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January 13, 2020 at 12:05 pm #558349scottmorgan92
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Could please please give some advise on which one they chose and any advice.
I have passed ATX & SBL, so have SBR left plus one other optional and don’t know which one to do!
I don’t particularly fancy AAA so it’s between AFM & APM, any advise would be greatly appreciated.January 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm #558498awogbod2Moderator
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AFM is more technical with some theory too. But once you get your method correct and calculations ok you can score well. APM is has less calculations and it is filled with giving recommendations, concepts and commercial acumen however the exam is more subjective and you can never be sure how well you performed whereas AFM has more calculations. If you enjoyed SBL then I would advice APM as there is some overlap.
I just think people tend to pass AFM more. If you read previous threads in OT people seem to Resit APM more than AFM
No option is easier they all require hard workJanuary 15, 2020 at 6:06 am #558720Grayson2.0
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I would suggest not relying on others experience but choose based on what field you may go into and also what subjects you had liked earlier on.
AAA remains the easiest of all papers for me.
AFM I found to be difficult.
I cannot comment on APM.
Both options I chose needed thorough knowledge of the syllabus. AAA requires using the knowledge and applying it to the case study. There is lots of easy marks in this exam as every line of the case has vital info to score marks.
AFM on the other hand I did twice from 41-60. You have to also learn entire syllabus. There are many calculations but once you understand them, you can gain some easy marks however the written parts are less common sense but rather more knowledge use being apply to the case.
I personally notice the examiner moving away from a lot of calculations or giving the calculations and you have to interpret.
For me this paper is technical and is either you know or don’t. I also found that whilst the topics doesn’t change and the calculations are straightforward no two past papers are ever the same. The examiner is very creative I add a lot of curveballs but it’s only 50 needed so…
Both papers extreme time management needed. I could have barely read and think and write in order for me to cover the paper.
So practice practice practice & attempting all parts is important.
Good luckJanuary 16, 2020 at 12:39 pm #558854jetaviModerator
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You can see my answer in the following post https://opentuition.com/topic/option-papers-3/
Hope this helpsJanuary 27, 2020 at 9:35 pm #560011violahaxhillazi
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How is ATX paper? Is that difficult to be approached? Any insights is welcomed:) Thanks
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