This Study Guide is designed to help you plan your studies and to provide more detailed interpretation of the syllabus for ACCA's Foundation level exams. It contains both the Syllabus and the Study Guide for the paper, which you can follow when preparing for the exam.
The Syllabus outlines the content of the paper. The Study Guide breaks this down into subject areas and learning outcomes. These outcomes indicate what the examiner expects of candidates for each part of the syllabus and therefore gives you guidance in the skills you are expected to demonstrate in the examinations. Tuition providers offering face-to-face tuition are recommended to base the design of their courses on the study guide. However, repeated coverage of the material is vital to ensure your understanding and recall of the subject. Be sure to practise past exam questions to consolidate your knowledge and read Student Accountant regularly.
ACCA will be introducing an improved student experience for all exams available by CBE.
These changes will be introduced into CBE exams on 26 February 2014, and they will be introduced into the paper exams in June 2014.
It should be noted that between the period of 1 February and 24 February, the CBEs for MA1 will continue to be based on the 2013 syllabus and study guides, so you can continue to use this material and attempt any of these exams until 24 February 2014.
There is a system outage on 25 February for the update, and the 2014 syllabus and study guides will be examined from 26 February.
You can download a copy of the Syllabus and Study Guides from the links in the Related Documents section below.