Which is the best combination of ACCA Papers?

Many students have problems choosing which combination of ACCA exams to sit. We have conducted a survey, and over a 1,000 students participated.

Here are the results:

2 ACCA Papers – the best combination

2 ACCA papers best combination

2 ACCA papers

3 ACCA Papers – the best combination

3 ACCA Papers best combination


    • Profile photo of Avnish says

      Hi Carissa

      From my understanding of what I have read up on ACCA’s website, apparently the Fundamental Papers have to be passed in order for the Professional Papers to be sat.

      ACCA have said, and I quote:

      “The exams are divided into two levels – Fundamentals and Professional. The Fundamentals introduce you to both financial and management accounting techniques and cover the main technical areas that all accountants are expected to master. At the Professional level you build on that knowledge and explore advanced skills and techniques.”

      This means that although you have experienced the F7 and F8 papers, you cannot progress to the professional papers until you have sound knowledge of the fundamental papers.

      The professional papers are designed to explore further of what you have covered in the fundamental papers and so it is pointless to move on to the professional papers until you have overcome all papers in the fundamental stage!

      I hope this helps and good luck with your resits!


    • Profile photo of John Moffat says

      You are allowed to take those four papers at the same time, provided that you have already passed all the other F papers (including F9).

      The rule is that you can only take the P papers if you have either already completed all the F papers, or are taking the remaining F papers at the same time.

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