What's changing after September 2018?
Governance Risk & Ethics (P1) and Business Analysis (P3) are being removed from the syllabus and replaced by Strategic Business Leader, and Corporate Reporting (P2) will be removed from the syllabus and replaced with Strategic Business Reporting.
What should you do before then?
Your decision will depend upon your level of exam confidence, but we would recommend that you sit two exams in the first half of 2018. You could choose to sit P1 and P3, either together in March so you have time for a resit if required, or one in March and one in June. Be aware that you could be caught out by transition arrangements if you needed to resit. Alternatively, you could sit P2 in March and an Options paper in June, then tackle Strategic Business Leader in the second half of 2018. Your final option would be to sit two Options papers, leaving Strategic Business Reporting and Strategic Business Leader for after September 2018.
What happens if you do nothing?
By not sitting two papers in the first half of 2018 you risk delaying your qualification.