- April 13, 2020 at 2:31 pm
Passed on second attempt with 61%. Failed last time with 41% and I was quite confident that I had a decent chance to pass it.
This time, I was 99.9% convinced that I failed because the questions were vague and my answers were all over the place. I did not apply any models at all!!!
I have no explanations to the difference of 20 marks vs my first attempt. Very strange exam!April 13, 2020 at 3:25 pm
First attempt and passed with 58%, really pleased with that as I came out the exam thinking I hadn’t done well at all because I never applied any models in my answers. This exam is a weird paper in comparison to the other 9 I have sat. Anyway onto Advanced Tax in Sept.April 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Thank you to open tuition for your professional lectures l will always be with you ,am now an affiliate acca passed with a 50% on second attempt previously had 35%. Am now a chartered accountant. I live in Zambia.April 13, 2020 at 5:02 pm
Passed on 2nd attempt with 71%, was honestly convinced I had failed again! I previously got 48%
Thank you so much to Open Tuition on getting me through my ACCA qualification, I am so thankful to now be fully qualified ?April 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm
I failed this paper .It was my second attempt. I have so many concerns .If you dont mind kindly share your way of practicing and attempting.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgApril 13, 2020 at 6:35 pm
Failed with 42 marks. Q3 was not clear. I have read multiple times. I wasted lot of time on Q3 . I don’t know how to tackle SBL where you are not confirm whether you are writing correct or not.Its my second attempt.First attempt brought 48 marks. I am know demotivated.April 13, 2020 at 6:57 pm
Passed on my 2nd attempt with 76%. First attempt was in December (46%). You must always expect that you will need to use the theory only as background knowledge when formulating an answer so there is no need to try and memorize everything. Also the key is to apply to the scenario as much as possible and to specifically and clearly answer the requirements of each question.
Large general answers won’t get you any marksApril 14, 2020 at 6:03 am
Congrats and good luck on your upcoming journey… this is very helpful thank you.April 14, 2020 at 11:48 am
Failed with 41, did’nt see that coming. My first fail in ACCA.April 14, 2020 at 6:25 pm
I passed first time with 79% – so thrilled (i’m never this lucky with my exams) 🙁
What I did was, learn (review) the models – just the basic frameworks- Pestel, Porters 5F, SFA, POPIT, (I haven’t listed them all.. but I didn’t dwell too much on it. Models help you frame your answer but if you can’t remember them then even headings to make your points will do. Open tuition notes have them all! But dont waste time making pages of notes, just note down the important models.
I basically practiced all the past papers and made notes and compared them to the mark scheme. I didn’t have time to do a full mock but what I did was I timed how long it took for me to read (and understand!) the exhibits and the questions. So when it got to the exam i knew roughly how long I should spend (took me 50 mins including planning).
I really utilised the reading and planning time in the exam. I actually made a plan for each q. and that helped me so much so when i got to writing the answers. I had my brief bullet points and i just elaborated.
Against each question – make a note of the Exhibit that would help you answer the question.
I made sure that I highlighted the keywords “evaluate” “analyse” and highlighted the format of the answer – if it was an email, or a letter and made sure I wrote in that format (those are easy marks) whether you answer is right or not. Take a highlighter into the exam!!
Always, and I repeat, always refer back to the exhibits. If it’s a newspaper article, quote it or mention a statistic in the article.
Keep your eye on the clock, 4 hours is a long time but flies by in the exam! I even brought nuts to keep me going by the invilator’s said no food 🙁
Common sense goes a long way! It really helps if you’ve been in a working environment as you know how a finance function works to improve processes etc. but can set the tone in the paper whether you have to write on behalf of the CEO or as an auditor. Change your writing tone to sound more formal/informal.as per the question.
Hope this helps 🙂April 14, 2020 at 6:53 pm
Can anybody tell me where they wrote their plan as i wasn’t given any paper for workings, all i had was my answer booklet and question paper. I highlighted all the key points with my highlighter on the question paper then answered accordingly. My question is should i of written my plan on my answer booklet so the examiner could see?
ThanksApril 14, 2020 at 8:50 pm
Fail with 49%. Feeling overwhelmed. Now I have to forget it quickly and put more effort into it. I guess that’s how it works.April 15, 2020 at 11:43 am
Passed at first attempt with 76%
Like others have said, don’t try and make every question work with a model. This exam in particular I only managed to use a couple of models, the rest of it was just suggesting practical, logical solutions to the issues and making sure I used the scenario as much as possible and always linked my answers back to the company in question.April 15, 2020 at 9:18 pm
Passed with 58% and this was my first attempt. All credit goes to open tuition. I referred only Open Tuition notes and videos. This was not an easy exam to get through without doing homework. Please adhere to the question requirement and then build your answer accordingly. A piece of good knowledge of different deliverable format is a must. The content of the syllabus is quite similar to the pass leanings and the only thing is a good refresh. Think in a practical manner and provide your answer. Don’t try to write the theory as it is. It is not required. The only thing you need to do is apply the theory to practice and provide answers. The paper consists of nearly 25 professional marks and I think that it can be achieved if you pillar strength with homework. Again I would render my sincere gratitude to Open Tuition for the CSR you’re doing for students like me who are self-studying and struggle with office work.April 16, 2020 at 12:41 am
Failed with 45…would love to see where I went wrong…completed the paper answered in the formats required email report etc…made short precise paragraphs…so really not sure where I went wrong…congratz to all who passed! Will be attempting again in Sept…hoping for a turn of fortune thenApril 16, 2020 at 2:29 pm
Congratulations and thank you for sharing some beautiful insights.April 18, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Congratulation , and thank you so much for a valuable adviceApril 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm
Congratulation , and thank you so much for a valuable adviceApril 19, 2020 at 10:16 am
Congratulations to everyone who passed and keep going to those who didn’t, you’ve come too far to give up now xx
Is there anyone in the UK who did pass with a Kaplan textbook they’d be willing to sell me? I’ve got one on order, but I think I must have left it just too late before everybody was sent home and I don’t work well trying to learn at a computer. COVID-free texts preferred ?April 19, 2020 at 10:19 am
That was meant to be a laughing smiley at the end but apparently the forum can’t handle it!April 20, 2020 at 1:08 pm
Thank you very much 🙂
your comment is very helpful…April 24, 2020 at 8:14 am
Passed at first attempt with 58% and so happy.July 2, 2020 at 1:35 pm
I am planning to sit for september exam 2020,i want some tips and tricks from you,
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ThanksJuly 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm
never give upJuly 8, 2020 at 5:07 pm
I have just joined ACCA and got exemptions. Just need to give professional strategic level. Would really appreciate of you could guide how to do self study and which exams to pick in what order?
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