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Crack the CIMA Strategic Case Study Exam with our Proven 5-Step Approach

Revise, Analyse, Practise, Assess and Pass - Our Witty Guide to Exam Success

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Revise

Revise E3, P3 and F3 papers, from the Case Study POV

Analyse

Watch the complete preseen and industry analysis videos

Practice

Practice writing from the start! 15 tasks + up to 7 mocks available

Assess

Get your mocks professionally marked, find out where to improve

Pass

Pass your SCS exam with ease using our student pass guarantee

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Expert CIMA SCS Preparation Approach

  • Case Studies
  • Course Structure
  • Mocks
  • Mocks Marking
  • Tutor Support
  • Personal Lessons

SCS Case Studies

Unlock the key to success in your CIMA Strategic Case Study (SCS) exams. Our academy presents exclusive, all-inclusive packages meticulously tailored for the CIMA SCS examination, ensuring a unique and highly effective learning journey that optimises your chances of success. Our comprehensive methodology revolves around three essential steps:

Step 1: Dive into immersive case studies while engaging in thorough theory revision, encompassing essential materials from the E3, P3, and F3 subjects. This step ensures a robust foundation of knowledge and case study’s understanding.

Step 2: Delve deep into a comprehensive analysis of the preseen document, gaining a profound understanding of its intricate details. This empowers you to navigate through the complexities of the case with precision.

Step 3: Elevate your confidence and pinpoint areas for improvement through invaluable mock exams. Benefit from our professional exam marking services or arrange personalised 1:1 sessions with our seasoned tutors, tailored to your chosen package. This step hones your exam-taking skills and amplifies your overall performance.

Course Structure

Mastering the CIMA case studies takes a logical and structured approach, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with our video lectures. They offer a clear and focused approach to exam preparation. We’ve broken down the process into 7 weeks of themed content, each consisting of a series of videos and activities to guide you through the material.
  • We start by introducing the general concepts of case studies in the 1st week, then dive into analysing the preseen from a business and industry perspective in week 2.
  • Weeks 3 through 5 focus on the E3, P3, and F3 papers individually, with revision, analysis, and exam-like writing tasks for each.
  • Week 6 is all about mock exams, where our tutor will walk you through a sample and share top preseen issues to look out for.
  • In week 7, we’ll give you a final push with tips on how to pass the exam.
With our structured approach and clear focus, you’ll be ready to ace your CIMA case study!

Mocks

Mocks
SCS Courses
At CIMA, we take a two-pronged approach to writing and mocks.
  • Firstly, we give you writing tasks each week to get you comfortable with the writing process. These single tasks are subtasks of an actual exam and focus on a specific paper and the issues that could arise from that paper, all related to the current preseen. This is designed to get you used to writing and help you build confidence in your abilities.
  • Secondly, we offer up to 7 current-preseen specific mocks. Attempting timed mocks before sitting the actual exam is crucial, as it helps you get used to the flow of the paper, manage your time, and deal with the stress. Our mocks are written by professional tutors and we are proud to say that the majority of the topics we include in our mocks are present in the actual exam.

Mocks' Marking

Mocks' Marking
SCS Advanced Course (1)
SCS Master Course (3)
SCS Ultimate Course (5)

Recognising the pivotal role mock exams play in preparing candidates for the demanding CIMA Strategic Case Study (SCS) exams, Practice Tests Academy proudly offers comprehensive SCS mock marking services tailored explicitly for these rigorous assessments. Our SCS mocks marking service serves as a valuable compass, providing candidates with expert evaluations, constructive feedback, and actionable insights well in advance of their official SCS exam.

Our cost-effective mocks’ marking service, exclusively applicable to our proprietary mocks, empowers candidates to gain profound insights into their performance, identify areas ripe for improvement, and bolster their confidence for the forthcoming SCS exam. Don’t leave your SCS success to chance; let Practice Tests Academy guide you towards excellence.

