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Need help with P2

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Need help with P2

I am going to sit in December and have been off for a while. How can I effectively prepare for the exam? What do I need to do before I get to the P2 material?

May 2nd 2014 AN ACCA USER 180 Points

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I would strongly advise you to read the technical articles.
They are very useful to understand some of the revised standards etc. and also provide you examples on how to apply them.
These articles also provide you updated information about the most recent regulatory developments etc.
And of course practise is key for this exam like for the others.


May 2nd 2014 AN ACCA USER 220 Points
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You have lot of time , - Start reading Standards and practice them when finish

then start Conslidation after finishing all the Accounting standards

Take a copy if Examinable Documents from ACCA for P2 - and prepare according to that

May 2nd 2014 AN ACCA USER 1,280 Points
+1 Vote
i have p2 notes if you need it mail me
May 4th 2014 AN ACCA USER 300 Points
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Thank you Ludi. I have been out of class for a couple of years and the task feels daunting for me. I will take your advice and work accordingly.
May 2nd 2014 AN ACCA USER 180 Points
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Hi Samuel,

I would suggest that you first go through standards and technical articles relating to F7. That will help you in getting reacquainted with the basics of the subject. Get an F7 text and practice the preparation of consolidation questions. All this will take about 2 months.

Move on to P2. First try those areas of the syllabus which are continuation of F7. Read the technical articles. To have a better understanding of the standards, you can read about them in detail in

Hope this helps. :)

May 3rd 2014 AN ACCA USER 220 Points
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keep revising your standards and all consolidation steps should be on your fingertips.

May 3rd 2014 AN ACCA USER 140 Points
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I must admit P2 is a highly demanding paper in terms of time commitment and clear understanding of the standards. So jus try and get well-acquainted with the standards and group questions and success is assured.

May 4th 2014 AN ACCA USER 140 Points
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Kindly also join the study group for p2 if you haven't yet.

May 4th 2014 AN ACCA USER 9,210 Points