Okay, so there are a lot of tricky calculations to learn for FM. This cannot be denied.
However, don't neglect the narrative marks! In every FM paper, around 30% of the marks are available for extremely standard, formulaic narrative responses which are often word-for-word identical in the model answers. A great source of easy marks every time!
And when it comes to the calculations side, yes, the content is quite tricky, but the examiners definitely tend to test things in the same way very time (perhaps they don't want to catch themselves out!). This means that the FM calculations are a bit like learning to ride a bike: very painful initially, but once things "click", it is the same every time!
To help you exploit the very formulaic nature of FM, our Rapid Revision Notes e-book has been created by working backwards from the recent past papers to identify the core areas that are tested every time. This helps reduce overwhelm because you will focus 100% of your efforts on content that is actually tested, rather than wasting time on irrelevant areas in the Workbook.
We draw on this content and knowledge in our FM Masterclass on-demand video course, which focuses on a tutor-narrated reviews of past paper questions and answers so that you can learn the patterns. The course is provided with a full Pass Guarantee.
As with all the Professional Level ACA papers, it is vital that you use resources that force you to engage actively with the content: simply reading and note-taking is very unlikely to get the content into your brain!
So for FM, we offer our Rapid Revision Question Bank e-book which offers over a thousand short-form questions to help you learn both the narrative and number content through a self-test format. Actively testing your knowledge through questions is always the best way to deal with the volume of narrative content in this kind of paper.
We can also offer our Technique Improvement Service to review your Mock practice attempts to unlock further valuable marks through improvements in writing style, interpretation of the question and other factors.
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Our Rapid Revision Question Banks provide hundreds of short-form questions to help you learning in a 100% active way, maximising the use of your scarce study time.
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Contains over 700 short-form questions to promote active learning.
We provide 6 further videos and downloadable PDF resources as part of our BST online package
To keep you engaged with our narrated tutor debriefs of FM past paper questions and model answers, our FM Masterclass on-demand course includes interactive questions mixed into the videos. This ensures that you fully absorb the key learning points from each segment of the course.
Like all our Professional Level on-demand courses, as we are so confident that our technique works, our FM Masterclass on-demand course is provided with a full money-back Pass Guarantee. So provided that you purchase the course at least 3 weeks before exam day and that you complete all content at least once (ideally more!), we will provide a full refund of your course fee if you do not pass your exam in 2022!
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Our FM Masterclass on-demand course includes over 20 hours of video content, all carefully organised to focus on one element of the syllabus at a time, reducing overwhelm and helping you focus your studies.
Students who used the 2021 edition of our FM Masterclass on-demand course had a 100% pass rate! So we have no problem offering a full money-back Pass Guarantee on our FM Masterclass on-demand course
Our Rapid Revision Notes have been developed by working backwards from the available ICAEW model answers (rather than trying to summarise the entire Workbook).
This ensures that when you use our Rapid Revision Notes, you will be focusing on highly examinable content ... a much more effective and constructive use of your scarce study time!
We have also carefully worked through the examiner comments provided within the past paper model answers to try to understand areas which students tend to get wrong time and time again (and also to get into the minds of the examiners on what they may be looking to test again in the near future!).
As we are so confident that an exclusive focus on highly examinable past paper content is effective, we are pleased to offer a money-back Pass Guarantee on this e-book: provided that you purchase the resource at least 3 weeks before exam day and complete all course content at least once, we will refund the cost of the e-book if you are not successful in your examination in 2022!
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We have carefully worked through 31 recent FM past papers to develop the content in our FM Rapid Revision Notes. This ensures that all content is highly examinable stuff, ensuring that all your revision time is beneficial!
Students who used the 2021 edition of our FM Rapid Revision Notes had a 100% pass rate! So we have no problem offering a full money-back Pass Guarantee on our FM Rapid Revision Notes e-book.
Often, students do not achieve their full potential in an ACA paper because they have not been told how to write, how to manage their time and how the marking works.
Our Technique Improvement Service (TIS) provides detailed, personalised reviews of your attempts at ICAEW Mocks or past papers.
You will receive advice on how to shorten or lengthen your writing style to ensure that you are picking up the marks you deserve.
You will receive advice on whether you are allocating your scarce answering time correctly through our expert knowledge of the markscheme and how marks are awarded in practice.
To really drive home our advice, we will provide you with a 2-3 page Technique Advice Report on each paper submitted. This includes our popular "5 Top Tips to Improve".
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Thank you so much - your FM Masterclass and TIS feedback helped me go from 47 to 76 in my latest FM retake! I wish I had discovered you guys earlier.
Thank you so much! I received my FM result and after two fails (41% and 48%, with another provider), I finally got over the line with 75%. The only difference is the help and Masterclasses that you have provided. I'm literally so glad I found your service and for the first time ever I feel like the end is in sight.
Receiving my TIS feedback has given me a real boost. I also don't think I would have got this far at all on the FM revision stage without your on-demand course. Thanks again.
The FM RRQB is great. I found that it has really helped me cement the basics and the explanations and tips are clear and easy to understand ... which can't always be said of the ICAEW Workbook!
Just wanted to say I passed my FM paper (77). Would just like to say thank you guys for the resources in the course, absolute lifesaver. Will definitely be buying the BPT Masterclass for December's sitting.
Really focused and detailed video content on quite tricky areas (looking forward to using the whole course!).
I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks again for producing such a valuable FM on-demand course - I passed! I look forward to purchasing your BPT on-demand course in due course.
I'm hoping your Case Study materials do the trick - they usually do! BPT, FM, SBM & CR! I go to tuition with [XXXXXX] but find the materials you provide to be far superior!
I have found the FM lectures extremely helpful and I will be purchasing the rest of the Masterclass lectures for my ACA qualification when the time comes. I'd like to say a big thanks for what you do, I often find that I get quite confused in the tuition my firm provides and fall behind a lot in class as we move very quickly, but your lectures make everything so clear and simple at a speed I can follow.