Exam panic!!

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Gemz
Gemz Registered Posts: 6 New contributor 🐸
Hi everyone,

Can't believe how quick the exams have came round!!
I'm really starting to panic, I'm getting confussed with everything and really starting to lose the power to study. Think i mostly need to do more work on variances.
I only have PEV & PCR exams and unit 10 project to do then Ive finished AAT!


Just wanted to see how everyone else is feeling?

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  • Lyn32
    Lyn32 Registered Posts: 85 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Just keep yourself calm!

    I'm felt tense, I don't know how to answer the IAS standard it doesn't stick into my head any rules nothing. I have tried to focus on other task such as Income statement,Consolidated balance sheet, cash flow etc if I can show a lot of working and hoping to get perfect (fingers cross) I really want this exams finish to be honest. My head and eyes is aching all the time. My head is full god knows what! I have two exams in two days BTC and DFS!
  • mini_schnauzer
    mini_schnauzer Registered Posts: 347 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Snap - I have BTC and DFS.
    I am usually very calm about exams, but I feel very panicky about DFS. I think because so many people had problems back in June.
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Snap - I have BTC and DFS.
    I am usually very calm about exams, but I feel very panicky about DFS. I think because so many people had problems back in June.

    i agree. That doesn't help with the nerves
  • Lyn32
    Lyn32 Registered Posts: 85 Regular contributor ⭐
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    I completely agree with you 100% I read a lot about on last exam sittings. It wouldn't be fair that a lot of work on section 1 has been drag by section 2 by 30%. It seems very worrying really.
    I hope that my panic alarm will not be activated on the day of my exams.
  • joerd84
    joerd84 Registered Posts: 56 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Do you think that these IAS standards questions will have to be answered with the exact quotations? I've been looking at a few of them and they seem pretty wordy, dont fancy my chances of remembering them word for word.
  • lilac_angel
    lilac_angel Registered Posts: 66 Regular contributor ⭐
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    joerd84 wrote: »
    Do you think that these IAS standards questions will have to be answered with the exact quotations? I've been looking at a few of them and they seem pretty wordy, dont fancy my chances of remembering them word for word.
    i believe you can explain them in your own words. It's just making sure you have an understaning of them. they make their model answers based on the IAS but it don't think it has to be word perfect.
    I haven't learnt them word perfect anyway
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    i believe you can explain them in your own words. It's just making sure you have an understaning of them. they make their model answers based on the IAS but it don't think it has to be word perfect.
    I haven't learnt them word perfect anyway

    i need to learn them word perfect as i dont know them in simple terms!
  • Greycow
    Greycow Registered Posts: 83 Regular contributor ⭐
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    I too am starting to panic, I only have DFS, to sit, unit 10 handed in and units 31 and 32courses in Dec and skills tests in Jan. Then I will be finished, studying by distance learning I left the skills tests to last :(

    DFS is just not sinking in, I have even taken days off work to study but I dont think it will help!!
  • taskey
    taskey Registered Posts: 1,800 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    i am the same greycow, i only have dfs to do exam wise, and a couple of sims then i am all done.

    DFS is not working for me at all, i am a distance learner and i feel like i am getting nowhere. I am thinking of not going to the exam, but as everyone says, you have paid for it you may aswell go for it.

    Tracy
  • dobbieobby
    dobbieobby Registered Posts: 231 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Taskey, Taskey, Taskey,
    Come on, I've been with you nearly every step of the way (although I'm a bit behind you I think) We CAN do DFS, we WILL do DFS.
    Then I've got Personal Tax, Unit 10 and Unit 15 skills test and I'm NEVER EVER EVER studying again!!
    Amen.
  • taskey
    taskey Registered Posts: 1,800 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    dobbie

    thanks for the encourangement. i am going back to england tonight on the overnight ferry, i will be taking my book and some past papers with me. i have xmas shopping to do and then the overnight ferry back on sunday. i will try and squeeze as much as i can in the time i have spare, but as we are only there for 3 days, all the family tend to want to see us and we spend 2 days travelling and visiting.

    we will see what wednesday brings, if i do go, at least it is a free day off work :)

    Tracy
  • CelticStar
    CelticStar Registered Posts: 142 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Just wanted to add a bit of reassurance as I sat DFS in June and I worried about a lot of the things you are all worrying about - I hated the IAS definitions and found DFS a very dull subject overall. I am also self-taught so basically just teach myself from the books, do a lot of past papers and buy the tutor packs from Osborne so that I can do all the questions in the text books.

    What I found was that I spent AGES trying to drum in the IASs virtually word for word, but when it came to the exam there was very little on them in comparison to what I thought there would be really and it was much more important to do the computational questions - although, obviously, you do need knowledge of the IASs. Make sure you complete section 2 as there is an imbalance in the paper (with lots more questions in section 1) but you still have to get a pass in both sections. I actually left a couple of questions in section 1 to go back to once I had done section 2, just to give myself as good a chance as possible. I was also advised on here that you just needed to understand the IASs and be able to explain them in your own way - not learn them word by rote. Once I figured that out I found it much easier.

    Try not to worry too much, just practice the papers and try to understand the IASs rather than learn them word for word.

    Hope that helps - I passed, so you all can too - good luck everyone.
  • Ruddock1980
    Ruddock1980 Registered Posts: 24 New contributor 🐸
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    I have only got PEV and Unit 10 to complete my technician level hoping i pass as this is the third time i have sat PEV

    Good luck for next week everyone
  • lizrochford
    lizrochford Registered Posts: 58 Regular contributor ⭐
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    you guys will all be ok I think DFS is one of the easier Technician exams to take, I managed to pass last December even though I was up for redundancy at work and was finding out the day after the exam whether I'd lost my job. I have 3 exams in the next week Auditing, CCMC and PCR retake so I understand how you are all feeling.
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