by ACCA student blogger Hafeez Adeboye
The ACCA exam results are out. Did you fail your exams? Is it your third attempt at the paper(s)? So what now? Give up and try some other qualification?
You believe at first your preparation was good enough. You thought you had it in the bag. You say to yourself ‘This cannot be happening!’ But perhaps you had an unrealistic reading schedule, or you crammed your way through the syllabus. Either way, you begin to realise there is more work to be done; for example, practicing past exam questions more. After all, attempting mock exams and reflecting exam conditions are key.
Now you need to find the inspiration in your failure to keep your focus. Believe that success is just an exam session away and this could be the difference between an abandoned qualification and achieving ACCA membership.
I personally have had 3 failed attempts at F8, 4 failed attempts at F7 and 3 failed attempts at F9, despite these being my strong subjects and despite the fact I am the Chief Audit Executive where I work (CBP). But I did not look for fault in my ability or in the ACCA Qualification, because none was in either. I just changed my preparation strategy. To be honest, it is my preparation that was the culprit in all my failed attempts.
Here is a preparation tip – avoid leaving study to the last minute. Get real and study every inch of the syllabus and practice in an exam conditions as much as you can.
If you know others can find inspiration and strength in your journey through their ACCA exams, please share and inspire in the comments beneath. You never know, your story might just be the elixir for a student out there.
I will end with a Winston Churchill quote that says ‘success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’
Thank you for reading this and best of luck for your results.