Under Pressure – Coping with Student Life

October 3, 2018

For World Mental Health Day 2018, we’ve teamed up with our partners from MIND South East and Central Essex to pull together our top tips for coping with student life. Starting a new course or maintaining progression with your studies can take a toll on your mental health for a variety of reasons. We know […]

Pass your exams with First Intuition

September 17, 2018

There is a well-known saying “Fail to prepare…..prepare to fail” and this really hits home with me as I think preparation is key to passing your AAT exams. Here at First Intuition, a lot of thought and work has been put into creating a brilliant structure, designed to help you get the absolute best out […]

Exam technique tips

August 22, 2018

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 […]

Ten of the most common exam mistakes

August 8, 2018

  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 […]

Meet Jodie Taylor – an apprentice studying with First Intuition Chelmsford

August 2, 2018

At First Intuition, we not only offer our students the chance to study to become a fully qualified Accountant, we also offer many people the opportunity to learn whilst they are working. Many of our students already work in industry and some receive help from their employees whilst other fund their own courses. Those that […]

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

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 […]

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” 

July 19, 2018

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”    Evelyn Heller’s recent ACCA exam results are proof that hard work does pay off. After finding out she had accidently been entered for her F7 exam as well as F8, Evelyn realised she had only a week to learn an entire module. After a week of intense study […]

Take a trip down the memory skills lane

July 11, 2018

An insight into some tried and tested techniques by David Malthouse Many of us think that we don’t have a great memory and we find here at First Intuition, that we’re often asked by our students how they can remember all the information they need to pass their exams.  Finding the best way to learn […]

Find your ‘Ikigai’

June 8, 2018

Find your ‘Ikigai’  and you’ll never work again… I have recently been enjoying longer commutes thanks to a well executed timetable change from my train operating company (some of that sentence may not be true!). Making good use of the time I’ve been looking back at books that inspire me. Churchill famously said ‘find a job […]

Studying for the AAT Synoptic exams

May 16, 2018

In this month’s PQ article there will be no jokes about farmers, no references to Arsenal players from the days when they ACTUALLY stood a chance of winning anything.  This month’s article is a serious article about a serious subject; the AAT synoptic exams. It is likely that those AAT students who started their AQ2016 […]