So I have just bought a text book (Kaplan) which I thought was good for the 2011 exams, however it is only good for the 2010.
My question is should I be bothered going through the hassle of returning it or will it be 99% relevant anyway? Mainly is there places (like here and the ACCA site) that will explain the differences between last year and this?
It’s sad to say it , but i feel you might need to change your book, if this is possible.
ACCA syllabus was updated / changed for 2011 exams, you can see the summary of changes for F6 paper at the end of syllabus :
Plus, 2010 exams were faced on Financial act 2009 , while 2011 exams are based on financial act 2010.
There are changes in tax rates etc.
It is risky to study F6 solely from 2010 materials.
Hmmm, thanks man.
Is there anywhere online that show the differences between the 2010 Financial Act and the 2009 Financial Act?
If the differences are only small then I dont think Ill mind using this text book but if I have huge amounts of data to go over then its worth me returning the books
Well, i’m not sure about whether such comparative analyze is available.
What i did the first is i opened second page of file called “examinable documents” – available at ACCA website, with rates for 2011
Then i opened OT notes , as they are not updated yet, they have similar page, but with rates of 2010 and compared them.
Try to see it as well and decide yourself, whether differences are sensitive enough.
Also you can try reading ACCA articles that were published in SA :
Financial Act 2009 , and financial Act 2010.
I have decided to order some new text books and then return the old ones for a refund when the new ones arrive. That way I can still read through the old ones for now.
Thanks for your help
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