by ACCA student blogger Naresh John
Hey everyone! It’s that time of the year again… exam results time! It’s a time that some of us dread, but it is inevitable. We all hope that we are successful in our exams. This period also makes you reflect on your journey so far, as well as looking ahead to what the future holds.
For me personally, as someone who studies part-time, it has been a year filled with ups and downs both as an ACCA student and as a professional. As a student, the highlight of this past year for me was being informed that I came top of my region (the Caribbean) for my exam mark in Paper F4 – Corporate and Business Law. I scored 90 marks in this exam and it truly came as a surprise for me that I was the local top achiever. I was overwhelmed by this – it really renewed my belief in myself.
Professionally, this year was quite pleasing as I was acknowledged by superiors for skills that I possess, which lead to me taking on more responsibilities. It made me feel a sense of pride and importance in what I do.
Life is a rollercoaster, and so I also did encounter some bumps along the way. One such encounter occurred in my studies this past term where I was pursuing the paper P2 – Corporate Reporting. As some of you may know, that paper is quite voluminous! During the course of the term I got demotivated, didn’t show much interest and so I fell behind in my studies.
I picked myself up though. With about two months to go till the exam, I did a lot of work, inspired by the mark I got in F4. I pushed myself to the limit and prepared myself for the exam as best I could. The day of the exam, I vowed never to let myself be overcome like that again…
Looking forward to the upcoming year, I first await to receive my results for the P2 paper (let’s hope for the best) and in the December exam sitting I will attempt paper P1. As far as my career goes, I am looking to shift professions to one in which I can apply the learning from my ACCA studies as I feel that I have matured significantly.
I hope this blog post triggers you all to engage in some reflection too, as I believe that it’s not just our brain that is required in exams, but also a clear mind and a healthy body.
Till next time fellow students, God bless!