Prepare to pass A guide to help you if you are studyingF8Audit and Assurance
GETTING STARTEDLEARNING PHASEREVISION PHASEFINAL PREPARATIONTHE EXAMAPPENDIX – LINKSWelcome to your guide helping you to study for your F8 examWhy use this guide?✓Structured approach to show you how to succeed✓Signposted resources and how to use them✓Tips for success to help you through your studies✓Interactive clickable checklists to keep you on track This guide applies to paper-based exams for September and December 2015 and March and June 2016.Prepare to passStages of studySectionsGetting started 03 Learning phase 09Revision phase 16Final preparation 20The exam 22Appendix – Links2402
GETTING STARTEDLEARNING PHASEREVISION PHASEFINAL PREPARATIONTHE EXAMAPPENDIX – LINKSYour checklistEnter for your examBuy an Approved Content Provider study text and question and answer bankDraw up your study planGet to know your exam03Getting started
GETTING STARTEDLEARNING PHASEREVISION PHASEFINAL PREPARATIONTHE EXAMAPPENDIX – LINKSGetting started – Tips for success✓The earlier you enter for your exam the less it costs!✓Use the ACCA Learning Community to link up with fellow students around the world studying the same exam as you – get tips, join discussions and share ideas and advice. You can also access live Q&A sessions and presentations.✓Download the Student Planner App – a tool that helps you map your journey to ACCA membership while balancing your work and social life.✓Spend some time familiarising yourself with the free resources available via the exam resource finder on the student section of the ACCA website – we will provide you with specific guidance on when and how to use these resources during the relevant stages of study.✓Remember to personalise your edition of Student Accountant so you receive F8 specific information as you need it.Exempt from F3?✓You will need an understanding of the content and application of the accounting standards covered in F3 to answer F8 exam questions - if you feel your knowledge might be lacking consider buying an F3 Approved Content Provider study text to refresh your knowledge. ✓When drawing up your study plan (see page 5)✓Be realistic and consider when you are best able to study – maybe early mornings work better for you or perhaps shorter, more frequent study periods.✓Once you have prepared your plan stick to it!✓Consider building in an extra study period after every few chapters to review and consolidate your learning.✓Take a 5-10 minute break every hour to help maintain your motivation and concentration.We strongly recommend that you buy an F8 Approved Content Provider study text and question and answer bank to ensure exam success. These provide:- the most up to date content and syllabus coverage.