So I've failed tax 3 times now, passed all others upto audit first time with no issues. My marks were 43,40,48. The 2nd time I didn't really study as I'd already started on the next one so just have it a go and got that. I'm not sure what I'm missing or if anyone else has been in a similar position and have any tips or advice? Im resitting it in December alongside audit so am splitting my time between the 2. Any help or techniques people have found useful will be greatly appreciated
i can understand the pain of failing when u least expected
what i concluded was i focused on knowledge too much
i did not practice enough'
i knew the syllabus... exam pattern... but still lacked skills to apply knowledge
and after f1.. f2..f3..f4.. we dont change over tactics that's a must
these exams are of another level.. but don't give up
work smarter not harder
maybe your concepts aren't clear..
or lack of practice
do past papers and revision kit side by side (that's a MUST)
read examiners reports 2 3 at least MUST
try reading technical articles
If u r giving CBE ... get a grip on using that properly by using constructive response area in Study Resources
if u r doing self study maybe study with a ACCA Learning provider help
they will teach and test ur knowledge
there is further some articles truly satisfying do read them on why u failed and how to pass first time
maybe that might help
I'd say practice as much as you can. Use the revision kit and do past papers as well.
Focus more on section C questions, pick out the specific topics from the study text then practice questions related to that, you might be focusing on topics that give fewer marks in exams. After you're comfortable with section C move on to Section B questions.
Some topics are tested on at every exam session, make sure you understand those well, for instance VAT