Should the ACCA hold exams every 3 months?

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  1. avatar says

    Everyone who is currently writing ACCA exams and keenly follows ACCA Exam administration procedures is able to see how ACCA is struggling with the current 6-month exam interval system. The online payment system and MYACCA window keep crushing now and then. There is need to upgrade the current set-up before ACCA can think of changing to 3-month interval. It could be a good idea to students but an administrative nightmare to ACCA, and I can foresee disastrous inconviniences, I wonder why people can’t see it. Additional resources need to be put into improvements to the current system. Otherwise, students will bear the cost of any errors through hiking of Subscription and Exam fees. They are already too.high.

  2. avatar says

    Yes please. We sometimes attempt 3 papers in 6 months and most times fail all three, because it is too much stuff to retain, especially for students who work.
    However if given the opportunity to write the exams more often, we will try to concentrate on only one and finish the course faster.
    This is a fantastic idea and acca should definitely look into this matter. However students have a choice, that can either wait for six months or the three months. We all are different.

  3. avatar says

    I think 3 times in a year will be more ideal at least one can do one paper at a time and put more concentration only when one fails then can do 2 paper. This will reduce on the burden on those who sometimes do 4 papers at a go. Also ACCA should be ready to produce results soon.

  4. Profile photo of swaydoe says

    Having exams every 3 months is a great idea as it will give students more opportunity to take as many exams as they feel they are prepared for sooner. Additionally, it will also allow for you, if you so chose, to take one exam @ a time and still complete more exams as you may have if taken every six months.

  5. avatar says

    LOL , hey its not that easy to arrange exams every three months with the current exam system .
    twice a year is much better and ideal , for current exam system .
    btw i read somewhere that ACCA is changing written exam to some computer based exam, so in that case it would be managable for both the students and the ACCA .

  6. avatar says

    I think it would be much better for ACCA to maintain the current timeframe. Instead the ACCA management should focus on ensuring that exam results are received by students more earlier than is currently the case so as to enable students start preparing in earnest for the next set of exams.

  7. Profile photo of ecbarnard says

    I think three exam sessions a year, every four months, would be ideal: as someone who is trying to sit five papers this year it would be much better to spread them out more! It would also be a shorter time for resits, and I agree that many students study over a 3 month period rather than 6 months, especially if only taking one paper at a time.

  8. Profile photo of rimx says

    i don’t agree, cause if we look at the standard of exams and their syllabus, it won’t be possible for students to prepare well for their exams. Well this can be done for the ones who are having a resit for paper but wouldn’t recommend this as a whole.

  9. avatar says

    In keeping in line with CIMA ACCA should offer students the opportunity to retake failed exams one month later. This would be very beneficial to those students who marginally fail. Say achived 40%-49%.

  10. avatar says

    Its agood idea , In my openion why acca not split the exam between 2 part of exam after three month supoose that for paper F6 exam 1 total mark 50% and the exam2 part 2 total mark 50% for each exam pass rate 25% and the total will be 50% which is pass rate I .thinK this is the good I dea becouse student how not pass the first exam can do the second one to cmponsit the loss marks.

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