If you’re planning an ACCA exam resit, the most important thing is to start preparing straight away. Your knowledge and exam experience is fresh in your mind, so now is the time to act. In this article, we share our top 5 tips on preparing for your successful ACCA resit.
Resitting an ACCA exam? Here’s what to do:
1. Read the examiner’s report
Examiners’ reports are a great resource for your ACCA resit. You can use them to understand more about the marking process and common mistakes that other students – and potentially you – may have made. ACCA’s recent examiner reports include question walk-throughs and performance feedback on questions sat by real students. Find the examiner’s reports here.
2. Speak to your tutor 1:1 about your resit
Get in touch with your tutor to organise a 1 on 1 chat. Use this time to talk about any areas of the ACCA exam that you found difficult. They’ll be happy to talk you through how that syllabus area should be approached and any advice for what to do differently next time.
3. Mock exams – more is more
Practice is the key to success. At each exam sitting, we have seen a clear correlation between the number of mock exams attempted by a student and their chance of passing the real exam. Mock exams work because they allow you to identify difficult areas of the syllabus that you struggle with and therefore should focus on more. Mock exams also offer the opportunity to work out how much time to dedicate to each question, if you choose to take your mocks under exam conditions. Find out how you can turbo charge your exam prep with an ACCA mock exam.
If you didn’t sit a Revision Course, Question-Based Day or Online Mock for your recent exam, we’d highly recommend booking a question practice-focused course to help with your resit. Each of these courses includes a mock exam with marking and personal feedback. Book a Question-Based Day or Online Mock and Revision Course here.
4. Find more resources to help you prepare
Tutors may have different approaches to calculations or questions that may suit you better than the tutors you have learned from so far. It’s these little hints and tips that you could benefit from when preparing for your resit. You can find different approaches on our YouTube channel, pre-recorded Masterclass sessions or on a Revision course if you didn’t attend one for your recent exam.
5. Book your resit exam straight away
Timing is important. It can be tempting to take a break after having a negative exam experience, but we’d encourage you to book your resit exam as soon as possible. The longer the gap between your recent ACCA exam attempt and your resit exam, the more knowledge you will forget. Start preparing for your resit now while the syllabus knowledge is still fresh in your mind. Use the time between now and your resit exam to focus on the areas you struggled with in the real exam, but don’t let your more ‘confident’ areas slip away.