by ACCA student blogger Pantelis Fouli
‘In September 2015 ACCA will be offering an additional exam session in some of our larger markets, which will be followed in 2016 by the introduction of four exam sessions a year across all of our markets, allowing you to take your exams in March, June, September and December.’
Whenever such news is announced we always tend to think about how it will affect us and then, after it has been digested, we consider how it can benefit the wider group.
Personally this decision is huge for me. My 10-year limit expires in June 2017 and, while I only have two papers left and I should by all means be qualified by then, ACCA has just thrown me and thousands of other students a lifeline.
ACCA is doing all in its power to get behind students and, in doing so, sends them a tangible message. That message is: ‘While we acknowledge the level of difficulty of these exams, we are behind you in every aspect.’ This is the message I am getting anyway.
ACCA has done this with the introduction of bloggers, live Q&As on Facebook, and the ACCA Learning Community (which hosts regular learning event Q&As with experts), and I am sure that this is only the beginning of ACCA’s way to separate itself from the rest.
This is ACCA’s way of adding that extra value to us as students, and to give us the necessary tools to succeed.
The next exam session is about six weeks away, and it is all about revision now, so here are a few pointers of what not to do while studying:
- Having your mobile phone on
- Cramming in too much data
- Getting overwhelmed
- Looking at the answer before even attempting to answer the question
- Reconstructing notes
- Having a heavy meal beforehand
- Pulling all-nighters
- Not believing in yourself