Best way to study if exam centres are closed

Exam centres are currently shut because of the Coronavirus.

 As of midnight Sunday 22 March 2020 UK time AAT are suspending all AAT assessments.  AAT will void any assessment that has already been scheduled for a date after 22 March 2020.

Phil Toomer our AAT Distance Learning Tutor has come up with some options on how best to approach your studies.

 

 

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Best way to study if exam centres are closed

Exam centres are currently shut because of the Coronavirus.

 As of midnight Sunday 22 March 2020 UK time AAT are suspending all AAT assessments.  AAT will void any assessment that has already been scheduled for a date after 22 March 2020.

Phil Toomer our AAT Distance Learning Tutor has come up with some options on how best to approach your studies.

 

 

At the time of writing this, most, if not all exam centres will be closed as First Intuition do their bit to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

For distance learning students, what now, is the best approach to your studies if you can’t sit exams.

  1. You can carry on working through your materials, just be aware that if you work through all the questions, you won’t have new ones before your exam so it may be a good idea not to rush through the materials at this stage and to spend more time on each section. Ideally not doing the mocks so that when the exam centres do open, you have some fresh practice questions to complete before your exam date.
  2. When you get to the end of a unit, you could put that unit to one side and begin working through a new unit. This will keep you busy and actively studying while the exam centres are closed. When they do open, you could then go back to the original unit and spend a few weeks revising and getting yourself back up to speed with that one.

We normally don’t advise to learn two units at the same time as it is a lot to take in.   However, at this time with not being able to sit exams, it may be a good thing to keep studying.

Some units are better to do so as they flow nicely with some crossover:

  • Level 2, there is bookkeeping transactions and bookkeeping controls.
  • At level 3, there is advanced bookkeeping and final accounts preparation.
  • At level 4 there is budgeting and decision & control, there is also the two tax units PTAX and BTAX.
  1. You could stop studying while this is happening. Have some much-needed rest and spend quality time at home. If this is what you want to do, I would keep picking the study book up and doing a little bit every now and again, so it keeps you in the loop and it’s not a complete break. This will help later when you do decide it’s time to commit to studying properly again.

If you have a tutor,  you can always discuss your options with them.

Please stay safe.

Regards


Phil Toomer
(AAT distance learning tutor)

 

 

Here is a link to a blog that explains what First Intuition are doing regarding the coronavirus.

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