What next after SDST

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Hi all,

I have come back to the AAT and am continuing with level 3 after completing the foundation level when I was at college a few years ago. I am home-studying and will be taking my SDST exam next week, so I need to order the text book for the next unit. Which unit do people recommend I do next? I've heard AP1 and 2 are quite challenging so I'm considering doing these a bit later once I've got some other passes under my belt. Thanks for the advice.

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  • ariadne
    ariadne Registered Posts: 218
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    You can do any order you like aside from the AP papers are done in order. If you want to complete the easiest papers first the Indirect Tax module is a good option. Ethics is easier if you are good with reading/memorising and giving written responses - analysing ethical dilemmas for example. I found Costs and Revenues most dense and it's often thought to be the hardest module, there's a little cross over into AP1 but can be done before or after that module. It's good if you enjoy maths while AP1 is more detailed double entry - if you need to recap double entry you should have a look back over L2 as the L3 book won't recap the much of the basics, I had a break of a year so found it useful to have my L2 book as reference and to practice using the L2 tests and activities on MyAAT.

    For info I did the modules in this order - Ethics, Spreadsheets, Indirect Tax, Cost and Revenues, Cash Management (old L3 syllabus), AP1 and AP2 last - doing these last has helped move straight into Financial Statements at L4 as there is no recap again
  • icbatbh
    icbatbh Registered Posts: 9
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    Thanks for your helpful response ariadne. Based on what you have said I think I will continue with Indirect Tax, and then perhaps Cost and Revenues afterwards. Thanks again.
  • Donna Curling
    Donna Curling Registered Posts: 59 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Any order really just keep the 2 subjects together AP1 and AP2 - the rest you can switch around
    Donna Curling - AAT Tutor
    www.completebookkeeping.co.uk
  • icbatbh
    icbatbh Registered Posts: 9
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    Thanks for replying. My Indirect Tax textbook has just arrived so I will begin on that after my SDST exam tomorrow.
  • Donna Curling
    Donna Curling Registered Posts: 59 Regular contributor ⭐
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    it is a good one to go through if you struggled with SDST - most of the class found it a lot easier than the spreadsheets
    Donna Curling - AAT Tutor
    www.completebookkeeping.co.uk
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