AAT exam result waiting times compared to other accounting bodies

Waiting 5/6 weeks for every exam seems such a long wait, especially as only 2/3 tasks in the non synoptic exams are written responses

how does this wait compare to CIMA/ACCA etc?
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Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
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  • Gallium
    Gallium Registered Posts: 12
    edited January 2020

    Waiting 5/6 weeks for every exam seems such a long wait, especially as only 2/3 tasks in the non synoptic exams are written responses

    how does this wait compare to CIMA/ACCA etc?

    In addition to this, I feel like the wait stifles your focus in preparing for your next exam. it would be great if you could get a mark for the non-written component straight away. That would give an indication of whether you've passed or not.
  • thelowendtheory18
    thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 268
    Agree!
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    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
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  • KoopaCooper
    KoopaCooper London, UKMAAT, AATQB Posts: 226

    Waiting 5/6 weeks for every exam seems such a long wait, especially as only 2/3 tasks in the non synoptic exams are written responses

    how does this wait compare to CIMA/ACCA etc?

    ACCA student here - I can't comment on the Foundation in Accountancy exams, but for the main ACCA exams:

    F1-F4: All multiple-choice questions, marked and result given immediately upon completion. Exams can be booked at various test centres at any time the student wishes to.
    F5-F9 & all P papers: exams can be booked only at specific test centres during the specified exam week, and all results nation-wide are published exactly 6 weeks after the exam week. (which is the first full week of March, June, September, or December)

    For example, the ACCA exams that took place in the first week of December will have all results published on Monday 13 January.

    *has fingers crossed for his own results* xD
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    F4 Corporate and Business Law - 4 Jun 2019
    F5 Performance Management - 15 July 2019
    F6 Taxation (United Kingdom) - 3 Dec 2019
    F8 Audit and Assurance - 2 Mar 2020
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