How an ACCA Revision Course helps you pass ACCA exams
Knowledge is only half of the battle, sometimes less than half. In the words of the ACCA P5 examiner Alex Watt after the June 2012 diet:
“Good candidates distinguish themselves by being aware that if they come to this examination expecting to repeat memorised material, they will probably score only between 20% and 30%”
It’s not what you know… it’s how you use it
It is knowing how to apply the knowledge of the syllabus for a paper that will help you to pass your exam. BPP’s revision courses are specifically designed by subject specialists to help you to develop the skills you need to pass. We focus on the key topic areas, and look at how they are examined, how to understand what the examiner is asking for and how to approach questions.
One of the most common comments that the examiners make after exams is that students don’t apply their knowledge. Here are some examples;
Graham Holt the ACCA P2 examiner said, after the June 2012 exam that “Simply reading the requirement without application to the scenario does not gain marks. This examination focussed on application of knowledge and it was application, which often let candidates down. The application of knowledge requires some improvement and candidates do not use the information in the scenario in order to develop their answers.”
David Kelly, the F4 (Eng) examiner said “That being said it is still a fact that the last three problem scenario based questions continue to provide grounds for concern. Too many candidates were let down by their performance in those questions, which continues to suggest a general lack of analysis and application skills if not general knowledge.”
Analysis and Application of ACCA knowledge
When talking about analysis and application of knowledge, the P5 examiner Watt says “This is not difficult to revise as it is a mindset that can easily be encouraged by considering past papers as an integral part of the revision process.”
This is exactly what we do on our revision courses. We focus you on working through past exam questions, to understand exam standard requirements and get experience of the context of the different areas of a syllabus in the exam. You’ll practise our recommended question approaches, be advised how to structure your answer and how to identify the easy marks within a scenario.
ACCA Revision Courses to help pass ACCA exams
Attend one of our ACCA Revision Courses and you will increase your confidence and chances of passing compared with students who don’t attend ACCA Revision Courses.
We have 20 locations across the UK and courses start from late October.
Can’t make it to one of our centres?
Book one of our Online Classroom Live Revision courses and you can revise wherever you are. See how the OCR Live works. Simply follow the ACCA link to book your revision courses!!
Take the next step towards exam success with a BPP revision course.