Examples of Responses to Questions in the Examinations
In keeping with our drive here at CXC to enhance the support provided to candidates who are preparing to write our examinations, we are displaying on our website exemplars of candidates’ responses to examination questions. These are authentic, unedited responses. They are presented in the candidates’ own handwriting, accompanied by comments from the Examination Committee that indicate the Committee’s judgement of the quality of the responses and the justification for arriving at that judgement.
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Please be advised that the topic for the 2012 CAPE Accounting examination for Unit 1, Paper 03/2 is “Investigate the accounting and reporting practices of different forms of business organizations —General and limited partnerships, corporations and non-profit making organizations including non-governmental organizations (NGOs)”.
Accounting is the financial information system that provides relevant information to anyone who owns, manages or uses economic resources or engages in economic activity. The syllabus provides opportunities for students to acquire relevant competencies, attitudes and values for the work environment and to develop an awareness of the social and ethical responsibilities of accountants and users of financial information. Additionally, the syllabus provides a foundation for further study of Accounting at pre-professional and professional levels.
This is a two-Unit syllabus. Each Unit is further subdivided into three (3) Modules.
Unit 1: Financial Accounting
Module 1 - Accounting Theory, Recording and Control Systems