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Hi i hav the short question….
Can i take the F8 F9 P1 and P2 at same time??
Can I sit for P1 and P3 in June 2014
then P2, and 2 other options in Dec 2014?
Will ACCA allow me to do P2 later?
Yes – that is allowed, no problem.
Thank you Sir!
Hello I’m doing the skills module now, I have set F5 during this session. Now I want to figure out which exams to sit next session. I am a student and I work full time in audit. I want to take F7 next session because I will also be taking Financial Reporting as a class in the University so it would be convenient for me. However, I am considering what to take with F7 I know the popular choice is F8 but since F8 is Audit and Assurance I want to take it a bit later (maybe next December) when I have more experience in audit so it can kinda help me with the exam. Any recommendations?
hi guys i was wondering is it better to do all the F papers first and then the P papers?
And also can i do P6 after F6 without doing P1,2,3
No, you can’t do P level before F level.
and you have to do P1/2/3 before or with P6
I was wondering if paper F6 the syllabus is almost the same as the ICAEW certificate module of Principles of Taxation
You can find the syllabus for Paper F6 on the ACCA webpages – http://www.accaglobal.com
Otherwise, ask on the ‘Ask the ACCA tutor’ forum for F6 and our F6 tutor will be able to help you.
I am about to start acca and i was thinking taking F2-F3 together for the june exams.is it a good idea or i should take them separately. i have exemption for F1 so i don;t need to take it.
thx in advance
do them together
Stratos, no need to take them together. As they are computer based exams you can sit them very frequently outside of the normal exams dates. Do the f2 tuition first then sit the exam shortly after then move onto f3. Thats my suggestion. Best of luck.
xmm i am from Greece so i have to search if i can give them outside of the normal exams date. if i can i will follow your advice.
the paper exam applied to some still. so it is not all online. to avoid wasting you time, do them together if you cannot find a place to do it online besides you need to familiarize yourself with computer base exam.
I am just about to start my ACCA as I have recently completed the AAT course. What 2 papers would be a good starting point for me to take and what revision tools work best (either BPP or KAPLAN) and other study material worth investing in. I currently work full time and am busy on Saturdays which will reduce amount of time available for exams but am keep and dedicated to suceedig.
Try BPP and start with F4 & F5
Hello Im new membership i dont have any idea.For any advice ask Mr John
Hi! I am taking F5 and F8 for Dec’2013 session. this combination is my second attempt. Last session i passed F7 (score: 61) and F9 (score:61). How do you think, would it be easier to study F5 after passing F9? F5 is a hell for me (((
KIndly confirm if there are differences between CBE and Paper base exam.CBE is available at any time whereas Paper Base exam are available 2 Times a year.What about the pass rates.CBE monitors displayed diffrent questions for candidates whereas Paper Base Exam all candidates used to get same paper and same question.Which are tough Paper Base or Computer Base and about the pass rates.Which candidates scored more marks Paper Base or Computer base exam.
The CBE and paper exams are both the same level of difficulty, and the same syllabus.
The ACCA do not publish pass rates separately for CBE and paper based, and we do not have that information either.
There is no reason why they should be different.
Is F5 with F8 is Good???
As I am left with these two only in F series.
i guess you have not got a choice, so just do them. good luck
Are papers F9 and P1 good combination of papers to study for together ?
Yes I did them together and pass both.
but if you have have F8, it march best with P1. and P2 best match F9
but you need to do P1 before P2. so go ahead with P1 and F9, i found it good combination.
started studying kind of late now I’m not sure what to choose.
I’ve already started P1 and deciding between P2 / P3. I hope to choose P5 n P7 at future sittings, what do you think I should do now? Help please
btw I work full time
P3 underpins P5 and P2 underpins P7 so, I would say choose the one you are more strong at given 2 months and 2 weeks to go before exams.
I actually did P1 and P3 and then P2 with P7. which i think is the best because P2 knowledge in all needed in P7 so i do not have to revise Financial reporting topics for P7.
In P5 only some part of the P3 syllabus is needed but P7 needs all P2 knowledge.
so i would recommend P1 with P3 which have some overlaps as well, especially Stakeholder analysis,strategic decisions and risk.
This was my first instinct. Thanks for confirming this.:)
Hi Everyone, kindly give suggestions.
I am full time working professional. My all F papers are passed except F5 which i have to re-attempt in Dec-2013.
I am planning to attempt 1 paper from P1 to P3. which extra paper should i opt for considering time constraints
due to professional and social commitments.
F5 & P3 are perfect match,
when i was doing P3, i had to revise F5 content. e.g variance and all decision making topics so i will advice you to do them together.
Thanks. edrammeh for your time and suggestion.
PLS, WILL LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN COMBINE F4 AND P2, I JUST HAVE F4 TO WRITE IN THE SKILLS MODULE
Calm Down Dear.
you should be thinking of how to pass the F papers first. P2 is not for F students unless you want to sit and fail 1000 time besides you will not be allowed to do that.
i have just f4 left to write. passed all other F papers
oh. thats fine, but P1 first. do all 3 together or P1 and F4.
it is also ok to do p2 with f4 but if you are going to do p7 then it’s best to delay p2 and do it with p7 because you need all the knowledge in P2 for p7
thanks a lot. wat can u say about p3 with f4 combination.
Nothing in common at all. F4 is law, P3 is on strategy formulations and evaluation. so don’t do them together.
F4 Law on business & companies good to go with P1 on company governance, Ethics, Risk and a bit of law besides F4 also have a bit of governance and risk so it’s a perfect marriage.
Since you have only F4 to do in the F papers, the natural choice is to do it with P1.
F4,F6 and F7 what do you think guys,Am working fulltime.
I personally think its tough as f4 and f7 have loads of theory to learn and remember things, definitions etc. dont know about f6 as still haven’t done it myself.
leave f7 and attack it with only one other paper unless you have the time as it is alot of info to cover.
Which is the best combination of P1-P7 Papers?
Depending how many papers you want to sit in one sitting and the final option papers you are choosing.
I plan to take P1-P5, 1 sitting 1-2 papers.
If you have P3 to do then P3 with P5 is the best. if you are doing P7 then P2 and P7 are best. P3 and P5 are also good.
if you final Paper will be P5 and P4,
then do P1 and P2 first before P3.
then do P3 and P5 together and P4 Last
I failed the F4 and F7 exams in June and planning to resit them in December. I also want to add another paper as a first attempt. Which one would be a better combination with them F8 or F5? any advice please?
I personally would take F8 with F7 which is what am doing right now for December exams. I read many comments about them two being somehow linked and asked my friend who is a tutor at school and she confirmed F7and F8 is the best combination. However, you also have F4 which (as I suspect f8 will be) is another theoretical paper. If you failed f4 marginally you shouldn’t probably worry about having additional theory from f8 but one thing for sure – F5 will go better with f9 should you chose now f8. Good luck.
Thanks Pawel, its what I was thinking about. Goodluck to you too.
PLEASE GIVE ME AN ADVICE FOR THESE COMBINATION
I’ve failed my June’13 sitting for F6, F8 & F9 and I was so totally desperated
And I’m likely want to sit my 2nd attempt for F6, F8 & first attempt P1 for Dec’13. Is this the best combination?
OR could someone advice and help me is there any best combination for me?
I’m totally need your help.
what about f5, f7 and f9 for this December 2013 attempt, please do advice me how to prepare for them.
I can’t advice how to prepare for them but can tell you my own experience since I had exact same combination last year. I work full time and learning theory is always painful for me, literally! I only passed F5 (which I found quite straight forward and more exercise focused rather than the theory where in fact you could write loads of about using your common sense rather then definitions from the book). I failed F7 and F9 and realised it was a mistake taking three papers for one sitting. In June this year I sat F7 and F9 again and passed this time F9, failing F7 by one mark (I know, gutted!).
If you can devote plenty of your spare time studying outside of your school hours and are disciplined to spent at least several days on each paper to learn the theory really hard you will be fine. Good luck.
Thats too much you are basically attempting the 3 computation paper in this level and two of them very hard f9 is probably the easiest of the ones you have listed there as its mainly computation and less writing while f5 while they may say its 60/40 its more 50/50 writing and computation.