Tutor Support

All Packages

For CIMA Strategic Case Studies, we have dedicated tutors who are available to answer any questions you may have throughout your learning journey.
Our tutors have expertise in the subject matter and are here to provide you with guidance and support tailored to your individual needs, so you can learn at your own pace and ace your exams.

Personal Tutor Guidance

All Packages
  • Within the ultimate package, a dedicated tutor is assigned to your account to guide you every step of the way.
  • Once a week, this tutor is going to check your progress and will leave you a personalised email with tips on what to do next, what to work on or what to improve.
  • With our private mentor, you will be left feeling like you are in the safest hands.

SCS Case Studies

Unlock the key to success in your CIMA Strategic Case Study (SCS) exams. Our academy presents exclusive, all-inclusive packages meticulously tailored for the CIMA SCS examination, ensuring a unique and highly effective learning journey that optimises your chances of success. Our comprehensive methodology revolves around three essential steps:

Step 1: Dive into immersive case studies while engaging in thorough theory revision, encompassing essential materials from the E3, P3, and F3 subjects. This step ensures a robust foundation of knowledge and case study’s understanding.

Step 2: Delve deep into a comprehensive analysis of the preseen document, gaining a profound understanding of its intricate details. This empowers you to navigate through the complexities of the case with precision.

Step 3: Elevate your confidence and pinpoint areas for improvement through invaluable mock exams. Benefit from our professional exam marking services or arrange personalised 1:1 sessions with our seasoned tutors, tailored to your chosen package. This step hones your exam-taking skills and amplifies your overall performance.

Course Structure

Mastering the CIMA case studies takes a logical and structured approach, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with our video lectures. They offer a clear and focused approach to exam preparation. We’ve broken down the process into 7 weeks of themed content, each consisting of a series of videos and activities to guide you through the material.
  • We start by introducing the general concepts of case studies in the 1st week, then dive into analysing the preseen from a business and industry perspective in week 2.
  • Weeks 3 through 5 focus on the E3, P3, and F3 papers individually, with revision, analysis, and exam-like writing tasks for each.
  • Week 6 is all about mock exams, where our tutor will walk you through a sample and share top preseen issues to look out for.
  • In week 7, we’ll give you a final push with tips on how to pass the exam.
With our structured approach and clear focus, you’ll be ready to ace your CIMA case study!

Mocks

Mocks
SCS Courses
At CIMA, we take a two-pronged approach to writing and mocks.
  • Firstly, we give you writing tasks each week to get you comfortable with the writing process. These single tasks are subtasks of an actual exam and focus on a specific paper and the issues that could arise from that paper, all related to the current preseen. This is designed to get you used to writing and help you build confidence in your abilities.
  • Secondly, we offer up to 7 current-preseen specific mocks. Attempting timed mocks before sitting the actual exam is crucial, as it helps you get used to the flow of the paper, manage your time, and deal with the stress. Our mocks are written by professional tutors and we are proud to say that the majority of the topics we include in our mocks are present in the actual exam.

Mocks’ Marking

Mocks’ Marking
SCS Advanced Course (1)
SCS Master Course (3)
SCS Ultimate Course (5)

Recognising the pivotal role mock exams play in preparing candidates for the demanding CIMA Strategic Case Study (SCS) exams, Practice Tests Academy proudly offers comprehensive SCS mock marking services tailored explicitly for these rigorous assessments. Our SCS mocks marking service serves as a valuable compass, providing candidates with expert evaluations, constructive feedback, and actionable insights well in advance of their official SCS exam.

Our cost-effective mocks’ marking service, exclusively applicable to our proprietary mocks, empowers candidates to gain profound insights into their performance, identify areas ripe for improvement, and bolster their confidence for the forthcoming SCS exam. Don’t leave your SCS success to chance; let Practice Tests Academy guide you towards excellence.

Tutor Support

All Packages

For CIMA Strategic Case Studies, we have dedicated tutors who are available to answer any questions you may have throughout your learning journey.
Our tutors have expertise in the subject matter and are here to provide you with guidance and support tailored to your individual needs, so you can learn at your own pace and ace your exams.

