Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A basic area ACCA F6 students are neglecting!

Planning your answers may seem like an obvious piece of advice from the ACCA examiner, but it is surprising just how many student 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, making it difficult for the examiner to identify the key points that have been provided and whether therefore the requirements of the question have been met. 

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

Monday, 22 August 2016

The No.1 reason that can lead to failure in the ACCA F5 exam

A large number of comments in the ACCA F5 examiners’ reports refer to the tendency of some candidates to misinterpret, misread or misunderstand what a question asks. This is the case in both written questions and multiple choice.

Many ACCA F5 students dive into an answer before they have read the question carefully. If you attempt to answer a question which is just slightly different from the one on which the marking guide is based, you can end up scoring no marks at all. Doing that just once in your exam could easily be the difference between passing and failing!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A key issue examiners want ACCA F4 students to focus on...

ACCA F4 Students must take care to read the question carefully in the exam. Not doing this is the easiest way to lose marks!

Examiners have identified this as an ongoing issue across a number of ACCA F4 sittings. 

This is what the examiners had to say and some important advice on how to overcome 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 had 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: