CAP2 revision programme update

May 01, 2020

As we have now cancelled all face to face classes due to Covid-19, we are not able to run the revision (exam prep) sessions as normal.  The sessions will take place between 18-31 May.

The CAP2 revision programme has been redesigned and will be delivered through a series of webinars and recordings, which will allow you to continue your study regardless of when your study leave is scheduled.  The sessions will provide an opportunity to actively engage with the lecturer, ask questions and help shape the content of the final webinar to ensure that the areas you want to see covered are built into the sessions. 

But first, the mocks.

Ahead of revision, the CAP2 2020 mock papers will be released, providing new material to work through. The mock papers are exam standard questions, so we strongly recommend you use these as part of your study.  It will also give you an opportunity to practice an open book exam which can be challenging, so we would really encourage you to sit each paper under exam conditions within the allocated time to see how you get on.  We will issue some further guidance on this next week.

CAP2 revision 

The focus of the revision session will be working through the 2018/2019 papers, exam technique and timingThese sessions will complement the online suite of recordings and a revision pack will be uploaded to the student portal shortly which will contain all the relevant material needed in advance of, and during each session.  We strongly encourage you to engage with the live webinars, however they will be recorded if you are unable to log in on the day.  Webinar links will be issued closer to the time. 

Financial Reporting

Ahead of webinar 1, three new questions (Dorton, Dockers, Antrim) should be viewed (if possible).  These questions would have been covered in sessions 14-16.

Session

Date/ Time

What will be covered:

Webinar 1 *

Thurs, 21 May: 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Consolidated questions (2018/19 papers)

Webinar 2

Mon, 25 May: 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Summer 2019 case study question

Webinar 3

Thurs, 28 May: 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Questions (2018/19 papers) / Student feedback

 
Audit

Session

Date/ Time

What will be covered:

Webinar 1

Tues, 19 May: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Exam technique, revision, 2019 paper questions

Webinar 2*

Tues, 26 May: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Revision, 2019 paper questions

Webinar 3

Sun, 31 May: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Questions 2018/19 papers / Student feedback

 

Tax – ROI

In advance of Webinar 1, students must review the following files/recordings:
CAP 2 1920 Revision Introduction / CAP 2 1920 Approach to Answering Case Study (Q1), which will be released shortly.

Session

Date/ Time

What will be covered:

Webinar 1*

Wed, 20 May: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Focus on exam technique / 2019 papers

Webinar 2

Wed, 27 May: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Past papers / Student feedback

 

Tax – NI

A pre-recorded case study (Q1) must be viewed between webinar 1 and 2. 

Session

Date/ Time

What will be covered:

Webinar 1*

Wed, 20 May: 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Focus on exam technique/ 2019 papers

Webinar 2

Wed, 27 May: 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Past papers / Student feedback

 

SFMA

A recording covering Q’s 2-4 from 2019 papers should be viewed between sessions.

Session

Date/ Time

What will be covered:

Webinar 1

Sat, 23 May 10.00am – 12.00pm

Case Study - Autumn 2019

Webinar 2 *

Sun, 24 May: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Case Study - Summer 2019

Webinar 3

Sat, 30 May: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Exam technique, past papers / Student feedback

 

* Indicates - A live poll/survey will be conducted during the webinar to gather student feedback on areas that students would like to see covered in the next webinar. 

You can view the full timetable here.

What next...?

Once the revision sessions have taken place, there will be a final opportunity to attend an online Ask Me Anything (AMA) session ahead of the exams.  We want these to be as interactive as possible and ensure the lecturer addresses key concerns or queries which you may still have.   

These sessions will be 1.5 hours long and will not cover any new material. Students will be required to submit questions to the CAP2 team ahead of the AMA to ensure the topic is addressed.  These sessions will be scheduled for late June or early July and further details will be issued closer to the time.

Additional resources

Don’t forget to check out the following resources that are available in addition to your core materials to help support you in your studies:

CAP2 competency tatement – Understand what is examinable and how

The PEC report – Review examiner comments on past papers

The cumulative principle document – Understand the links between CAP1 and CAP2

The lexicon – Describes the commonly used verbs or instructions in exams

Accountancy Ireland Extra – Offers tips and advice on exams (Sign up required)

Student newsletter – Contains regular updates and useful information

CASSI – Your student society

CA Support - CA Support is a registered charity which offers emotional, practical and financial support

We hope you find the above information clear, however if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. 

Cap2@charteredaccountants.ie