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Choosing your

Advanced & Intermediate Subjects

Typically, the next step is to consider progressing to a post-secondary school, also known as Sixth Form.

Typically, the minimum requirement to enter a post-secondary school is six Ordinary Level (O-Level) exam passes on your Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) at Grade 5 or better, or their equivalent. However, different post-secondary schools have different requirements, so you should always check with the post-secondary schools that you are considering attending and ask for their entry requirements.

To continue your accounts journey, make sure that you select the option to study accounts at A-Level standard. To read for a Bachelor of Commerce degree, you will also need a pass in pure mathematics at Intermediate Level.

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information about the routes available to qualify as an accountant.


In some schools, accounts at O-Level standard is not a requirement to study the subject at Advanced Level (A-Level) standard. This would be the case when the school offers the option to teach you accounts from the very beginning, starting from O-Level concepts and proceeding to the A-Level syllabus. Make sure that you always confirm this information with the post-secondary school during application stage.

Which Post-Secondary Institution is right for you?


There are many post-secondary institutions to choose from, varying between state, church, and independent schools. They all have different approaches, and it would be best to research each post-secondary school which you are considering for your studies.

This list (in alphabetical order), may help you in your search for the best post-secondary school for you.

De La Salle College

Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)

St. Aloysius' College

Verdala International School

Ġ.F. Abela Junior College

QSI International School of Malta

St Edward’s College

Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School

Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form, Gozo

St Martin’s College Sixth Form

We will be organising informative sessions which will be taking place at schools during the current scholastic year. We will try our best to visit every school to meet you, answer your questions, and show you the routes and opportunities that await you within the accountancy profession. If we have not been to your school yet, let us know.

If you’re thinking about your next step following post-secondary, you may find more information about Tertiary routes.

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