken, as it is a traditional linear specification. Please remember, one entry per qualification is sufficient and will cover all the question papers, including certification.