In this section we look at cheques - what
is printed on them and what you have to write. This section
with the Useful tools section, where you can see
a cheque being written out.
There is a lot of information on a cheque,
much of it useful to you - like your bank sort code, your account
number and the cheque number.
Take a look at this cheque -
you can move over it for a description
of each important item.
Warning: It is important to always remember to
put a line to the end of part completed
lines on your cheque, this avoids anyone
making additions to the amounts.
It can be difficult writing
a cheque in the shop with someone watching and a long queue of
shoppers behind you! So, practise writing a cheque at home until
you feel confident.
Activity: Below is a blank cheque. Try
writing out the cheque with the information given below. Don't
forget to sign it! We have filled in the cheque stub for you
as an example. Remember to do this yourself when you write
a real cheque. Type the information into the blanks as each new
cheque is presented. An example is given first.
cheque is to Window Clean Co for £6.50,
Then a cheque
to Mr A.Khan for £25.00, dated
a cheque to Kirby and Bob the Builder for £12.95,
is important to always remember to put
a line to the end of part completed lines
on your cheque, this avoids anyone making
additions to the amounts.
Of course, you’ll usually be writing cheques rather than typing them so to practise doing this, press the icon on the left and print out a sheet of three blank cheques.