Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A basic areas ACCA P6 students are neglecting!

Planning your answers may seem like an obvious piece of advice from the ACCA P6 examiner, but it is surprising just how many students launch straight into answering a question without taking time to think about how they are going to approach it. This has resulted in poorly structured answers which make it difficult for the examiner to identify the key points provided in the answer and therefore whether the requirements of the question have been met.

Here are some of the examiners’ remarks on this issue:

Monday, 22 August 2016

The No.1 reason that can lead to failure in the ACCA P5 exam

Being able to do well in the ACCA P5 exam does not only mean learning core syllabus topics but being able to apply this knowledge to the scenario within the question.

Students are expected to use specific details on the case within the question and comment using the relevant theory/knowledge to back up their points.

This is what examiners had to say about recent ACCA P5 candidates’ performance in this area:

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

What is the biggest problem examiners have identified in the ACCA P4 exam?

Being told to revise the entire syllabus may seem an obvious piece of advice from the examiner, but it is astonishing just how many students don’t do this!

Examiners were surprised at the number of candidates that also lack basic accounting knowledge. This suggests that many students did take the time to ensure they understood the basics before learning more complex areas of the syllabus.

This is what the examiners had to say about it:

Friday, 5 August 2016

Don't let stress be the reason for failing your ACCA exams!

Stress can be your biggest enemy when it comes to your ACCA exams! In my fifteen years of teaching, I've seen excellent students fail their exams due to an inability to manage their stress levels! This is such a shame as they often work long and hard to achieve success. 

Remember, everyone gets nervous in the build up to important events. Whether it's starting a new job, attending an interview or making a wedding speech, it's perfectly natural to feel butterflies in your stomach before the big day.

Sportsmen often say that a little stress is a good thing as it actually improves their performance. Similarly many famous actors suffer from stage fright just before giving outstanding performances on the stage.

Like these successful people, the secret is it to control the stress not let the stress control you!

So, let's think about stress in terms of your ACCA exams. Take a look at these 5 great tips that could be key the to passing: