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MyRevision

MyRevision is your dedicated revision hub designed to support you in preparing for your exams.

Access MyRevision through your student TouchPoint portal for:

  • Online question bank on a range of topics 
  • Choose from multiple choice, to short-answer questions, to full exam-style questions
  • Work through sample papers and past exam papers
  • Find answers to your textbook practice questions

Find out more about the end-of-year exams in our exams and e-assessment section

Exam revision workshops 

Optional, supplementary exam revision workshops will commence on Monday, 3rd May. Each module will have a series of either two or three workshops which will take place across consecutive weeks and can be purchased in the event section in your TouchPoint portal. The workshops will focus on content and topics which may appear in your end-of-year exams. A recording of the workshop will also be made available to you in Moodle. 

How to book

The workshops will take place online via Zoom, the link for which will be emailed to you in advance of the workshop. Each workshop is 2.5 hours long and can be booked by: 

  • Logging into Touchpoint 
  • Clicking ‘Go to my page’ at the bottom of the screen
  • Choose the ‘Book Event’ tab on the left of the page
  • Select ‘Exam Revision Workshops’ from the drop-down
  • Navigate through the Step 1 – 3 tabs to make your bookings
How much do they cost?

Year 1

  • Taxation - €90 / £66 for all 3 sessions
  • Financial Accounting - €90 / £66 for all 3 sessions
  • Business Management - €60 / £44 for all 2 sessions
  • Business Law - €60 / £44 for all 2 sessions

Year 2

  • Advanced Taxation - €90 / £66 for all 3 sessions
  • Advanced Financial Accounting / £66 - €90 for all 3 sessions
  • Management Accounting - €90 / £66 for all 3 sessions

The workshops are available to purchase in the event section of your TouchPoint portal. If you require an employer invoice, please email us to request one. 

Year 1 workshops

Financial Accounting | Lecturer: Barry Smith

  • Monday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (3rd, 10th & 17th May)
  • Thursday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (6th, 13th & 20th May)
  • Saturday Group: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (8th, 15th & 22nd May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

Examine the fundamentals of how to prepare financial statements (incorporating post trial balance adjustments). This workshop will also be useful for students who need to develop a method of documenting a solution to this type of question (involving multiple workings) in the time available in the exam.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

Revise relatively advanced aspects of the material that is assessable in 'Section A' of the Financial Accounting exam paper (which corresponds to 46% of the total assessment).

Workshop 3 (W.3)

Revise topics that are primarily assessable in 'Section B' of the Financial Accounting exam paper (which corresponds to 54% of the total assessment).

 

Taxation ROI | Lecturer: Ciarán Armstrong

  • Tuesday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (4th, 11th & 18th May)
  • Wednesday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (5th, 12th & 19th May)
  • Saturday Group: 10:00am – 12:30pm (8th, 15th & 22nd May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

The emphasis in the introductory workshop will be on revising the Irish taxation system and outlining the basic components of an Income Tax computation. We will also review the variances in taxation treatment according to personal circumstances; Single, Widowed, Married.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

Build on the Income Tax computation content in Workshop 1 and incorporate many of the more difficult topics, particularly those covered in chapter 8 of the textbook. Completion of workshop 2 will allow students to revise difficult Income Tax topics and also develop their approach to the Payroll question.

Workshop 3 (W.3)

Our final workshop will cover two important stand-alone topics. Both topics account for a full 'Section B' question and are also likely to feature in some 'Section A' questions. Workshop 3 will be of particular interest to students wishing to strengthen their knowledge of Case I/II and VAT, and obtaining good marks in the questions involving these two topics.

 

Taxation NI | Lecturer: Leonie Power

  • Tuesday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (4th, 11th & 18th May)
  • Saturday Group: 10:00am – 12:30pm (8th, 15th & 22nd May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

This workshop is an overview of the syllabus and structure of the exam. Focus on taxation system enquiries and payments on account along with income tax computation and taxation of Income

Workshop 2 (W.2)

Concentrate on three main areas in this workshop: i) examine employment tax versus self-employment tax ii) examine income from employment including benefits in kind iii) finally review adjusted profits within self-employment.

Workshop 3 (W.3)

The final workshop will concentrate on two areas. PAYE computations and value-added taxation (VAT).

 

Business Management | Lecturer: Kieran Alcock

  • Saturday Group: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (8th & 15th May)
  • Sunday Group: 10:00am – 12:30pm (9th & 16th May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

This session will outline the changes to the structure of the exam paper and revise the first section of the syllabus Business Organisation and Functions. Then, we will explore the Leadership and Management aspect of the syllabus, including team dynamics, motivational theories and change management.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

This session will focus on Information Systems in Business Organisations, a section of the syllabus that has become more extensive this year. The session will also revise Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility and Professional Ethics.

