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ACA students start the new year with another impressive set of results

Friday 18 January 2019, ICAEW students beat the January blues by achieving another set of impressive results in their December 2018 ACA Professional Level exams and Level 4 Accounting Technician apprenticeship end-point assessments.

Students scored highly in all ACA exams, with Business Strategy and Technology seeing the highest pass rate (89.9%), closely followed by Tax Compliance (84.9%) and Financial Management (84.1%). 

There was once again incredible success in the Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship end-point assessments, with exceptionally high pass rates being achieved once more. Students achieved a 100% pass rate for the Portfolio and Reflective Statement, and 93.9% for the Role Simulation exam, proving they have the skills and knowledge to become successful Level 4 Accounting Technicians.  

Commenting on the ACA Professional Level exam results and the Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship end-point assessments for December 2018 released today, Mark Protherough, ICAEW Executive Director Learning and Professional Development, said:

“ICAEW students banish the January blues by achieving yet another fantastic set of results. Our exams are well-known across the profession for being challenging, and our students present themselves as the best in the business by continuing to take them in their stride and impressing year-on-year. I am proud to say that these hard working students are the business leaders of the future. 

“I would also like to offer my congratulations to the recipients of our Annual Order of Merit. In particular, I would highlight the incredible performance of Yi Sze Ng, who achieved 100% in the Business Planning: Taxation module, the First place and the Plender prize in the Order of Merit and the Simon Morris memorial prize, as the highest non-graduate student.

“I hope these results will give students the motivation they need for the rest of 2019 and wish them the best of luck with future exams.”

Congratulations to all December 2018 prize winners:

Business Strategy and Technology
First place and the Railton prize
Sunil Ghosh, London (PwC)

Audit and Assurance
First place and the Watts prize
Hannah Robson, Harrogate (Saffery Champness)

Financial Management
Joint first place and the Howitt prize
Adam Kent, Tunbridge Wells (PwC)
Anonymous, London (Mazars)

Financial Accounting and Reporting
First place and the Spicer and Pegler prize
Anonymous, Manchester (Deloitte)

Tax Compliance
Joint first place and the Knox prize
Muqaddam Ahmed, Karachi
Jia Qian Lee, Kota Bharu
Jodie Beth Williams, Bodelwyddan (Wales Audit Office)
Thomas Ainge, Coventry (Spencer Gardner Dickins Limited)

Business Planning: Taxation
First place and the Little prize
Yi Sze Ng, Kelang

Business Planning: Insurance
First place
Amee Sachdev-Wood, London (PwC)

Business Planning: Banking
Joint first place
Michael Carlton, Chelmsford (Deloitte)
James Waddell, London (PwC)

Professional Level Annual International Order of Merit

First place and the Plender prize
Yi Sze Ng, Kelang

Second place and the Stephens prize
Sarah Weeks, Welwyn (PwC)

Third place and the Hewitt prize
Laura Bushnell, East Horsley (PwC)

Fourth place and the Northcott prize
Matthew Tandy, Royston (BDO)

Fifth place and the Cassleton Elliott prize
Anonymous, London (Mazars)

Sixth place and the Arthur Swinson prize
Kok Chin Lim, Melaka

Seventh place
Anonymous, Bristol (Ernst & Young)

Eighth place
Rafi Khan, Bristol (Deloitte)

Ninth place
Adam Kent, Tunbridge Wells (PwC)

Tenth place
Anonymous, London (Rothschild & Co)

Eleventh place
Paul Lyn Goh, Petaling Jaya (BDO)

Highest non-graduate student and the Simon Morris memorial prize
Yi Sze Ng, Kelang

Highest non-public practice student and the Roger Lawson prize
Oliver Martin, London (National Audit Office)

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