1 Corporate andBusiness Law(LW) (ENG)Syllabus and study guideSeptember 2018toAugust 2019 Corporate and Business Law (LW) (ENG) ACCA 2018-2019 All rights to structure of thesyllabus and study guideOverall aim of the syllabusThis explains briefly the overall objectiveof the syllabus and indicates in thebroadest sense the capabilities to bedeveloped within the diagram linking Corporateand Business Law (LW)(ENG) withother ACCA examsThis diagram shows direct and indirectlinks between this exam and otherexams preceding or following it. Itindicates where you are expected tohave underpinning knowledge andwhere it would be useful to reviewprevious learning before capabilitiesThe aim of the syllabus is broken downinto several main capabilities whichdivide the syllabus and study guide intodiscrete diagram of the maincapabilitiesThis diagram illustrates the flows andlinks between the main capabilities(sections) of the syllabus and should beused as an aid to planning teaching andlearning in a structured rationaleThis is a narrative explaining how thesyllabus is structured and how the maincapabilities are linked.
2 The rationalealso explains in further detail what theexamination intends to assess and syllabusThis shows the breakdown of the maincapabilities (sections) of the syllabusinto subject areas. This is the blueprintfor the detailed study to examining the syllabusThis section briefly explains thestructure of the examination and how itis GuideThis is the main document that students,education and content providers shoulduse as the basis of their studies,instruction and materials. Examinationswill be based on the detail of the studyguide which comprehensively identifieswhat could be assessed in anyexamination session.
3 The study guide isa precise reflection and breakdown ofthe syllabus. It is divided into sectionsbased on the main capabilities identifiedin the syllabus. These sections aredivided into subject areas which relate tothe sub-capabilities included in thedetailed syllabus. Subject areas arebroken down into sub-headings whichdescribe the detailed outcomes thatcould be assessed in outcomes are described usingverbs indicating what exams mayrequire students to demonstrate, and thebroad intellectual level at which thesemay need to be demonstrated(*see intellectual levels below). Corporate and Business Law (LW) (ENG) ACCA 2018-2019 All rights LevelsThe syllabus is designed toprogressively broaden and deepen theknowledge, skills and professionalvalues demonstrated by the student ontheir way through the specific capabilities within thedetailed syllabuses and study guides areassessed at one of three intellectual orcognitive levels:Level 1:Knowledge andcomprehensionLevel 2:Application and analysisLevel 3.
4 Synthesis and evaluationVery broadly, these intellectual levelsrelate to the three cognitive levels atwhich the Applied Knowledge,the Applied Skills and the StrategicProfessional examsare subject area in the detailed studyguide included in this document is givena 1, 2, or 3 superscript, denotingintellectual level, marked at the end ofeach relevant line. This gives anindication of the intellectual depth atwhich an area could be assessed withinthe examination. However, while level 1broadly equates with AppliedKnowledge , level 2 equates to AppliedSkills and level 3 to StrategicProfessional, some lower level skills cancontinue to be assessed as the studentprogresses through each level.
5 Thisreflects that at each stage of study therewill be a requirement to broaden, as wellas deepen capabilities. It is alsopossible that occasionally some higherlevel capabilities may be assessed atlower Hours andEducation RecognitionThe ACCA qualification does notprescribe or recommend any particularnumber of learning hours forexaminations because study andlearning patterns and styles vary greatlybetween people and organisations. Thisalso recognises the wide diversity ofpersonal, professional and educationalcircumstances in which ACCA studentsfind a member of the InternationalFederation of Accountants, ACCA seeksto enhance the education recognition ofits qualification on both national andinternational education frameworks, andwith educational authorities and partnersglobally.
6 In doing so, ACCA aims toensure that its qualifications arerecognized and valued by governments,regulatory authorities and employersacross all sectors. To this end, ACCA qualifications are currently recognizedon the education frameworks in severalcountries. Please refer to your nationaleducation framework regulator forfurther syllabus contains between 20 and35 main subject area headingsdepending on the nature of the subjectand how these areas have been and Business Law (LW) (ENG) ACCA 2018-2019 All rights to ACCAE xamination StructureThe structure of examinations varieswithin and between Applied Knowledge examinationscontain 100% compulsory questions toencourage candidates to study acrossthe breadth of each syllabus.
7 Theseare assessed by a two-hour computerbased and Business Lawexamis a two-hour computer-based objectivetest examination for English and Global,and available as a paper based versionfor all other Applied Skills examinations(PM, TX-UK, FR, AA, and FM)contain a mix of objective and longertype questions with a duration of threehours for 100 marks; these questionsdirectly contribute towards the candidateresult. These exams are available incomputer-based and paper-basedformats. Prior to the start of each examthere will be time allocated for studentsto be informed of the exam examsFor the Applied Skills (PM, TX-UK, FR,AA and FM) computer-based examscandidates will be delivered an extra 10marks of objective test content (eitherfive single OT questions or five OTquestions based around a singlescenario), for which candidates aregiven an extra 20 minutes.
8 Thesequestions are included to ensurefairness, reliability and security ofexams. These questions do not directlycontribute towards the candidate sscore. Candidates will not be able todifferentiate between the questions thatcontribute to the result and those that donot. All questions have been subject toACCA s regulatory approved qualityassurance total exam time is therefore 3 hoursand 20 minutes. Prior to the start of theexam candidates are given an extra 10minutes to read the exam examsFor paper-based exams 15 minutes areadded to the three hours to reflect themanual effort required as compared tocomputer-based exams.
9 All paper-based and computer-based questionshave been subject to the same qualityassurance process. There will be timeawarded by the invigilator to read theexam Business Leaderis ACCA scase study examination at the StrategicProfessional level and is examined as aclosed book exam of four hours,including reading, planning andreflection time which can be usedflexibly within the examination. There isno pre-seen information and all examrelated material, including caseinformation and exhibits are availablewithin the examination. StrategicBusiness Leader is an exam based onone main Business scenario whichinvolves candidates completing severaltasks within which additional materialmay be introduced.
10 All questions arecompulsory and each examination willcontain a total of 80 technical marks and20 Professional Skills marks. The detailof the structure of this exam is describedin the Strategic Business Leadersyllabus and study guide other Strategic Professional examsare all of three hours and 15 minutesduration. All contain twoSections and all questions arecompulsory. These exams all containfour professional marks. The detail ofCorporate and Business Law (LW) (ENG) ACCA 2018-2019 All rights structure of each of these exams isdescribed in the individual syllabus andstudy guide encourages students to take timeto read questions carefully and to plananswers but once the exam time hasstarted, there are no additionalrestrictions as to when candidates maystart writing in their answer should be taken to ensure that allthe information and exam requirementsare properly read and pass mark for all ACCAQ ualification examinations is 50%.