Budgeting exam written advice

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AATnovice
AATnovice Registered Posts: 46 Epic contributor 🐘
hey guys

has anybody who has done the budgeting exam got any advice for it, in particular the written bits?

all advice welcome, even for the whole exam not just the written bit

got the exam at the end of the week, the first of my level 4, im scared haha

many thanks

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  • Dahir Ahmed
    Dahir Ahmed Registered Posts: 63 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Hi
    Have you checked out the guidance on extended writing tasks worksheet on myAAT?.

    That pretty much sums it up really.
  • AATnovice
    AATnovice Registered Posts: 46 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Yes I have seen this, thank you

    How did you find the exam?

    What was in there? Was it anything like the practice exams?

    This is my first exam of level 4 just abit scared (silly me)
  • imtiaz
    imtiaz Registered Posts: 20 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    I have budgeting at 2pm today.. Calculation questions I should be perfectly fine with but like you I am slightly edgy about the written parts. Only studied AAT straight from the book so I guess that's why it is troubling me as well regarding written parts. The kaplan book I used wasn't the best of books imo for the written parts.

    My plan for budgeting is to hopefully score really high in the calculation questions and highly in the first part of the written questions. Hopefully that will allow for a competent result even if I do walk out totally messing up the second parts in the written questions.
  • AATnovice
    AATnovice Registered Posts: 46 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Let me now how you get on please

    I've got my fingers crossed for you

    Good luck :D
  • SamiH
    SamiH Registered Posts: 179 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I'm the same as you, the calculation side of things are fine, it's the written parts that worry me despite it being something I do at work, explaining variances etc. I know I am probably worrying about nothing, but even still...

    Good luck this afternoon :)
  • imtiaz
    imtiaz Registered Posts: 20 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Well the calculation side went very well, in fact I think I got full marks for the calculation questions. I'm not as confident regarding the written questions however probably scored high marks in the first part of them. The second parts im hoping I picked up at least 40 percent of the marks so overall id be surprised if i fail it. The layout was pretty much the same as the practice assessments. The questions I got for my written parts were not what I would call the easiest but nor were they the hardest. Once in the exam environment, writingbfelt easier than at home. I also had an hour and 15 mins on my written questions so wasnt time pressured. Hope this helps.
  • AATnovice
    AATnovice Registered Posts: 46 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Was the questions the same as the practice assessment ones?

    Thanks for the feedback
  • Jo Clark
    Jo Clark Registered Posts: 2,525 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    AATnovice wrote: »
    Was the questions the same as the practice assessment ones?

    Thanks for the feedback

    The question will not be the same as the practice assessment... may be similar but not the same.

    Good luck today SamiH
    ~ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest ~
    Benjamin Franklin
  • SamiH
    SamiH Registered Posts: 179 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Thanks Jo, I am a nervous wreck this morning. I am like this before every exam but once I am in the exam room, i'm fine lol!

    I'm glad to hear it wasn't too bad imtaiz :)
  • AATnovice
    AATnovice Registered Posts: 46 Epic contributor 🐘
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    good luck SamiH

    let me know how it goes

    you'll ace it ;)
  • imtiaz
    imtiaz Registered Posts: 20 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Good luck today SamiH. Let us know how it goes :)
  • SamiH
    SamiH Registered Posts: 179 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Thanks guys :)

    I am back and HAPPY!!

    Its layout and everything was just the same as the practice exams. Obviously the questions were different, but I had no problems calculating anything and I wasn't phased at all. My calcs as far as I can see were spot on, and the written questions weren't too demanding, so I managed to answer them all.

    I really don't know what I was so worried about.

    Obviously the shed load of revision I did, along with all the practice exams, green light and osbourne online tests did the trick :D
  • Jo Clark
    Jo Clark Registered Posts: 2,525 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    That's great to hear SamiH... onto the next module to keep your mind off the 'upto six weeks' wait.


    JC :o
    ~ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest ~
    Benjamin Franklin
  • SamiH
    SamiH Registered Posts: 179 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Got to love that "upto 6 weeks" thing, lol. Definite dates are much better.

    No next module for now. On college summer holiday, so not back to class until September :( Personally, I would have liketo have done Level 4 in a school year, not 1 year and 1 term but hey ho.
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