Tasks you MUST do before the CIMA Strategic case study (SCS) exam




There are some key tasks you want  to do, these really could make the difference between a pass and a fail on exam day.

Here is list of 10 tasks every student should try and do if they want to pass:


1) Watch  video analysis of the CIMA SCS Examiners report + and read the report for yourself 

 The report is VITAL reading. It's the first chance we've had to really get to the heart of what the examiner is looking for. Reading the report and watching this video should help you to find out exactly what scores marks, what you should be including and what you don't need to include in your answers as well as many more key details that will be useful for anyone taking the exam.

Take a look at the videos here: 

http://www.exploreaccountancy.com/p/strategic-level-case-study-exam-scs.html


2) Spend some time ensuring you are familiar with the pre-seen analysis and industry background.

 Consider the issues that could come up in the exam and the implications for the business. Being aware of these before you get into the exam will put you at a significant advantage as you will be able to write more comprehensive solutions.

Take a look at strategic case study resources for useful analysis

Take a look at our CIMAforum to see a discussion on 'could be' issues



3) Final mock exams

Your aim should be to complete a full script with each section being well developed. This will cement the exam practise you have been doing to date, and ensure you have your time management mastered. If you have time for two or three then even better!

You can find Strategic case study mock exams here - http://www.cimamockexams.com/p/strategic-level-case-study-practice.html

4) Create a one-page summary of pre-seen facts to learn. 

(e.g. cash-flow statement, who are the people and what are the key figures). You do not want to be referring back to the pre-seen on the day of the exam as you simply do not have time, and your main focus will be on the unseen material.

 5) Ask any outstanding questions.

 Astranti  give quick answers to any Strategic Case Study students that post on the discussion boards on their website. If you have any questions that you want answering visit their website

6) On the day before the exam


A full mock is probably a little too much, particularly for those of you at work, so a mini-mock exam is perfect for this day to firmly cement your approach. If you've not done it yet - attempt Astranti free mini-mock from the Members Area. 

For free mini mock visit here  - http://goo.gl/yiSSga

7) Write and memorise some pre-learned paragraphs




This can score easy marks in the exam. You should memorise paragraphs which take a piece of theory such as a model, explain how it works and then apply it to the pre-seen.


8) Revise key theories and models.



It is vital that you learn all the key theory. You should know this by now of course, but one final review is important. Study Text Part 2 summarises what we believe is the most important theory you need to know from E3, F3 and P3

9) On the morning of the exam




 Review your key facts sheet and strategic analysis of the case pre-seen so they are fresh in your mind.


10) Attend the SCS Masterclass 





Note - Astranti providing affordable and useful masterclass for more details visit here 
http://www.exploreaccountancy.com/2015/05/cima-strategic-case-study-scs.html


Courtesy - Astranti


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