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  • Publish date: 24 January 2018
  • Archived on: 24 January 2019

Friday 19 January, ICAEW students have started 2018 on a high with the release of their exam results for the first Level 4 Accounting Technician apprenticeship end-point assessments and the December 2017 Professional Level exam results.

An impressive 95% completion rate for the 2016 cohort of Level 4 Accounting Technician apprentices. These students have demonstrated the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, and have passed both ICAEW end-point assessments - the Role Simulation exam and the Portfolio and Reflective Statement, completing all requirements of the apprenticeship.

The latest Professional Level exam results also provide another set of promising results. A total of 5,880 students sat the exams in December 2017, and 4,010 of those students passed every exam they sat.

Once again, the pass rate in the latest series of Professional Level exams were consistently high. The Business Strategy exam came out on top, with a pass rate of 88% while students also came out on top in Tax Compliance (83%) and Business Planning: Insurance (78%). 

ICAEW Executive Director of Learning & Professional Development, Mark Protherough, said:

“I would like to offer my congratulations to all our Level 4 Accounting Technician apprenticeship and ACA students who have surpassed themselves with their exam results this January. It is fantastic to once again see such high pass rates. These individuals are carving their way into the business world and the latest results show a promising future for all students. I would like to wish all students the best of luck in their future careers.”

Congratulations to all December 2017 Professional Level prize winners:

Business Strategy
First place and the Railton prize

Sebastian Strutt, London (PwC)

Audit and Assurance
Joint First place and the Watts prize

Mona Azer, London (KPMG)
Gah Man Lee, Kajang (PwC Associates Sdn Bhd)

Financial Management
Joint first place and the Howitt prize

Jodie Evans, London (Kingston Smith)
Laura Hedgethorne, London (Nyman Libson Paul)

Financial Accounting and Reporting
Joint first place and the Spicer and Pegler prize

Guan Ting Han, Kuantan
Ilyana Ibrahim, Cheras

Tax Compliance
Joint first place and the Knox prize

Roberta Koumettou, Nicosia (PwC)
Marina Papanastasiou, Limassol (PwC)

Business Planning: Taxation
First place and the Little prize

Kiren Patel, Woodford Green (Mazars)

Business Planning: Insurance
First place

Thomas Hudson, London (PwC)

Professional Level Annual International Order of Merit

First place and the Plender prize
Mihir Patel, Northwood (PwC)

Second place and the Stephens prize
Heather Brown, St. Albans (PwC)

Third place and the Hewitt prize
Katherine Fulton, Ashford (PwC)

Fourth place and the Northcott prize
Sarah Maidment, Haywards Heath (PwC)

Fifth place and the Cassleton Elliott prize
Matthew Haughton, London (PwC)

Joint sixth place and the Arthur Swinson prize
Nicolas Christodoulides, Nicosia (Deloitte)
Charalampia Skordi, Nicosia (KPMG)

Eighth place
Jacqueline Essex, Taunton

Joint ninth place
Thomas Aldred, Milton Keynes (PwC)
Chern Li Pan, London (PwC)

Eleventh place
Jenny Tyson-Berry, Salford (PwC)

Twelfth place
Rebecca Lowiss, Leeds (Deloitte)

Thirteenth place
Ng Eng Leng, Bukit Mertajam (Ernst & Young)

Highest non-graduate student and the Simon Morris memorial prize
Helena Dyer, Nottingham (Deloitte)

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

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