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Advanced Synoptic Panic

Hey,

I am due to sit my Synoptic next month, am I the only one that has panicked about the written answers and the spread sheets? Whilst I use spread sheets at work and know how to use them, I am still pretty anxious about this exam. :( anybody have any revision tips they've used etc? anyone else sitting the synoptic in September?

Thanks!

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  • Brandon95Brandon95 AAT Student Posts: 15
    I sat my synoptic in July and i felt the same. I spent hours going over the practice exams for the synoptic on the AAT website and reading up on answers for the essay questions for Limited companies and whatever the other one was, in the exam i got an essay question about Partnerships and that threw me. Also in the spreadsheet section a task had contribution per limiting factor which I could not complete for the life of me!
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 209
    I'm also sitting the Synoptic exam early September

    I currently recapping on AVBK FAPR & MMAC... to cover all bases...

    I think OK with the spreadsheets but i do get slightly confused when you have to combine IF's and And functions

    really anxious about the exam though

    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • LindaClarke_LACLindaClarke_LAC Registered Posts: 8
    @Brandon95 thank you, you must be relieved it's over with now! This is the thing the writing aspect scares me! I did a practice yesterday and the spread sheet asked me to do 'goal seek', I had never come across that in my studies before!.

    Good luck @thelowendtheory18 we can do this!

    Yes, I am also trying to go back over all of those and a bit of Ethics!

  • Brandon95Brandon95 AAT Student Posts: 15
    Got my results this morning, passed with 71%! I knew it would be a close one but i'm happy either way
    LindaClarke_LAC
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 209
    Well done Pal,

    A pass is a pass!!!!!
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 209
    Does ABC Costing come up on the spreadsheet section of the exam????
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • Harry_1998Harry_1998 Registered Posts: 22
    Hi Can anyone Please tell me what is contribution per Limting Factor.
    And how would I approach this type of question in the exam.
  • Brandon95Brandon95 AAT Student Posts: 15
    Harry try this: https://accounting-simplified.com/management/limiting-factor-analysis/single.html

    Lowendtheory ABC Costing didn't show up on my exam or that I can remember, however be prepared for anything previously covered in Level 3
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 209
    the only thing i struggled with in the MMAC exam was ABC costing!!!!!!!

    its a nightmare for me
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • Harry_1998Harry_1998 Registered Posts: 22
    Brandon95
    Thank you that was useful do you know where i can get pratice questions for Contibution per limiting factor as i couldnt find on AAT website
  • LindaClarke_LACLindaClarke_LAC Registered Posts: 8
    Brandon95 said:

    Got my results this morning, passed with 71%! I knew it would be a close one but i'm happy either way

    Well done on passing :) the main thing is you have done it and don't need to again!!

    @Harry_1998 have you tried looking on the osborne books website? they have some great material on there!

    Good luck all!
  • Harry_1998Harry_1998 Registered Posts: 22
    @LindaClarke_LAC
    I have gone through the Osborne books website and am staring to understand.
    i think the formula is Contribtuion per unit / Labour of unit?
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