Pass rate for June 2008

speegsspeegs Experienced MentorPosts: 854Registered
Hi

Does anyone know what the pass rates were for the June 2008 sitting yet?

I am always curious to know.

Speegs

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  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,034Registered, Moderator
  • speegsspeegs Experienced Mentor Posts: 854Registered
    Thanks Sandy

    This makes interesting reading. I am surprised that the PTC pass rate has actually improved when so many students were complaining it was one of the hardest papers they had ever seen for PTC.

    Personally, I found it simple and straight forward.

    Thanks again.

    Speegs
  • PoppyPoppy Well-Known Posts: 105Registered
    Not sure that your last comment is necessary or that helpful, think those of us that have failed an exam (myself PEV and DFS) wont take kindly to smug comments.

    How about a little sympathy :001_tongue:
  • X5wranglerX5wrangler Well-Known Posts: 170Registered
    It was a "personal" comment made by speegs. I believe if she found it simple and striaght forward then she is entitled to say so. I didn't see it as a smug comment at all. It was also an exam that you didn't take....
  • BaggybooksBaggybooks Experienced Mentor Posts: 522Registered
    Sorry Poppy, but I don't read 'smug' into that either.

    Speegs has worked hard and passed.

    It seems obvious that there are more people posting about failing than succeeding, which is probably why Speegs made that comment.

    Well done to all who passed, and good luck to those facing re-sits.
  • PetalPetal New Member Posts: 11Registered
    I agree, I don't think that Speegs comment was perfectly fine.
    I also agree that the exam was straight forward and was what was expected.

    While I sympathise with anyone who has not passed I also believe that those who passed should be able to comment and celebrate without anyone 'having a go' or seeming bitter. We worked hard for those (4 in my case, PEV, PCR, BT and PT) passes.
  • PoppyPoppy Well-Known Posts: 105Registered
    As my mother would say if you don't have something constructive to say don't say anything at all......

    By the way I am happy that speegs passed but I have friends that are heartbroken to have failed it, who spent a long time preparing for this exam. To find questions on redundancy that we weren't taught and weren't in the book. So easy, straight forward I don't think so ......
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,034Registered, Moderator
    Poppy
    You have my sympathy.
    To avoid similar problems, may I suggest that your December preparations use what you can to try to help you pass, but you make sure that you have covered all the standards as stated in the student record.
    Just beware over reliance on what you are taught or what your books say.

    Best wishes
    Sandy

    Pages 34 - 36 of
    http://www.aat.org.uk/servlet/file/Technician_Student_Record.pdf?ITEM_ENT_ID=69684&COLLSPEC_ENT_ID=34
    Sandy
    [email protected]
    www.sandyhood.com
  • PoppyPoppy Well-Known Posts: 105Registered
    Thanks Sandy, my friend had failed PTC in December but I'd luckily passed (glad as it seems to be getting harder) but she has now failed her resit in June (our work only pays for two attempts so she will have to fund this herself if she has enough confidence to try again). I have suggested she should appeal as it's not something we were taught in our classes, she had also attended extra revision lessons our college had put on but had no idea how to deal with redundancy. She only failed section 1 and thinks not having been taught this meant she had to guess at an answer.

    As always your opinion appreciated :001_smile:
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,034Registered, Moderator
    Poppy
    I run a lot of revision days, and noticed a problem before the June 2008 exams that I hadn't come across before.
    In the PCR session, a significant section of the class had been taught the wrong way to take account of wastage of raw materials.
    As you can imagine, having learnt one way, they weren't keen to take my word for it that their way was wrong.

    Perhaps the recession will mean that there will be a larger pool of lecturers and fewer mistakes.

    Rather than rely on your lecturer, I recommend you focus on the standards.

    Sandy
    Sandy
    [email protected]
    www.sandyhood.com
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonPosts: 1,438MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Poppy wrote: »
    To find questions on redundancy that we weren't taught and weren't in the book. So easy, straight forward I don't think so ......

    I think it would be hard to fail just on redundancy, it was only a tiny part of section 1.
  • umerali2003umerali2003 Trusted Regular Posts: 400Registered
    agreed ! with the person above me i passed section 1 though i messed up redudency big time !!!!!! i failed in section 2 bcoz i messed up ppr exemption ...
    i know wat my mistakes are i am working on them and hoping for a good result in dec GOOD lUCK eVERY BoDY IN DEC
  • catseyescatseyes Just Joined Posts: 1Registered
    Hi,
    I can't open the link to june 2008 pass rates, does anybody know where to find them?
    Thanks.
  • aatfreeaatfree Feels At Home Posts: 86Registered
    I know they were updating the site, so the link may have changed.

    ETA: The main site seems to be still down, so have a go later this evening or tomorrow. It might be up then.
  • fruitcakefruitcake Settling In Nicely Posts: 17Registered
    hi ya

    i have just spoken to my tutor to enquire about appealing against the decision made on my PEV paper, (i failed section 2)... and she agrees that i should appeal and was surprised that i had failed... the nation pass rate for PEV was only around 52%...
  • rebeccasrebeccas Feels At Home Posts: 25Registered
    Does anyone know what the new link is? The one above doesnt work!

    I've tried searching for it but it comes up with everything BUT what I am looking for!!

    Cheers :)
  • rebeccasrebeccas Feels At Home Posts: 25Registered
    rebeccas wrote: »
    Does anyone know what the new link is? The one above doesnt work!

    I've tried searching for it but it comes up with everything BUT what I am looking for!!

    Cheers :)


    *Bump!*

    Does anyone know what the link is for the pass rates? The link still isnt working :(

    Cheers :thumbup:
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