If you are set on doing three try f5 and f9 along with a theory like f8. f7 has alot to remember as well.
f9 – opentutition lectures and bbp kit working all the questions and understandidng the concept should work – topics to focus on npv, wacc and working capital
f5- the same as f9 but you need to be sure that you can handle anything from each section as the questions are mainly senario base and you need to be able to apply. knowing for sure your advance variances, performance management and budgetting topics you should be half way there.
hi from options ive decided to take p6 but confused for the the other option i ve flunked in p5 thrice so thinking to switch to p7 but for that p2 knowledge is required which i have cleared more than a year ago would this be fine ? just advice me between p5 and p7 i really wanna be affiliate now plzz help me …
are you working/ in what are of accountancy do u work
either way better to give a go at P7 but you really need P2 and F7 knowledge. thought not to much.
have a look at the P7 syllabus is passable and good match with P6
no iam not currently working well from your comments iam planning to take P7 thanks..
i am s tucked with my optional papers (p4-p7) and i am keep sitting P6 for last couple of years but i am sure i will pass P6 next sitting .
Can any one advise me whether i should go for P4 or P5 or P7 to be affiliate in first attempt .
thank you all
unless you are currently working in Tax. otherwise you should not be sitting 1 option paper that many times. this is the beauty about acca, you have more options to qualify.
my advice to you is just check out the other syllabus which is more relevant to what you do at work or which ever is easier to you (P4 or 5 or 7). do it to become an affiliate (to qualify) then after passing the final paper you just need to call acca to do anymore paper you want to do the next sitting if you need to. Acca told me themselves that you can do that.
i know that you have to pass P6 or P7 to be a register Tax adviser or auditor. but if any of them is giving you trouble to pass, you can always do it after being an affiliate, stress free that is in your own time.
I personally want to do all the option papers. so i choose the two i think is easier for me to pass, then the rest i will do in my own time and no pressure to pass
besides , if you are working in practice or not working then do P7 but if you are working in business P5 i will recommend for you. finally if you are really good in computation the try P4
Have you done P4 and 5 or is the two a very hard combo. I personally have no interest in doing Audit or Tax. but then what you can pass i know persons who have taken the adv perf man paper at least 6 times.
P4 and P5 are perfect match especially if you want to be senior financial manager(CFO/FC/FD) and senior management accountant or financial analyst or advicer
Check out this article I posted in the ICAEW forum. copied below.
Why would you want to do ICAEW (aca) or cima after ACCA?
if you need to progress in business ofter being a professional Accountant the right way is The ACCA Global MBA or In finance is ACT with lots of exemption for ACCA member
you can do the same jobs irrespective of which qualifications.
there is very minor difference between them.
the main differences are that aca you do not have option to focus in working in Industries or practice, therefore you have to do all 15 Papers (including the case study exam). all three final papers have a bit of management, tax, corporate reporting, auditing and financial management.
Besides the final stage exam cannot be done if you are not doing the work related experience.
With Acca you do 14 out of 16 papers (no case study exams), the final 4 papers you have the option to specialize two areas. these area are:
e.g Option 1 -Paper P4 and p5 which are for those who work in
– Financial management
– Financial accountant
– Management accountancy
– financial/business analyst.
– Risk management
this option is usually chosen by those who work in industries (business/companies) or want to be management consultants in future or specialist working in such area in practices.
Option 2 – Paper P6 and P7 are for those who work in:
- Audit and assurance
-Tax accountant /advisers
this options is usually chosen by those working Practice like auditors, tax advisers etc.
a mixed of the four option papers can give you more option depending the area you are working/specialize.
E.g another option could be P4 and P6 when working in multinational/ big company with a big treasury function or banks that have departments that provide Tax and financial management advice to clients.
The Acca program is design for student to have a very flexible approach to there career, with the help of experts in businesses, shareholder, students and mostly importantly partners/seniors in big accountancy (including the big 4) who most of them are ICAEW members.
The Acca project is to make both an all – rounder and and specialization in the final level of your professional studies. this is because as a professional accountant, you do not have to be a specialist in all accountancy fields.
well i do not know any accountant who is a management accountant, a tax accountant,an Auditor and financial manager at the same time or in all their career. some focus in one other two. so acca lets you focus in two at a time with the option to change field/career in accountancy
also to remove bottleneck and frustrations faces by students in getting qualified. e.g Cima and Icaew student are so frustrated by unnecessary requirements,
say aca you cannot do the final stage without complementary working experience. not all student have the opportunity to have work related experience that easily, especially during their studies.
cima students ( I do not know whether they change) but it was even difficult to have a certificate after passing all exams (unless you achieved the required experience), so student were frustrated by such thing because when then go for an interview with acca student ,the acca student provide certificate of what the have done while the cima qualified have to pill up loads of loose papers and try to explain what they achieved.
Remember guys that what am saying is not a criticism of icaew or cima because no one in their right mind can be little cima or aca (and acca for that matter) as they are all an excellent qualifications i have high respect for those who hold the memberships/affiliate. the difference am saying is effect of the red tape.
My point here is just to help student clarify this issue of crossing carpet from one professional body to another. belief me no one of them is better than the other.
this absolutely waste of time especially Acca student asking for exemption for aca. this is a waste of time.
-Cima and Acca makes the best Management Accountant in my opinion (as you can specialize in this area) Icaew have too much tax not need for management accountant so do not waste your time.
-Icaew and Acca are the only option if you want to be tax accountant and/or auditor because Cima member are not allow to do external Auditing and Taxation
-if you live outside The UK Cima or Acca is for you because Aca focus on UK tax (as far as i know) but acca is global, you choose the tax Paper that applied in your country if available, other wise you can choose another option paper.
-In UK the Icaew and acca do the same job and cima does what it does all over the world.
-so if you are unsure of what u want to do Acca is for you, because when you reach the final stage you chose the area you want, less papers to qualified and have the same post qualifications options open to you just as for Cima or Icaew members
But once you do Acca you do not need to cross membership to cima or Icaew by Acca have covers same topic required for the professional accountant. say doing 6-8 cima papers to be a management accountant or doing Icaew to be what???. with acca if you want to be management accountant of financial manager(CFO) all you need to do is p4 and p5 and if you want to be and Auditor and tax accountant is do Pb and P7.event after qualifying you can do it. just one paper with Acca not moving to another professional body. stop wasting your time. if you want to move to management Role (e.g CEO) Acca have got a very prestigious global MBA for it’s member recognize worldwide.
if you work in finance, financial institution, MNC’s treasure departments or becoming CFO, Acca have agreements for it ‘s member to have direct memberships without sitting any exam or with few exams. e.g the Association of corporate treasurers.
otherwise an acca can specialize in any form of Profession accountant. you can always do any of the option papers during your career, say if you qualified as management accountant or financial manager, when ever you want to do auditing or tax advice you can always sit the exams to qualify.
A good example is acca member who do not do P6 option. if you want to cross to Aca because you want to do tax, aca will ask you to do 5- 6 papers. to much!!! just call acca and do one Paper p6, bang you are qualified to be a tax advise, this is not because acca is offering lesser knowledge, no. that’s not the case.
As an acca you have studied all the rest you need to know in the skills paper F6, so P6 is advance topics and to fills in the gap to comply to requirement to be tax accountant. but with Icaew you will have do re-do corporate reporting, business analysis, audit and assurance which you have done with Acca to the same standard already, so you do not need that. this is the political bit between the professional bodies.
-if you are Icaew or cima and want to do acca you must do all the professional level ( 5 papers with 3 years working experience) to be acca member. what?????
if you are acca and want to be icaew member, if you did p7 and p6 you need to do 3 papers only. if you do not do p6 and p7 then you have to do 5 papers.(with working experience along side doing advance papers)
Dose that mean that acca is is superior to aca, no way. this is because two things i said earlier.
2. Acca is more focus than aca who try to all at once. that’s why you do lesser papers with acca and during you choice of career you can do anything else you wish. say if you are not working in tax, acca allows you to opt out of advance tax paper as it is just a waste of time to qualify from acca perspective. whenever you need to do it, it’s always open for you. just one paper extra to sit.
Fellow student stop wasting you time and confusing yourself.
A student just told me on the chat forum that she has finished all acca papers and now think of doing CFA. what a waste of time. CFA have lots of paper and no exemptions are given at all and even you will have to do papers like financial reporting/analysis etc. for god same you a qualified professional accountant an Acca for that matter. all you need To do is to concentrate on your practical experience requirement(PER) to be acca member. if she want to be Cfa, she had really wasted her time.