Personal Tutor Guidance

All Packages
  • Within the ultimate package, a dedicated tutor is assigned to your account to guide you every step of the way.
  • Once a week, this tutor is going to check your progress and will leave you a personalised email with tips on what to do next, what to work on or what to improve.
  • With our private mentor, you will be left feeling like you are in the safest hands.

Our CIMA Strategic Case Study Packages

  • Our SCS Courses
  • Mocks, Marking & Revisions
Check out what we have on offer and remember, you have the option to upgrade during your subscription, if you need to. All of our packages are covered by our 7-day money back guarantee and pass assurance.
Check out what we have on offer and remember, you have the option to upgrade during your subscription, if you need to. All of our packages are covered by our 7-day money back guarantee and pass assurance.

GET Your FREE SCS Study & Exam Materials

Our SCS Free Package comes with great features, plus instant access to the following materials:

Current Preseen

Access to the selected current pre-seen materials and preparation videos, e.g. a deep dive into your role at the exam.

Mini Mock

3 Practical Tasks with solutions, covering E3, P3 and F3 papers. All carefully prepared for the current SCS preseen.

Immediate Access

Get instant and lifetime access to our newest SCS free materials.

Exam simulator

Practise the above mini mock under exam conditions i.e. timed and using the similar word-processor, so you can improve your writing technique.

