ActEd is pleased to offer study materials, tuition, marking and tutor support for this first step into The Actuarial Profession.
This exam requires you to understand and apply the following A-level, Higher or Leaving Certificate topics:
You could use your local library and borrow P1, P2 and P3 (or C1, C2 and C3) A-level textbooks to cover the Pure/Core topics. Alternatively, we publish the FAC course which covers these topics and many others required by the remaining CT exams. This course is written assuming that you have previously met these topics and just need a refresher. Further information can be found on our FAC page.
The statistics topics, which are needed for the last chapter of the course, can be found in a T1 (or S1 and S2) A-level textbook. Alternatively, we publish the StatsPack which is written for students who have never met any statistics before. Further information, including sample pages, can be found on our StatsPack page.
We offer a Combined Materials Pack (CMP) which includes:
Yes. Many students find that receiving tuition helps them grasp the materials much more easily than studying the CMP on their own. Our tutors are employed for their ability to make concepts clear to students and this is reflected in the excellent feedback we receive and in the 30% higher pass rate achieved by those who attend.
We offer face-to-face, fully interactive tutorials (not lectures!) with group sizes of typically 9-12 students. These build on your home study of the material and get you tackling exam questions. Regular Tutorials are spaced out over the study period whereas Block Tutorials cover the same material but are taught on consecutive days towards the end of the study period. Attendees also get email support from their tutor.
Live Online Tutorials - Live Online Regular or Block Tutorials are ideal if you like the discipline and motivation of a structured and timetabled course but are unable to travel to one of our face-to-face courses. We aim to replicate as closely as possible what you would experience on a face-to-face tutorial – but deliver it online.
Alternatively, we offer the CT1 Online Classroom which offers pre-recorded tutorials straight to your computer covering the same material as a 3 day tutorial which also comes with dedicated tutor support.
You can also register on ActEd's Online Discussion Forum, where you can interact with your fellow students. ActEd tutors keep an eye on the discussions and intervene when necessary to avoid any misunderstandings.
Our dedicated marking team will give you feedback that helps you both understand your mistakes and learn from them (so it's not just ticks and crosses!).
You can download CT1 past papers and brief solutions for free directly from the Profession's website. It is important that you tackle as many past papers as possible in the run up to the exam.
In addition, we do offer a variety of revision materials as extras to the CMP, tuition and marking. These include Flashcards to help you memorise key formulae, definitions and proofs; ASET, which provides fully worked solutions (with exam technique) to past exams and Revision Notes.
In the exam you will be provided a copy of the "Formulae and Tables". This contains a handful of the CT1 formulae, some compound interest tables and some statistical tables.
We recommend that you purchase a copy to familiarise yourself with its contents. They are available separately from the Profession's Publications Unit.
So in summary, you'll need to place an order for the CT1 CMP and if possible attend a tutorial (or order the online classroom). Marking would be a great addition on top of these two.
For help on completing the ActEd application forms, please view Placing your first order.
We've produced a short guide to choosing and using your study materials for the actuarial exams.
It can be a bit daunting starting a new career. If you would like some help choosing the study package that best meets your needs then please email us or CT1@bpp.com and we'll be delighted to help you.
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