Although i will have to admit that some student that work in small Icaew register firms are being frustrated by their partners/seniors.( if what they said is true) according to some students these partners tells them they have to leave acca and do icaew to be able to be partners in those practice. that is politics and unacceptable and unprofessional from my point of view.
ICAEW allows ACCA members to be their ICAEW member after five year of practical experience (as far as i know) i do not know of the allowance by ACCA for ICAEW members. so why those people doing that.
The Big four accountancy firm will recommend both acca and aca to their trainees and the choice is left to you the trainee. so in all of them you have both acca and aca student or members working side by side.
sorry for this long note and poor English grammar. all i wanted is to share ideas and help each in this process.
just choose 1 professional body and concentrate on passing papers and getting experience to be become members. but moving from 1 profession body to another is not wise and is a waste of time.
Icaew- superb qualification and excellence especially for tax accountants,financial management and assurance professionals
Cima- superb qualification and excellence especially for management accountant and financial management
Acca- superb qualification and excellence has the combination of both above, as you have option to specialist any area of you interest -Assurance,tax,management accountant,financial management.
just chose the one you want and you cannot and should not criticize any of them.
although i have my favorite but i did not mention because i think that is unprofessional. besides this note is writing specially in responds to acca student who are confusing them self of moving from one place to another. Acca Is as good as Icaew or cima.
if you not sure of anything you can ask, i will be happy to answer but equally i could be wrong. rectify me if am wrong.
August 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm #137778 | Quote
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WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO iCEAW OR CIMA AFTER ACCA?
ACCA OFFER’S DOOR OPEN TO ANY TYPES OF ACCOUNTANT YOU WANT TO BE AND GLOBAL MBA FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO MOVE INTO PURE MANAGEMENT.
YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU DOING FIRST
August 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm #137783 | Quote
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JUST TO SO YOU WHAT RECRUITERS THINK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ACCOUNTANCY BODIES SO LOOK AT THESE TWO JOB ADVERBS FOR MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT AND AUDITOR
A market leading media business is currently recruiting an Internal Auditor to join their highly regarded Internal Audit team based in London.
The position reports to the Senior Audit Manager who is based in the UK. The role is highly autonomous and you will get lots of exposure to senior managers across the business. The Internal Audit role sits at Group level, although you will be responsible for audits across the entire business, including all subsidiaries.
Key responsibilities include:
- Planning and completing detailed audit reviews across the business. This includes both financial and operational reviews, with an emphasis on operational audits
- An element of SOX compliance work across the group
- Involvement in special projects and investigations
The ideal candidate will have strong technical ability and must be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent). My client is looking for candidates who have a solid understanding of accounting principles and internal controls. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to build and develop relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
The business is truly international meaning there will be travel involved in the role. You can expect to travel in the region of 50% of your time – this includes Europe and Asia, as well as the UK. Projects vary in length; however you can expect to travel for up to 2 weeks at a time to long haul destinations, whilst reviews in Europe tend to be completed in 1 week.
Accountant, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Part/Newly Qualified
We are currently looking to recruit a Management Accountant to join our team. Our company sources a wide range of innovative household products and also manufactures high value, blown film, extruded products which are predominantly supplied to the major retailers.
The position reports directly to the Financial Director and is responsible for the preparation of monthly management accounts, annual accounts and audit schedules, to reconcile VAT and other statutory reporting requirements, contribution towards the budgetary and other financial planning processes, management of the monthly stock take and other financial duties.
The successful individual is required to be Professionally Part qualified (CIMA, ACCA etc) or QBE, as well as having completed the above duties within a similar role. You must be comfortable managing a small team and working closely with departmental heads across the business.
Thank you Edra for your materialistic advise .
But i am still confused whether i should go for P5 or P7 in terms of first attempt pass .
i desperately need first attempt pass and does not really matter where i work .
thank you once again
The answer to that is people are different, for some audit is easier than management accounting, which one is your strongest point?
if you don’t know, check you performance in the F papers. F5 and F8 , which one was easier to pass for you. which one did you have higher make and how many time did you attempt it.
if you join Acca through Degree route and exempted from the F papers, then compare P1 and P3. P1 is similar to F8 and P7, while P3 is similar to F5 and P5.
Hi guyz. Am sitting for my first time in December 2013. I intend to do f.5, f.6 and f.8. Am working full time. would u recommend me to proceed or 3 papers at a go are too many????? if sp which 2 papers would of the three should i go for?
I’ll assume that you pass F4 already. the best option is one theory and one computation as it stand from what you wish to F6 is proably the easier of the 3 the other two require you to grasp a lot. f5 needs lots of practice and since the paper 60/40 computation you need to practice both written and computation.
i would recommend f5 and f8 but you if want another option i think f5 and f9 while both are computation they are somewhat linked and you will maybe better grasp the concepts of why you do what.
thats just my opinion
I think am gong 2 go for f5 and f.6 only for this sitting then probably do f8 with either f9 or f5 in the next sitting.
I personally think that your are making the right choice. Since f8 is better to take with f7, I would go for F5 and F6.
Is it fine to prepare my bsc project alongside p2 and p3?or should i first do these 2 pprs then my bsc?
im a full time student doing privately.Any suggestions are welcomed
prepare project and see porn movies and have an enjoy of masturbation hehe
is a combination of F4+F8+F9 Doable?its a lot of theory but will the context be hard to grasp together?
f4 and f8 is you dont mind too much theory but they compliment each other. f9 requires a lot of practice, but John makes it easy. his lectures and bbp revison kit helped me past first sitting.
Mike in f4 makes you laugh and remember the cases again lectures and kit are great for passing but you need to cover all areas and practice writting your answers its a lot of information and if you dont grasp the concepts of all areas then you dont stand a chance.
I’m doing f8 now its a lot of info.
Thankyou for ur quick reply..im good at theory soo i guess ill go ahead with this combo aftr ur advice,but i was wonderin in wat way is f4 n f8 related?
You were very helpful
As per the Examiner guidance f8 is linked to f3 and f4 and p-.
As i said im studying f8 now and i already found areas of corelation. In f4 there is a whole section on auditors their duties etc. governance and ethics is also covered in law and here in f8 as well.
Lots of reading
Latoyah is right,
in fact you need f4 for f8,f7,P1,P2 and P7especially corporate law-directors duties,agency relation etc
and on contract law – contract comes in as engagement letters, law of tort is in f8 as professional negligence. etc etc.
I am in a dilemma. I hope to enter the late (aug) intake for dec2013 sitting. i intend to take only two papers as i am entering late and i intend to take up a side job at the same time. Should i do f7+8 or f7+9???
I was considering f7 with either f6 or f8 and was advised by many people to take f7 with f8 which is what i am doing.
What paper would people reccommend to take with F7 in December 2013? I have only done F4 so far. Thanks
F7 ans F8 is the recommended
any suggestion what p paper combo for F8
I’ve cleared all F papers but left F8
without doubt P1 is a perfect match and a lot of similarities with F8.
if you wan to do three papers that depends what option papers you want to do at the advance level.
P2 should be take with P7 because the syllabus in P2 is all examinable in P7 so if you are going to do P7 then do F8,P1 & P3 first.
i am currently doing P7&P2, they marry to each other. i have already pass P3 &P1 which also have some overlaps especially stakeholders analysis.
But if you are going to do P5, the same thing applies, P3 & P5 are complementary brothers, 75% overlaps, so if you will be doing P5 then do F8,P1&P2.
take my word for it. I have read almost all Acca text F1 to P7 and had lectures F1 to P7, in class and online. looked in detail the whole syllabus. lol. am mad about education which i think is good. i love to help so any question just ask.
You are such a genius!!
Very helpful info ????
Here we go! First accounts freak! in a good way, that is.
@Mike Little: I am preparing for F5 and F6 for December 2013 session. Do you think if I aim at attempting 3 papers instead of these two is too much a task? I am a bit confused about what I should do? And if you suggest a 3rd paper, which one do you think should it be? Need to make up my mind by this month so that I can start preparing and apply by October (early dead line).
I think i can give advice on this one.
it depends how much time you get, if you are not working or have plenty time off work to revise, then do three. and make sure you choose papers that have at least a day or two in between. do F8 after F7 or do them together, so if you choosing a third paper do either F7 or F9 provided you already pass F4
Thanks for your reply. I have already started preparing for F5 and F6. I work full time.
