CIMA Operational Case Study – FREE Masterclass 1

Key lessons from the November exam – Saturday 7th January 2023

In order to be successful in the operational case study exam, you need to have an in-depth knowledge of the pre-seen company and fully understand its current position.

Not only will we cover the key points from the pre-seen, but given that the pre-seen has already been tested on in the November case study exam, the major focus of our free masterclass will be on what you can learn from those who completed the exam in November.

We’ll also provide an in-depth review of the overall examiner feedback from the 2021 & 2022 OCS exams and the 7 key reasons why students fail the case study exams.

Our free case study masterclass is the perfect introduction to the OCS exam and gives you a great (free) head start to your revision.

Meet the tutor – James Nutting

James is our CIMA OCS and SCS expert – he’s recorded over 7 hours of videos for this sitting alone, has conducted a full strategic and industry analysis and has identified the top 10 issues that are likely to appear in the exam, based on his analysis of exams stretching back to the start of the new syllabus in 2019.

What we’ll cover on the masterclass…

Recap of the pre-seen

Understand the company’s key strengths and weaknesses.

What students thought of the November exam

Reviewing the key feedback from our student survey about the November 2022 exam.

Examiner's reports

We take a look at the key examiner’s advice from the past two years, so you can understand what students do poorly and what the examiner wants to see.

7 common case study issues

The seven main things students get wrong in the exam and how to avoid them, including writing style, time management, answering the question and more.


Ask your questions to an expert

Got pressing questions about the exam? Here’s your chance to put them directly to our OCS expert!

Get a head start!

This masterclass gives a valuable head start to your revision with expert tips and guidance from Tommy.

What our students say

Please see our testimonials page for our latest student reviews. Here are a couple of examples:

“Fantastic course for the Operational Case Study CIMA exam. I normally study for my exams with textbooks, but as I didn’t know where to start with the first case study exam, I purchased the full Astranti OCS course, which was well worth it.

Everything I needed was included and it helped me untangle what my priorities should be in revising, as well as teaching me the best exam techniques.

Passed first time which I put down to the excellent course structure, materials, and very communicative and helpful staff.”


CIMA Operational Case Study Student, January 2022

I really recommend Astranti. I used their resources for the all the Operational level exams and passed everything, including the OCS first time which is a great testament to their products more than it is my abilities. The materials are structured in a way to accommodate full time working people with busy lives.

The questions series and mock exams are online so it helps practice under exam conditions.

I am so thankful to the entire Astranti team for helping me though this and making the journey as easy as possible.

Magdek Wolff

CIMA Operational Case Study Student, July 2021

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