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The six-monthly update on developments in the UK in mortality and longevity, has been prepared for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the International Actuarial Association by Brian Ridsdale.
We are pleased to announce that from the September 2016 session, all Core Technical (CT) exams will have 15 minutes reading time.
When setting the exam dates, the team in Oxford have to consider many factors, including UK and international bank holidays, and major religious holidays. This does mean that sometimes we have to double up exams, and can result in a CT and an ST exam being held at the same time.
From 1 June 2016 you will no longer be able to make an exam appeal on the grounds of an inappropriate grade having been awarded.
Were you aware that two independent exam markers mark your script?
These markers have no idea what mark the other has awarded, and if the two marks are far apart, or you are close the pass mark, your script is marked again.
It therefore may not surprise you to learn that that the appeal category of inappropriate grade awarded is not successful.
The IFoA Asia Conference 2017 is back for a third successive year and will take place 11-12 May in the vibrant city of Hong Kong.
You can register for the entry exam (Module 0) today.
Recent trends include:
An article on the BBC website today reports that
Careers education given to pupils in secondary school can be linked to higher earnings in adult life, according to researchers.
A study published in the Journal of Education and Work suggests that better-informed teenagers are likely to make more advantageous career choices.
It measures the earnings benefit as an extra £2,000 per year for every six careers sessions when aged 14 to 15.
Read the full article on the BBC website.
A revised version of APS D1: Investment Related Business Activities for Authorised Professional Firms (Version 3.0) has been issued in advance of its effective date of 1 July 2016.
The CMI Assurances Committee has issued proposed graduations of the 2007-2010 accelerated critical illness data.