Core Reading

This item has been reproduced by permission of IFoA for the use of students who have purchased a Combined Materials Pack. In most subjects, ActEd’s Course Notes include the complete Core Reading integrated with the ActEd text. In Subjects CT7, ST6 and ST9, students are also required to read material in specified textbooks, which do not form part of the Course Notes.

If you are a student member of the IFoA and have purchased the ActEd Combined Materials Pack in the same subject, then you may order a stand-alone copy of the Core Reading at a specially discounted price. All other orders for Core Reading should be made from the IFoA website.

Core Reading is produced by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. The purpose of Core Reading is to ensure that tutors, students and examiners have a clear, shared appreciation of the requirements of the Syllabus for the examinations. The Core Reading gives a complete coverage of the Syllabus so that the appropriate depth and breadth is apparent. In examinations students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts in the Core Reading; these are based on the legislation, professional guidance etc that are in force when the Core Reading is published, ie on 31 May in the year preceding the examinations. Examiners have the Core Reading manual when setting the papers.

All aspects of the examination process (Syllabus, Core Reading, exam dates, exam entry, exam setting, exam marking, communication of exam results, and production of Examiners' Reports) are the direct responsibility of the IFoA. Full details of the examinations are given in the IFoA's Student Handbook.

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