ACCA Syllabus and Papers

The ACCA syllabus consists of 14 papers divided into four levels:

  • Knowledge - 3 papers
  • Skills – 6 papers
  • Essentials – 3 papers
  • Options – 2 papers from 4

Knowledge

This module, which includes papers F1 to F3, is the starting point on your way to achieving your ACCA qualification. Once you've passed all 3 papers, you can continue on to the ACCA Skills module.

F1 AB Accountant in Business
F2 MA Management Accounting
F3 FA Financial Accounting

 

Skills

Comprising modules F4 to F9, this module examines the principle technical subjects that you're expected to have an advanced understanding of. These subjects include law, taxation, auditing and financial management, financial reporting and performance management. You will develop knowledge and skills in these subject areas, reaching a level of knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.

F4 CL Corporate and Business Law
F5 PM Performance Management
F6 TX Taxation
F7 FR Financial Reporting
F8 AA Audit & Assurance
F9 FM Financial Management

 

Essentials

This module is called Essentials as it will provide you with the specialised skills and techniques required to become an expert accountant, either in a consultancy or high-level advisory role. Each of the 3 ACCA papers is assessed with a 3-hour paper-based exam.

P1 GR&E Governance, Risk and Ethics
P2 CR Corporate Reporting (UK or International)
P3 BA Business Analysis

 

 Options

 

 

Choose any 2 from 4

This module requires you to select 2 ACCA papers to study from a choice of 4, allowing you to tailor your programme to suit your requirements, interests and career aspirations. 3-hour, paper-based exams will test your knowledge of each paper.

P4 AFM Advanced Financial Management
P5 APM Advanced Performance Management
P6 ATX Advanced Taxation
P7 AAA Advanced Audit & Assurance (UK or International)

 

 Exam Regulations

  • All modules must be sat in order
  • Maximum of four papers to be taken in one sitting
  • Papers within a module may be sat in any order but ACCA recommends that they should be sat in numerical order
  • Papers from a variety of levels may be sat at any one time. i.e. Knowledge and Skills or Skills and Essentials
  • The three Essentials ACCA papers do not have to be sat together
  • Students have 10 years to pass all the examinations. From early 2016 students will have 7 years to pass the exams at Professional level (P1, P2 and P3 and two of the options paper P4-P7). The 7 year time limit starts when a student passes their first Professional level exam.
  • The pass mark for all examinations is 50%
  • In addition to the above 14 papers, students are required to study and sit an on-line module in Professional ethics. It is recommended that this is studied at the same time as P1
  • Practical experience required

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