I haven’t attempted the F6 paper yet but i can tell you that F5 needs a lot of time to practice and grasp the concepts you dont want to go into an f5 exam without a lot of practice. This paper is one that persons sit two and three times before passing so i suggest that you dont add anything to it especially since you chose two computation papers. I’d also advice that you practice all pass exam question repeatedly and read all the articles.
spot on latoyah. what is said is correct.
f5 is demanding as every one would say.
luckily for me I do not know how it was easy for me to pass it first time. my friends ask but i don’t have an answer. may be it is because I mastered some of the topics that are futures regularly in the paper F5. e.g budgeting and variance analysis. so look at the last 10 papers and identify the topics that are most regularly examine the master them. this paper need (1) understanding how business operates and are manage. (2) some analytical skill also required. (3) master the models and (4) practice past questions (5) practice (6) practice (7)practice…………………………………………………bang pass lol.
I think that was how i was able to pass F9 mastering the NPV and CAPM and the Dividend growth model, theory and a lot of practice I think i can do an NPV question in my sleep same for WACC and finding cost of equity and debt, i did so much of them i can do them blind folded even now!
I’m planning to take F5 & F9 in December after having completed F4 in June. Judging from this survey F5 & F9 are a good combination. Has anyone got a suggestion on what may be a better combination? Thanks
for dec 2013 am taking papers f4 f5 f9….. really f5 being the continuation in f9 seems good combination rightly said.
well good luck to you, yep
I’m taking F4 for December as its my last one from the Fs and I can’t decide between P1 and P2 for the second one. Note that I intend to do P1 self-study whereas P2 not. Plus this will be my first P exam. Anyone that could advise?
i was thinking of doin F4+F8+F9 for the next session? I have doubts about it as its a lot of theory but i am good at theory but what do you think?
NEED YOUR ADVICE,please let me know?
Hi! Have you past F5 yet? If not I’d advise you to take F5 first and then F9. It’s true that there’s lots of theory involved in these papers but none of the papers you intend to sit is really connected to each other so there should be no confusion regarding the syllabus. I sat F4-ENG with only 4 days of study and got a 48 (and I’m a foreigner) so I think its a rather straightforward paper, especially if you are good at theory. F8 is a bit more tricky if you don’t have any auditing experience and needs more practice with questions. I thought F9 was straightforward due to my academic background but I learned the hard way that you can’t pass the paper if you don’t offer a sound analysis and interpretation of the data/scenario so keep in mind that this paper is much more than mere theory in terms of exams
HELLO thankyou for your reply,yes i have completed f5,1,2,3,6, and due to exam dates n my institute schedule i decided this combo but i had doubts.im not a native english speaker too.the thing i was worried about was doing f8 n f9 widout f7? I dont have any work experience…..soo f8 will cause problems huh?
anywas thanku again.
Is it good idea to switch from P4 to P7 . I have given p4 many times and haven’t been able clear it . If you look at the pass rate P4 pass rate is 34 where as for p7 it’s 31. Lot of my friends have suggested to switch to P7 . But I dont think it would matter as pass rates are more or less the same plus I have to study P7 from the scratch where as p4 I have studied before . Can anybody suggest what to do . Anybody travelling in the same boat as me,
I failed my f4 and f5, I decide to take f5, f6 and f8 for the coming december exam. Are they the good option? Means that I need to put more effort on these papers?
I have this papers left to take – p2, p3, p5 and p7 . Please can anyone advice me on the best two combination to take within this four ? Thanks!
P5 and P3 goes perfectly well together and In P7 Audit you need to remember P2 knowledge. so i recommend* you P3 and P5 together. I have these papers left F9, P1, P3 and two optionals so I am taking these three plus advance audit for december attempt.
*(Note: You have to pay for P2 Exam Fees in that case)
Is there any connection between p2 or p3? Is it matters if i choose p3 first? How much is computational and theory is p2 and p3 ?
Is there any connection between p2 or p3? Is it matters if i choose p3 first? How much is computational and theory is p2 and p3?
Hi all, I’ll be sitting for my first acca exams in December, and I got 4 exemptions, I then registered for f7 and f9, is that a good combination? And as a first timer would it be too optimistic to take 3 papers (self-study)? And any tips/advice? thanks
Hi there. You don’t tell us anything about your academic background or working experience nor the exact exemptions you got but taking into account that papers F7 and F9 have both low passing rates (and that’s for a reason!), in my opinion it’s not a very good match. Better try a more theoretical paper to go with F7, say F4 or F8, or maybe F5 as it is far less demanding than F9. If you are working full time you might want to stick with 2 papers and see how that goes ’cause particularly F7 is very demanding and time-consuming
Hi! I have just passed f7, f8 and f9. I found it quite messy that these exams were on consecutive days. Now I am planning on sitting two P papers in December. However, I am not sure what the best combination would be. On one hand I would like to avoid having exams on two consecutive days (p3 is on a Monday, p2 on a Tuesday and p1 on a Wednesday). Therefore, the logical thing would be to take p1 with p3 but I am not sure if this is too much theory. Then I would have p2 left to take with p4 and p5. On the other hand, I’ve read that it would be good to take p3 with p5 as the material overlaps. I would appreciate an advice/opinion on the paper combinations, i.e. whether you think it is better to take p1 and p3 or p1 and p2 together. Thank you very much!
Hi I have passed F6, but failed F5 with 48 marks. I’m planning to appear for F7 and F8 in Dec 2013 plus F5. I’m working full time. Do you think it would be too much to handle?
I found f5 fairly straight forward. I’ve done some research online this morning and from many pools amongst students in fundamentals F7 is considered the most difficult one. If you take it from scratch plus F8 be prepared for many hours spent on that as F7 requires much more time to study on your own than other papers. If you think you can find and devote your spare time (evenings and weekends) for solid preparation and feel quite strong from F5 then go ahead. Otherwise I wouldn’t take it. My experience is that as I took three exams last year (F5,f7 and f9) I only passed f5 and after taking the other two again in June, I now passed just F9 so still F7 to sit again. I know that I will not take only one additional paper to go along f7 as even though I consider myself now having strong fundamentals of f7 I will still have to spend numerous hours on practising the exercises and especially improve my theory (as I suspect this let me down in the exam). That will have to be shared with the other paper I am intend to take so don’t think I would have enough time and energy to revise the third paper and then have three exams in one week. I also work full time and after last year experience I know I will never take three exams at once. This is good for people who have a strong academical background in accounts or have some practical experience from work (I work in credit control so have only small bits useful for my studies). However, I think if someone is self motivated and can study hard at home, especially memorising loads of theory then even three exams in one go should not be a huge problem. Good luck in December!
Thanks for your comments. I will think over this for a couple of days before registering. All the best for December.
better take F5 and F7 though the best is F8 and F7
I am studying in London and just got my results this morning. Passed F9 and gutted about F7 (49 marks). From F’s I still have F6 and F8 to take before professional module. I am intending to take no more than 2 exams in December 2013 and as I will be repeating F7, can anyone advise me whether it is better to take F6 or F8 with it? Next, natural choice will be P1 (assuming I pass both December papers) and one more from F6/F8 whichever I would not take now, for December 2013. What two combitnations of F6,F7, F8 and P1 are optimal?
I have just finished my F’s. I was taking 3 papers at a time. as I recommend you to take F8 with F7 as based on the same topic (financial reporting). after, you could take P1 with F6, asuming you pass both
Thank you ibra90. I assumed that f6 should better combination with f7 as it seems more difficult than f8 and by knowing big part of f7 already I would have more time to study f6 more thoroughly and make sure I will pass it. I got this idea by looking at the past pass rates and some pools by students where it seemed f* appeared easier to f6 but your opinion makes more sense I think so will definitely take it into consideration. Once again, thank you. (I took three exams last year and realised it’s too much for me so never again!)
yup for those who are working and studying at the same time….its better not to take 3 papers per sem considering acca ‘s syllabus.
Yup F7 and F8 is a better combination.
I failed f7 with 48 marks today and am devastated coz i thought i would pass. so yea i will also be taking F7 and F8 for dec sitting! ^^
Hi tiffany07. Ah, some compassion here…..
I was initially thinking of taking the review but after reading quite few online comments aobut it, I don’t see much point and instead of wasting my money on it, I better spend it on another f7 exam and make sure this time I will prepare better. Especially that I really find this quite interesting. It’s just too much to take.
