Tag Archives: Feb 2016 OCS

The Week Ahead – 21st March 2016


Well, I was given a rude awakening last week when I sat down to mock exam on the F2 syllabus and scored just 41% (bear in mind I need 70% to pass), so much of time now leading up to the exam will be focusing on CIMA F2 revision.


However, this week marks the beginning of the cycle for the May Case Study exams and the OCS students will receive their results from the February exam. So Good Luck to all those getting results this week.

Please see the image below for the full schedule of dates for case study February results and the important dates for the May sitting.


The CIMA Student Website

The pre-seen material for the May OCS is released this week so I will get an article up with links and some research on the industry analysis. Although this is subject to change depending when CIMA release the pre-seen and I have time to do some research on it!

There will also be an article on the accounting standard IAS 24 related party transactions – it’s a fairly straight forward subject but I’ve found I was making silly mistakes in regards to the subject when taking F2 mock exams.

Finally, I would like to hear from ANY CIMA students who have passed an objective test or case study exam recently – you can email me on thecimastudent[at]gmail[dot]com – it would be great for other students so they can share their advice on how they passed their CIMA exams.

CIMA Feb 16 OCS: First Class Bakery

Well, it’s been a week since the pre-seen material for the Feb 2016 OCS was released and the good people at Astranti have released some preview videos to get people thinking.

Their YouTube channel is full of videos ranging from;

  • Likely Top 10 Issues
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Pre-Seen Material Analysis

See the video below for over 30 minutes insight on First Class Bakery. It will give you an excellent insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the company and highlighted key information in the pre-seen material.

The Top 10 Issues video highlights what the tutor believes could come up in the case study. I found it offered me a great deal of focus when preparing for exam day.

CIMA Feb 2016: OCS Pre-Seen Analysis

CIMA Feb 2016: OCS Top 10 Issues


Here is the link for the full Astranti OCS Course – the full Operational Case Study package offers ALL of the Astranti videos, three mock exams with marking and feedback AND the OCS masterclass sessions. Astranti also offer a PASS guarantee with this package.

Read how I passed the November 2015 OCS first time with a score of 102 here.