Difference between F4 Global and the English Variant?

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    mayfikry
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    What is the difference between the uk and the english variant?
    Isnt it the same thing?

    thanks in advance


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    cuteleo110
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    no!
    UK law is UK law, and global is as per you country! like pakistan etc


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    mayfikry
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    @cuteleo110 said:
    no!
    UK law is UK law, and global is as per you country! like pakistan etc

    Ok im still confused!! I applied for the global variant . And if its like you said above, global is as per your country, they didnt ask for my country.

    Can you please help me out ? Im really confused :(


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    ansi
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    @mayfikry,

    well first part of cuteleo’s reply was correct anyway :)

    Global variant is like international. It is not related to any specific country! It is based on international law documents , like United Nations Convention on International Sale of Goods (UNSIGS) – the most important document that you will need to study for this paper.
    However u will find references to UK law as example of best practice.

    Hope you already acquired materials for Global variant.
    So download syllabus and use your materials to prepare for exam.

    good luck!


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    mayfikry
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    @ansi said:
    @mayfikry,

    well first part of cuteleo’s reply was correct anyway :)

    Global variant is like international. It is not related to any specific country! It is based on international law documents , like United Nations Convention on International Sale of Goods (UNSIGS) – the most important document that you will need to study for this paper.
    However u will find references to UK law as example of best practice.

    Hope you already acquired materials for Global variant.
    So download syllabus and use your materials to prepare for exam.

    good luck!

    Thanks for your reply!! Yes i’m gonna start studying the golbal version since im not sure where i’ll end up anyways.

    Thanks once again.


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    ansi
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    Then my all time advice is to benefit from EXP resources for F4 Glo.

    http://www.theexpgroup.com/expand/8-f4_corp.__bus._law_glo.html

    nothing helped me in F4 more then those.

    best of luck with exam!
    study UNSIGS as well as u can, as at least 2 or even 3 questions will be based on it.


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    cuteleo110
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    @ansi said:
    @mayfikry,

    well first part of cuteleo’s reply was correct anyway :)

    Global variant is like international. It is not related to any specific country! It is based on international law documents , like United Nations Convention on International Sale of Goods (UNSIGS) – the most important document that you will need to study for this paper.
    However u will find references to UK law as example of best practice.

    Hope you already acquired materials for Global variant.
    So download syllabus and use your materials to prepare for exam.

    good luck!

    when i asked ACCA local office they said if you opt for Global then you have to study PAKISTAN LAW !!

    then i did UK law ! this is what i replied :)


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    cuteleo110
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    mayfikry

    please write to ACCA and confrim it first !


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    ansi
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    Intesting,
    and when i was sitting F4 global,
    exam was based on the syllabus provided in accaglobal.
    and that syllabus is really just international.

    However , information that ansi provides is never reliable…even when it’s really obvious and based on my own experience. (I passed this exam last december.)
    so …i’m just saying what i think :)
    isn’t it, cuteleo ? ;)


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    mayfikry
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    @cuteleo110 said:
    mayfikry

    please write to ACCA and confrim it first !

    But the syallbus, study guides and all the articles on acca doesnt state that. Why would global be pakistan law, when you already have a pakistan variant?
    Here’s the link http://www2.accaglobal.com/pubs/students/acca/exams/f4/syllabus/f4pkn_sg2012.pdf


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    mayfikry
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    Admin participation would be really helpful at this point.@admin

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    cuteleo110
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    no words man!!!

    I am sorry if I am wrong..

    and no comments on ansi’ post..

    No one is my enemy here so I deceive or misguide him/ her!


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    mayfikry said 4 days, 5 hours ago:

    What is the difference between the uk and the english variant?
    Isnt it the same thing?

    thanks in advance

    DID ANYONE ACTUALLY READ MAYFIKRY’ ORIGINAL POST??

    The post asks for the difference between the UK and the English variant

    OK, here’s a sensible answer – there is no UK version of F4. English law is NOT the same as, for example, Scottish law. English law is law which relates to ENGLAND ( and Wales )

    If the original post had referred to the Global variant and the differences between Global variant and the English variant, then much of Ansi’s comments apply – the BIG difference is the section on the International rules on International contracts ( there is no equivalent section in the English variant )

    Extensive reference is made in the Global variant to relevant parts of English law, so there is a degree of commonality between the two variants.

    Contract law in the English variant is considered in rather greater depth than the Global equivalent.

    There is no section on Sharia law in the English variant whereas there is in the Global version.

    A simple comparison of the two published syllabi would easily answer the question “What’s the difference between ….?”

    But, the answer to the original question, as posted, is “There is no such thing as a UK law variant!”


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    sheilat77707
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    i come from zambia and living in the usa. can i sit for the english variant instead of the global? i am confused. please help. Thanks!!


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    ansi
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    @sheilat77707,
    yes you can sit any law variant you want.

    But if you are going to sit it THIS december and you have already paid for it, and u opted for Global, then you won’t be able to change anything.

    If you are going to sit F4 in next exam sittings,
    then you need to check using my acca, which law and tax variant you opted for.
    If you opted for Law – Eng variant, that means by paying for F4 exam, you will be automatically in F4 uk stream.
    If u opted for any other law variant, then you can change it, by sending e-mail to acca.
    But i will repeat, the latter applies only in case if u haven’t paid for your F4 yet.


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    Amin
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    Hi. I live in Kenya. Can someone please tell me which one is worth studying. the global or UK variant? I am absolutely confused


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    Vicky B
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    Hi i live in Guyana. I am really confused. Should i study English or Global variant


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    Mohammad Ajmal
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    @mayfikry said:
    What is the difference between the uk and the english variant?<br />
    Isnt it the same thing?<br />
    <br />
    thanks in advance

    I am in Afghanistan and i would like to be prepare for the F4 and F5, could anyone tell me, should i go for the Global Variant or English Variant?


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    lukayl
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    Now I only checked the global syllabus, so this is only my guess work.
    Global Variant might be useful if you plan to work in UN or any other international organisations, or work in a major import/export commercial entity. International conventions, contracts, funding, etc might be more relevant;
    On the other hand, English Variant is a must if you reside in England, or Scottish Variant if you reside in Scotland, or Irish Variant, if you reside in Ireland, and would like to obtain ACCA’s practising certificate in the future, but to most students outside of UK & Ireland, our chances of immigrating there is slim, even for international students in the UK, finding a job in UK is little to impossible, considering current Tory government’s hostile attitude toward foreigners.
    However, Common Law is one of two major law systems in the world, the other being Civil Law. England is the original place where common law was founded. Because of British Empire, all most all of its former colonies are with Common Law systems (Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, India, Pakistan, etc), and because of that empire’s trading power, contemporary contract and business laws around the world are filled with its elements. So if you plan to immigrate to one of these countries in the future, an English Variant paper might help you build solid knowledge in Common Laws and you may easily pick it up or understand when you take your destination country’s accountancy qualification law exam in the future.
    Also you need to consider your local’s tuition what they offer if you plan to study in a formal class.
    Just my two cents.


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    caron 95
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    Base on what all of u have said .. taking English variant maybe is the best choice .. if take global , it’s mean all law will be inside .. hmm.. It’s gonna be hard ..

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