Thread deleted: I sat the synoptic today

AAT_TeamAAT_Team Administrator Posts: 159
Unfortunately we have had to remove this thread as it contained information about specific content in the Level 4 Synoptic assessment.

This is a good opportunity to familiarise yourselves with the AAT Online Community terms and conditions
-"A Contribution must not disclose any material from live assessments, AAT-produced or otherwise."

While we encourage open, honest and constructive conversation about AAT, our products and services, we have to draw the line with regards to the aforementioned in our online communities.

Comments

  • AbbyCarrAbbyCarr Registered Posts: 79
    @AAT_Team Hi, I reported one of my comments are I was not aware of the above; it has not been taken down. It is not been made very clear regarding the live synoptic exam, which I feel it should be on the AATs page. If the comment is deleted, it would allow the thread to remain open for discussion.
  • BertieBertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 322
    I'll expect to see all your names in the disciplinary section of the next AAT magazine. Each with a £1,000 fine.

    That's all
    MarieNoelle
  • AbbyCarrAbbyCarr Registered Posts: 79
    @Bertie Excuse me? It was an accident that I am trying to rectify, it wasn't that thread in which I posted. I wouldn't even know where to find those terms and conditions. It was never communicated to me about the synoptic exam and I made a genuine error. I'm probably not the only one, so who are you to judge?
  • AbbyCarrAbbyCarr Registered Posts: 79
    @AAT_Team Thank you for rectifying my error. It was a complete misjudgement, I do feel it needs to be communicated more clearly. I wasn't even aware I could not discuss with other people in my sitting, thankfully we didn't, but they could receive my questions if they fail and resit. Our learning provider did not disclose this to us.
  • BertieBertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 322
    Point 1) There is a rulebook.
    Point 2) It is your responsibility to become accustomed to such.
    Point 3) I was joking.
  • AbbyCarrAbbyCarr Registered Posts: 79
    People make mistakes. And your joke wasn't appreciated.
  • BertieBertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 322
    I forgive you.
    BeccaLouJ9
  • lannieloolannieloo Registered Posts: 70
    Hi @AbbyCarr don't worry I don't think it was you it was meaning, I had a quick look earlier today and I think someone posted their answers on here, just wish I had read his comment better haha but I was at work.
    I think there could be something at the beginning of the assessment telling us not to discuss however I'm not 100% so don't quote me.
    Have you had a reply back from AAT? I saw someone on Facebook had an email to say there would look into it but I haven't even had that!
    Yalda20
  • AbbyCarrAbbyCarr Registered Posts: 79
    @lannieloo I'd not written in that topic but I had another one, but I had no idea. Like I said, people often discuss after the sitting. It's not very clear, it's in the forum guidelines, but I haven't seen anything clear on the AAT website. I emailed on Tuesday and have not received a response yet, but my email was very long! They take ages to reply. I had an issue with one exam, and by the time they replied it was too late for them to do anything about. I'll be sure to let you know the outcome of the email though
    Yalda20
  • AlisonSwansonAlisonSwanson Registered, Tutor Posts: 46
    edited May 18
  • CasuCasu Registered, Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 14
    Isnt it obvious such things shouldnt be published! Just as with any other exam information outwith the AAT.
  • GeorgiaHGeorgiaH AAT Student Posts: 87
    Are we allowed to discuss the lay out and types of questions we had in the exam with out it being deleted or reported? I understand your not allowed to discuss answers but what about the structure etc?
  • BertieBertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 322

    This is a good opportunity to familiarise yourselves with the AAT Online Community terms and conditions
    -"A Contribution must not disclose any material from live assessments, AAT-produced or otherwise."


    I wouldn't, but that's just me - I follow the rules.
  • GeorgiaHGeorgiaH AAT Student Posts: 87
    Surely we are ok to write about the layout of the exams because they are similar to the sample assessments AAT provide any way but not allowed to disclose full questions maybe?
  • BertieBertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 322
    edited May 19
    I can't answer that question.

    But what I can tell you is this; the AAT syllabus at varying levels contains UCAS points and is a QCF qualification, correct?

    Some folk will use this professional qualification as a means to entering an academic course of study, for instance a degree, yes?

    Others may plan to continue onto CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW, would you agree?

    Now, tell me how the AAT qualification can appear to stand-up to scrutiny if students are discussing any element of an apparent live exam on a live open forum?

    At this rate future students may as well complete the assessments at home.

    CIMA students have been severely reprimanded and expelled for similar.

    I'm not suggesting anyone should be punished, but I do think a little common sense is in order.





    Zoynal98
  • AlisonSwansonAlisonSwanson Registered, Tutor Posts: 46
    I think the rules relating to non disclosure of assessment material is included in the terms and conditions each student ticks to say they have read and agreed to at the start of each live CBT. At least they used to be!
  • IrrorateIrrorate Registered Posts: 61
    Yep, yellow tickbox pops up asking you to agree you won't share the details of the assessment!