- March 8, 2020 at 3:37 pm
I just have FR to sit before starting the P papers. I’m not working right now but thinking about returning soon. If I delay working I was considering sitting two papers. If so would SBR be good to study alongside?
How different are the papers in terms of knowledge? I’m aware the application is quite different in the exam. Would studying both at the same time be confusing?March 8, 2020 at 6:42 pm
The exams are on the same day, so you can only attempt them together if separate shifts are available. For example FR in the morning and SBR afternoon. Even then, it will be extremely difficult if the exam centres are in different locations. In my city there are separate centres for Skills and Professional exams so we usually avoid taking both exams.
Unless you have thought about it clearly, i wouldn’t recommend attempting both exams together.March 9, 2020 at 8:39 am
Already confirmed that it’s possible. I have a lot of venue options. I’d sit one at 9am and the other at 1:30pm. I’m getting high marks in my other exams and got 93% on F3. My work was linked to the topic which helps.
However it’s my first P paper and I don’t know how much of a step up it would be and how different the approach is. It would be good to have insight from others who have attempted the paper. I have a degree already so have done exams that are more involved and applied, albeit in a different, academic, subject. I don’t think the F papers are really degree level.
The hardest thing at F level is the breadth of knowledge to learn. If SBR isn’t so much about knowledge but applying it in a different way that would be good to understand. Or if it’s better to a different paper instead that’s an option. I’ve just done FM so AFM would be a good move as I enjoyed the learning. I can only do two papers if I delay returning to work so need to decide soon.
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