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The Week Ahead – 15th August 2016


The OCS students can now breathe a sigh of relief after their exams for the August case study finished last week but it’s now the turn of the MCS and SCS students.

Here is what’s coming up this week.


A very interesting email popped up in my inbox last week from CIMA about new self-study guides for all CIMA subjects. The new inter-active study guides sound great, especially for students who are home studying, and you can check them out on the CIMA connect site as usual.

The CIMA Student Website

This week I am preparing for another F2 exam (third time lucky?) so I will post my thoughts on how I fared at the end of the week, meanwhile, as mentioned above I will be exploring the new self-study guides from CIMA to see what all the fuss is about.

MCS and SCS students can find out all of the exam resources for their respective case study exams on the site already (just click on the MCS and SCS categories).

Finally, here is a nice little video from Astranti on the SparkSpace MCS exam that kicks off this week. A free 56 minute master class from an Astranti – how very nice on them!

Good Luck to all those taking exams this week (and next week).

The Week Ahead – 7th March 2016


Spring is upon us and it’s probably a good time to have a spring clean of your study desk and CIMA materials! For case study students, it’s that awkward wait for the February exam results and for those looking at the next sitting in May, the pre-seen materials are yet to be realised.

So if you fall into group I would suggest putting your feet up for a week or so and forgetting about study for now and organise HOW you want to sit your next set of exams for the next 12-18 months. It never hurts to be organised!

The CIMA Student Website

This week I will be putting an article out on financial ratio’s with a focus on Working Capital – how to calculate it and what it means. It’s an area I have been refreshing recently with my F2 studies.

Meanwhile, on Friday there will be an post on what resources I have put together for the P3 paper. If you would like to share any resources you have found or indeed use, then feel free to drop me a line on thecimastudent[at]gmail[dot]com and I will add them to the site.


CIMA often have a “Ask a Tutor” sessions on the CIMA connect website and it’s well worth keeping an eye on the topics they are covering. Their are currently sessions planned for CIMA certificate level, as well as management (and gateway) case study exams – you can find the announcements of these sessions on the CIMA connect site here.

If you cannot make the sessions then the full transcript will be posted on the CIMA connect site in the following days.

Have a good week!