Professional skills marks are coming to the ACCA optional exams, and ACCA said that from the September diet 2022 the option exams will look different. It explained: “We will be asking our students to apply their knowledge and demonstrate their professional skills across the entire exams.”
The new-look marking scheme will introduce 20 professional skills marks, with the idea that this better prepares students for the role of a finance professional: “asking them to demonstrate the critical professional skills required of a professional accountant.”
The changes build on previous changes to the ACCA qualification – such as the introduction of the SBL exam and ethics module.
ACCA has updated its resources too, with a series of videos, new mock exams on the practice platform, updated ‘read the mind of the marker’ articles, and a series of webinars.