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Global Learning Providers' Conference 

Please see below the examiner's presentation and a summary of discussion from the F1 examiner's workshop at the GLPC, which took place on 11-12 February 2015.

F1 Presentation
F1 Q&A 

Introduction of MTQs

In 2014, ACCA introduced new questions types, known as Multi-Task Questions (MTQs), into the paper and computer based exams for F1 Accountant in Business.

MTQs contain a series of tasks which relate to one or more scenario.


The introduction of MTQs into CBEs took effect on 26 February 2014. A CBE specimen exam in the new format for F1 is available via the CBE specimen and related resources page (in the related links on the left hand side).

Paper exams

MTQs were introduced in the June 2014 exam and a specimen paper is now available for you to review. Please familiarise yourself with the structure and question types.


Video resources

The content of these interviews has been prepared by the examining team and have been developed to support your teaching and to share in class.

Examiner's approach interview

Access the examiner's approach interview for F1

The examiner's approach interview is very useful when tackling the paper for the first time, giving you a real insight into what the examiner is looking for in terms of exam performance. It covers the main themes of the paper, information on how the exam is structured, advice on exam technique, tips on how to succeed and potential pitfalls to avoid.

The Examiner’s interviews video channel

ACCA’s examiner's video channel allows you to download, share with colleagues, and access all the support resources available for the F1 Accountant in Business paper. 

Access ACCA’s examiner video channel

Last updated: 11 Sep 2015