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Carlong Principles of Accounts for CSEC – With SBA, Study Guide, Exercises & DVD

Level: Secondary

Series Title: Carlong . . . for CSEC . . .

Subject: Accounts

ISBN: 978 976 638 102 8

Pages: 560

Age Group: 14 – 17 years

Published: 2011


Carlong Principles of Accounts for CSEC With Study Guide & Exercises is a new textbook that follows the scope and sequence of the CSEC Principles of Accounts syllabus.


The book is accompanied by an exciting interactive DVD which complements the text and captures the live accounting world. On the DVD are varied videos and audio exercises that deal with topics that students may find challenging.

The textbook and DVD help to prepare students to do well in the examination and also provide a foundation for further studies in accounting.

Organization of the text

There are 3 parts in the book.

  • Part 1 prepares the student for the study of principles of accounts and gives advice on the use of appropriate accounting stationery. It is here that the student is introduced to the structure of the syllabus.
       
  • Part 2 deals with the 14 main teaching sections of the text and takes students through the entire accounting process. Topics covered include:
  •  accounting concepts
  •  the accounting cycle
  •  the balance sheet
  •  financial statement preparation, analysis and interpretation
  •  the trial balance
  •  books of original entry
  •  ledger adjustments
  •  control systems
  •  types of business organizations and their accounts
  •  payroll accounting.
  • Part 3 focuses on the preparation for examinations with advice on how to balance accounts and interpret accounts balances. This part also presents a guide to the School Based Assessment (SBA), preparation for examinations and simulated examination question papers, inclusive of Paper 3 for private candidates.

Author(s)
James Chan
teacher of accounts for many years and worked as well at adjudicating Caribbean examinations. He is retired and lives in Guyana.

John V. Tracey
lectured at MIND in Kingston, Jamaica for many years. He taught at the secondary level for many years and is an experienced examiner of principles of accounts in regional examinations.

  • Objectives and an overview are featured at the start of each section in the book
See the following pages for examples: 16, 40, 53, 95–96, 149–150, 199–200, 252–253, 295, 322, 361, 396, 412, 433, 463

  • Guides to the Key Content of each syllabus section
See the following pages for examples: 17, 41, 54, 96, 150, 200, 253, 296, 323, 362, 397, 413, 434, 464
  • Take Care! section which lists weaknesses that examiners find in students responses to examination questions
See the following pages for examples: 17, 41, 55, 97, 151, 201, 253, 296, 324, 362–363, 297, 413, 434–435, 464
  • Applying the Concepts feature giving opportunities to convert the theory to real-life examples of the use of accounts
See the following pages for examples: 38, 50, 91, 145, 192, 242, 286, 316, 353, 388, 409, 428, 457, 473
  • Numerous illustrations that demonstrate the principles of accounting and meet the requirements of the CSEC examinations
See the following pages for examples: 44, 57, 69, 71, 77, 86, 88–90, 108–111, 161, 172, 185, 189, 238, 254, 268, 309, 335, 373, 386, 402, 422, 456, 471
  • Sensitization to the use of computers in accounting and accounting software
See the following pages for examples: 30?38
  • A list of accounting terms frequently used in the CSEC examination
See the following pages: 3–5

  • General guidelines on preparing for the Principles of Accounts examination
See the following pages: 9–14, 129, 165, 477–489
  • Detailed and systematic guide to writing CSEC SBA projects. The SBA project outline demonstrates what is expected
See the following pages: 489–495
  • Careful headings and helpful annotations enhance understanding
See the following pages: 65, 101, 257–258
  • Comprehensive index/glossary of key terms provides quick references and definitions
See the following pages: 538–549
  • Avenues for practice and evaluation through practice exercises
 See the following pages for examples: 50–52, 91–94, 146–148, 193–198, 243–251, 287–294, 317–321, 354–360, 389–395, 410–411, 429–432, 458–462, 474–475
  • Visual material such as tables, illustrations and photos throughout the text help to demonstrate the principles of accounting
See the following pages for examples: 27, 99, 209, 297–298, 314, 366, 399, 436–437

Look out For:

  • Accounting terms frequently used in the CSEC examination
  • Structured help in avoiding the pitfalls present in accounting and in writing accounting examinations
  • A summary of terms at the end of each section
  • Simulated examination test papers and simulated multiple-choice test papers
  • Clear, comprehensive textual explanations that encourage students to acquire the good habits of accounting early


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