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ACCA P3 Business Analysis

Revision Plan December 2014


The key to success in the P3 paper is to understand what the Examiner wants.

First you must have a solid understanding of the models and then you must be able to apply them to
the particular scenario in an exam environment.

Revision at LSBF is all about application of the big 4:

1. Understanding the requirement

2. Scoring marks

3. Managing time

4. Building confidence

Below I have laid out all the Examiners past questions on a must, should and could basis. I
have referenced the ACCA exams that you find on the ACCA website.

Must do questions are the absolute minimum of question practise you can get away with.
Should questions are those that add to the wider understanding of the topic matter and deal
with additional factors.
Could questions will still add value but are either peripheral or alternatively are a repetition
of what you have already done.

Questions are rated as must do either because of;

Technical content (good for practicing knowledge application to the scenario) or


Question style (good for practicing exam technique)

Many of the compulsory 50 marks Q 1s are important for both reasons.

December 2014 Guide to past ACCA P3 exam questions prepared by D Laws (LSBF)
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Jun 2014 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could
Content Style do do
1a Reink SWOT *
b Balogoun and *
Hope Hailey
c Strategic *
choice
2a ITrain Pricing *
Marketing mix *
3a Bridge Co Selecting *
Software
b Software *
packages
4a IIA Business Case *
Benefits *
management

Dec 2013 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could


Content Style do do
1a Machine Past methods *
shop of growth
b Strategic *
Choice
c Porters *
Diamond
2a ATD Quantative *
methods of
forecasting
b Benefits of *
budgeting
3a Housham Financial *
Gardens impact of
short-term
decisions
b Marketing mix *
4a BA Times 6 Is model *
b Impact of *
technology

Jun 2013 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could


Content Style do do
1ai Midshire Project *
Health Management
aii Culture and *
structure
B Strategic *
lenses

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2a NESTA Porters five *
forces
b Scenario *
planning
3a Chemical Harmons * *
Transport matrix
b Customer *
Relationship
Management
4a Sully Truin Leadership *
styles
b Job *
enrichment

Dec 2012 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could


Content Style do do
1a EA Group BCG Matrix *
b Balogoun and *
Hope Hailey
Benchmarking *
2 Moor Farm Strategic *
Analysis
3 Grafoff Evaluating *
strategic
options
4 World Decision trees *
Engines and risk
analysis

Jun 2012 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could


Content Style do do
1a Hammond Strategic * *
Shoes analysis
b Ansoffs grid * *
1c Mission and *
values
2 Flexipipe Software
packages
3 Local Project *
authority initiation
document and
business case
4 Jayne Cox Value Chain *
December 2014 Guide to past ACCA P3 exam questions prepared by D Laws (LSBF)
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Dec 2011 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could
Content Style do do
1 a,b GET Strategic * *
analysis and
choice
1c Critical success *
factors
2a Icompute Culture *
b Processes *
3 Home Project * *
deliver management
4 ISD Pricing / linear *
regression

Jun 2011 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could


Content Style do do
1 a,b Ecocar Strategic * *
analysis and
choice
1c Competencies *
2a 8 Hats Business Case *
2b Structure *
3a IAA Swim Lane * *
diagrams
3b Choosing *
software
4 CAR E-marketing and *
e-procurement

Dec 2010 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could


Content Style do do
1 a, b Shoal BCG Matrix *
Balogoun and *
Hope Hailey
1c Role of Head *
Office
2 TMP E-marketing *
3 Frigate Culture *
4 IAA Project *
management

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Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could
Content Style do do
Jun 2010
Q1 a WET Strategic * *
analysis and
choice
1b Swim Lane *
diagrams
c e-Marketing *
2 Swift Strategic Choice *
3 a,b Ergo Outsourcing *
3c N/A **
4a National N/A **
College
4b Competency *
Frameworks

Dec 2009 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could No longer
Content Style do do in syllabus
1 ABCL Strategic * *
analysis and
choice
2 Indepen- Value Chain *
dent
Living
3 Lowlands Project *
Bank Management
4 Wy N/A **
Avionics

Jun 2009 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could No longer
Content Style do do in syllabus
1 a,b Green Strategic *
Tech analysis and
choice
c Swim lane *
diagrams
2 Rock Leadership *
Bottom
3 One Choosing *
Energy software
4 Elegant N/A **
Hotels

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Dec 2008 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could No longer
Content Style do do in syllabus
1a National PESTEL * *
Museum
b Culture *
c Strategic lenses *
2 MMI Strategic choice *
3 ASW Project *
Management
4 Equigard N/A **

Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could No longer


Content Style do do in syllabus
Jun 2008
1 a,b Autofone Strategic *
analysis and
choice
1c Business *
Strategy
2 Country Business *
Car Club Processes
3 AEC e-marketing *
4 PSI Balogoun and *
Hope Hailey

Dec 2007 Name Major topics Must do Must do Should Could No longer
Content Style do do in syllabus
1 ONA Strategic * *
analysis and
choice
2 Perfect e-Business *
Shopper
3 Clothing Project *
Company Management

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4 Universal N/A **
Pottery

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