Advice for students studying Subject SP6 for the 2022 exams

We have a range of study materials that you can use when sitting Subject SP6.  We have broken the materials down into those that we consider to be ‘essential’ and ‘highly recommended’ plus those products which can make your revision very effective.  Students learn in different ways so you will need to read the details of each product to see what will work for you.

For advice about which products to choose, please read our product guide.


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Combined Materials Pack (CMP)
Ideal for those sitting the subject for the first time.  It comprises the Study Guide, Course Notes,Textbooks and Series X Assignments.
This subject has moved away from the traditional “Core Reading” approach. Instead, the majority of the Core Reading is replaced by references to the textbooks:

Options, Futures and other Derivatives by J. C. Hull, (9th Ed),
ISBN 978-1292212890.

Financial calculus: an introduction to derivative pricing by M. Baxter and A. Rennie
ISBN 978-0-521-55289-9.

As a result ActEd’s Course Notes are not intended to be used as a stand-alone course. Instead, the notes aim to summarise the key principles and results and to explain in more detail the most difficult topics in the Syllabus. Series X Assignments have been produced as normal.

You can purchase the textbooks separately if you wish to. 

The CMP is available in eBook or paper format, with the textbooks always being provided in paper format.

Highly recommended

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Choose from a Regular Tutorial or Block Tutorial.
Please click here for further details of the types of tuition and the Tuition Bulletin which details the courses available. 
Series X Marking / Marking vouchers
We are happy to mark your attempts at the X Assignments.  Objective, personalised feedback from a high quality marker will highlight areas on which to work and help with exam technique.
Marking is not included with the Assignments or the CMP and you need to order it separately.  Please refer to our Marking page to get more details of how you can get your scripts marked. 
Mock Exam
An exam-standard paper to use as a realistic test of your exam preparation.
This is available in eBook or paper format. Click here for more information. 
Mock Exam Marking
Feedback on your weaknesses and areas needing more attention is really useful as you approach the exam.
Marking is not included with the Mock and you need to order it separately.  Please refer to our Mock Exam Marking page for information such as deadline dates. 
Additional Mock Pack (AMP)
Consists of two further mock exams and it is ideal if you are retaking and have already sat the Mock Exam, or if you just want some extra question practice.
This is available in eBook or paper format. Marking is not included with the AMP and you need to order two Marking Vouchers if you would like the additional mocks marked by ActEd.

Effective Revision

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Contains ActEd’s solutions to recent past exam papers, plus comment and explanation.   
This is available in eBook or paper format. Click here for further guidance.