Despite the turbulence and continual uncertainty over the global pandemic the ACCA issued exam results, as promised, on 1 August for those who sat the summer July exams.
In all some 1,170 students are now new affiliates.
The ACCA team has accelerated the introduction of remote invigilation and is now working hard to ensure as many PQs as possible can sit this September.
ACCA’s executive director, strategy and development, Alan Hatfield, explained: “For our centre-based exam sittings, Covid-19 presented us with hard but necessary choices to protect the health and safety of our future members and staff.”
He said that ACCA has decided not to publish global pass rates as just a quarter of the normal volume of students ‘with non-normal distribution of countries’.
Turning to remote invigilation Hatfield pointed out that ACCA introduced it in a targeted way in June for the on-demand exams, and in July some students were able to sit the Applied Skills and two of the strategic professional exams.
He said: “Remote invigilation has worked as a trusted contingency measure. So far, in excess of 2,000 students have taken on-demand exams, with the number growing daily, and 1,648 students have sat exams remotely in the July session. IN all students from 73 countries have been able to make use of this method of delivery.”