Aim of the syllabus
To develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles, concepts and regulations relating to financial accounting and technical proficiency in the use of double-entry accounting techniques, including the preparation of basic financial statements.
- Context and purpose of financial reporting
- Qualitative characteristics of financial information
- Fundamental bases of accounting
- Double entry and accounting systems
- Recording transactions and events
- Preparing trial balances (including identifying and correcting errors)
- Preparing financial statements
- Interpreting financial statements
Computer Based Exam (CBE)
Knowledge Module exams can be sat by computer at your local Kaplan centre:
- Available all year round (subject to availability)
- Multiple choice questions
- 2 hour exam with a pass mark of 50%
- You can sit this, with up to three other papers in any one exam sitting
From the 26th February 2014, a new question type will be introduced - multi-task questions (MTQs). MTQs contain a series of tasks for students to complete, tasks which relate to one or more scenarios.
Find out more about the new MTQs and Computer Based Exams.
Paper Based Exam (PBE)
You can also sit this exam as a paper-based exam at your local ACCA exam centre. Exam entry dates apply.
You may be able to receive exemptions from papers in the Knowledge module. If you have completed the AAT, FIA or CAT qualification, you could be exempt from all three papers.
Find out more about exemptions.