Picking up the Easy Marks
Sitting a strategic case study exam must be a daunting prospect as it’s the final exam inn your CIMA journey. And I’d imagine there is a tendency to focus on the technical knowledge and pre-seen materials with all your efforts.
Nevertheless, you mustn’t neglect the basics in the SCS exam and pick up the easy marks and tick the boxes the examiner is looking for.
Below is a reminder of the fundamentals of scoring a good mark in a CIMA case study exam:
- Write in 4-5 line paragraphs.
- Use headings in your answers.
- Use the correct formats in your answers i.e. Email replies, report writing.
- Don’t forget to give a balanced answer – link the pre-seen, unseen, ethics and draw conclusions.
Here is a guide on writing a business email in the CIMA case study exam that was featured in the CIMA Velocity magazine.
Now we’ve thought about the basics in the SCS exam, let’s consider the real content you’ll be facing on exam day in February 2019.
The Astranti SCS Masterclasses are split into two, the first class is 6-7 hours and will cover the keys to passing the exam, answer planning, key pre-seen analysis and theory to be applied.
While the second class is held the weekend before the February 2019 exam and is a full revision on the Feb 2019 case study scenario.
The perfect way to consolidate your knowledge and gain tutor support before the exam.
PER: CIMA Practical Experience Requirements
A reminder that students facing the SCS exam should already be on their way to fulfilling and completing the PER requirements.
If you’re not familiar with the process then I suggest to read this from the official CIMA site.
I also wrote a blog article on here on the CIMA PER.
SCS Astranti Feb 2019 Course
The full SCS course from Astranti is really packed full of resources.
- Complete pre-seen pack (pre-seen, strategic, industry analysis and top 10 issues)
- 3 x Full tuition videos
- 2 x Study texts
- 2 x Live Masterclasses (the keys to passing and revision masterclass)
- 3 x Full Mock Exams (based on Nov 18 scenario)
- Detailed marking and feedback
- Ethics Pack
- Pass Guarantee
SCS Feb 2019 Pre-Seen Materials
The pre-seen materials for the February 2019 SCS have landed, like Santa dropping his presents down your chimney early, CIMA have released the pre-seen for the Vita case study in December – you can find the official pre-seen materials from CIMA here.
SCS Important Dates