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20 July 2006
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Accountancy exam pressures; CIOT and ATT exam results


Despite long hours studying and the intense pressure students feel before exam times, today's students refuse to give up on their accountancy dream, according to a recent survey from BPP Accountancy and Finance among 700 CIMA and ACCA accountancy students.
The survey reveals that 70% of students say they put in up to 10 hours' study a week outside of class time to prepare for their exams. 54% plan to work longer hours in paid employment as their course progresses to fund full support for exam success.
A third of students have considered giving up their accountancy course: 51% blamed course pressures, 29% cited the number of exams, while 31% mentioned pressures in their personal life. When it comes to revision, 43% of students admit that they are more 'course-end crammers' than 'slow and steady recappers'.
Mike Pennington, of BPP, says that the survey 'brings out the very human side of studying under pressure, with a third experiencing at least one major wobble over whether they would or even should make it to qualification'. However, he adds that flexible support throughout study, 'plus the prospect of working in a highly respected profession with great potential rewards', sees thousands of accountancy students getting through to final qualification every year.


The Chartered Institute of Taxation announced that 254 (43%) out of a total of 587 of candidates passed its November examinations, with 68 being referred. A pass with distinction was awarded to two candidates.
The Association of Taxation Technicians also announced the results of its November examinations. 313 (59%) of the 528 candidates who sat the examination passed. Distinctions were awarded to 22 candidates.

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