April 22, 2017 at 10:53 am
I am just looking to get everyone’s opinion on what a good average pass mark is to achieve over the acca exams.
I am happy to get 50 every exam, but would not put that on my cv. But if my average pass was 90 it would be plastered all over it.
So what number do you think would impress employers? I know first time passes is something they look for as well.May 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm
Anyone?May 3, 2017 at 9:51 pm
Personally I don’t think it really matters all that much what grades you got. Experience is the big thing really. The bigger, more and better your experience the more attractive you are going to be. If you got an exceptionally good result, like one of the best in your country, then put it in your achievement section on your CV by all means. But if you got 60 to 75 mainly in your exams I wouldn’t bother personally. I would be selling my experience and knowledge from my workplace the most to employers.May 5, 2017 at 10:42 am
Your pass marks do not matter. When you become an affiliate they do not even show up on your myacca page. ACCAs policy is and always has been that all members are equal and exam grades mean nothing once you qualify. Any employer who insists on knowing your grades has missed the point and even if they tried to verify these with ACCA, they wouldn’t get a response so…..posting your grades doesn’t matter and is counter-intuitive to the aims of the qualification.May 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm
I would agree with the previous two posters saying that percentages don’t matter – particularly as there is no way of telling how many papers a person sat at one time.
If I got a 70% average across 4 sittings of one paper each, I would feel that someone who got 4 x 51% all in the same sitting did a much better job than me!
Thinking from an employers point of view might be useful – are they wanting to employ someone who gets 70% rather than 55% or are they wanting to employ someone who can communicate how to learn, retain and use information and shape that to the context that the employer works in.
All the best for your job hunting!May 22, 2017 at 9:01 am
In my opinion, employees wouldn’t really care too much. Experience is much more valuable.
The advantage of aiming for a higher average is that you are less likely to fail exams.
For example if you are prepared to a standard where you would score 70 on average, then even on a very bad day you would likely score 55-60. However if you were prepared to score 55, you could easily have a bad day and fail.May 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm
In practice and from experience, companies only really ask if you are qualified or not and then they assess your skills and experience through tests and interviews.May 22, 2017 at 6:44 pm
Thanks very much for all the replies. Seems quite unanimous and couldn’t really disagree with any of the points, especially the 4 exams in one sitting.
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