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- May 25, 2023 at 12:04 pm #685023mfuz.allyParticipant
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Hi, firstly thank you very much for the previous answer I have just a few more questions.
1) in the AA Exam, if the question asks for let’s say 8 risks or 8 control deficiencies etc, and let’s say I write 10 due to extra time or whatever other reason, will the examiner discard any point after the 8th point, or will the examiner carry on giving me marks for all my points until the max marks for the question.
2)the AA exam has one of the lowest pass rates from all the other exams. Can one of the reasons for this low pass rate be due to the language barrier for a lot of people who’s English isn’t their mother tongue?
3) I plan on doing AAA straight after the AA Exam as I’ll be prepared more for it and AA will still be fresh in my head. Is this a good option for me ? Thank youMay 26, 2023 at 6:47 am #685072
1) As a point of exam technique, if asked for a specific number , that is what you should give. Markers have to mark everything but you are more likely to earn full marks on focusing on the number asked for rather than spreading yourself “too thinly”, which runs the risk of repetition/digression.May 26, 2023 at 6:54 am #685073
2) No, poor English/grammar is not penalised at this level. Non-native English speakers can actually score more highly (by writing more succinctly).
There should be no barrier in terms of understanding what is asked for if students properly prepare by attempting past Qs and not simply reading the answers (as if, by some magical process of osmosis, that will give them the skills to write answers on the day).May 26, 2023 at 6:58 am #685074
3) See here, you need to have studied SBR
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