Q: What was the most useful part of your studies? A: Completing all 3 mock exams, and getting feedback on 1 definitely helped me. I also had to spend time with revising the theories, but that alone wouldn't have been enough without actually practicing writing. At this point of course I wouldn't know if my efforts were enough but I got surprised how much I could improve on my writing skills by completing all of the mock exams.
Q: Did you wish you had done more theory revision? A: Not sure if I could have spent more time on the theories without going insane you can always do more of course.. perhaps if I got very specific questions from the F2 area, I would have had to spend more time recalling the answers from my memory, but as far as I have seen, MCS questions are not focusing on the trickiest treatments really. They are more interested in how I can integrate all relevant areas and the related theories.
Q: Was the exam harder or easier than the mock exams that you completed? A: To me the exam was easier, but this is perhaps because by the time I got to the exam, I had already practiced a lot. The hardest part for me was to write pages on IFRS practices. If I fail now, for the next exam I will have to improve my text generation skills on F2 topics. It's not easy though, becasue for E2 and P2 you can tackle the issues from many angles, but for F2? I get the question, I write the answer, but it's only a page, and I don't know how to develop that further. There are no pros and cons really.. a principle is a principle, a standard is a standard. Whatever the answer is in many cases there are no alternative treatments.