The introduction of the pre-seen for SBL will mean some format changes to the September exam. ACCA has said the number of exhibits students will need to deal with will also be ‘significantly reduced’.
Read two great articles about changes to SBL in the latest PQ magazine: https://issuu.com/pqpublishing/docs/pq_sept_23_-_multi
The exam itself will also have three compulsory tasks. In previous exams there was no set number of tasks. Each of the three tasks will have a varying number of parts and total marks.
Moving forward each professional mark will be tested only once and will be worth four marks each.
Finally, the exam itself will no longer be answered as a single requirement in one word document. Going forward each task will be completed as a separate requirement in a separate response option/options. You will also not be able to view all tasks together, so only one task will be shown at a time.