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Bens_princessBens_princess New MemberRegistered Posts: 11
Did anyone else notice that the question book said level 3 on it!??
I was worried i'd been given ECR instead for a minute!
Its worrying what the AAT get wrong :thumbdown:

Comments

  • immenseimmense Feels At Home Registered Posts: 97
    I never noticed that - just that it had PEV, PCR and MAC on it!! I was too worried what was inside I think!! lol!!
  • Sonny_LSonny_L Well-Known Registered Posts: 201
    Saw that as was about to start my exam. Freaked me out. Made me wonder what other mistakes were in that paper......
  • jimbobjimbob Feels At Home Registered Posts: 43
    so did any of you question it or did u just get on with the exam
  • Laura88Laura88 Feels At Home Registered Posts: 48
    Yeah, I know, the invigilator wrote it on the board and we were all like...no, it is Level 4 we are doing!! She was like, oh dear...I have got the wrong paper, so she didn't give it out to us. We said to her that it must be right if it has got PEV on but she still wouldn't let us have it. We had to wait till our tutor came to see if it was the right exam....which it was!! She had phoned the AAT who apparantly were inundated with phonecalls and they had said...so you noticed our typing error then?!! How bad is that! So after all this, we started our exam half an hour late at 10am!

    And this stupid mistake comes from a profesional body of the AAT!! How has this happened...are the papers not checked!?
  • JoJoAlfJoJoAlf New Member Registered Posts: 9
    I am shocked to hear that the exam papers still contain silly mistakes - I didn't sit your paper today but sat MAC last June and there was a huge error in question 1 which they had to put their hands up to and allow 2 different answers to. I agree that as a professional body they should definitely have proof reading in place and also someone working through the exams before they are handed out to check that all is well.
    Anyway, good luckwith everything.
  • >Michaela<>Michaela< Feels At Home Registered Posts: 37
    Shows how observant I am, I never even noticed!
  • *Sarah**Sarah* Well-Known Registered Posts: 172
    >Michaela< wrote: »
    Shows how observant I am, I never even noticed!

    lol i didn't either! Can't be a good sign!!
  • fpettiferfpettifer Feels At Home Registered Posts: 40
    Yep noticed it, said level 3 pev on the question booklet and the answer booklet said level 4 pev, pcr and mac. Was more worried about the answer booklet having pcr and mac on it, thought hold on pcr is thursday isn't it!!! maybe i should have paid more attention to the 3 boxes and ticking the one i was doing - silly billy.

    am i being stupid don't we usually write our names on the front cover? i don't recall doing this, just had to put our student number!! Or is that just sims? :001_tt2:
  • Laura88Laura88 Feels At Home Registered Posts: 48
    We have only ever had to put our membership number on exams as far as i remember. I think its the sims wherer you put your name.
  • Barbara KnightBarbara Knight Settling In Nicely Registered Posts: 20
    Hi,
    I think you get to put you name and number on simulations, but just your number on the exams

    Barbara :thumbup1:
  • speegsspeegs Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 854
    I cannot believe the AAT are STILL making stupid mistakes.

    I had not realised that the June 07 paper had an error until now and this really annoys me because when I sat MAC in Dec 07 there was an error on that paper too!!! I was amazed that I passed it.

    And now they do not even now what level the exams are.

    I am seriously beginning to wonder if when I have qualified and I say to people that I am an MAAT, they are just going to laugh at me and use someone elses services.

    AAT you are screwing with our futures.

    Speegs
  • speegsspeegs Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 854
    Don't worry about not writing your names on the paper. This is deliberate as the markers are not supposed to know who has answered the paper. It is all kept confidential except for your membership number.

    HOwever, on the simulations, because these are marked by your colleges you do put your name and membership number.

    Speegs
  • 118 11kate118 11kate Well-Known Registered Posts: 115
    >Michaela< wrote: »
    Shows how observant I am, I never even noticed!

    I didnt notice either to busy trying not to wet my pants with last minute nerves lol although if it had of been level 3 it would have been sooooo much easier lol......oh well roll on August.
  • welshwizardwelshwizard Trusted Regular South WalesRegistered Posts: 465
    It's bad enough having mistakes in past exam answers without this! I wonder if S2.2 was a mistake too :crying:? Really though, exams are written a couple of years in advance and should havebeen through a thorough checking process before being thrust upon students who, let's face it, are very nervous - for some it could mean their jobs!

    Also, how can an NVQ be assessed purely by examination? I thought the whole premise behind NVQ's was continuous - task/work related assessment.
  • mehmetmehmet Well-Known Registered Posts: 113
    People make mistakes. It's why there's a little rubber on the end of your pencil. Yes, exams are checked, but sometimes these errors slip through. It happens all the time. Books are proofread, but sometimes contain spelling errors. So do newspapers.
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 668

    Also, how can an NVQ be assessed purely by examination? I thought the whole premise behind NVQ's was continuous - task/work related assessment.

    It isn't all exam based - levels 2 and 3 include a lot of portfolio work and level 4 you have your project. And depending on your options, you can do two simulations (CMCC & IAP) instead of the two tax exams. I think that apart from the few problems you find with any course and its exams, the AAT is a well structured qualification and it can open so many doors for the future - ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA etc (which are incidently a lot more exam based than the AAT)
  • hfadkins19hfadkins19 New Member Registered Posts: 12
    Well our exam invigilator handed us out the PEV level 3 (??) and level 4 papers when we were supposed to be doing level 3 ECR!!
  • bigmuggsybigmuggsy Feels At Home Registered Posts: 92
    People make mistakes. It's why there's a little rubber on the end of your pencil. Yes, exams are checked, but sometimes these errors slip through. It happens all the time. Books are proofread, but sometimes contain spelling errors. So do newspapers.


    The AAT isnt people, its an association. They SHOULDN'T be getting anything wrong on the papers, this is a sign of poor organisation. So do one Mehmet, like I told you before go and get you coats of arms and AAT tie
  • LeahwigLeahwig Just Joined Registered Posts: 1
    Our tutor let us know before the exam that an error had been made and not to worry otherwise i wouldnt have even noticed to be honest!!! was more worried about what was going to be in the paper than what was on the cover.
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