1 Prepare to pass A guide to help you if you are studying Financial Management F9. GETTING. STARTED. Prepare to pass LEARNING. PHASE. REVISION. PHASE. Welcome to your guide helping Sections you to study for your F9 exam Getting started 03. PREPARATION. Learning phase 09. Stages of Why use this guide ? study FINAL. Structured approach to show you how to succeed Revision phase 15. Signposted resources and how to use them Final preparation 19. Tips for success to help you through your studies Interactive clickable checklists to keep you on track The exam 21. THE EXAM. Appendix Links 23. This guide applies to paper-based exams for September and December 2015 and March and June 2016. APPENDIX. LINKS. 02. GETTING. STARTED. Your checklist LEARNING. PHASE. Enter for your exam Buy an Approved Content Provider study text and question and answer bank REVISION. PHASE. Draw up your study plan Get to know your exam PREPARATION. FINAL. THE EXAM. Getting started APPENDIX. LINKS. 03.
2 GETTING. STARTED. Getting started Tips for success Tips for success LEARNING. PHASE. The earlier you enter ACCA website we will When drawing up your We strongly recommend that for your exam the less provide you with specific study plan (see page 5). you buy a F9 Approved Content it costs! guidance on when Provider study text and question and how to use these Be realistic and consider Use the ACCA Learning resources during the when you are best able and answer bank to ensure exam Community to link up REVISION. success. These provide: relevant stages of study . to study maybe early PHASE. with fellow students mornings work better - t he most up to date content around the world studying Remember to personalise for you or perhaps and syllabus coverage. the same exam as you your edition of Student shorter, more frequent get tips, join discussions Accountant so you receive study periods. - t ests, quizzes and other support and share ideas and F9 specific information designed to help you Prepare advice.
3 You can also as you need it. Once you have prepared PREPARATION. for your exam. access live Q&A sessions your plan stick to it! FINAL. -p ast exam questions updated and presentations. Exempt from F2? Consider building in an for changes to the syllabus, Download the Student extra study period after question style and exam format Planner App a tool Make sure you have the every few chapters to as well as practice questions and that helps you map assumed knowledge review and consolidate answers and full mock exams your journey to ACCA needed from F2 for F9 your learning. to ensure you are fully prepared membership while (see F9 syllabus and for your exam. study guide ). Take a 5-10 minute THE EXAM. balancing your work break every hour to help and social life. If you feel your knowledge maintain your motivation Spend some time is lacking, consider and concentration. familiarising yourself buying an F2 Approved with the free resources Content Provider study available via the exam text to refresh your resource finder on the understanding.
4 APPENDIX. LINKS. student section of the 04. GETTING. STARTED. Getting started Draw up your study plan study plan checklist LEARNING. PHASE.. Calculate the number of weeks from now until your exam date and draw up a plan see Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday the example to the left and a possible proforma for you to REVISION. PHASE. Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday use on the next page Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday You may need to add or take Week 4 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday away weeks depending on Week 5 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday your own circumstances PREPARATION. Week 6 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Block out days/half days/. FINAL. Week 7 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday evenings already committed Week 8 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday to family/social events Week 9 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Plan study periods evenings/.
5 Week 10 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday half days/full days, aiming for Week 11 REVISION. roughly one evening/half day THE EXAM. Week 12 REVISION per chapter of your study text Week 13 REVISION. Leave a six week period for the Week 14 REVISION. revision and final preparation Week 15 REVISION. phases Week 16 REVSION AND FINAL PREPARATION. APPENDIX. LINKS. Evening study period Daytime study period Other commitments 05. GETTING. STARTED. Getting started Your study plan Print out and write down when you will study , relax and revise! Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Week 1. LEARNING. PHASE. Week 2. Week 3. Week 4. REVISION. PHASE. Week 5. Week 6. Week 7. PREPARATION. Week 8. FINAL. Week 9. Week 10. Week 11 REVISION. THE EXAM. Week 12 REVISION. Week 13 REVISION. Week 14 REVISION. Week 15 REVISION. APPENDIX. LINKS. Week 16 REVISION AND FINAL PREPARATION. Evening study period Daytime study period Other commitments Colour boxes in your preferred highlighter colours.
