Accounting is a service activity. It is one of the key functions for any business. Its aim is to provide quantitative financial information to a business. It also refers to the process of summarising, analysing and reporting financial transactions. The basic accounting functions are normally done by a book-keeper, while more detailed accounting is handled by a qualified accountant. The subject has both a theoretical and practical aspect.
The Advanced level examination delves deeper in the subject and is divided into two papers of 3 hours each. Paper 1 deals with financial accounting while paper 2 includes cost and management accounting.
The Intermediate level is assessed by a three-hour paper which includes financial accounting and cost and management accounting. Both syllabi build on the SEC syllabus and seek to develop the students’ financial literacy, presentation and evaluative skills.
|Advanced level||No previous knowledge is required||2-years||5 lessons per week||1 tutorial per week.|
|Intermediate level||No previous knowledge is required||2-years||3 lessons per week||N/A|
|Refresher||Students must have already sat for their A Level exam and would like to improve their grade||1-year||5 lessons per week||N/A|
|SEC level||Subject must have been studied at `O’ level||1-year||4 lessons per week||N/A|
Accounting cannot be taken with both Marketing and Economics
The teaching programme is supplemented by:
- Guest Speakers
Further Studies/ Career opportunities
• University of Malta
• Institute of Tourism Studies
• Careers such as accounting technician & accounts clerk amongst others