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  • What this means in practice: 

    We develop members and students by investing in support that enables them to achieve their professional goals.

  • Strategic measure: 

    100% of our three student progression targets of: 

    • 775,800 exams entered during the year;
    • 67.1% of ACCA affiliates achieving membership in four years;
    • 36.2% of students passing exams in the past year.
  • Why we use this measure: 

    It gives a rounded picture of the main factors that affect progress to membership. Because examination entries are a critical measure of progression and an important income indicator, we will be replacing new member numbers with this element measure for 2017-18.

Five year performance


 

Actuals

Achieved

Targets

Student progression factors

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18


2017/18

2018/19

# exams entered during the year

816,898

762,347

837,192

774,911

817,058

Target
achieved

775,800

786,000

% of affiliates achieving membership in four years

68.8%

68.5%

68.8%

66.1%

66.9%

Target not achieved

70.0%

66.9%

% of students passing exams in the last year

38.4%

36.4%

34.7%

36.2%

36.9%

Target achieved

36.2%

38.0%

Overall
achievement
Target not achieved

Commentary

During the year, we saw improvement in performance across all the three elements that make up our Develop target.

Having included the number of exams entered as an element measure last year – because of its link to our financial sustainability and recognising the extent of the exam change we have been introducing – we were pleased to outperform the target we set, with over 41,000 more exams entered than we originally anticipated. 

We also saw improved progression, with a 0.7% increase in the percentage of students passing exams in the past year. We worked hard to widen the range of exam support available and the way we promote it, so it’s pleasing to see this reflected in better student progress.

Although we were able to increase the percentage of affiliates achieving membership in four years by 0.8% year-on-year, we narrowly failed to achieve our overall element target. Because achievement of this outcome measure relies on us meeting all three elements, we therefore failed the measure overall. However, we believe we have good progress to build on for next year.

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