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

Comments

  1. avatar says

    After successfully passing my Level 1 papers ( F1, 2 & 3) in June 2014, I decided to go for F4, F5 & F7 in Dec 2014 since F2 & F3 are linked to F5 & F7.
    I am now waiting for the results on 8th feb 2015.

    Is it a good combination to go for F6, F8 & F9 ?
    If not, F6 matches with which paper best, F8 or F9 because I feel I want to do F6 in the June 2015 sitting …..?

    • avatar says

      I suggest u to choose based on ur interest. If u still does have any idea, basically since u want to easily pass the acca, generally paper p4 is quite easy rather than other paper since its has slightly higher percentage of pass rate among those paper. Or u can opt to take p6 but its depend on which variant u take.p7 is the hardest paper but if u like audit than it is better for u to take it.

  2. avatar says

    I am considering to take 2 papers of professional level P1 & P2 or P3 &P2 in June 15 sitting.
    Is anyone who can give me an advice which is the best combination?
    Is there impossible to take all Ps above in a sitting if I only have 1 month to review?
    Thanks in advance.

    • avatar says

      Hello hoa, with only one month to review take 2 papers only, P3s syllabus is bigger than P1, so if u want to leave the easier P1 paper for the next sit then take P2 and P3 this aession.. Both P1 & P3 are theoretical papers so it doesnt matter which one u take with P2 its just good to have two papers one theoretical and the other computational.. Good luck

  3. avatar says

    Hi,

    I’m havent study for 6 years, and now i’m new in taking ACCA. I’m working full time and I have granted 4 exemptions. so i will start from F5-F9. Which is the best combination? F7&F8 or F7&F9 ? I’m thinking to leave F6 for december or should I combined it with F7?

    Ivelyn

  4. avatar says

    I have recently taken F7 & F8 I’m deciding to take P2 in June 2015 but im confused whether to take P1 or P3 along with P2

    Plz suggest me with previous experiences & knowledge;Thanks for your help

    • avatar says

      Hi, P3 is harder than P1 because P1 has a smaller syllabus. So if u take P3 along side P2, u’ll leave P1 with the harder optional papers for the next sit which i think is better.. Good luck

    • Profile photo of Avnish says

      Please read the thread by MikeLittle in the comments before asking the same question!!!

      YOU CANNOT and I repeat CANNOT, sit any P papers until and unless you clear all the F papers with a suitable pass i.e. all over 50%!!!

      Avnish

      • Profile photo of Avnish says

        This is what MikeLittle has said and I quote:

        “You cannot start into the P level papers until you have either successfully passed all the F level papers or you are entered for those missing Fs.

        In addition, you must have either cleared or be entered for P1, P2 and P3 before you can get into the optional papers.

        But if in the past you have entered for, say, F5 together with P1 and P2 but then you didn’t attend (or you failed) F5 and passed the two P level papers, you could now enter again for F5, P3 and P5.

        You could even fail to turn up for F5 and attend and pass P3 and P5.

        So that just leaves you one exam away from qualifying and that exam is F5

        It’s possible (I had one student that had just F8 to pass – he had even passed P7 and just had the F8 to go to be qualified (he passed))

        Yes, it’s certainly possible – but it’s also expensive, keep entering for exams with no intention of turning up to sit those exams”

    • Profile photo of Avnish says

      Hi there

      Please read the thread started by Carissa below…

      F papers have to be fully completed in order to do P papers!

      ACCA specifically state that the Fundamental papers prepare you with the foundation of the course and the P papers go into more detail from what you have learnt in the F papers.

      No solid grasp of the F papers will allow P papers to be very difficult!!!

      Hope this helps!

      Avnish

    • Profile photo of MikeLittle says

      Yes, those combinations are possible. However, you cannot start into the P level papers until you have either successfully passed all the F level papers or you are entered for those missing Fs.

      In addition, you must have either cleared or be entered for P1, P2 and P3 before you can get into the optional papers.

      But if in the past you have entered for, say, F5 together with P1 and P2 but then you didn’t attend (or you failed) F5 and passed the two P level papers, you could now enter again for F5, P3 and P5.

      You could even fail to turn up for F5 and attend and pass P3 and P5.

      Next time, enter for F5 and P7, not attend F5 and attend and pass P7

      So that just leaves you one exam away from qualifying and that exam is F5

      It’s possible (I had one student that had just F8 to pass – he had even passed P7 and just had the F8 to go to be qualified (he passed))

      Yes, it’s certainly possible – but it’s also expensive, keep entering for exams with no intention of turning up to sit those exams

    • 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!

      Avnish

    • 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.

    • avatar says

      Hi Clarissa,

      It is really important to master all your fundamental paper before going to the professional level.
      For my understanding you have the right to take those F7, F8, with P1, and P2 according to ACCA;
      BUT, IT IS A LOT OF WORK TO DO;
      Focus on the the Fundamental papers.You can add the P1 paper if you want but not P1 AND P2

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