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Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

For me Accounting is something I am incredibly passionate about. From a young age I have always enjoyed Mathematics and problem solving; fortunately for me these two interests of mine are a part of the fundamentals of Accounting and Finance.

This has helped me to decide that getting involved in the financial world is the career that I intend to pursue at University. From the threshold of childhood, being around my father’s takeaway business has enabled me to understand some of the financial aspects which a business requires; this experience has inspired me to pursue my dream to become a Chartered Accountant.

Currently I am studying BTEC Sport, I.C.T and A level Accounts. I am continuing with these studies in my second year of 6th Form because I enjoy them very much and I believe each subject has provided me with an array of excellent skills which will benefit me when I attend University.

Studying BTEC I.C.T has helped me improve my presentation skills as I have had lots of practice presenting to large groups. This has improved my confidence and will be a great help for me when I attend University and when I apply for Accounting jobs in the future as I have acquired the skills that are essential in order to be a successful Accountant and undergraduate student.

BTEC Sport has also improved my confidence, communication and leadership skills especially with the Community Sports Leadership Award - Level 2 course that I have successfully passed. Accounts has provided me with the basic background of Accounting, as well as enhancing my problem solving and analysis skills.

This particular experience has left me with a burning sensation to learn more about Accounts. Overall my time at Holte 6th Form has contributed into me becoming a more mature, confident student who will excel if given the chance to enter higher education.

To develop further insight into my chosen career I have secured an ongoing work experience placement with the school finance sector on Wednesdays; I believe this highlights and emphasises my commitment and determination in the field of accountancy. I have also had the opportunity to enhance my communication skills through a part-time job working in a restaurant, interact with different customers.

This improved my adaptability skills as in the time I worked there I faced a range of new circumstances, developing new skills. In addition, I have also had work experience working in a Primary School where I have coached two Year Four PE classes; here I have gained the skills to become a more tolerant and patient person.

I believe these are essential transferable skills and will be of great help at University. I have also volunteered in raising money for Sports Relief where a group of Holte Sixth Form students rowed around the world. This has improved my sense of responsibility, and teamwork and motivation skills, as I had to interact, work efficiently and motivate my fellow peers.

I love to play sport whenever I can as it fills me with great enjoyment. I hope to continue being involved in sports at University by joining the sport clubs that are available because playing sport provides me with a good balance in my life between leisure and work which allows me to produce my best results academically; I plan to keep this balance at university.

From a young age I have always wanted to go to University to follow my dream. The prospect of learning more about the field I want to go into is what motivates and excites me into going to University. I hope by attending University, I can develop the skills that I currently posses and also gain new skills.

Teachers say the step up from GCSE to A level is like climbing a Mountain. I feel I have achieved this and now I feel I am ready for the step up from A level to University, as this challenge excites me and is one I am relishing.

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This personal statement was written by S11711480 for application in 2011.

S11711480's university choices
University of Wolverhampton
Aston University
The University of Birmingham
Coventry University

Green: offer made
Red: no offer made

Degree
Accounting and Finance at City University

S11711480's Comments

i fink it was quite good, teachers said it was, tell me what u think not that it matter im already at uni lol.

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yeh think its preety gd...it helped me big tym thnks

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i love it its brill

Nice one. What grades did you

Nice one. What grades did you get at AS and what were you predicted for your A2s?

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what were your PREDICTED GRADES? Because I am thinking of Applying to the same universities.

What Subjects did you take?

What Subjects did you take? And what were you predicted?

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