Interview with Aniqa Adnan Khan – scored 90% in F8 Audit and Assurance
Please tell us in which country you live, and what work do you do?
I currently reside in Birmingham, United Kingdom. I work full-time in an accountancy firm as an Accounts Assistant.
How much time each week did you spend studying, on average?
On average I spend 15 – 20 hrs on each subject per week. In December session I appeared for two exams F8 and P1 and I prepared for them in two months.
Which study resources did you use?
I have done all my ACCA exams through self-study. I usually use Kaplan’s study text and BPP revision kit as I find Kaplan books precise and easy to comprehend and BPP revision kits challenging. I also used ACCA global student resources technical articles and past papers. This was the first time I used Open Tuition’s lectures which I found very resourceful.
Did you get support from your firm?
No I did not get any support. My support system was my husband and prayers from my family.
What was your approach to your studying?
I initially studied Kaplan text book and then I saw a few lectures of F8 on OT to enhance my understanding. I found the OT F8 tutor very competent. His style of explaining and elaboration on the topic was really helpful. His P3 lectures are also very well set out. From the BPP revision kit I just did the MCQs and the rest I did past papers from June 2015 to 2010.
What would you say was the most important factor that helped you to achieve such a high mark?
The most important factor which led to this success was practicing the past papers. Practicing numerous questions on Audit risk and responses, substantive procedures and deficiencies and recommendation helped me score high marks. I found practicing past papers the most resourceful and helpful in all my exams. You tend to know what topics the examiner is focusing on and what type of questions you can expect in an exam. My grandfathers used to say ‘never give up
; always practice – as practice makes a man perfect’. The areas you think you are weak in you need to focus on it the most. The key to theoretical papers is to practice writing and writing.
How did you find out about OpenTuition, and which of our resources did you use?
I like to do a lot of research online and find other resources other than the text book to help me get a grasp on the knowledge. I came across OT on Google search and signed up and used the F8 lectures and flashcards.
I know its been a long time. I just have question. Did you start the bpp kit and past papers after completing the kaplan textbook and OT lectures? Hoping to get a reply from you.
Tanx for sharing great experince…
Congrats…..thanks for sharing. Feel like i have been given a real practical way to approach my final paper.
Your approach seems reasonable and practical.
Am taking after you.
Thanks for sharing your approach!!
Thanks for sharing..!!
That’s really appreciatable . Actually I wish if I had seen ur strategy earlier. Because f8 was a total disaster for me . I had to repeat it 3 times after which I got a 51. BUT was thankful that I cleared
practice makes perfect
Many Congratulations and best of luck for rest of the papers.
how are u Sir? Please give me advise for P4 and P5. My number 03323043930 is available on What s App
Sorry, we do not provide private support by email or private messages, as that defeats the whole point of having forums.
Please post your question on the OpenTuition Ask the Tutor forums so that the whole community can benefit.
Did you mean you spend 15-20 Hrs/WEEK per Paper (F8 ), or by SUBJECT you meant Topics or Chapters ? i am confused this would require say 20 weeks for 20 chapters…
Kindly clear my doubt as i am challenged with proper time planning.
its simple….. 3 hrs a day for f8
What does it mean BPP revision kit?
BPP is an ACCA approved publisher of interactive text books and practice and revision kits
Congs Aniqa, practice practice practice ?
A big congratulations.
Well done we are looking forward to follow that wonderful step. Please which site did you get the Kaplan texts?
First of all very very congrats for your great achievement. Your husband and your parents must be proud of this.
Second I am also working in Audit firm in U.A.E but Pakistani National. You have mentioned that you are currently located in Birmingham but it seems your roots are from Pakistan. It will be appreciate-able if you mentioned Pakistan as well. As this not only make our country proud but also make a soften image to rest of world of Pakistan that we are peace and education loving people. We hate arms we love pen and we can produce talented and competent people like you.
We hate terrorist country like Pakistan.
Thats ONLY what you can do well hate and jealous… no wonder you are so goodlooking lol
I am amazed by the lack of administration over watching the comment section.
Administrator you have failed your job R.I.P all the ethics you teach in ACCA
Very True. We should proud that we are Pakistani as well as part of ACCA.
As a Professional we should respect everyone. ACCA is like a family, all students, affiliate and members are part of ACCA Family.
wow this is so motivating. thank you for sharing dear .I pray u excel continually
Najib Rahman says
Awesome well done .
right now i am in F4 pleas advise me from which source i have use?
aniqa, what is the meaning of OT on google ?
OT is Open Tuition. The website you are on!
Bpp book and bpp plus Kaplan kit……….. and lectures from OT
Most imp just BPP book