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ACA exam resources

Resources you will find useful when you're studying for the ACA exams.

EU referendum and your exams

Following the EU referendum, we provide guidance in relation to your exams here. Our exam questions are written to be realistic, current and relevant. Some will feature organisations based in the EU or they will trade with the EU. The referendum decision has not resulted in a change to the legal status of the UK at this time. Organisations operate in a changing world, and so the context of the EU referendum decision, or past events such as financial crises, can impact the risk and trading environment in which they operate. Using your understanding of the real-world financial environment in the context to an exam question will always be valuable to support your analysis. However, a detailed understanding of the EU or UK political environment is not required.

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Study resources

Select the relevant module below to access syllabus, skills development grids, sample exam papers, past exam papers and advice from the examiners.

Certificate Level

Six modules at the Certificate Level will introduce students to the fundamentals of accountancy, finance and business.

Professional Level

The six modules at this level build on the fundamentals and will test students’ understanding and ability to use technical knowledge in real-life scenarios. The Business Planning and Business Strategy modules in particular help students to progress to the Advanced Level.

Advanced Level

At the Advanced Level, the Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management modules will test students’ understanding and strategic decision making at a senior level. They present real-life scenarios, with increased complexity and implications from the Professional Level modules.

The Case Study will test all the knowledge, skills and experience gained so far. It presents a complex business issue which will challenge students’ ability to problem solve, identify the ethical implications and provide an effective solution.

The Advanced Level exams are fully open book, so it replicates a real-life scenario where students have all the resources at their fingertips.