ACCA: Planning your qualification

October 13, 2018

  How should I plan my studies for the rest of the year?  Making the right choices for the year ahead and managing your workload can be difficult, but ACCA students now have more options than ever regarding when to study each module.There are four exam sittings a year: March, June, September and December, giving […]

The accountant with more gold medals than Bolt

October 1, 2018

The accountant with more gold medals than Bolt Which accountant has more gold medals than Usain Bolt? An accountant who is also linked with Tiger Woods, Serena Williams and Manchester City? The accountant is question is Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. Not only was Phil an accountant, he was the best kind of accountant […]

September 19, 2018

New year, new goal   Well almost! September always seems like the start of the year as the seasons change and schools start back.   This year I’ve decided it’s time to get some exercise as my resolution. Good for the body and for the mind and so I’ve joined our village couch to 5k […]


September 11, 2018

So here we are in early September and most schools have now returned.  For some parents, this is just another September. After what seems like an endless six weeks holidays, many are looking forward to getting back into their usual term-time routine. For other parents, September can be a bit of a turning point. Perhaps […]

ACCA Strategic Business Leader syllabus could be seen as a football team.

August 22, 2018

  Strategic Business Leader paper could be seen as a football team.       One of the things I enjoy about my commute (trust me it’s not a long list!) is the chance to stick my headphones on and daydream. Today’s pondering led me to look at how the syllabus elements of ACCA’s new […]

Exam technique tips

There are two main parts to an apprenticeship: One is the development of skills and behaviours, the soft skills that enable an apprentice to actually perform in the workplace. The second is the professional qualifications required to do the job and this means we have people sitting exams regularly. A lot of my posts revolve […]

Study tips and advice from a global prizewinner

August 8, 2018

  First Intuition London student and Global Prizewinner,  Ali Ahmet,  is proof that dedication and an organised approach to study really does pay off. Ali scored 91% in his ACCA F8 exam and achieved the highest result in the world.  Ali shares his study tips and experience at First Intuition:      Past papers can be […]

Ten of the most common exam mistakes

  First Intuition tutors have over 100 years of combined experience teaching accountancy students.  In this time we have noticed students making the same mistakes in exams. To help you avoid falling into these traps, we’ve summarised the key mistakes students make.   1  Lack of preparation It’s probably fair to say that many students […]

The start of the season…

August 6, 2018

The start of the season…   For those of you missing out on post World Cup football, the Football League began again on Saturday.  (Apologies to those supporting Premier League teams!)   As a Luton Town* supporter, I can’t wait to see our first home game against Sunderland, to cheer on the Hatters.  Amazing to see […]

You’ve done your A’ levels and the world’s your oyster…. honestly

August 2, 2018

It’s the time of year when A’ level results are due and we know that many students have got some big decisions to make in the coming weeks and months.  This got our team thinking about what they’re were doing at this stage of their lives and how the decisions they took have influenced their […]