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    How do you keep a good work life balance - working and revising?
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    Hi, I am currently thinking of taking CS2 and CM2 in one sitting next year. Am I being too ambitious with this? As these two modules are a combination of the 3 hardest CTs (CT4 CT6 and CT8).

    I have another question in general regarding the new curriculum. Some subjects are now made up of a combination of 2 previous subjects eg CT1 and CT5 being combined into CM1. I want to know if this means that I will need to study up to 300 hours (i.e the recommended study time for 2 current CTs) or has the amount of study content been reduced by half and so I will only need to study for 125-150 hours for CM1.
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    (Original post by thiccc)
    Hi, I am currently thinking of taking CS2 and CM2 in one sitting next year. Am I being too ambitious with this? As these two modules are a combination of the 3 hardest CTs (CT4 CT6 and CT8).

    I have another question in general regarding the new curriculum. Some subjects are now made up of a combination of 2 previous subjects eg CT1 and CT5 being combined into CM1. I want to know if this means that I will need to study up to 300 hours (i.e the recommended study time for 2 current CTs) or has the amount of study content been reduced by half and so I will only need to study for 125-150 hours for CM1.

    Yes that is ambitious but of course it does depend how much preparation you have done and how familiar you are with that part of the syllabus. I would suggest that you wait until the sample papers are released at the beginning of June 2018 which will give you an indication of the types of question and their difficulty.



    On the study hours we have revised these and they will shortly be available on the website. But it is not a simple doubling of the CT hours. It is more in the region of 200-250hrs.
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    I'm going to uni to study actuarial science this year, how does it work if my uni gives exemptions on ct1-ct8 when there's a new curriculum, which exams will i be exempt from on the new curriculum?
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    I'm going to uni to study actuarial science this year, how does it work if my uni gives exemptions on ct1-ct8 when there's a new curriculum, which exams will i be exempt from on the new curriculum?
    When you apply to become a student member with us - you will need to apply for exemptions
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    (Original post by InstituteAndFacultyofActuaries)
    How do you keep a good work life balance - working and revising?
    How can IFoA justify the huge number of exams and the huge volume of materials people have to study in order to qualify as an actuary in the UK? The study leave offered by employers is nowhere near enough time meaning people have to sacrifice evenings, weekends, bank holidays and holiday leave over many years, in some cases 10+ years, in order to prepare. The IFoA's Royal Charter Bye law 45 states that they may only enter into mutual recognition agreements with foreign actuarial associations who have equivalent qualification standards. IFoA have entered into such agreements with European associations. Yet on the continent it doesn't take anywhere near the time, trouble, difficulty and cost to qualify as an actuary then they can get recognised as qualified in the UK with the IFoA with just a year's supervised work experience. Therefore those on the continent don't need to make the same sacrifices to qualify and have a much better work life balance since often they are considered qualified straight after doing an University degree, while in the UK there is no 3 year University degree where you can graduate as fully qualified actuary. It is for IFoA to explain these discrepancies and why they're making it so hard to qualify in the UK compared to what others have to do on the continent.
 
 
 
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