February 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm #51653
After completing P1 and passing it convincingly with self study, I was set to do P2 and P3 self study.
However I was warned by my colleagues not to take chances with P2 as it involved lot of work, although I pointed out that I did F8, F9 and P1 self study and had no problem.
To cut the story to short, because of Financial restrictions, I have decided to do P2, LSBF online course, however I am not budging for P3 and believe I can do it self study.
Do you guys think it is do able? apart from this great site, is there any other learning materials?
Thank youMarch 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm #94961
I did self study for paper P1 and P3 and passed them both at first attempt.
P1 and P3 are easy to study, I do not believe they have any topic or concept which is very difficult to understand. So self study did the job for me to get grip over the theories, concepts. However both of these papers are very application-based and that is where they get difficult and should really challenge you. There are many case studies available online relating to each topic and they helped me here very much.
But P2 on the other hand is a different paper. The concepts, calculations are not so easy to get them right first time. They are very difficult until you understand them well, so I think you should get a good tutor for this paper.
I am a big fan of LSBF’s online course but for paper P2 I will NEVER recommend their lectures over real tuition for a number of reasons. First, LSBF lectures for P2 cover basic calculations and not the more-complicated-ones. Secondly, the syllabus for this paper is too big, each area is full of tiny important bits and it will take much longer to cover if you do it on your own.March 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm #94962
thank you very much for your helpful and informative reply.
I was thinking in the same lines with P2, to be honest I was thinking of LSBF online course for P2 but after hearing your advice, I might look around for other online lessons.
Thanks once again mate.March 24, 2012 at 11:56 pm #94964
ggmyworldParticipantMarch 25, 2012 at 12:03 am #94965
Hi, asad, regarding P3 self study,could you please let me know in what way you were able to access to “many case studies available online” for each topic? Was it online study? Who is the tuition provider, LSBF,Kaplan, or Bpp or something else?
Please kindly share your experience!!!April 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm #94966
I am thinking of self studying P1 and P3 lower half of this year, will be taking exam next June 2013. Can I reference the text for 2012, will there be any major changes? also @asad7, could you kindly provide links to how to self study P1 & P3. Thank you for all your help!April 9, 2012 at 8:30 am #94967
Want to pass p3?
Study opentuition notes first. Take time. Go through properly.
Practice all questions of unit A, B and section A of bpp revision kit. You can skip a few questions of the other units if you don’t find time.
If you can look through the pocket notes, good for you, but I dont find it compulsory.
Please check the first few pages of the kit where the exam pattern is mentioned. It mentions the topics that are examined often.April 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm #94968
I guess nothing is hard, if you put in the right effort and time.
As i say, read the text book, attempt the Kit questions and practice the past papers,
The perfect recipe for passing the exams.
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