Good luck in December! are you also in London? Where do you study?
Hi, I am a newbie, and reading your post, I’m a bit nervous since I registered for f7 and f9, and I’m beginning to think that i might have made a mistake but congrats on passing f9
what do u mean by registered? you already paid ur fees? you still can change it if thats the case, you can do it online. Besides Im not really sure if combinations matter, eventually you need to complete them anyway!!!! f7 n 9 isnt bad after all
If she already registered for the exams, I dont think she can change. Its hard to disagree with you, eventually we have to pass all the exams and be prepared well for each pepar but specific combinations can make student’s life little bit easier.
Hi, the honest truth is that there is no right combinations to take and as I have just passed my f6 and f8……I would advice you take f7 with f6 because f8 is purely about auditing and has nothing to do with F7. Good luck with your decision.
I agree nothing as a right combination exist!
I have finally decided to do p2 and p5
Need some help here as well……I’m doing p2……so what is a good combination with that……I was thinking p 5? Is that a good combo? I know some may say p4 but I’m not in an auditing firm anymore and started Acca after working as an auditor. So maybe it would b good to do p4 as I’m in financial services now……..pls help….would really like to get Acca over and done with
If in Financial Services then definitely P4 or P5. Though P4/P5 got no direct link with P2. P2 helps P7 but if you don’t want it then either P4 or P5
when is the P7 lecture notes going to be posted.
I took F4 and F9 together. Scored 80 in F4 and 62 in F9
woah!! damn how did u do that.!! Here i am scoring 50+ in almost all my papers and i am ok with it. lol
thats really good. so smart. ANY tips
lol, go through all of BPP materials..
Study Text, Kits, Pass Cards
Which Professional paper would be best to do with F7, I have been told to take P2 with it as they are similar but is it worth doing them toghether or would I be better of doing F7 & P1??
Take P1 or P3 with F7. F7 and P2 don’t go well along. Whole of F7 forms small part of P2 but its all the basics of F7 used in P2. The best for you would be F7 and P1 now. And if you want to take 3 then F7, P1 and P3. Later you can take P2, P5 and P6/7. F7 helps P2 and P3 helps P5 a lot.
helo guys i am planning to take f5 ,f7 n f8 for this dec sitting so is it good combination ?? i am bit sacred of f8 bcoz its hard as f7 n f8 fall in 2 consecutive days so plzz help me
Take either F5 and F9 OR F7 and F8. Don’t mess with three at a time.
I think its better to take F5 & 7 or F5 & 8.
Basically avoid exams that falls on consecutive days…. better
No, F7 and F8 & P2 and P7 should be taken together. Because IAS and ISA should be studied together.
umm fren i am taking f5 n f8 together
good luck, I hope you’ve passed F7 before taking F8
I think F5 and F9 is a good combo since they cover some of the same material plus you have 4 clear days to practice the other since f5 is done on monday and f9 on friday. Just got my result passed both and f4. didnt think i could do it esp since i used only the kit and ot lectures for f9 it was rough but you got a better idea of what is required from the two papers.
Im confused between F5 and F9…….can anyone suggest me which paper will be the best suited with F6 and F7 paper……….
as i find both Management accounting and Financial Management tough so i want to take them one after another in each semester…….
I have completed my F4 paper this semester……..and now i want to take 3 papers per semester………
So kindly tell me what will be the best combination……….
F5 F6 F7. Or. F6 F7 F9
Neither F5 or F9 really have any connection with F6 and F7
However, best really to take F9 after F6 because there is a tiny bit of (easy) tax in F9 and it makes it even easier if you have already studied F6.
So….I would suggest F5, F6 and F7 if you intend to take three papers.
What would you suggest if I am thinking to go for only two papers in Dec 13? I am confused about which subject I should go for with F6? Also, do you think 3 papers are doable if say I start preparing from now on? Which 3 papers? I appeared for F4 exam this June.
Sorry for many questions
Looking forward for your advice soon
I suppose you have passed F1-F4. My advice for you:
options depend on you..
In case you want 3 at a time:
If you take 2, only one more session is added but more chances of passing in first attempt.
Please suggest which paper goes well with F6 (for Dec 2013) if I go for two papers in one session? 3 papers possible / doable together? Which 3?
s it possible to take 3 skill module paper and one proffesional paper
Is F5 & F9 a good combination OR F5 & F6?
F5 and F9
Sir is it possible to do p2 with p4 or is it compulsory to first complete p3 also?
Thanks in advance
Hasan you have to pay for P3 and P1(if not cleared) then you can pick any optional.
Hasan you have topay for P3 before picking any optional
Thanks danish so i gotta pay for june 2014 p3?
Hello, can anyone tell me if we can do F9 and P1 in the same exam session? Do we need to clear all the F level papers before starting the P level? Thank you.
Yes, you can, so long as you have passed all the other F level papers (or at least you are entering all those that you haven’t passed at the same time as you intend sitting for P1)
Thank you, I get it now.
Just to be clear, I recently passed F4, F5 and F9 planning to do F7 and 8 Dec, is it possible to enter for F6 and P1 June?
i dont which to attempt 3 papers in one sitting again ( i work fulltime plus i have a toddler) i like doing one computation and one theory, as it stands it looks like F7 is a lot of work
yes that should, when did f9 with p1 together.
the best way to find out is got to the acca website try to book exam then you will find out if you are allow to do it because they will only allow you to book the once you are entitle to sit. just do finished the booking .
hey guys…can you advise me whether F5 and F8 is a good combo or not? wanted to take F8 and F9 but the exam is on consecutive days which is hard for me. Do what do u all say? F5 and F8 for dec sittings.
Hello Tiffany, I don’t know for F5 and F8, but its true, I find it hard also to do 2 papers on consecutive days… I had F5 and F6 on consecutive days last week…
Hey angele…yup its kinda tough trying to go through the topics within a day. Luckily i passed F6 on the second sitting…hope u pass as well:)
Hi Tiffany, I did F5 combined with F8 (thats before F7) and it is the best combo I have ever taken. The scary part is F8 (which need abit of F7 knowledge) but aslong as your F3 knowledge is fresh then it is doable. The consecutive days thing is not a factor aslong as you are prepared.
Thanks Yando that really helped…so F5 and F8 it is for Dec sitting
True, consecutive days souldnt be a problem but the thing is in ACCA, no matter how much you are prepared u still feel unprepared due to the pressure etc. but really thanks ))
You are welcome tiffany. All the best
Thank you Tiffany, I hope I also hope to pass this F6
U will:) have faith!!
Thank you Tiffany, hope you also pass
Best option for you is to take F5 & F7 together…………
If you have completed F7 then take F8………….
F9 & F5 are both similar papers, it is always better to do F9 after F5…….
I wouldn’t do F5 and F7 together. Both require lots of study preparation, and you need to work as much as you can in order to pass. I sat for F5 with F4 , and F7 with F8, and this worked out well
I think, it is ok. I have taken these exams in previous session. But there is only one day between these exams.
i have also taken such before but this time since the subjects gets more difficult so i was having second thoughts. =)
i Think F5 and F9 are good combo, they have some similarities and it helped to clear up some confusion you may have with certain topics.
I heard abt it too but i am thinking whether F5 & F8 or F8 & F9
haha i didnt want to do F5 and F9 together was because it both very practical and comprehensive whereas F8 is of theory.
anw thanks for yr thoughts:))
Did F5 55% and F9 50% did F4 too 64%. 4 and 5 were second attempt and f9 first attempt. found that F9 helped me cleared up issues with f5 and made it easier for me. Thinking what to do for dec f8 and 7 looks good but daunting. dont want to attempt three new papers thats a lot of work. other option is to do f8 and 6 and do f7 with p1 not sure yet. still looking at the material
IT ‘s better to leave day / day gap between papers
That would mean f6 and F8.
not a good match.
