BUSINESS STUDIES DEPARTMENT AT PARKTOWN BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
The Accounting Department has grown in order to continue providing quality teaching at Parktown. Mrs E Fourie, Miss S de Nicola, Mrs A Duttoo, Mr G Bell and Mr P Khanye all bring their special talents and creative teaching skills to the classroom. Mrs E Fourie is the Head of Department for Accounting.
ACCOUNTING - THE SUBJECT
Accounting is the discipline of communication, analysis and interpretation of financial information for the making of appropriate and informed decisions. The subject develops learners’ knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and ability to make meaningful and informed personal and collaborative financial decisions in economic and social environments.
By engaging in Accounting, learners will be able to:
- Collect, select, record and/or capture analyse and interpret financial data to make informed decisions
- Develop general and specific skills in accounting to integrate theory and practice which could be used for compliance with general accepted accounting practice
- Acquire skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that can contribute directly or indirectly to improvement of standard of living, human development and productivity and create opportunities for all
- Relate skills, knowledge and values to real-world situations in order to ensure the balance between theory and practice, to enter the world of work and/or move to higher education and to encourage self –development
- Organise and manage own finances
- Apply principles to solve problems
- Develop critical, logical and analytical abilities and thought processes to enable them to apply these skills to current and new situations
- Develop the necessary characteristics including
- sound judgement
- neatness and presentability
- deal confidently with basic demands of an accounting occupation manually and/or electronically
The introduction of smart boards into some classes has revolutionised teaching and learning in our classrooms. The boys are eager to learn when they can visualise the concepts that are easily projected onto the screens from power-point presentations, or even the internet.