Studying 2 ACCA papers at once – which ones should I choose?

Many of our students have recently decided to study 2 ACCA papers at the same time. This used to be a common way to progress through the qualification but in more recent times many students have got into the habit of taking one paper per sitting. If you are considering tackling two papers, it can be difficult to know which ones to choose. We asked some of our tutors for their advice on which ACCA papers are good to combine. They also gave us combinations that might prove too much to study at once.

 

 

 

Studying 2 ACCA papers at once – which ones should I choose?

Many of our students have recently decided to study 2 ACCA papers at the same time. This used to be a common way to progress through the qualification but in more recent times many students have got into the habit of taking one paper per sitting. If you are considering tackling two papers, it can be difficult to know which ones to choose. We asked some of our tutors for their advice on which ACCA papers are good to combine. They also gave us combinations that might prove too much to study at once.

 

 

 

Some general advice

Generally speaking, the advice we would offer to students who are thinking of studying 2 ACCA papers at the same time is to carefully consider the different papers.

It’s fair to say that some papers are more computational while others tend to rely on written analysis. Combining a computational paper with one that’s requires more writing is a good rule of thumb.

We understand that some students may choose to study 2 papers that are more closely matched to their own strengths. However, if you’re not sure where to start in choosing your 2 ACCA papers, you may find this graphic useful. We’ve based it on balancing a computational paper with a written one.

Our handy guide

Studying 2 ACCA papers

Further Advice

In addition to this, another possible combination of 2 ACCA papers would be AAA and ATX but we’d really only recommend this if you don’t have any other papers left to sit.

Important note- whilst we recommend these combinations, it’s also worth checking the exam schedule to make sure there are no clashes.

We’re here to help

Finally, as always we’re here to help you work out the best study plan for you. If you need any help with this, do get in touch with your study centre. Our team of Tutors are always happy to offer their advice and experience.

For more guidance on planning your ACCA studies, read this article.

If you need any advice following theĀ ACCA 2020 June exam cancellation read our article.

Finally, the ACCA have lots of resources available on their website for students.

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