F8 & F7 -but F5 first or together
F5 & F9 BUT F6 Should be done before f9 as you need some knowledge from f6 e.g capital allowance
my recommendation is followed the order, the arrange from f1 to f9 for reason. but taking f7 with f8 is great. and F9 with P1 and P2. i did f9 with p1 and it works. but if you want to finished the F papers first, do F8 and F9 last because this will help you when you do P1 and P2. F8 have overlaps with P1 e.g ethics, internal control,auditor etc and F9 have knowledge overlap with P2 e.g financial instruments
Passed f4, f5 and f9 already.
well done, so you 3 to go then f6,f7, f8 are good combination. if you taking two papers only the do f6 and f7 or f7 and f8 but better f6 and f7 so that you can do F8 and P1 together good combination
Hello people, I am a new student for acca from sri lanka studing in bpp. My doubt is : is it a must that we have to take 3 papers in dec or june? Can I only take 2 papers in june? I got my f1 exempted. So I got f2 f3 and f4. Can I only do 2 of this in june? Also how many times can i repeat one subject (example f4)? please do advice my friends.
There is no rule in ACCA for how many paper to write……..
It is your choice….
But the maximum you can write in a sitting is 4….
There is no problem if you write only 2 papers….
You can do 1, 2, 3 or 4 papers in any single session. You can do 8 each year! (Not many students attempt that!) There is no limit to the number of times you resit a paper other than the rule which states that, if you haven’t passed them all within 10 years, then you will be “timed-out”
However, that is most unlikely because, every time the ACCA change the syllabus / exam structure, the ten year limit starts again
How often do acca change the syllabus. I enrolled in 2008 sat F2 and F3 then took a 3 year break sat f1 dec 12 and now f4 in june 13. Just wondering if the 10 year rule has started again since 2008.
Hi, I believe it was last re-started in 2007. However, it will likely be re-started again within the next 3 or 4 years
it is highly unlikely that acca syllabus will have radical change like in 2007. now acca make minor but changes time to time . once you finished one paper or level any changes should not affect you. if there is any changes to future papers you want to sit, always check syllabus document on the acca website or simply but the recent books/your lecture will do that for you.
the ten years rule will apply from your first registration so you need to be careful about this. you need to contact acca if you know you cannot finished in time.
do you assessment now rather that last minute. if you cannot finished in time before the 10years lapse try finished the skills level and do UB degree and move to anther professional body like cima/aca.
but you get 5 years to go that more that enought.
That sounds like a cry of desperation! Are you ok?
I think, exam results would be more objective than the survey.
Have you access to information that let to identify the better combination of exams based on actual results? It would be great research!
thanks very much for this now i know what i’ll do next semister
God bless you all who took the initiative of doing this survey
I left only F9 from paper F and I would like to take F9 with P4 (advanced F9) assuming that the course overlap each other. is it possible to take F9 with P4. please advice me
before taking P4 u must pass the paper F9 otherwise u can’t do it.
Hi, You have to sit in papers P1 to P3 in order to take P4. If you have cleared any one these papers then you can make an attempt of paper F9 with P4 but you have to four papers in a single attempt.
I would like to consider P5 and P4 (OR) P7.Of the two P4 and P7 which should be better choice from passing exam angle ?
Hi I am thinking to take p1 and p3 in June this year how much time for preparation each paper need and is Bpp course notes and revision kit enough,i m doing self study no classes.
any suggestion most welcome
Just want to find out, can I take P1 without passing F9 or need to book F9 in order to sit for P1. As Just P1 has Pass assurance. Have free revision classes
Hope is allowed to combine F3 and F5 as I have already taken F1 and F2. Please I need your take on this.
Hope is allowed to combine F3 and F5 as I have already taken F1 and F2. Please I need your take on this.
Any advice please.
it is allowed, just make sure you get through with f3 CBE before the f5 paper.
Hello, I wanted to sit for both F3 and F in the June exam and not not taking CBE for any, is it not allowed.
Taking F6 and F7 this June ..Is it a good combination ??!
Hi guys, i’m planning to sit for F4, F5 & F6 exams in June 2013. Will it be too bulky??? Should i take only 2 of these?? Plz can someone advise me :s
yes….. i think u should First take only 2 papers ,, If u r beginner in Manual or Paper based Exams.. and i would prefer F4 AND F6 .. then In December should Take F5,f7,f8
HI… what is the best combination for f6 f7 f8 and f9? .. i would like to do two of them in june and the other two in december. any ideas?
I have finished all Fs except F6
Should I go with F6. P1, P2 or F6, P1, P3 or just F6, P1
Hi I failed ACCA P1 with 44 marks, I was confident that I’m going to pass even though I did not attempt questions worth 20 marks. Can I get my paper to be remarked and what are the chances of getting the 6 marks I need to pass if my paper is remarked?what do I need to do for my paper to get remarked?
My tutor at the BPP in Bristol for F9 is also a marker for the same paper,
Many of the students asked the question if it was worth asking for a remark of paper if you fail to see if you can gain any extra marks,
She said no, there is such a strict profile for them to follow the chances of you gaining an extra 6 marks is slim,
The majority of the times if the paper is between 42-49 then it is already remarked and any extra marks allocated, Chances are two markers viewed your paper, My opinion is it would be a waste of your money,
i was not successful in my dec attempt i took f5 and f6, i currently work in public practice and want to take f8 and resit f5 in june 2013, is this a good idea?
I am planning on taking F7 & F9 in June, any suggestions as to the best approach to these papers? OT is a given
I took F5, F6, F7 last Dec 12, passed F6, but failed my F5 & F7:(
Please advice me what to take in june13. im really confused now…
Sorry that you were not succesful with F5 & F7, you already have a knowledge of these subjects having studied and sat the exams, you shoud go over your materials and the OT lectures and re-sit both in June. Would be a shame to waste the hardwork you have already put into these papers. Good Luck
can anyone tell me that if it is necessary to complete professional ethics module to be converted from FIA to ACCA.
I wish to take P2 and P3, but because of the closeness of the exam date that is monday and tuesday , I was thinking I will not have enough time to revise for the other paper the following day.
thats exactly why I didn’t take P2 and P3 together, how about P1 with any of those?
How about p3 and p5 cause some of the material overlap each other
Yeah, that’s even a better idea
Which studing material should I be using for me to achieve what I want(ACCA)?
Is bpp a right book to use for ACCA?
BPP is much more comprehensive than Kaplan
i have used both bpp and kaplan and find bpp a lot better
Need help, i want to sit f5,f8 and f9 this June, hows the combination or maybe i should follow their best paper combination as above.
Thanks and regards.
I just sat F5, F9 and F4, Thankfully passed but it was difficult,
Both F5 and F9 are meaty papers with a wide syllabus and an equal split of numerical and discursive elements
These papers are enjoyable to do, but a massive amount of data to process over a few months,
Do them together if your confident on the more advanced scientific calculator functions.
F8 was quite simple in my opinion, as the exam structure was predictable and if you use the BPP they give yoiiu the best way to lay out the answers to gain the simple marks normally lost,
Hey guys to pass ACCA Professional Exams you have to start thinking like you are the one setting or going to set the paper.All those in ACCA final lets gear up.Wishing all of you the best. James-Lusaka(Zambia)
I got exempted in F1 – F3 ..Taking F4 – 6 This time..Is it a good combination?
On Whic Based how You Get The Exemption In paper F1-F3 on
I do not know many papers you want to sit for & which ones ,if its three i would advise you sit any three from F4-F6.The last combination should involve F7,F8.Wishing you the bset
Is F6 and F7 a good comb. ?? Thanks!!
Sorry .. Got F1 – F4 **
I’m planning to do F4 and F8 for June 2013 exams. My work are pushing me to do the Audit unit sooner rather than later. What’s everyone’s opinion on this combo? I initially wanted to do F4 and F5 but to keep work happy (they are paying for it) I feel I should do as they ask.
[Some background - I am exempt from F1 - F3 and this exam session will be my first time studying for the ACCA qualification]
I got Exempted in F1 – F3 ..Taking F4 – F6 this June..Is it a good combination?
yes ,, i Would say it is Best Combination
F4 and F8 are both heavy theory papers, so if you like those then you might want to go with those two else try a theory and a computative paper like F5 or F7.
i’m doing F4 F5 F6 this semester, what paper should i take next semester until P papers?
I’m thinking of taking f7 & f9 by june 2013 is it a good combination? Pls i don’t want to make any mistakes.
Thats my plan for June too.
that’s my plan too,I think they should go well together…glad to know am not alone
InShaAllah Me too,how is it to take f7 f9 p1 this sitting?
Please advice if you can combine f7 and f9 together.. Are they too huge…. I would have done f7 and P1 but may not be allowed to attempt P1 without passing F9? Help please!!!!
