April 2021 Exam Results
April 2021 has been yet another successful exam sitting for APR IFoA students: between 32 students, APR sat a total of 49 exams* and gained 43 passes.
This represents a return to form as APR experienced a dip in results as candidates adapted to the new all-online exam format, which was introduced as an emergency measure in April 2020 following the national lockdown announcement.
It’s clear that while the change has taken our students a while to adapt to, we are now back on fighting form!
** September 2019 IFoA-wide results include only CM, CS, CB subjects, SP2, 5 & 6 and SA2
*** All CM and CS subjects were cancelled in April 2020, contributing to APR’s result “dip” (as we normally perform well in these exams)
Some stand-out results include:
- A clean sweep for CP1 with all six candidates achieving passes: Claydon Peaker, Cristian Redondo Loures, Hannah Merriman, Jack Miller, Michael Scanlon, and Troy Cruickshank. This is especially impressive considering that the pass rate for this exam was just 45%.
- Furthermore, this is Hannah’s first exam sitting with APR after gaining exemptions from all Core Principles exams. All our other new IFoA students also achieved a clean sweep of passes: Adam Finn and James McConnell (who also have exemptions from all Core Principles subjects) both passed CP2 and 3, Amar Gorania passed CS2, Curtis Anderson passed CB1, and James Matthew passed CB1 and CM1.
- Carianne Wilson qualified as a Certified Actuarial Analyst, and if that weren’t impressive enough, has also passed her first FIA exam which she sat alongside her final CAA exam.
- Jack Davies (who achieved passes in all 3 exams sat) and Ajay Kotecha have now passed all their IFoA exams and will achieve qualified status. They will be the first qualified APR staff to sit their advanced specialism in a General Insurance subject.
- Mujtaba Syed, who joined APR part-qualified before Christmas, has passed both exams taken this sitting and now has just one more exam to go before qualifying.
Splitting the results down by exam, we see that once again APR students outperform the industry average by a healthy margin:
Our CAA students achieved another brilliant set of results, gaining 8 passes out of 11 exams sat and galloping ahead of the industry average pass rates (59% amongst all candidates vs 73% among APR candidates).
Congratulations to all our student staff for once again another phenomenal set of results.
*Two candidates who were unable to upload their exam paper due to technical difficulties have been excluded from these results (one for each of CM1 and CP3).