ACCA Exam Figures Show Record Results and Improved Figures

Record numbers of students entered ACCA's (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) latest examinations, with those taking the professional level papers achieving a pleasing set of results.

London, United Kingdom, February 25, 2010 --( Exam results released on February 22nd show that 197,928 candidates took a total of 388,872 papers around the world in December 2009, compared with 187,335 students taking 370,715 papers in June 2009. The results also show that 6,678 students have successfully completed their final examinations to become ACCA affiliates.

Aude Leonetti, ACCA’s Acting Executive Director – Learning, said:
“We are delighted that results are steadily improving throughout the professional level papers. This is, we believe, due to our continued focus on study resources and strong partnerships with learning providers around the world. We are also extremely pleased to see that performance in the Fundamentals paper F5 (Performance Management) continues to improve as a result of the package of support that we put in place for this paper. We continue to focus on ensuring that students have the best possible resources to enable them to progress through ACCA’s internationally recognised examinations.”

“It is encouraging to see that despite the global economic conditions, tens of thousands of people continue to develop their skills for a career in accounting. We also want to congratulate the 6,678 people who have now completed their exams and we look forward to welcoming them to ACCA membership on completion of their practical experience requirements and professional ethics module. ACCA is committed fully to supporting these individuals in the next phase of their careers.”

December 2009 global pass rates
F1 Accountant in Business 66% *
F2 Management Accounting 58% *
F3 Financial Accounting 64% *
F4 Corporate & Business Law 42%
F5 Performance Management 52%
F6 Taxation 51%
F7 Financial Reporting 39%
F8 Audit and Assurance 40%
F9 Financial Management 37%
P1 Professional Accountant 49%
P2 Corporate Reporting 58%
P3 Business Analysis 48%
P4 Adv Financial Management 41%
P5 Adv Performance Management 42%
P6 Adv Taxation 39%
P7 Adv Audit and Assurance 39%

* Results achieved by students for paper based examinations and computer based examinations during the period of 1 August 2009 to 31 January 2010.

Hannah Smith
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