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The future is 4 ACCA sittings a year

21 February 2013

The ACCA will be going for a 4 paper sitting approach post-2014, says the director of E-Learning Clare Michington.

She told a packed Nottingham Lecturers' Conference that there will also be be changes to the way students are examined.

Minchington said it was vital that the exams reflected what was happening in the work place.

Exams will be offered 4 times a year - in March, June, September and December.

She felt that this approach will provide the flexibility key stakeholders want as well as maintaining rigour and security.

To begin with the exams will be offered on computer and on paper, so there will be parallel running of some of the exams.

The ACCA vision is to keep CBE on demand for F1 to F3. It also plans to add F4 to this list.

F5 to F9 will be offered on computer.

P1 to P7 will still need paper-based exams, stressed Michington but students can answer those on computers too.

The transition dates for new style exams are:

F1-F3 - February 2014

F4 - CBE September 2014

Changes to paper formats F4-F9 - December 2014 (still paper/CBA)

Planning for beyond F4 CBE - on-going

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