Nature of the ACCA P3 paper
ACCA P3 Paper – Business Analysis – is concerned with analysing organisations, devising and deciding on strategic plans for them, and dealing with some aspects of implementing those plans. There is a significant use of F5 topics in the analysis and decision-making stages.
Structure of the ACCA P3 paper
Part A 50%: a single case study question. Typically, there are three or four pages of information provided in the question.
Part B 50%: two from three 25 mark questions. Typically, each question provides one page of scenario information.
Emphasis of the exam
The syllabus and study guide set out a large number of models (or frameworks) and these have to be known. However, it is rare for an exam to ask for the models to be described or explained. Exam questions expect you to apply the models to the information in the scenarios so that advice can be provided to the organisation.
How to pass ACCA P3 exam
Use the OpenTuition P3 lectures along with the P3 Notes and worked questions (revision lectures). Make sure you know the models and understand how they are applied in the worked questions.
When you are confident of a topic then practise as many past exam questions as you can. Remember, although Question 1 sets out a large and forbidding amount of information, you have 15 minutes reading time at the start of the exam. You should use that time to become thoroughly familiar with Question 1.
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Essential F5 and F9 skills for P3
Some important methods and techniques that were introduced in the F5 and F9 syllabuses are assumed knowledge in the P3 syllabus. This article provides five simple examples to help revision of some of these topics.
Details of brought forward techniques can be found in the Study Guide.
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This is the paper that requires a lot of questions practice. Find some videos and watch key topical areas and then practice as many questions as you then you will increase your chances of passing this paper. Do not waste a lot of time with the study manual. It is too bulky. Use it sparingly.
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PLEASE FELLOW STUDENT HELP TO PASS P3, I HAVE TAKEN THIS PAPER 7TIMES BUT STILL HAVE PROBLEM WITH IT. PLEASE FRIENDS HELP ME TO QUALIFY
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Don’t rely on opentuition materials alone otherwise you won’t go through . Opentuition can give you best lectures on calculations but certainly you have to get hold approved tuition provider Kaplan, bpp and Beck
How did you pass F1 , F5 and F9 , these are aggregated to p3 .
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t p3 is all about I am about to sit exam december
why don’t you watch Introductory lecture to Paper P3?
precise tips for passing acca p3. plase genuine tips only
all the info applicable for Dec 2013 exam?
did P3 syllabus has changed from 2010? or can i use 2009 exam kit for p3 prepartion?
No need to use that kit as it is out dated with no recent past exam questions. Leave the kit and do past exam question papers as much as you can. Don’t read them, try to write as much as possible.
left 4 days to go…i don’t know what to study…
P3 ‘s answer is pretty creative.
how can i pass p3???????
To pass P3, you have to be genius. Otherwise you have to fail many times
i failed third times. how to be genius to pass? any advice for me. thanks
ve failed this paper for the third time what am i missing?
Are video lectures of whole p3 syllabas available at O.T?