• Profile photo of John Moffat says

      If you work through the lectures with the course notes, then you do not really need the Study Text.

      What you do need though is a Revision/Exam Kit from one of the approved publishers, because they contain lots of exam standard questions and practice on questions is vital.

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      You do not really need a Study Text – if you are fully confident of what is covered in the lectures and the course notes that go with them, then that is enough.

      However, you do need a Revision / Exam Kit from one of the approved publishers. They contain lots of exam-standard questions to practice on, and practice at questions is vital.

  1. Profile photo of John Moffat says

    Of course :-)

    The Course Notes say on them ‘December 2014′.

    The syllabus for Paper F5 does not change for December. The format/layout of the exam will be different and so this Introduction lecture will be changed slightly – a new one will be uploaded in the next few weeks – but otherwise the lectures are all valid for December.

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      The syllabus has not changed and so the lectures are still valid for December.

      The only lecture that will change is this Introductory Lecture to reflect the change in the format of the exam – this will be uploaded in the next few weeks.

      • Profile photo of John Moffat says

        Best now is to go through the past exam questions for the last 3 years (but not much time on last December’s exam).

        In particular look at the written parts – 50% of the exam will be writing – and learn from the examiners answers (and look at the marking guide at the end of the answers to see which points were getting marks).

  2. Profile photo of nesherina says

    Part b of this question is a bit confusing. This is the basic earnings per share capculation. For the 01.04.11 the number of share figure shouldnt it be 75000 and the shares for the 01.01.12 be 15000 which gives the total shares at end of financial year 90000 which is the same in the trial balance ($45000/.50). Please help

  3. Profile photo of Lukas Betwel says

    Hi, I have provisionally been exempted from F1-F4… Im planning to write F5 and F6 in Dec 2014. I am yet to claim the exemptions, But Im struggling to decide. If I claim exemption will I still need to study some of the notes and lectures for F2 and to pass the Paper F5 Exams?

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      In December the format does change – part of the exam will be multiple choice questions and part will be full questions. You can fine a specimen paper on the ACCA website.

      However the syllabus is not changing and so you can start studying using our existing Course Notes and lectures.

      • avatar says

        thank you very much for the clarity i thought the syllabus was also changing will sure look for the specimen

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    Hi Sir, for the exams, our copies are scanned and sent for marking. So e.g in a linear programming question, when we plot the graph on the graph paper, we use pencil or pen? I recently watched a webinar on exam technique for F7 and the tutor said not to use pencil. Thanks

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    First Off thank you to the OT team for doing such an excellent job with the lectures and to think that they are free this is a God sent. I am now understanding topics so clearly and feel more confident now going to the exam. I only recently started studying F5 and hoping to write exams in December 2013 along with F2 with your resources I Know i will make it through .

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    Hi Mr. Moffat,

    Thanks to Open Tuition for this type of learning support. Listening to the introduction has open my eyes on the syllabus and the five broad areas of the exam to focus on. This lecture is more than helpful to me because this is the first time i am having helpful support along with the text book as a long distance learner. Hoping to be successful on the first attempt. god bless

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      If the book was published in 2012 then there is not a problem.

      However, if it is labelled as being for the 2012 exams, then there have been changes to the syllabus.
      Most of the book is OK but there have been a few things added – you can find out what they are by looking at the syllabus on the ACCA website (they list the changes at the very end of it).

      All of the new areas are covered in our Course Notes and our lectures.

  7. Profile photo of Mahoysam says

    Mr John!! Thank you very much!!!! I thank God for my success and secondly I thank you because I admit it, I wouldn’t have passed the F5 exam on first attempt without your help!!! I could have sent you a private message but I’d like to share my experience here to let everyone know what a great tutor you are! You have made a great difference in my results, thank you!!!

    Ps. Passed F4, F5 and F6 on first attempt in this exam session! 😀 (studied F5 and F6 mostly on open-tuition! )

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      Most of the 2011 book is fine. However there have been a few changes to the syllabus since then – the biggest is the introduction of multi-product CVP analysis. Our course notes are up-to-date.

  8. Profile photo of revoelad says

    I’ve found the lectures I’ve viewed so far very helpful.

    Can anyone advise how many hours of lectures there are for this syllabus, an approximation will suffice. Thanks in advance.

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      Yes – the course notes do cover the change of syllabus.
      Although certain topics have been deleted from the syllabus (such as basic variances) they are still examinable and have only been deleted because they are assumed knowledge from Paper F2.
      The only new topic is the last chapter in the course notes..

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    I have Heard today they have removed, correlation, regression, n time series from tha june 2013 syllabus n have added another chapter, Could you please let us know about it. it was just recent update

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      The change was announced last year!
      Regression and time series have not been removed – they are now assumed knowledge from Paper F2. YOu will not be asked calculations but you are expected to understand what they are.
      The same applies to basic variances – they are assume knowledge from Paper F2 – but you can still be asked some of them (and you need to understand them anyway to be able to do planning and operational variances).
      The course notes include an extra chapter on management information.

      • avatar says

        Thank you very much Sir. Since My lecture Told It will not be Asked in june 2013, I have completely ignored, but now I will refresh my mind in this as well without any risk. Thank you for the Time which you took for the Reply. Ur the Best lecture I have ever seen in my life N the best reason is the way u explain it make sense how or why we do it like that in management. Opentiution Is the best :)

    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      The more you read the better (because there is a lot of writing in the exam – not just calculations).
      However there is enough in our Course Notes to be able to pass the exam well, provided you really understand everything and do not just learn rules without understanding.
      You must practice as many questions as possible to get used to the style of the exam and the level required.
      Work through all the questions in your revision kit and pay special attention to those that are past exam questions.

      • avatar says

        Hello One of the best lecture Johnmoffat,

        Is that Possible you can Record the lecture for the Topics which are not yet uploaded, I am sitting in my June exam Next June, I have gain a lot of help from the opentiution in F2 specially. Thank you very much for the kind help which you all are providing.

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    Hi, Opentuition..! I had very limited time to study & revise for my F2 exam, due to some personal problems.. and for the same reason, I attended only two classes for F2… the only thing I did before my exam was going through all the revision videos..(exactly one day before the exam).. And I passed my F2 with 70 marks!!!!!… THANK YOU SO MUCH, Opentuition!!!.. three cheers for!

  11. Profile photo of hamzaharoon says

    Wow Admin, Is that a mistake or bug or you allowed yourself to download this video because this is the only video I saw in this website is available to download, A download link is provided beneath the video. If you allowed then its ok but if it is a mistake then please do rectify it.

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    Is there anyway to download the videos to watch later? I have access to the internet during the day on my laptop, but not in the evening when I’m at home and would prefer to study……?

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