Advanced Diploma Synoptic (ADSY) – What has changed?
The new Advanced Synoptic will be available from the September sitting onwards. The Advanced Diploma Synoptic (ADSY) will no longer assess Spreadsheets (SPSH). The new synoptic will assess learning outcomes from Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK), Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR), Management Accounting: Costing (MMAC), and Ethics for Accountants (ETFA). The short code for this new Advanced Synoptic assessment will be changed to ADSY.
The old AVSY section 1 consisted of 3 tasks in 1 hour 15 mins. The new ADSY is 6 tasks in 2 hours 30 mins.
The fee for the synoptic assessment will remain unchanged.
For further information on synoptic windows and result release dates, please visit the AAT’s dedicated results webpage.
Spreadsheets (SPSH) – What has changed?
The new spreadsheets assessment will be available from 1st September. It is still mandatory but is now on-demand and the assessment will be marked as ‘Competent/Not Yet Competent’ only, which will not contribute towards your overall grade of the qualification. However, students must pass this assessment to gain the qualification.
Spreadsheets for Accounting (SPSH) will be assessed via an on-demand assignment (in an .xlsx format) that will be set and marked by AAT with a six-week turnaround for results. SPSH can be sat before or after ADSY. The assessment duration for SPSH is two hours and the pass mark for this assessment will be 70%. You can take the SPSH assessment either from home or at an assessment centre.
Our YouTube Channel
Our YouTube channel has lots of great videos to help you study, including recordings of our ever-popular AAT revision sessions. Explore our Advanced Diploma Synoptic and Spreadsheets playlist.