ACCA’s Jacky Bateman and James Patrick unveil the association’s latest innovation for students.
Have you ever wanted to know how you performed in all areas of an exam? You’re not alone, and that’s why ACCA has launched a new tool for students to review their exam performance, My Exam Performance, which highlights strengths and weaknesses.
To help students better progress to their goal of ACCA membership, we’ve developed a tool to give tailored feedback on exam performance for all students taking Applied Skills exams – and we plan to include Strategic Professional students in the future.
Whether you pass or fail an exam, My Exam Performance will help you. If you fail, it will be your first step to get back on track. For most of us, some exam topics are stronger than others.
My Exam Performance will take you through your exam performance, highlighting strengths and weaknesses as well as providing guidance on how to improve and key areas to focus on. And the insight provided will be essential when preparing for a re-sit.
For students who pass their exam, My Exam Performance will be a great support tool. Helping you to understand your strengths and where improvements can be made, leading to improved performance in future exams.
Time management is another critical factor in how successfully an exam is completed – it’s easy to spend too much time on a topic you feel confident about but run out of time for other questions. My Exam Performance includes a section on time management across the exam, syllabus area feedback and performance on the different question types. It will compare students’ performance against our recommendations, as well as providing guidance on how to improve and include links to relevant resources that will support each area of feedback.
But don’t take our word for it. We ran a successful pilot following the June exam session with 1,000 students from around the world and here’s what they had to say:
“I just wanted to let you know that My Exam Performance was really helpful. I was able to analyze the areas I need to focus and also how to manage time. Really appreciate the way you have presented it. I am sure this will really help all the students.”
“It’s a great initiative. I found it to be beneficial for all, to understand the short comings and to improve ourselves for the next try. Or much better to understand which areas we lack in.”
“It was quite a great summary of how I performed in each section of the exam. I wasn’t able to complete the exam on time so this helped me understand where I could have changed my approach.”
If you want to find out how to get the best from My Exam Performance, take a look at our user guide and tutorial videos and get ready to understand your exam performance on a whole new level.
Jacky Bateman is head of ACCA qualifications. James Patrick is head of education solutions and students support