Can any SUCCESSFUL P2 candidate tell me what is the best way to start studying for P2 Int?
It has been awhile since I did F7 and know my knowledge is hazy.
Is it best to read the BPP study text first? (Is it worth reading it all , I know it's quite large)
Or start going through the online lectures first to grasp the material involved? (I have purchased the BPP online distance learning package) and then read the study text?
And then start practicing questions beginning April and work through them for April and May, combined with the technical articles?
Not sure what the best approach is so I can utilize my time and working full-time.
I passed P2 in the last sitting by studying through BPP Online distance learning live sessions in the first sitting. So I would recommend that don't start by reading the study text. Watch the video lectures first. Practice the examples in the course notes until you learn the technique. Once you are totally comfortable with the workings only then open the study text and read through it while practicing those questions in the study text. The course notes are enough but the study text will help you better understand the syllabus areas once you know the basics in the course notes.
As far as F7 knowledge is concerned, it is briefly discussed in P2 course notes but if you feel you don't remember it much, look out for the ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE area in your learning platform account. You'll find all the videos required to know about F7 stuff that can be of use for P2.
Question practice is essential but this is a higher level exam which is more about application, analysis, and evaluation so you'll have to write a lot of stuff and discuss things. You'll have to use professional judgment in the exam. Don't let all of your focus go on to numbers. Focus on discussion bits as well because only number won't help you pass. Whenever you attempt a question don't just do the calculations and write analysis in bullet points just to jot down your ideas. Attempt a question as if you were writing the exam itself. Only then you can benefit from the question practice.
It is completely fine to start revision/question practice in April/May. Read the technical articles, review examiner's comments/feedback on previous exams and practice the workings a lot because you don't want to end up forgetting the basic structure of how to attempt a question.
Best to learn all techniques , e.g net assets movements , goodwill in consolidation and go through all standards , practise with bbp kit and old exams , while you sit in exam most important to manage time well start to do all key calculation in reading time on question papers copy all it on answer sheet as exam writing time started , it would save time and better to leave consolidated at point where u think u had done all major answers e.d net assets movement , goodwill , and move to other questions try to attempt all questions .
I am in the same position as you. I am based in Sydney. Can we get together and share ideas.
I am planning to sit P2 INT in June 2015
Hey guys i m going to sit p2 this june. Please help me .i need a study buddy. Share your strategies. And for those who have passed p2 please share the online videos if you have. Thank you.
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