Advice Following ACCA June 2020 Exam Cancellation

ACCA have announced that they will be cancelling their June exam sitting in the UK due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We completely understand the reasons behind this and support the ACCA in this decision. Jump to our ACCA FAQs.

Advice Following ACCA June 2020 Exam Cancellation

ACCA have announced that they will be cancelling their June exam sitting in the UK due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We completely understand the reasons behind this and support the ACCA in this decision. Jump to our ACCA FAQs.

First and foremost, we’d strongly recommend that if you were planning to sit an exam in June, you should continue to study through to the September exam sitting.

It is important that you maintain your study momentum at this time.

ACCA exams: Keeping your studies on track

The June ACCA exam cancellation has no doubt added to the disruption and anxiety that many were already feeling. In fact, recent events may mean that people’s studies have fallen down the priority list.

However, as we continue to adjust and adapt to our ‘new normal’, many of our learners have taken the opportunity to review their learning and how they can still progress towards qualification and their long term goals. To review how they can come out of this disruption better placed and stronger than they are today.

One silver lining for us has been having the opportunity to speak with many of our ACCA students. It has been another reminder of the close relationship we have with our students.

And it’s not just existing students that have questions for us. We have been running Facebook Live sessions to stay in touch with all ACCA students. More details of our Facebook and other live events can be found here.

Plans for ACCA Students

ACCA Tuition courses

The entire First Intuition network have pulled together to create a new national programme of “Virtual Classrooms” for all ACCA papers to the September exams.  These virtual classrooms will be taught by the most experienced tutors in the industry. Courses start in April and this means that you will be able to continue studying in the short term and maintain your progression plans for this year.

You will still be mentored by your local tutors and coaches and you will continue to enjoy the support and local relationship that you are used to from us.

ACCA Revision courses

In preparation for the September exams we will be adding additional revision courses to ensure we cover all papers.  We are hoping that we will be back in centre in August to run the revision sessions.  However, we have a contingency plan if this is not possible.

Whilst we believe that the reduced commuting time and socialising of the coming weeks are a great opportunity to make tangible study progress.  We also recognise that some students may find this more challenging. We will therefore be running our usual programme of courses to the September and December sittings.

FAQs


When speaking with ACCA learners, we found that lots of you are asking similar questions. So we thought it would be useful to try to answer some of the most frequently asked and our thoughts on them:

I’ve started studying to June, what should I do?

We recommend completing your current tuition course.

We are offering all of our tuition students a bridging course to ensure they don’t lose momentum during the summer. This will mean that our current learners are heading into revision courses feeling really confident.

How many papers should I sit to September?

This is a really personal question and one that must be considered in the context of your longer-term plans for your progression and qualification.

For those that are willing and able, it might be a great opportunity to sit an extra paper to keep yourself on track (or even get ahead a little).

It wasn’t that long ago that there were only 2 exam sittings a year for ACCA students (June and December). Students would often start studying for the June exams in February. Most students would do 2 papers at a time but some would attempt 3. We have redesigned our course schedules to support this and we’re always on hand to give advice based on your personal circumstances – just get in touch.

When should I start studying to the September sitting?

This will vary for everyone, but we have a range of options.

  • We are running a series of courses starting in late April/Early May via our virtual classroom. The dates can be found here.
  • We are also offering a range of Online Live tuition courses starting in June. The dates can be found here.
  • All of our centres have updated their September offering. Find your centre and look at your options here.

Should I book the exam or wait?

We would recommend booking as soon as possible. We think that September will be a busy exam session. ACCA are working hard to introduce extra capacity and more will come online over the next month or two.

If you are having any problems booking your September exam, please get in touch with ACCA.

Our Promise

We are totally committed to working with you to ensure we minimise the disruption to your studies in the coming months.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local FI centre.

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