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ACA Advanced Level

Last updated: 15 May 2020

The July 2020 Advanced Level exam session has been postponed and moved to 24, 25 and 26 August.

Students will be able to book Advanced Level exams from Monday 15 June until Friday 17 July, via their online training file or at my.icaew.com/examsonline. Exam results will be released on Friday 2 October at 12:00 (UK-time).

There is no change to the Case Study advance information release date and will be available on Tuesday 9 June via the Case Study exam resources web page.

We have temporarily suspended the ACA assessment regulation requiring all other ACA exams to have been passed or attempted before the Case Study exam may be attempted.

We advise all students in a training agreement, to check with their employer or tuition provider before booking any exams, in case they have particular policies and approaches already in place.

Exam advice for students

The ICAEW exams and learning materials are prepared ahead of each exam session. While ICAEW aims to reflect real life in the exams, the scenarios, characters and businesses presented are fictional and reflect the economic circumstances at the time of writing. The 2020 exams and learning materials were prepared before the coronavirus pandemic began and when you sit your exam in 2020, they will not have been amended to reflect the economic, business or financial impact of the pandemic. However, the exams have been reviewed to ensure that they are still a viable, objective test of the competencies and skills required for your qualification.

In particular, some exam question scenarios may relate to an industry, sector or business on which the Coronavirus has had an impact. Where analysis of that scenario is required, it may be relevant to mention briefly in your answer the implications of coronavirus. However, you should not dedicate substantial time or focus on these implications. You should focus on answering the question appropriately, using the technical knowledge and skills as set out in the ICAEW learning materials.