There is a well-known saying ‘Fail to prepare…..prepare to fail’ and this really hits home with me as I think preparation is key to passing your AAT exams. Our courses are specifically designed to keep testing you throughout your studies – with access to course notes, question banks, video lectures, assignments, task banks and mocks – to help build up your confidence in answering different types of questions:
- Learn the material using the course notes alongside the video lectures
- Work through questions from the question bank at the end of each chapter
- Complete an online assignment after every few chapters (3 – 6 per unit depending on length of unit)
- Work through the task bank which is set up to help focus your revision.
- Complete mock assessments
The task bank is made up of harder questions designed to really test your knowledge and if you get stuck in any areas, that’s the area you need to focus your revision on.
You have 3 mocks to complete in total – 2 from the book and 1 online that you get feedback on from your tutor.
As you can see, this will continuously assess you throughout your studies – after each chapter with the question bank, every 2 or 3 chapters with the assignments, after completing the course notes with the task bank and then the mocks right at the very end.
Throughout the course you watch the online video lectures, alongside your notes, where a tutor talks you through each chapter and highlights key areas for you to focus on.
You also have access to a dedicated tutor by telephone and email who can help if you have any questions.
We are finding that students who utilise all the resources and help available to them, who complete all the assignments and mocks available to them, are more likely to pass their exams than students who don’t submit any work. We have done some research on our level 4 results, and of the students who submitted the tutor marked mock, 89% went on to pass the exam. However, of those students who didn’t submit a mock, the pass rate fell to 47%. There is a clear link between submitting mocks, and passing the exam, so why take chances?
AAT is not an easy qualification to achieve so you must be prepared to put the work in. There will be some units that you find easier than others, but some units you may struggle with.
The structure with First Intuition will really help you to be ready for your exams if you are prepared to utilise everything available. If you are achieving high marks in your mocks, you should be going into your exams full of confidence.
So, instead of preparing to fail, why not do what we do here at First Intuition and prepare to pass.