Hi Ali, practicing is key to passing and that's true but I think that it's also important to understand the scenarios and apply the syllabus knowledge to each scenario IN A PRACTICAL WAY OR IN REAL LIFE SITUATIONS. When you practice these questions put yourself in the scenarios and ask yourself what you should do with the information given to you by, say, your senior audit manager. Try to imagine the scenarios on your mind, it's much easier that way. I will be also taking F8 in December. It would be advantageous for you to be part of the F8 study group. I hope that what I said is gonna help you.
Moreover, these ACCA questions really reflect real life situations because I have been reading an audit report published by Pwc some time ago and the audit work that they did is also the same as what ACCA provide us through these questions. Now you see that we must adopt a more practical approach to answering these questions.
Hi. This can be a rather deceiving paper, meaning that it's difficult to grasp exactly what is being asked. I found what helped the most was watching relevant videos on Youtube regarding exam technique and some revision. I strongly suggest watching these. And as others have said, it's very practical. Put yourself in the shoes of an auditor and common sense is very important (e.g. It wouldn't make sense to provide a negative assurance report for a huge company). All the best!