Interpretation of Accounts

Your path to success in Leaving Cert Accounting

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who want to excel in Question 5 (Interpretation of Accounts) in the Leaving Cert Accounting Higher Level examination. The course will thoroughly prepare you for this topic and teach you how to score maximum marks in all three parts of the question. Interpretation of Accounts (also known as Ratio Analysis) is the only topic to have come up as a 100 mark question every year since the current syllabus was introduced in 1997 and is a critical question on the higher level paper. It is also a fascinating topic that gives students valuable real-life skills in financial analysis, critical thinking and decision making.

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What tuition will I receive on this course?

You will first build a strong foundation by learning the essential concepts and skills required to master this topic. Then, you will learn how to apply these essentials through a series of worked examples and self-test questions. I will demonstrate the best solution procedure to use and show you the pitfalls to avoid when answering exam questions. Finally, you will move up to exam standard questions where you will refine your answering technique and learn how to deal with the most difficult adjustments. On completion of the course you will be fully prepared for any questions on this topic in your exam. The course curriculum is set out below.

How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered through a series of expert video tutorials which you can watch at any time, on any device. You also receive a comprehensive set of notes containing all the key learnings, questions, model solutions and marking schemes covered in the video tutorials. The notes and video tutorials give you a clear and easy to follow roadmap to help you master this topic.


Your Instructor


Brian Feighan
Brian Feighan

Brian is a Chartered Accountant and online course creator with a lifelong passion for teaching and learning. He has authored numerous online courses, including "Boot Camp", the definitive foundation course for Leaving Cert Accounting. Boot Camp is published by Chartered Accountants Ireland and is used throughout Ireland by accounting teachers to help Transition Year and Senior Cycle students learn the fundamentals of accounting. If you want to learn more about Boot Camp, visit https://chartered-bootcamp.teachable.com/

Through ProTutor, his own online school of finance, Brian has helped hundreds of students achieve success in their exams. His expert knowledge, clear explanations and proven exam techniques are highly valued by students. Brian draws on his professional accounting background and practical experience as an Examiner with Chartered Accountants Ireland to impart a deep understanding to his students. This understanding lays the foundation for exam success.

Brian also draws on extensive feedback from students, teachers and other professionals to create a highly engaging learning environment that gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve their potential.


Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this course for?
This course is for students taking Leaving Certificate Accounting at higher level. Whilst no prior knowledge of Ratio Analysis or Interpretation of Accounts is required, students will need to have a good understanding of the layout used for company financial statements (Trading, Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheet) and the meaning of the terms used in these statements.
When does the course start and finish?
You can start the course as soon as you enrol. It's a completely self-paced, on-line course. It's possible to finish it in a single day but most students will choose to spread the course out over a number of days or even weeks. Choose a pace that's right for you.
How often can I access the course?
As often as you like. It's available 24/7. You can use it for self-study, to support your classroom learning, for revision, for last minute exam prep or all of the above. It will be here for you, right up until the day of your exam.
How long will I have access to the course?
Once enrolled, you will have unlimited access to the course, across all devices, for the full duration of your Senior Cycle. If you are a 5th Year student, you will not need to re-enrol or purchase this course again next year.

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