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


  1. avatar says

    hi mike and john..i need your advice please
    last sitting I had 40%-f5, 46%-f7, 44%-f9 and 44% in f6 please advice on what I should sit for in December considering the changes and the best study strategy. thank you in advance

    • Avatar of MikeLittle says

      It seems that 4 papers is stretching you too much! I would recommend that you concentrate your efforts into probably just two papers. The ACCA recommend that you take the papers in numerical sequence and I cannot think of any good reason to vary that advice.

      F6 you should certainly attempt in December because the rates and rules will change for the 2015 exams

      I suppose therefore that my recommendation is for F5 and F6

      Let’s see what John has to say!

  2. avatar says


    i failed F8 and F9 for june ’14 sitting,and f8 i already took 3rd time and get 43 marks only.and F9 only 31 marks.now i have tuition for F7 so what is yr advise for this december sitting?

    • Avatar of MikeLittle says

      What about F7 with F8. For F8 you need no longer to look at any study text – you should now be into a revision kit of past questions and answers. Do you have a senior, colleague, friend, relation that is already qualified and who will be honest with you?

      Ask him / her to look at some of your past exam F8 answer attempts to appraise them critically and try to show you why you continue to fail this paper

      There really is no reason why anyone should not be capable of successfully attempting F8!

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