CIPFA Exams Results: June 2008

It's that time again - my results for the CIPFA exams I took in June were published today.

Subject

Marks

Results

Accounting for Decision Making (ADM)

42

Fail

Financial & Performance Reporting (FPR)

45

Fail

The pass mark is 50 and so I have come up short again - very very very frustrating.

These exams were both resits of ones I took in December when my marks at that time were 47 and 49 respectively. So looking at just the marks I seem to have slipped back, but I felt confident after taking them, I felt that I had performed better at the June sitting than in December!

Once CIPFA publish the examiners' report and model answer for the papers, I will be going through them and evaluating my answers. Another help will be reviewing the marking sheets, which I have requested, so that I can specifically see which parts of each question I scored/dropped marks on. I will probably also make a request for "script feedback" on both papers. CIPFA will then provide my with a report for each of my exam scripts outlining my strengths and weaknesses. The report will also make suggestions for improving future performance. Hopefully from all these sources I will gain an insight into how I can make the extra improvement needed to pass.

Later today I will be meeting with my managers to talk what help they can provide etc. what I will do next with regards my studies. It may be that we look into arranging some one-on-one tuition. Somebody else has suggested that I go on the course for an exam I will take in the future, but that I can't take until I pass these, so at least I will feel like I'm making progress. Another thing I will need to consider is how did sitting both exams on the same day contribute to my results? This will be the same arrangement in December - both on Tuesday 2nd, so I need to think if it will be better to focus on taking and passing one exam before resitting the other.

4 comments:

Chrissie said...

Oh no Steve, that's so annoying! Well, all I can say is, a friend in Reading ward (Andy Smith) took his pharmaceutical patent law exams a TON of times before he passed them (which is all totally expected...no one but no one passes them all first go, or even 2nd go) and he HAS now passed and is being head-hunted :D So. It CAN be done.

Hedgee said...

Sorry to here about that Steve. I hope the feedback you get is helpful, which I'm sure it will be.

Anonymous said...

Darn it !!! sorry to hear about this - even though I dont have the foggiest idea what the test is (havent googled it yet). How are you doing? I was trying to find you on Facebook but to many Steve´s - hook me up. Kristj√°n Geir Mathiesen

Anonymous said...

Hey, Brother Steve, this is 2010 so by now you've prob. fixed it. Even so, I've failed and retaken my way all thru Masters so far. It's not just about the destination; it's the journey, too. You can do it.
Sister Martine Schenk