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- March 7, 2020 at 6:24 pm #564821
I’m wondering if anyone who has completed the F level exams could give me some advice?
I sit my AAT Level 4 synoptic next week and will be moving straight on to ACCA.
As I am on an apprenticeship, my employer can’t fund me with ACCA classes until I get my last AAT exam results which will be sometime in May. This will mean that after next week I won’t be able to sit an exam until the September sitting, this to me is way too much time being wasted.
I’m exempt from F1-F3 and want to complete the F level of ACCA as quickly as possible.
My plan is to self study now for two exams (F4 & F5 ) and sit them in June. My employer will fund me for one exam at a time, so I will take classes for F7 and self study F8 and sit both of these exams in September. I will then take classes for F9 and sit in December and F6 to sit next March.
Can anyone give me advice on if this is possible? I’m really commitment to my studies and don’t have much of a social life so I know I’m able to sacrifice any free time to reach my goals. My AAT results for level 4 range from 85% – 92%, losing most of my marks on the written questions.
Has anyone sat 2 exams in one sitting before ? Can you recommend a combination of exams to sit together?
I also want to go for the Oxford Brookes degree, I want to go as far as I can with accountancy and don’t want to have to return back to studying later on in life.
Would really appreciate if I can have some advice on if my plan makes sense or not
Thank youMarch 7, 2020 at 7:56 pm #564826cathy1036Member
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From my own personal experience I have only done one exam at each sitting, as I have a demanding full time job. However that does not mean to say you can’t do two if you are committed. I am sure there are others that can advise on that better than me!
I have a question though. Do you have your exemptions already and are you registered as an ACCA student? If so that’s great. If not you might have difficulty in entering the exams for June as the standard deadline for that sitting is the 27th April. Best to contact the ACCA or look at their website to check if you can take the exams in June.
All the very best with your future studies.
Cathy.March 8, 2020 at 7:56 am #564875Kim SmithKeymaster
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Also, if you will be sitting LW (“F4”) ENG or GLO it is on-demand – not a session CBE. So you could sit it in July (say) rather than first week of June.March 8, 2020 at 1:24 pm #564896
Thank you for your reply.
I’m in full time work too but I wouldn’t say it’s demanding, just an accounts assistant.
I only want to combine exams on 2 sittings so that I can speed things up a bit. After that I will slow down and take one at a time.
Thank you so much for that info on ACCA registration and deadline! I didn’t know this. I will sort all of that out as soon as I sit my exam on Thursday.
Thank you Kim for that information as well.
Hopefully I get some replies from people who have sat two exams together.March 8, 2020 at 3:36 pm #564904cathy1036Member
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I was having a think about exam combinations and what I would have done if I had taken two at a time.
I would just take the Law paper on its own and get it out of the way, as Kim said you can take it at pretty much any time and the exam is only two hours. I would then study PM and see how it goes, if you feel you could also do another paper I would combine it with TX. Bear in mind though when the tax papers start, don’t make the mistake I did and sit the exam in last sitting of the season and then if you fail (which I am sure you won’t) have to learn all the new tax rules if there are any changes! FR and AA I think is a great combination and then you are left with FM which I felt was quite a technical exam.
You might also want to take into consideration what you want to do as your options at the Strategic Professional level, for example if you wanted to take APM you might want to take PM later down the line so you have it fresh in your mind when you take APM.
Also have a look at the ACCA’s website under the student section and then resources, there is lots of information in regards to the syllabus for each module as some subjects are bigger than others.
I really hope this helps and wish you all the best for your exams.
CathyMarch 8, 2020 at 10:50 pm #564937
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!
Going back to what you said about ACCA exam deadlines being in April, I just realised that I would have to get my AAT exam results back before I can apply for the F1-F3 exemptions, which will be in May. So I probably won’t be able to sit in June – this is annoying because I hate taking gaps in studies.
I will use this time to get the Law exam out the way and also to plan the ACCA papers that I want to take.
I’ll try to study for PM and TX at the same time for the September sitting, If I don’t feel confident by the exam deadline then I will just book one exam in the sitting.
Thanks again!March 9, 2020 at 8:45 am #564971beth33Member
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I completed my AAT around 2 years ago and went straight into my ACCA studies. I’ve been doing 2 sitting every six months and cope with this quite well, only failing one exam ( I sat FM with SBR and neglected FM).
Personally I would say either do 2 every six months or 1 ever sitting just purely because it is a demanding qualification and you’ll most likely burn out.
I know you want to get the qualification done as soon as possible but it’s a marathon not a sprint.
Also, if you’re wanting to do the Oxford Brookes then you not only have to pass but have to pass well.March 9, 2020 at 8:54 am #564973
Thank you Beth,
I definitely don’t want to burn out!
Since I wont be able to sit any exams in June, that means I have 5 months to prepare for exams for the September sitting. I will try to study for Taxation and Performance Management so I can sit these together, after that I will take one exam per sitting.
I’m just eager to get to the stage in my career where I have no more studying commitments.April 22, 2020 at 11:26 am #568941Aleksandra19900107Member
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I hope you are doing well.
Like many of us I am now thinking of combining two exams for September, I am already in the midst of preparation for FR and I still can not make my mind on the second one choosing between FM and AA. First, I thought to have FR + FM (due to the higher pass rates of FM compared to AA).
I would be grateful for any piece of advice!May 30, 2021 at 9:42 pm #622349usernamestillloadingMember
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Must say, your message is very helpful. I was wondering if, when we opt for two exams in one sitting, we have to attempt the second immediately after the first or if we have a break in between the two?
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