Accounting a ‘soft option’ for students

Cambridge University and other leading academic institutions have labelled
accounting a soft option at A-Level.

The university has named the A-Level, taken by almost 4,000 people in 2006,
as a less effective preparation for degree-level study.

Accounting is one of 21 subjects listed, of which Cambridge advises students
should only take one, and concentrate instead on at least two ‘academic’

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