F7 and F9 combination is not too huge as long as you can arrange the time to study the core knowledge in both papers.
You can not attempt P1 unless you have the exam fee of F9 paid.
I would advise you to clear F7 & F9 then proceed to P1.If you pass F7 & the other one not done you can sit for F9 & P1 like i did the last sitting.
i am taking f4 n f6 for this session is his good combination?
yes very gud
Anyone tried taking F1,F2,F3,F4 together? How long it takes to prepare for F1,F2,F3?
5 to 6 months on average
it depends on ur Institute
F4 is my first exam on ACCA and I ‘m not English native speaker. Do you think it’s a good idea to combine it with F5 or F6? Thank you.
For F5 first take f2.. F5 is the advance level of F2..
You can’t skip to F4 without validating F1-3 or being granted exemptions for them. If you can indeed sit F4, then it’s an easy paper so perfectly fine to combine with the cumbersome F5 (often balance of calcs and essays) and/or F6 (mostly calcs with a million tiny bits to commit to memory). Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any help anytime for these and any papers up to P3, excepting P2.
what about f7 and p1 together? or f5 and f7?
hi i am new to acca and was exempt from f1-f3…do you think that f4 f5 and f6 is a good combination for Dec 2013 exam?
That’s perfectly fine.
that’s what Acca Recommend you to do.
Am at my final level, so i am in a position to To give advice to starters, so do not hesitate to contact me direct if you need any help.
What do you guys think about the professional papers?
From what I have read of the syllabus so far P1 and P3 go together, and P2 and P7 go together since they are heavy on calculations and safeguarding/ethics details.
i think so too. P1 talks about corporate governance and blends well with business analysis, P2 and P7 from F7 and F8, go well together
I think students must do one theory and one calculation paper in each session. i had given f1,f2,f3 in one session, then f4,f5, then f7,f6,f9, then p2 & f8 then, p1,p3 & p7. Now i just have p5 left and this has been a great combination of papers for me as they all are cleared in first attempt since i did not mix the topics or calculations coz the subjects were very different from each other and never did i get bored coz i was studyiing variety, calculation & theory both.
@sana260, did you take P1, P3 and P7 all together in one go? If yes, how much time did you spend on all three papers? Did you finish P2 & F8 say in June and then P1, P3 & P7 in Dec in same year? Thanks.
@sana260 were u ableto take p2 without having completed f level?
Elo i would like to knw whether i can do p2 n p5 together?
I have just completed F4 and F5 and am now considering what to do, I was thinking of trying F9 (Financial Management) and F7 (Financial Reporting) in June 13 and F6 and F8 (Tax and Audit) at this time next year. Anyone tried these combinations, if so how did you find them?
@celticking76, I plan to just count. 6 and 7 June and 8 and 9 december. i was told that they all connect so knowledge from tax and fin man help with the next two. I dont know. I wanted to skip tax for now but i figured its best to follow the advice given.
Hi!!!!!!!! need some help.which is best f7 with f8 or f7 with f9?
@zoya07, F7 with F8 is better than F7 and F9
F7 & F8.The reason is simple ACCA will either make you pass both of them or make you fail both them.Nevertheless i passed the same combination.However work hard & you will make it as i made it the June 2012 sitting.
That’s an interesting comment! Why do you think they make you either pass or fail both??
that’s not true. i passed F8 with 63, but didnt make F7.
Wow, on what basis is your conclusion that ACCA will make you pass or fail both? I’m sorry but that’s just too subjective a viewpoint.
better go with f7 and f9
wow dude. Good luck. 3 papers at the level is hard for me, can’t imagine at P level.
Am doing p2, p3, p6 and p7 so you too can try. Wish ourself best of luck
Pls am new here. I really need some 1 to put me thru, whc of d paper should i write 1st, cos i already hv my B.Sc intact. And i want 2 start up next yr by God’s grace. So who will help me out here.
@kappa007, Write F2 and F3 first if you were given F1 as exemption. don’t jump to F4-F9 they will discourage you. get used to the exams with the first papers then you can think of combining others
Well, unless you’ve been granted exemptions in F1-3, you will need to start from there before you can move on skill papers (f4-9). Best wishes
needed a partner for f5 and f6
Hey……me taking f5 f6 f7 and looking for comments
so whats the best combination of 4 papers?
hi, can i take p1 and p3 together, even though i know it will be boring , i learnt i cant take p1 and p4 together, cuz i hav passed p2 already too
so what do u suggest cos have written f8,f9,p1 last diet, hope to pass it in december and am going for IFRS training so i suggest i sit for p2 for better understaning of the IFRS training.
i am just rewriting f7(got 47%) and writing f9,hope its the best combination,trying to start the learning and studying at the same time,hope to finish the part two and move on to the professional level.
Thanks for excellent ACCA support and well organised notes and other studying materials.
After studying ACCA combination how can i sat for exams?
i have choosen F4, F5 and F7 for december 2012 exam.
@bney, heyy.. i have taken f4 and f5 .. for the dec exams.. will you help assist me when i get stuck? pleasee..
I am also thinking to take F4 and F5 , but i am not sure how thsi will work .Have you already started studying ?
@kasthury86,In AccA every paper is difficult and every paper is Easy as wel……The main Aim is to pass 14 papers……But if need some relief for this atempt ….. i think for 2 papers….f4 and f6 is the Best combination which needs less struggle and high chances of pass………..
Thanks for your comment.in the end I did only one f4 and I passed the exam.now I am not sure which papers to do .i have to do from f5 .what is the best combination with f5
Thanks for your comment.in the end I did only one f4 and I passed the exam.now I am not sure which papers to do .i have to do from f5
i will have the first time for acca exam in december,
will like to no if the following combinations are okay: f8, f9, p1, p2
@cynthia123, p2 is a hell of a paper!
ive currently finished all subjects from F1 – F8. Whats the best Professional level exam to do with Paper F9? Need some advice guys
@thiva, P1, as it is a very light paper. F9 syallabus is quite large and can be heavy going at times.
Does anyone have a good 3 paper combination for the following exams: F5, F6, F7, F8 & F9. I’ve pass F2 – F4 and want to sit another 3 in December…..would I be better taking them based on the schedule of exams in December or mix matching with essay based and number based exams??
I say P1 & P2, you need a text paper to break the calculation sometimes, and P1 can be quite dry so you need the challenge to P2 to get by. P3 is best done on it’s own I find. P7 & P6 are best done together, but you need to commit more time to P6 because the syllabus is tooooo content heavy! That worked for me
Please give suggestion regarding the F8 and any other professional papers combination….
i took f5 b f8 for december 2012
@tammo, hi, how did you find that combination of papers? I’m thinking of doing that in June next year. Thanks
did you passed?
P1 or P3. P2 requires much more time commitment. Among P1 and P3 depends on your strengths. I loved business analysis as I have worked as an analyst so I think I spent 1 week on it. But if Business analysis is not your thing, P1 is the best choice.
Kindly provide best combination for Professional level.
p2 & p1 then p5 & p1 then p7 alone are great combinations.
I cleared p3,p1&p7 in one session and p2 & f8 in its previous session.
may i know basic pay scale of acca qulafied ppl in india… ??
Good info for sharing. How about professional level?
i understand your desperation. But if u get 49%, and one month later you resit and get the same or less, what will you do. the six month in between will help you start the whole subject including what u know best. Believe me, u will see the whole subject in a different way.
take the subjects as a passion, new understanding and not a way of passing exams and moving on………..
all subjects are Kind of Connected.
if u cover F1 untill f9 , u are going to realise how connected they are.
the way F1 To F9 is arranged. The core structure is just perfect.
This people who did this arrangement for two timed period they thought about those settings.
IF THEY WILL DO WHAT U WANT; TO RESIT THE EXAM AFTER TWO OR THREE MONTHES; THAT I WOULD HAVE CALLED MONEY MAKING:
so stop analysing their arrangement, analysed what you are going to do to reach your goal.
