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ACCA F4 - self study or tuition?

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ACCA F4 - self study or tuition?

I am looking to sit the F4 exam later this year and was wondering whether it would be better to self study or use tuition lectures through Kaplan, BPP, etc.?

I have passed F5 and sitting F7 next month - with both, I have used Kaplan Live Online Tuition. I have received exemptions for F1-3 through my AAT exams.

I'm not sure whether its worth paying £459 (roughly the same as F5-9 lectures through Kaplan) for tuition for F4 or would it make more sense just buying a text book and practicing exam style questions?

I have self studied most of AAT Level 4 and passed all exams first time so have had previous experience of self study but unsure whether there is a significant jump up to F4 from AAT like there is from F5 onward. I've seen that the global pass rates for F4 are around 70-75% for the past two years so I assume this would indicate that the exam isn't too demanding - please let me know if I have assumed wrongly?

Thanks in advance.

February 18th 2016 AN ACCA USER 370 Points

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+4 Votes

Self study is recommended! I just passed f4 by listening to lectures. You could use opentuition.. Make sure you do practice questions and you should be okay. I done it in approx 3 weeks.

February 20th 2016 AN ACCA USER 330 Points
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So you'd say it's not worth paying that much for tuition?

February 25th 2016 AN ACCA USER 370 Points
+1 Vote

This page can help u very much in your f4 self study
Because there is a lot of study material
A lot of mcqs practice material

Free ACCA F4 Study material

February 19th 2017 AN ACCA USER 17,820 Points
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F4 is a passable paper with self study by utilising the right resources like free online lectures, notes, technical articles, past papers and examiner's reports.

February 22nd 2016 AN ACCA USER 8,190 Points
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I have passed F4 based on self studying. I think it's better to save your money for tuition for later exams, which are more demanding than F4. I used BPP handbook which is ok if you are looking for detailed explanations and Kaplan's which is good at listing main points of different issues. Read through examiner's reviews and guidelines and check past papers answers. There's quite a lot to memorize for this paper.

February 2nd 2017 AN ACCA USER 430 Points