The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants announced the results for their June 2017 exam sitting, showing an uptick in passing rates among test-takers.

Last month, 135,259 students worldwide sat for 186,011 exams taken, with 5,853 students ultimately completing their final exams to become Association members. According to the ACCA, increases in education and support therein have contributed to better exam numbers.

‘We are pleased with our latest exam results," stated ACCA’s executive director of strategy and development Alan Hatfield, per a statement. "Affiliate numbers remain very strong, with close to 5,900 new affiliates completing their exams this session. Currently, our affiliate number stands at a total of 9,385, which is 3% up this half year compared to the latter half of 2016. We’ve also seen a growing number of students taking CBE session-based exams which are designed to reflect the real world skills required by employers."

"What’s becoming increasingly clear is that when students access and use the right learning support – especially blended options combining learning provider courses with ACCA’s own resources across all levels of the syllabus – pass rates get stronger," Hatfield added.

The June 2017 ACCA Exam qualifications and pass rates are as follows:

ACCA Qualification


Pass rate %
Knowledge
F1 - Accountant in Business
83%
F2 - Management Accounting
64%
F3 - Financial Accounting
68%

Skills


F4 - Corporate and Business Law
77%
F5 - Performance Management
43%
F6 - Taxation
50%
F7 - Financial Reporting
48%
F8 - Audit and Assurance
43%
F9 - Financial Management
46%

Essentials


P1 - Governance, Risk and Ethics
51%
P2 - Corporate Reporting
47%
P3 - Business Analysis
54%

Options


P4 - Advanced Financial Management
34%
P5 - Advanced Performance Management
32%
P6 - Advanced Taxation
43%
P7 - Advanced Audit and Assurance
32%
Foundations in Accountancy
Pass Rate %
Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting

FA1 – Recording Financial transactions
73%
MA1 – Management Information
79%

Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting


FA2 - Maintaining Financial Records
67%
MA2 – Managing Costs and Finance
53%

Diploma in Accounting and Business


FAB – Accountant in Business
74%
FMA –Management Accounting
67%
FFA – Financial Accounting
64%

Foundation Specialist Awards


FAU – Foundations in Audit
58%
FTX – Foundations in Taxation
78%
FFM – Foundations in Financial Management
64%

The ACCA is also set to introduce their "Future with the Ethics and Professional Skills" learning module on October 31, designed to better prepare students with more lifelike skills and business situations they'll be likely to face in their careers.

For more on the ACCA, head to their site here.