Even though I’ve been exempted from the first three ACCA examinations, I’ve sourced helpful resources those preparing for the ACCA F3 Financial Accounting exam.
ACCA F3 Financial Accounting Resources
Here are some reputable resources which will be helpful to your studies. The resources include a combination of study texts, course notes, lectures, past papers and revision kits and the details of the ACCA’s F3 exam resources.
ACCA F3 Study Texts, Course Notes and Lectures
Below is a list of paid F3 study texts prepared by ACCA approved content providers. Before purchasing, assess each product by looking at the reviews and their fit with your learning style.
- Paper F3 Financial Accounting (BPP)
- Paper F3 Financial Accounting (Kaplan)
- Paper F3 Financial Accounting (Becker)
- Paper F3 Financial Accounting (Emile Woolf)
Open Tuition, one of the best accounting exams websites offers free ACCA F3 lectures. Their course notes are designed to accompany their free lecture notes. If you are interested in what Open Tuition, you should register on the site so that you can access these resources.
Here is a link to Open Tuition’s ACCA F3 Financial Accounting lectures.
Here is a link to Open Tuition’s ACCA F3 Financial Accounting course notes.
Open Tuition also has F3 Flashcards which must be used on the websites. They are good for memorising and testing your knowledge of some of the concepts for the exam.
Acowtancy, an accounting website has F3 study resources as well including a free F3 text book.
ACCA F3 Questions, Past Papers and Revision Kits
Whichever study text you purchase, you should also buy the matching revision kit:
- Paper F3 Financial Accounting Practice and Revision Kit (BPP)
- Paper F3 Financial Accounting Exam Kit (Kaplan)
- Paper F3 Financial Accounting Revision (Becker)
ACCA F3 Exam Resources
Before you begin your studies, you should read all of the F3 exam information listed on the ACCA website. The information will be helpful as you progress through the ACCA F3 examinations.
These are the F3 Financial Accounting resources that I found:
- F3 Syllabus and Study Guide
- F3 Guidance from the Examining Team
- F3 Specimen Examinations
- F3 Practice Tests
- F3 Technical Articles
- F3 Self-Study Guides
- F3 FAQs
ACCA F3 Financial Accounting Study Timetable
To study for the ACCA F3 Financial Accounting examination, you should create a study timetable which outlines a steady study schedule. The study timetable should detail what you will be studying each day.
Although it may difficult initially, you should get into a rhythm of studying at least two hours each day. I find that waking up an hour earlier on mornings is a good way to get in some additional studying. And, putting in an extra hour on evenings will cement what you went through in the morning.
Where possible, listen to the Open Tuition lectures throughout the day so that you can get accustomed to some of the concepts.
How will you prepare for the ACCA F3 examinations? Leave your comments and questions below.
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