- June 19, 2020 at 4:18 pm
I wonder how I effectively study ACCA exams.
For instance, should work on F1-F3 & F4-9 in order?
It seems F3 is easier than F2.
It would be so helpful if someone gives the tips!June 19, 2020 at 5:56 pm
If you look at some recent posts/search “exam order” (or similar) in the search site prompt on the right hand side of this webpage you will find responses to similar questions. For example, here https://opentuition.com/topic/corporate-and-business-law/ – I recommend that the first four 2-hour on-demand exams be cleared before sitting the 3-hour session CBE exams.
Also, going by the exam names, and as shown by the “relational diagram” which features in each syllabus the FA and MA exams feed into FR and PM/FM respectively. (AA also assumes knowledge of FA.)
I don’t think you can look at pass rates as indicators of relative ease/difficulty – the pass rate is most likely higher for FA because there are candidates who, though they did not claim/obtain exemption, have some knowledge of FA. But those who have no knowledge of FA before they start they are likely to find it just as challenging as MA.
Before entering for any exam you should as a minimum, download the syllabus and study guide and study support for the exams you are considering – go the resource portal https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/student/exam-support-resources.html and select, for example FA and MA from the ACCA qualification. You should skim read both documents to help you make an informed choice which exam(s) to choose to sit next. Use the study planner provided to make sure you plan sufficient study and revision time.
Bear in mind that it is a “false economy” to scrape through these first exams with 50%, say. That means having only 50% of the knowledge that is assumed for later exams (!) Investing time in getting good results at the knowledge level is not only relevant to the applied skills exams but will underpin the strategic level exams too.
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