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Our SCS Packages

– for May’24 – Aug’24 Exam Window. The Preseen will be released on 05.04.2024

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Preseen and Industry Analysis Videos
<strong>Preseen and Industry Analysis Video</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Take a deep dive into the <strong>preseen</strong> and analyse every aspect of it to gain a <u>clear and deep understanding</u> of the described company.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Analyse the industry in full, which is just what any case study student needs when preparing for this exam.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Round your answers better and make them more thorough with the best insight available for the case study.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Learn about all the key trends and risks.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Discover key facts and data that could be implemented into your answers.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Download course PDF's and use them to prepare for your exams.</li> </ul>
Apply E3, P3, F3 to the Preseen Videos
<strong>Preseen and Industry Analysis Video</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">Knowing</span> the preseen inside-out is necessary, but <span style="font-weight: bolder;">understanding the company</span> and the potential issues it could face is <span style="font-weight: bolder;">a must</span>.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Analyse the preseen again from the P3, then E3 and finally F3 angle.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Fully focus on the most likely issues arising from the preseen and connect them with either the P3, E3 or F3 syllabus.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">As part of F3, we will analyse the financial statements and also provide you with a complete ratio analysis document (with interpretation).</li> </ul>
Theory Revision Videos
<strong>Theory Revision Videos</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">3 x 60min - 90min videos revising theory from an E3, P3 and F3 perspective.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Printable revision slides for all levels are available for download (100 pages per level).</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Our videos will break everything down for you so that you will learn how to effectively apply theory into your answers from a case study point of view.</li> </ul>
Case Study Preparation Series
<strong>Case Study Preparation Series</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">This is more than just a normal <span style="font-weight: bolder;">kickstarter series;</span> this is a full guide that will arm you with inside knowledge from the markers' perspective.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Gain a clear understanding of the overall exam.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Discover the best studying methods.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Find out about the <span style="font-weight: bolder;">exam format</span>, your role and the core activities.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Discover the truth behind <span style="font-weight: bolder;">effective writing techniques</span> and learn how to use them for the case study exam.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">There can be a fine line between <strong>a good answer and a bad answer</strong>, and one wrong move can send you off-track, so explore examples of best and worst practices ahead of your exam. </li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Uncover examiner reports and learn the psychology behind their marking.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Watch a video guide on <span style="font-weight: bolder;">time management</span>.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Take a deep look into <span style="font-weight: bolder;">ethics</span> and <span style="font-weight: bolder;">IT hot topics</span>.</li> </ul>
15 x Writing Practice Series
<strong>15 x Writing Practice Tasks</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">15 case study tasks that you can start on immediately.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">These are aimed to help you improve on your answer writing technique and arm you with the tools in order to help you effectively assess and improve on your writing style.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Tasks are broken down into:</li> <ul> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">5 x P3 tasks</li> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">5 x E3 tasks</li> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">5 x F3 tasks</li> </ul> <li data-list="bullet">Our tasks are provided with detailed expert answers so that you can compare and improve throughout this course.</li> </ul>
Professional Mocks With Solutions
<strong>Professional Mocks With Solutions</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">5 professional mock exams designed in-house by our team of case study experts.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">2 bonus mocks provided as a courtesy of BPP.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Our exams are provided with <span style="font-weight: bolder;">detailed answers</span>, giving students a clear insight into the best format and style used by successful case study students.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Every mock comes with the <span style="font-weight: bolder;">option of a personal expert marking service</span> and can be purchased as an add-on or included in our premium package (see table).</li> </ul>
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Guided Learning
<strong>Guided Learning</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Our content is split into <span style="font-weight: bolder;">logical weekly sections</span>, which is, in our expert honest opinion, <span style="font-weight: bolder;">the most efficient way to prepare</span> for your SCS exam.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">We will guide you every step of the way so that you'll never get lost in the process.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">We will remind you of the areas to focus on, and when.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">You will be notified of incomplete course elements.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Guided learning is completely optional; 90% of the content will be available to you from the very beginning, so you don't have to follow our guidance if you don't wish to.</li> </ul>
Email Course Reminders
<strong>Email Course Reminders</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">As part of our <strong>guided learning</strong>, when you subscribe to our course, we make it our priority to make sure you are getting as much as you can from it before your exam, so we will send you weekly course reminders.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">We know that students have so much to remember when it comes to preparing for an exam, so we want to make this part of the process as easy as possible.</li> </ul>
Mock Exam Walkthrough
<strong>Mock Exam Walkthrough</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Watch and learn while our tutor walks you through one of our mock exams to give you a clear insight on</li> <ul> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">the tool and format</li> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">the best approach to the mock exam</li> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">the most effective task answering techniques</li> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">how to utilise online tools, such as notepad</li> <li class="ql-indent-1" data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">how to make answers more visually compelling</li> </ul> </ul>
Professional Mock Marking Service
<strong>Professional Mock Marking Service</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Our expert will <strong>mark your case study mock</strong> and not only that, you will be provided with <strong>keynotes</strong> in order to quickly gain the skills required so that you can make instant improvements.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">This is possibly one of the <strong>most crucial step</strong>s a case study student should take ahead of their exam.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">You will get to view a progress table, telling you exactly how well you have done from each of the P3, E3 and F3 perspectives.</li> </ul>
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Focus Pack Based on Past Questions
<strong>Focus Pack Based on Past Questions</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Unlock the power of past SCS quetions, thoughtfully categorised by core activities. Explore a collection of tried-and-tested answers from previous exams, carefully examined by CIMA tutors. Gain insights into how to address similar challenges in your exams.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Our ebooks provide an invaluable resource, offering a high-level overview of each preseen scenario, providing context to the company's operations and circumstances. You'll be well-prepared to tackle future issues with confidence.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">With user-friendly navigation, our ebooks make it effortless to explore specific topics, ensuring you find the guidance you need swiftly and efficiently.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Elevate your CIMA SCS exam preparation with our comprehensive ebooks, a reliable companion on your journey to success.</li> </ul>
Most Likely Unseen Issues
<strong>Most Likely Unseen Issues</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <p style="text-align: left;">We've analysed all we could (with your help - yes - we will do that together!), based on the information we had. Now let's speculate a bit. Let's try to identify possible scenarios and issues that can come up on exam day.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Our tutor will then record a video walkthrough of the most likely issues that we think are likely to come up on your exam day </p>
Private 1 to 1 Tutor Lessons (30min)
<strong>Private 1to1 Tutor Lessons (30min)</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Within the <span style="font-weight: bolder;">ultimate package</span>, you have the option to book 3 x 30 minute online Zoom sessions with our case study expert, Neesha.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">These sessions can be about any particular area of the case study, and are initially arranged directly between our tutor and the student before the session/s.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">General case study guidance can also be provided, but this is a really good chance to tackle any of those trickier areas of the case study.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">Sessions are booked directly via our website,</span> at least 2 days in advance. We'll make sure to find a suitable time to accommodate your needs.</li> </ul>
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Personal Tutor Guidance
<strong>Personal Tutor Guidance</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Within the <span style="font-weight: bolder;">ultimate package</span>, a dedicated tutor is assigned to your account to guide you every step of the way.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Once a week, this tutor is going to check your progress and will leave you a <span style="font-weight: bolder;">personalised email with tips on what to do next, what to work on or what to improve.</span></li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">With our private mentor, you will be left feeling like you are in the safest hands 🥰.</li> </ul>
5* Tutor Support
<strong>5* Tutor Support</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">If there is anything in our tasks or mocks that you don't understand, <strong>reach out</strong> directly to our tutors <strong>for clarification </strong>and they will respond to you, usually within 48 hours.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">If you cannot fully understand a particular answer that we have provided, simply reach out and ask our tutors and they will clarify it for you.</li> </ul>
Pass Assurance, Money Back Guarantee
<strong>Pass Assurance, Money Back Guarantee</strong> <ul style="margin: 10px 0px 0px -20px;"> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">Our <span style="font-weight: bolder;">pass assurance</span> means that in the rare event that you fail an exam while you are subscribed to our package, we will extend it to the next exam window for you.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">We are so confident in our packages that we doubt you will fail, but just in case, we are here to provide that additional assurance.</li> <li data-list="bullet" style="text-align: left;">We also offer a <span style="font-weight: bolder;">7-Day Money Back Guarantee</span>. You are 100% safe to try any of our SCS packages. That's all we're suggesting. Simply try it for 7 days to see if it works for you. If it does, then we are certain you'll be delighted!</li> </ul>

