F9 EXAMINER’S COMMENTS SUMMARY
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Format of paper:
The three-hour exam consists of four questions, all of which are compulsory and of equal length. Each question is worth
An extra 15 minutes of reading and preparation time (RAPT) is given at the start of the exam.
¾ allows you to familiarise yourself with, and to navigate around, the exam paper.
¾ you can read and understand the questions on the paper and begin to plan your answers before you start writing
in your answer books.
¾ you can also use calculators to make some preliminary numerical calculations.
¾ you can make notes and plan answers.
¾ This may only be done on the question paper and not on the answer booklet. The answer booklet cannot be used
until the exam begins.
How to use the 15 minutes reading and planning time efficiently?
RAPT gives you the opportunity to make sure you are clear about what the examiner is assessing. It also allows you
valuable extra time for thinking and planning. To use this additional 15 minutes most effectively:
carefully read and understand all question requirements, making an informed choice about which optional
questions to attempt where applicable
read through and highlight relevant information and financial data, noting why it is included
take note of the marks awarded for each question and the allocation of marks between different requirements
within a question
start to plan your