2 Accounting: Graded Unit 2 (Project) Graded Unit 3 (Examination)
3 Delivery of the Units GU2 Last year – January to June This year – August to MarchSubmission dates for Planning, Developing and Evaluating stagesGU3March to June1st sitting end of May; 2nd sitting 3 weeks later
4 Staffing Experienced accounting lecturers GU2 Lecturer who had delivered Cost Accounting, Management Accounting Using IT and 2nd year Management Accounting UnitsSome limited experience of delivering projectsGU3Lecturer who had delivered all Financial Accounting UnitsInput from tax lecturerExperience of preparing students for NQ examinations / GU1
5 Lessons from first year – GU2 Organisation – early in yearGood plan Good projectStudents understanding of requirementsDeadlines / mentoring / monitoring progressReport layout / use of formal wordingWord count
6 Lessons from first year – GU3 Revision topics – FR&A, AST, Business TaxIntegration of input from tax lecturerHow to revise study planPractice exam – marking and feedback
7 Marking and Verification Consistent approachShow where marks gained/subtotals etcGU2 – ensure candidates have achieved the minimum evidence requirements for each stageGU2 – extended version of marking schemeGU3 – consequential errors/extraneous itemsChecklistsStudent feedback on scriptsEvidence of Internal Verification and/or double marking
8 Feedback from students Stressful completing both GUs in Block 3Spent significantly longer on GU2 than any other 1 Credit Unit on the courseHowever:Gained confidence about researching and completing work independentlyExam really helped them to retain accounting and tax knowledge
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