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ACCA December 2016 pass rates are here

16 January 2017

The ACCA optional pass rates slumped in December 2016, and even the P4 and P5 pass rates dropped this time around, to 33% and 30% respectively.

Student feedback after the P5 test was that it was ‘suspiciously easy’. PQ reported that sitters even left the exam hall with a smile on their face. Those smiles won’t be there after the results were published on 16 January.

All the December optional paper pass rates were down on both the September and June sittings. In fact, this was the worst set of pass rates for the whole of 2016!

The essential level pass rate held steady, and in total contrast to the optional papers they were the best set of pass rates for the year.

At the skills level the lowest pass rates were for December were F5 and F8, at 40%. PQs told us that F5 MCQs were ‘the worst ever’. The general feedback from F8 was that the exam was pretty fair.
The good news came from F6, with a 52% pass rate and F7’s 50%.

The ACCA said that over 5,000 students worldwide completed their final exams in December, bringing the annual total of new affiliates to 19,514. That is nigh on 17% up on the 16,700 who passed their final exams in 2015.

ACCA December 2016 pass rates: F1 82%; F2 63%; F3 71%; F4 82%; F5 40%; F6 52%; F7 50%; F8 40%; F9 45%; P1 49%; P2 51%; P3 49%; P4 33%; P5 30%; P6 34%; P7 31%

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