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ACCA December results are here

15 January 2018

The ACCA says the December 2017 pass rates were ‘impressive’, and who are we to disagree!

True the P3 pass rate was a healthy 56%, and even P7 had a success rate of 35% this time around (that’s high!). The P6 advanced tax paper pass rate also rose to 36%.

However, the P5 pass rate dropped to 29%, and the P3 pass rate fell to 33%.

Sitters had told us that the P4, F3 and P6 were the tough tests this time around, but this wasn’t particularly reflected in the pass rates. After taking F4 (which has a pass rate of 77%) out of the equation, it continues to be F8 that has the lowest skills pass rate, at 40%.

ACCA’s executive director, Alan Hatfield, said: “We’re delighted with the improvement in the many pass rates at December 2017 sitting.”

The Essential exam pass rates were strong, he explained, especially P3. He pointed out that the ACCA is carrying out extensive ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions across the world in preparation for the Strategic Business Leader study exam being introduced later this year.

Some 139,039 students sat exams in December, that’s an average of 1.37 papers each.

The ACCA DECEMBER 2017 PASS RATES: F1 77%; F2 65%; F3 71%; F4 77%; F5 42%; F6 51%; F7 49%; F8 40%; F9 48%; P1 51%; P2 52%; P3 56%; P4 33%; P5 29%; P6 36%; P7 35%

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