 

Business Law ROI | Lecturer: Kieran Alcock

  • Saturday Group: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (22nd & 29th May)
  • Sunday Group: 10:00am – 12:30pm (23rd & 30th May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

This session will outline the changes to the structure of the exam paper and revise the following areas that are potentially examined in 'Section A' of the exam: Business organisations, company finance, and company directors. We will also address other potential 'Section A' topics with review of the following: Company conclusion and examinerships, auditors, secretary and company accounts (including professional negligence) and, data protection.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

This session will complete the revision of potential 'Section A' topics by covering the following: Partnerships and employment law. This session will also revise topics examinable in 'Section B' of the exam: The Irish legal system, contract law, tort law, consumer law, company formation, and company meetings

 

Business Law Northern Ireland | Lecturer: David Vint

  • Saturday Group: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (22nd and 29th May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

Revise fundamental aspects of law that would examine students on the key concepts and fundamental principles of law in the context the three syllabus elements. 

Workshop 2 (W.2)

This workshop will be suitable for Business Law students who wish to revise a 'Section B' type question at exam standard. The workshop will also be useful for students who would like to improve their method of documenting a solution to this type of question in the time that will be available in the exam

 

Year 2 workshops

Advanced Financial Accounting | Lecturer: Fola O’Grady

  • Wednesday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (5th, 12th & 19th May)
  • Saturday Group: 10:00am – 12:30pm (8th, 15th & 22nd May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

Revise the fundamental bookkeeping entries that commonly appear on the Year 2 paper. The understanding, and application, of these core double entry adjustments is an essential element of successfully completing the Advanced Financial Accounting examination. These accounting adjustments form part of the building blocks of presenting the ‘true and fair view’ of performance, position and cashflows.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

Examine a number of financial statements, specifically looking at the layout and computations involved. This workshop will be delivered using a Limited Company ‘Case Study’, to provide a useful overview of how the financial statements link together to provide a full picture of performance and position that is relevant and reliable for economic decision making.

Workshop 3 (W.3)

Review some of the topics that are primarily assessable in 'Section B' of the paper. The objective of this workshop is to examine some of the more challenging exam style questions that can arise in this section and we will review certain aspects that can cost marks.

 

Advanced Taxation ROI | Lecturer: Stephanie Walshe

  • Monday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (3rd, 10th & 17th May)
  • Sunday Group: 10:00am – 12:30pm (9th, 16th & 23rd May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

Revise aspects of the course linked to various elements of the syllabus including income tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax and value added tax. This workshop will be suitable to Advanced Taxation students, who need to revise various elements of the course, covering extracts of past paper questions.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

Revise aspects of the course linked to various elements of the syllabus including income tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax and value added tax.

Workshop 3 (W.3)

Cover full exam questions covering various concepts from previous sessions.

 

Advanced Taxation NI | Lecturer: Michael Thompson

  • Sunday Group: 10:00am – 12:30pm (9th, 16th & 23rd May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

Focus on capital gains tax and examine the following areas: Computation of capital gains tax liability; exempt assets; gains on shares; chattels and wasting assets; part disposals; principle private residence relief and business asset disposal relief.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

Focusing on corporation tax, workshop two will look at: Computation of profits chargeable to corporation tax; periods of account and chargeable accounting periods; capital allowances; chargeable gains; close companies and administration of corporation tax; and payment of tax.

Workshop 3 (W.3)

This session will cover: Income tax computation; gift aid donations and pension contributions; loss relief; employment income and benefits in kind; rental income and furnished holiday lettings; self-employment; administration of income tax and payment of tax; principles of VAT; flat rate schemes; partial exemption; and payment of VAT.

 

Management Accounting | Lecturer: Leonie Power

  • Thursday Group: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (6th, 13th & 20th May)
  • Saturday Group: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (8th, 15th & 22nd May)

Workshop 1 (W.1)

Examine cost classification (including cost prediction) along with treatment of overheads and cost measurement systems. This will include: traditional treatment of overheads and job costing and traditional versus activity-based costing.

Workshop 2 (W.2)

Workshops two will focus on: marginal costing and absorption costing; and marginal costing for short term decision making.

Workshop 3 (W.3)

The final workshop will concentrate on relevant costing as well as standard costing and variance analysis.

 

As places are limited, we advise booking early to avoid disappointment. Workshops can be purchased in the event section in your TouchPoint portal.

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