Hi - sorry if you found the instructions confusing. In the opening screen we do try to explain how to treat this section of the paper which is repeated below.
- The final screen tests your skills in applying some or all of the topics using a computerised package. You will be required to download three documents - one is the question paper, one contains a set of reports which you can use to check your answers to this section and the final is a set of instructions for completing this section of the paper. All three documents are in pdf format and you should ensure that you have a pdf reader available on your computer.
- Note: when you take the actual paper the instructions will contain details of how to upload your reports to our system for marking.
The set of reports we provide are the actual answers that our examiner achieved when running this paper. If you are using Sage to copmplete your paper you should be able to replicate these exactly; if using a different software package then they will act as a guide to the layout we require.
We do not give instructions in the mock paper on uploading files as this is not a part of how to deal with files at this stage. The downloaded instructions should be very clear about how to deal with the mock. With regards to the marking of the computerised section, we do show the marks that are attributed to each section so that, once you have checked your answers, you should be able to see rougly how well you have done. We do not show the actual marks that are attributed to each individual entry.
The instructions should also be clear that the mark and grade you get for the mock is purely on the online-sections. Once you have completed the live paper we add in the marks for the computerised section to give you a final grade.
I hope this clears up any confusion.