What were your main struggles with F5 before your fresh start with FI?
My main struggles were time management and applying my knowledge. Also, when I failed the first time, I kept using the same materials and tried to do revision on my own, which definitely didn’t help me.
What was your approach to studying?
My approach to studying this time was to do as many questions and papers as I could, to time. When I practiced questions previously, even if it was just a little 2 mark question, I didn’t time myself. I think this affected my performance. I also focused more on section c this time around – something I wasn’t doing in the before as I relied too much on the multiple-choice questions.
What made you choose FI and how did our approach differ from your previous tuition provider?
I decided to try FI because my friend uses it and thought it would be a good change for me, since past methods hadn’t worked for me. FI also offered better revision class dates, it wasn’t too close to the exam so allowed me to do the classes and still have 2 weeks to revise on my own.
If you had one piece of advice for another student reattempting a paper, what would it be?
1 piece of advice I would give is to make sure you practice questions to time, especially section c. It is easier to pick up marks in section c where you can apply your knowledge and there isn’t an exact answer like multiple choice questions, which are either right or wrong – no in between.
What are your plans now that you have finished F5?
I can now move on fully to the professional papers, so I have started a new course.
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