The difficulty level of an ACCA Exams is first and foremost dependent over how a student prepares for the exam. This may seem kind of obvious, however, the factors that influence the difficulty level are basically the factors that influence the preparation level of an ACCA student.
If a student prepares well for the exam, he/she, may find it easy. However, if the student has not prepared well, then the exam will quite obviously be difficult. This is something that can be seen within the examiner’s reports provided by the ACCA examiner for various subjects.
So, what are the factors that influence a student’s exam preparation?
There are basically 7 things that can really change your exam results–
1. Syllabus Coverage
This is one of the most important and the most obvious item within this list. If you have to prepare for an exam, then you will have to learn the syllabus content of that exam, be it ACCA or any other professional courses.
However, a point to note here is that it had been highlighted in several examiner’s report that the poor candidates in a particular exam either lacks the knowledge base required for certain questions, or they try to spot or predict the questions that can come up and then only learn those.
This practice does not reap any benefits. It is therefore necessary for the student to cover 100% of the syllabus areas of the ACCA subject that they are preparing for and they should also have in depth knowledge of the concepts that they learn as well.
2. Continuous Revision
One of the great limitations of the human beings is something that we call “forgetfulness”. We can create artificial intelligence software, search engine systems and other technologies that store data and information. However, we still cannot contain these data within our heads. Perhaps it may be due to the fact that we only use 10% of the human brain.
It is quite natural to forget things that does not happen frequently. For example, you may remember one of your friends who works with you on a daily basis, but may not remember the name of a classmate you once had during your school days.
So, the key point here is that unless and until you continuously remember your friend, that is the ACCA Syllabus concepts, they will remain as a classmate whom you don’t remember.
Therefore, it is really important to continuously revise 100% of the ACCA Syllabus concepts on a daily basis, so that you can remember them thoroughly in your exam.
3. Practice Questions
Question practice is another aspect that helps the student prepare for their ACCA exam and this is equally important as covering the entire syllabus.
The primary reason for this is because ACCA is a professional exam. Therefore, the application of knowledge in practical scenarios will be more highly tested than just stating the theoretical knowledge.
This skill of “applying knowledge” can only be developed by practicing as many questions as you can. These questions can include practicing questions ACCA Exam Kits and more importantly the ACCA Past papers which are available within the ACCA Online resources within their official website. We as FinTram provide Question Marathons with our sessions helping student to practice questions where faculty solves various concepts, and comprehensive, and past exam questions providing all the tips and tricks to handle questions in the exam. Here is the link the check on question marathons in detail https://fintram.com/acca-revision-boot-camp-knowledge-level/. You can check our Revision boot camps for all the levels of ACCA exam.
4. Time Management
Now, this is an area that a lot of students struggle with, especially if they student is a working professionals. In a broader sense, this is an issue for a lot of employees around the world as well.
Time Management is an essential skill that an individual must develop not only to achieve success in the Acca exams but also to achieve success within one’s own career as well.
Time management in this context needs to be applied in 2 areas of preparation.
Firstly, we have to manage time to study for the exam. This is a primary issue when the ACCA student is a working professional for a professional firm. Due to a heavy workload, or due busy seasons in the professional firms, the student may not have sufficient time to prepare well for an exam.
Even though this is a common issue, it’s not a problem without a solution. The obvious solution for these students would be to plan early as to how they will prepare and when they will attend the exam.
This can be done easily because you can expect as to when the busy season for a firm would be in by asking any experience personnel within the firm, or you can also find around 2 – 3 hours to study during week days and utilize the full weekends to study as well.
Secondly, time management is also important when writing the exam itself. Now this is an entirely different context from the first one. There are quite a few numbers of examiner’s report that states that there were some candidates who could not complete their exams due to poor time management. This is especially seen in the reports of ACCA Professional level exams. Our Revision boot camps especially take care of these issues and explain how to manage time while doing the questions in step-by-step ways. Here is the link to explore more on the Revision Boot Camps for ACCA Professional Level Exams.
The solution for this issue lies in its cause. So, what causes this issue? It could either be lack of practicing questions or the lack of having a time strategy for the exam. So, the solution would obviously be having a time strategy prepared specifically for the subject that you are preparing and practicing timed questions under exam conditions so that you can be compatible with the exam conditions and the time strategy that you prepared.