Thank you for reading
exactly blub…. i have decided to take F4 5 6 together and later F7 8 9 together. that is one of the best option among others
i was wondering isn’t is best to do the Management papers together? I was considering this combination : F4, 5 and 9 and then F6, 7 and 8. does this sound logical or workable? please i need feedback asap
i’m doing F8 and F9 in June just to clear my level 2 papers. will a combination of P1, P3 and P4 in Dec exams be good. I don’t want to do 1,2 and 3 together because i noticed those papers are back to back thus no breaks in between. How does this sound? (just thinking ahead)
the trend of combinations seems like people are like to take F4,5,6 or F7,8,9, which is exactly the same as official recommended combinations. No information at all!!
best of luck go 4 may u get sucess
We are tired of this very conservative way of doing things why can;t there be atransparent way of giving feedback such that people can always know the areas to improve in. With the current system one can not know where he/she needs to improve by just getting back your 49%. Secondly why can’t there be a resit period for those people who fail papers instead of waiting for more six months still ACCA will be getting it’s money.
Agree completely with the shorter period option for a resit exam, however I feel the main blocker on this will be BPP and Kaplan, who make a lot of money from the course materials and lectures, even the resit tuition goes into the hundreds. Can you imagine the loss they would have to take if the resit option was made availble?
However for students, it would certainly improve the time taken to qualify, i hope ACCA listen to their students and take this into consideration.
i am interested in what this person said
wat about a survey so students can vote onthis.
i am sure a lot of students will support this
This is the referral to ACCA
hafeezjaved said: On February 13, 2012
Time is running very fast and competition is on unavoidable now a days.
ACCA unlike other qualifications (American) take long to qualify due to its
exam polices, because student has to wait for next 6 months to attempt
subject again (failed paper). ACCA is the most growing professional body from all over the world, but its exam polices and way of exam is still on 20 years old
parameters. I started ACCA in 2007 and doing job, till now I am unqualifed
because of system of exams. Number of attempts MUST BE more than TWO in a
year. So, I request you to please consider to change exam pattern in
Student which has failed in June or Dec attempt, should be allowed to clear
that paper within two weeks or 40 days INSTEAD of waiting for next time.
This can save precious time of student. Consider and forward my requested
to concerned department.
@sharlene20, i absolutely agree
@sharlene20, Sir I totally Agree with your opinion .. Wish to see such policy change in ACCA
@sharlene20, I’ll co-sign this. I hope such policy is introduced.
Hafeez you are right .ACCA’s exam policies are not good.im tired i cant wait for 6 months everytime
what if I take F2 & F5 together. Do they need much time as I’m full time employed?
my last paper from F is F9. Can I add one more from P so that to make them 2
i have got 4 papers to go which is p1,3,6,7 i chose these combination so what if i give them in this attempt or u recommend me 2 and i can devote 12 hours for these as i am free all the time , need your opinion wit this regards , tnxx
Agree with Hafeez and we are thankful that OT can provide the forum for us to share and would appreciate any support they can give.My real life scenario – Started ACCA yr 2000 – still not qualified by ACCA stds got promoted from Accounts clerk to Manager in a financial institution over the yrs. Have to resit 4 papers – scores range from 41 to 49. Currently there’s no alternative but to begin revision from all over due to syllabus changes.
suggestions: ACCA can introduce a resit exam in a shorter time or sent students their marks per question for us to know where we fall short of the pass mark. This can be a guide to help us improve and it would be consistent with transparency.
what about professional papers combination?
P level combo???
Thanks OT, for all your help, will continue to use
I need your help,can u advise me if f8,f9 and p2 is a good combination,f9 is a resit for me,i lost by 5 marks?
this is very helpful,thank u so much.
find P paper a bit tough ..what is the key to pass it guys .,got 48 for P2 …terrible..
You should email ACCA with your sensible idea,
We do not work for the ACCA, we work for students only
@admin, Is it possible for Open Tuition to run a survey/poll to see if we can persuade the ACCA to change their exam sittings so re-sits can be done sooner? Luckily I havn’t had to do a re-take, but if I did I would be very frustrated at having to wait six months.
Yes we can and will run a poll/survey about it, thanks
@admin, I think Hann and Hafeez are right.. Can OT not run a poll and try and persuade ACCA?
@pankajvs, hi, yes indeed we can run a poll. and send the results to ACCA,
don’t think ACCA will listen, not even sure, how many students will support it, but we can try.. in a few days expect to see the poll,
if you like, reply here, with your suggested poll question, and choices..
@admin, Thank you sir for considering to do this. It will greatly help all ACCA students who need to resit papers. I am sure with over 120,000 registered users quite a chunk will want this to happen and will vote. As for ACCA it will also be worthwile mentioning on the poll that students can second your survey by choosing the suggestions and also directly writing to ACCA through their myACCA emails.
This is just a suggestion.
Can anyone help me will sit for p2 and have resit of f6 for just one mark what else can I attempt pls?
passe 4 acca papers P1, P2, f5 F9 whats next now plz help
What about P1 and P7?
Hi, I am thinking of doing the same ? Have you got a reply to this yet ?
Thank you this survey is very helpful.
I’m currently taking F9 and F7 (they are very 1st two courses of mine in ACCA). So guys do have any advice for me especially regarding F9?
is it possible to take f1,f2,f3 and f7 together?
p1 and p3 are the better combination
Thank you very much open tuition. So far have only made use of the F5 lectures and they are great. Keep up the great work.
how about f5 & f7?. need help.
Very helpful am going for F5 and F6
What about the P papers? Can a survey be done about the best combination of P papers that can be done to improve your success rate?
Gd iadvise, going 4 f8 & f7 now………………
Very nice, P1,P2,P3 are the best combination
I Love your site and all its contents. I’m still struggling with F8. This is the only paper left for me in the Fs series. Need your help.
I mean how can some of us fund your site? you are doing extremely well. Keep it up.
@casper1981, We do not accept donations, however, the best way to help the site, is to spread the word, so all students can benefit,
replying on the forums so it helps all students is also great way to keep this site alive
Nice one. You are doing so remarkably well. I can some of us fund your site? we really want to. Cheers.
Why cant people with helpfull comments just keep quiet rather than post such comments like “rubbish” and the likes. If the information aint helpfull to you, this doesnt mean that it applies to all. Funny that some appreciated this information and will base their decisions on this survey.I personally didn’t anything against this initiative though I am now at Professional stage. These guys have been doing much for us for FREE, if you think about.
Thanks a lot guys for your stuff. I give credit to you for most of my success in ACCA.
great stuff but i cant see any P’s combination with F’s
Useful and Very helpful information. Thanks for sharing
Still failing to download the notes; anyone to assist….
The paper combination looks helpful…
Thanks for the survey.
I have 4 papers left: F4, F7, F8 & F9
Was thinking of doing F9 & F4 in June, which scores a really low 6%
and doing F7 & F8 in December, which scores average 36-38%
I was wondering why F9 & F4 is so low? Could it be because people tend to sit the exams in order?
@gala1905, yes, this is possible explanation,
because F9 + F8 scores very high the survey..
well, survey is the opinion of other students, you should do what best suites you
@gala1905, I think people responded to the survey in a way that reflect their usual way of taking the paper. Very unusual for people to take F4 and F9 but I can tell you that it is a good combination. F9 + F8 scores so high only because they are close and people tend to do them together but that does not imply any correlation.
I can tell you the order you have chosen is quite good. F7 & F8 are related then you can also take F4 & F9 easily though they are different but also a nice blend
i will take F9 for june 2012 and i want to take one more ppr in “P” series then what is best option for me?????
@ummi92, Use common sense,
it’s not your first exam. so you should know by now
check the syllabus. watch free lectures for these exams,.. check past exams, and you will see which will be easiest for you to pass in one go..
How anyone can advise you without knowing what are your capabilities??
some people prefer numbers.. some prefer written,. are you hard working? how many hours can you spend every week…. list can go on…
I am sure, your question has been already posted on the forums.. search and you will find it, if you can’t you can always post it yourself.. and other students may give you their opinion.
I would advise that you take P1 as it is a theory paper and not as wide as F9. Hope it helps you.
Combination for the Professional Papers?
where is the combination of “P” series???
The purpose of the survey was to help new ACCA students!
P level – was not on a survey, for obvious reasons
You have to take 3 compulsory papers and then any 2 optional that best suit your career. so, take whatever rocks your boat!
When you take P levels, you should know which combination of papers will be the best for you… this is not the survey for you… move on!
@myaccca, maybe.. but it’s more informative, than your post!
@myaccca, Dude if you got nothing important to say don’t say it! OT is trying its best to help students for free.. One of the principles of ACCA is professional behavior and your post shows otherwise!
Thanks, really needed the help
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