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Change of P3 marking process, I suggest

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Change of P3 marking process, I suggest

I suggest ACCA changes P3 paper marking process, this paper is all about practical applications, how can I be sure my suggested solution is being fairly considered? The exam Q case is very specific, my suggested exam answer would perfectly work well in my country, while it may be considered totally not good approach in other country, how can I be sure that the markers are not single minded? Since currently, each answer sheet is only marked by one marker...

I suggest, for P3 paper only, each student's answer sheet should be marked by 5 different mindset markers (e.g. They don't communicate with each other and coming from different country, such as marked by 5 FCCA members, after all it's about real world application, and those FCCA they are in business world, instead of by uni. Professor), the students final score should be averaged, to get a pass or fail.

How others reading this consider, I'm welcome all kinds of comments.

Another thing, personally, I think text books are too theorical, not suitable for revising P3 exam, what if the publisher can offer a case book, with many many real world examples that applied and listed under each P3 model?

I think we all learn by copying others, and then get developed our own mindset, by learning the specific "case book", we can get a sense of how the business is doing currently, the sequence of learning is read the case book under a heading of P3 theory, instead of reading the real world news, and try to link with P3 theories.

I suggest ACCA supply more recommended reading material, past paper and technical article alone are not sufficient, I think...

March 17th 2015 AN ACCA USER 1,180 Points 1 Flag
Recategorized March 23th 2015 AN ACCA USER

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The idea for publishing "Case book" is perfect it will surely help the P3 students to see how can they apply the models in real world.

March 17th 2015 AN ACCA USER 300 Points
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i also think you are saying right about both two points you raise .But second one suggestion of offering case book by publisher I think more critical & important. i also think that in p3 paper other than English people and under develop countries find more difficulties because awareness about the approach of JS&W model is little.
March 18th 2015 AN ACCA USER 440 Points
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I am not sure why they prefer to mention, JS&W. Most models have been analysed by many authors. I have done an undergrad (BComm Management) and also an MBA in Japan, we used same models but not specifically mentioning JS&W. The P3 syllabus is just too long, i appreciate its good for students who havent done business courses before. But since its more practical i agree that there is need for markers to be very flexible and accept answers based on situations in different countries. Maybe 5 examiners would be too many but there seem to be need for balanced marking.
March 21st 2015 AN ACCA USER 500 Points
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The case book should be based on real happened to the company and the solution should be how the company management solved the problem.
May 7th 2015 AN ACCA USER 180 Points
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gtg guides books often have real life examples
August 18th 2015 AN ACCA USER 180 Points
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