Sitting ST1 & SA1 together

Discussion in 'SA1' started by Kissingercmm, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Kissingercmm

    Kissingercmm Member

    Hi all,

    I’m planning to do both SP1 and SA1 at the next session in April. Does anybody ever sat one ST and one SA at the same session? Did you succeed with both or any of the two?

    Is that something you think possible within the next 21 weeks (20h study a week = 420 h for SA1 and ST1 )

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Sarah Byrne

    Sarah Byrne ActEd Tutor Staff Member

    Hi Chris

    We have students that regularly sit both SA1 and SP1 together. If you do decide to do this, it is important to have a good handle on the SP1 material before starting on SA1. It very much builds on SP1 and assumes a good knowledge of the health and care products. If you do tutorials, I would suggest an early SP1 tutorial to become familiar with the material. Alternatively, you might find the SP1 Online Classroom useful to get ahead with the material before starting SA1.

    We tend to run 1 SA1 block tutorial (which hasn't been advertised yet).

    There are differences in the way to approach answers for SP and SA level exams (but that would be the same whenever you do the exams).

    I'll let other students respond on success rates :)

    Best wishes
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  3. Kissingercmm

    Kissingercmm Member

    Thanks Sarah for your feedback.
  4. KMER94

    KMER94 Keen member

    Hi! I'm sitting SP2 & SA2 together this sitting and have a similar amount of time per week planned for my prep. However, I have already read through the SP2 notes last sitting (before I found out I needed to do a resit). So I've gone straight in with questions on SP2. But I'm one of those people that has to be very prepared for an exam to have enough confidence to attempt it so I try to overdo it.. if you're more efficient than me I reckon you should be ok!
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  5. Kissingercmm

    Kissingercmm Member

    Thanks for your answer. How many hours are you planning to spend studying both exams?

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