Take time to read the case

ACCA SBL exam sitters need to set aside 40 minutes to read the case study and requirements and plan their answers, says the examiner. The other 200 minutes needs to be allocated to preparing and answering the individual requirements. That’s two minutes to earn each mark.

In the most recent Examiner Approach Article students are told this exam will both look and feel very different to anything they have ‘experienced’ before. The promise is there will be no more than 12-18 pages of information and exhibits for each exam.
When the exam starts candidates are advised not to skim through the paper – remember there’s no choice of question.

• Read our full summary of the SBL examiner’s advice on www.pqmagazine.com