ACCA announces pass rates for the September 2021 exam sitting

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) announces the pass rates of its latest exam sitting for September 2021.

93,635 students entered the September 2021 exam sitting to complete 117,693 exams despite on-going disruption because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 3,222 students completed their final exams to become ACCA affiliates.

Alan Hatfield, ACCA executive director – content, quality and innovation said “ACCA is pleased with the results from this latest exam sitting. Globally, over 99.9% of students this sitting took computer-based exams (CBEs). Through CBE, ACCA is better preparing students to be effective in the workplace. The exams require demonstration of the skills employers expect, as they replicate the real workplace using spreadsheet and word processing skills, as well as testing technical skills. Remotely invigilated CBEs are currently available to students in selected locations where centre-based exam sittings are disrupted. Students continue to be able to take exams only in centres where it is safe and appropriate to do so.

‘We’re committed to enhancing the dedicated support available to students for their progression through the ACCA qualification. We are launching a Strategic Professional webinar for resources and techniques for success, as well as Ethics and Professional Skills module (EPSM) support videos available on demand. Students are assisted in several ways including having access to a series of webinars and podcasts with expert tutors, highlighting important exam techniques and tips for success. We see an improvement in pass rates for students attending ACCA Approved Learning Providers combined with ACCA’s many supportive online resources. In these uncertain times we believe innovative development and support will help students progress on their ACCA journey to becoming professionally qualified accountants.’

Exam results

 

The ACCA Qualification rigorously tests the skills, abilities and competencies that a modern-day accountant needs, with a firm grounding in ethics and professionalism. It prepares students for a rewarding career as a qualified and ethical finance professional. Results below also include those delivered via our on-demand offering for Foundation Diplomas, Applied Knowledge and Law exams. These accounted for a further 38,472 exams, of which over 2,584 were made possible through remote invigilation.

For any student-related enquiry, please email ACCA Connect at info@accaglobal.com.

Visit www.accaglobal.com for more information and resources in the Covid-19 hub.

ACCA Qualification

Pass rate (%)

   

Applied Knowledge

 

BT - Business & Technology

83

FA - Financial Accounting

70

MA - Management Accounting

66

 

 

Applied Skills

 

LW - Corporate and Business Law

85

TX – Taxation

52

FR - Financial Reporting

48

PM - Performance Management

37

FM - Financial Management

52

AA - Audit and Assurance

39

 

 

Strategic Professional - Essentials

 

SBL - Strategic Business Leader

51

SBR - Strategic Business Reporting

48

 

 

Strategic Professional – Options

 

AAA - Advanced Audit and Assurance

34

AFM - Advanced Financial Management

37

APM - Advanced Performance Management

30

ATX - Advanced Taxation

36

FOUNDATION LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS

Pass rate (%)

ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (Level 2 RQF)

 

FA1 - Recording Financial transactions

81

MA1 - Management Information

73

 

 

ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (Level 3 RQF)

 

FA2 - Maintaining Financial Records

72

MA2 - Managing Costs and Finance

68

 

 

ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 4 RQF)

 

FBT – Business & Technology

77

FFA - Financial Accounting

68

FMA - Management Accounting

71

"In these uncertain times we believe innovative development and support will help students progress on their ACCA journey to becoming professionally qualified accountants"

Alan Hatfield - executive director – content, quality and innovation