Planning your study

Setting your study goals for the year can be be a daunting prospect, but with some clear planning you can design a strategy for your study that maximises your chances of success.

Compass - Your ACCA study planner

The number of exams you take in a year will depend on a number of factors but you're much more likely to meet your goals if you plan a realistic exam schedule. 

Our new Compass planning tool will allow you to visualise your study year and take a snapshot of the likely planning, learning and final revision time required to succesfuly attempt the exams.

Select the exams you plan to sit over the next 12 months, set a study duration and we’ll map out the planning, learning and revision stages we recommend you follow. You can mark past exams as complete, and plot time to sit EPSM, so you have full view of your ACCA journey. Then take a snapshot to save or share.  

The tool is designed for general high-level planning purposes and should be used in combination with detailed information on progression rules and exam methods.

Planning tips

The default study period for each exam is set at 12 weeks. This is based upon studying one exam per quarter and starting studies the week after the previous exam session. This study period is configurable to suit your own study pathway.

"Good planning is the first step on the route to ACCA exam success."