5 key facts about the SCS exam

Case Study tasks are not based around calculations

It’s all about explaining how financial activity can affect the business you are in.

We have everything in place to help you stay on track and improve on your writing technique so that you can keep the examiner satisfied and gain those extra marks.

Use technical knowledge of the theory from the F3, P3 and E3 syllabi

You must have all the key concepts mastered and have them ready to adapt into your answers.

We have prepared a high quality revision package for this purpose, which has been used widely in helping successful students pass their SCS exam.

Detailed, thought-out paragraphs and not lengthy essays

Case Study exams are marked by humans after all. Write your answers in short paragraphs and keep in mind that examiners want to see quality over quantity.

We have a marking service here, where you can get a mock exam assessed by our in-house expert and detailed feedback will be provided to you, so that you can improve on your answers.

The preseen is available 7 weeks before the exam and you should understand every aspect of it

This is crucial, because on exam day, you will be given ‘unseen’ information, which will tie in perfectly with the preseen.

We will scrutinise the preseen and present you with clear detailed facts so that you are left with no uncertainty on exam day.

Slow typing speed may affect your score

You really are expected to type a lot of information in a short space of time so it’s important to practise your typing speed in advance so that you don’t have any nasty surprises on exam day.

20 words a minute should suffice as good typing speed when inputting your case study answers.

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They will instantly put an immediate refund request to the accounts

It’ll be appreciated if you let us know the reason why you weren’t satisfied, although it’s not compulsory as it’s unusual for students at the academy to request a refund
Nonetheless, our 7-day guarantee is firmly in place here, should you need it.

Contact our team via email and let them know your concerns regarding the package

They will instantly put an immediate refund request to the accounts

It’ll be appreciated if you let us know the reason why you weren’t satisfied, although it’s not compulsory as it’s unusual for students at the academy to request a refund
Nonetheless, our 7-day guarantee is firmly in place here, should you need it.

Justyna
Wachulka-Chan

CEO and Founder of Practice Tests Academy

Justyna
Wachulka-Chan

CEO and Founder of Practice Tests Academy