6 06. GETTING. STARTED. Getting started Get to know your exam LEARNING. PHASE.. Review the syllabus This gives you an understanding of the aims and objectives of the exam, learning REVISION. outcomes and exam structure PHASE. & study guide . Scan the F9 specimen exam The specimen exam provides you with a clear picture of how F9 will be assessed and how the exam is structured as well as the likely style and range of questions that you could see in the real exam PREPARATION.. Read the examiner's approach Using these at the start of your studies will help you understand the focus of the FINAL. exam by concentrating on the exam structure, question style, exam technique and article and listen to the tips as well as pitfalls to avoid see extracts from the examiner's approach article over the page examiner's approach interview Review the examiner's reports These provide feedback on students' performance after each exam session, highlight problem areas that students need to improve on and tell you what the examining from the last four sittings teams are looking for; these are critical to your success in passing F9.
7 THE EXAM.. Read the exam technique The article Multiple-choice questions will provide you with a head start in terms of knowing what to expect and how to approach exam standard questions articles for F9.. Familiarise yourself with You will be provided with this document in the exam and so you will not need to learn these formulae APPENDIX. the formulae sheet LINKS. 07. GETTING. STARTED. Getting started What the examiner has said about F9. (extracts from the examiner's approach article).. LEARNING. PHASE. Comments on Comments on Comments on the aim of F9: the main capabilities for F9: passing F9: The aim of Paper F9 is to develop The main capabilities are described In order to pass this paper, candidates the knowledge and skills expected in the syllabus. Candidates who should: of a finance manager in relation to successfully pass the Paper F9 exam Clearly understand the objectives REVISION. PHASE. investment, financing, and dividend will be able to: of Paper F9, as explained above, decisions.
8 The syllabus is designed to Discuss the role and purpose of and in the Syllabus and in the equip candidates with the skills that the financial management function. accompanying study guide would be expected from a finance Assess and discuss the impact of the Read and study thoroughly a manager responsible for the finance economic environment on financial suitable financial management function of a business. management textbook or study text PREPARATION. From a relational point of view, Discuss and apply working capital Read relevant articles flagged FINAL. Paper F9 builds on knowledge management techniques by Student Accountant gained through studying Paper F2, Carry out effective investment Practise exam-standard and exam- Management Accounting, and also appraisal style questions on a regular basis prepares candidates for further study of financial management in Paper P4, Identify and evaluate alternative Be able to communicate their Advanced Financial Management.
9 Sources of business finance understanding clearly in an Students who are exempt from Discuss and apply principles of examination context. THE EXAM. Paper F2 should ensure that they are business and asset valuations familiar with its content by referring Explain and apply risk management to its Syllabus and study guide . techniques in business. You will recognise that these seven capabilities reflect the seven sections of the syllabus. APPENDIX. LINKS. 08. GETTING. STARTED. Your checklist LEARNING. PHASE. Work through the control sheet which has been designed to give you a structured approach to your learning phase to ensure you: REVISION. PHASE. - gain the knowledge you need; and - learn how to apply that knowledge to pass the exam PREPARATION. FINAL. THE EXAM. Learning phase APPENDIX. LINKS. 09. GETTING. STARTED. Learning phase Get the most out of your control sheet Use the control sheet relevant to Tick the box Quiz/Test in the control LEARNING. PHASE. the Approved Content Provider's sheet once you have: materials you have purchased: Attempted the quiz at the end of the Becker Professional Education page 12 chapter (if you are using Becker or BPP.)
10 BPP Learning Media page 13 material) or the test your understanding questions throughout the chapter Kaplan Publishing page 14. (if you are using Kaplan material). REVISION. PHASE. Tick the box Content in the control Tick the box Questions in the control sheet once you have: sheet once you have: Read through the introduction Attempted the questions referred to in to the chapter the question bank some of these you Actively read and understood each should do in full but others you can just chapter's content draw up a plan for, depending on the PREPARATION. Noted any additional commentary time you have available FINAL. and exam focus tips provided Compared your answer, or plan, with the Worked through and understood solution given and understood where you examples and illustrations of did well or not so well and why concepts given Tick the box ACCA related resources in the control sheet once you have: THE EXAM. Read / viewed the related ACCA article /. video signposted APPENDIX.