CIMA Operational Case Study – Pre-seen Materials – August 2018

Why is the pre-seen so important?

The pre-seen is at the core of every case study. To pass you MUST fully understand the company and its industry.

Why? Because the examiner expects you to apply EVERYTHING to the pre-seen scenario. It’s not about knowing the theory anymore (you’ve proved you can do that in the OT exams) it’s about showing how that theory relates to the pre-seen company.

And yet…

Almost every post-exam report the examiner notes that people are doing poorly because they are not applying answers to the pre-seen.

So how can we help? Our case study experts are here to support you with a range of pre-seen materials designed to make this part of your revision as easy as possible!

The pre-seen materials:

  • Let you see the pre-seen through the eyes of our OCS expert, picking out all of the key information
  • Apply key theory and models to the pre-seen
  • Investigate the top 10 most likely issues to appear in your exam
  • Give a detailed analysis of the pre-seen industry, helping you to build more rounded answers in your exam
  • Test how well you have understood the pre-seen with a set of knowledge-based questions

FREE CASE STUDY RESOURCES

Sign up to access your free sample pre-seen knowledge questions and mini mock based on the latest pre-seen!
We know how important your privacy is. That’s why we do not share any details that you give us.
Why use Astranti pre-seen materials?

Maximise your marks

  • Our case study experts show you the most important points in the pre-seen to apply to your exam
  • Our top 10 issues list enables you to focus study time where it’s most likely to gain marks

Minimise study time

  • Let our OCS experts guide you to what’s important (and what’s not) to really focus your study time
  • We’ve done the industry research for you saving hours of your own research time

Value for money

  • Over 7 hours of video tuition to help you through your studies
  • Over 190 pages of pre-seen analysis
  • 30 knowledge-based questions to check your knowledge of the pre-seen
Pre-seen materials
Pre-seen analysis videos:

It’s vital that you fully analyse your pre-seen. This requires a detailed examination of the case study ensuring that every section is fully understood.

Our pre-seen analysis videos provide a page-by-page analysis of every section of the pre-seen. It ensures you don’t miss anything important and helps to build a comprehensive understanding of the material. This is vital if you are to gain high marks in the exam.

More information...

Pre-seen Analysis:

  • A page-by-page analysis of every section of the pre-seen from front to back with a focus on the business perspective (E1). Our CIMA OCS expert picks out all of the key information not to be missed
  • One video takes an F1 perspective of the pre-seen with emphasis on financial accounts
  • Another takes a P1 perspective with emphasis on management accounting and risk
  • Typically around 5 hours of guidance is provided

Pre-seen analysis samples:

Strategic analysis document & video:
It’s extremely important that you have the ability to identify how the pre-seen relates to key models and theory from E1, F1 and P1. The examiners expect students to demonstrate a good understanding of the models and theories and make the appropriate links to the case study during the exam.

It can be hard to fully analyse a company using models you’ve only recently learned and be confident you’ve got it right. Our strategic analysis has done the hard work for you!

More information...
Strategic Analysis:

  • Using the key models and theories we give you an in-depth understanding of the pre-seen organisation and its position in the market
  • Topics include: SWOT, PESTLE, 5 forces, objectives and performance measurement, governance, ethics and CSR analysis, critical success factors and stakeholder analysis
  • The document revises key theory and then applies it to the pre-seen
  • The video analyses the model explaining how we’ve applied it and what it means for your exam

Strategic analysis samples:

Top 10 issues document & video:
The top 10 issues identifies the 10 most likely issues to appear in the exam. Our OCS expert gives guidance on how to deal with the issues in your answers, provides advice on which models to use and key points you should raise.

Based on our experience of analysing CIMA case studies for over 10 years, our predictions have been extremely accurate in previous exams, with around 70-80% of topics in the real exams being covered in our top 10 lists.

More information...

Top 10 Issues:

  • 10 detailed “could be” issues that may come up in the exam and guidance on how to deal with them in your answer including advice on which models to use and key points you should raise
  • The document gives summary slides for each of the issues
  • The video provides our expert’s analysis of why that issue is so important and how to apply it to the exam

Top 10 issues samples:

Industry analysis document & video:
It is critical to demonstrate to the examiner that you have fully understood the pre-seen industry, as a key element to gaining extra high marks in your case study exam!

Researching the industry can be a laborious process, especially when you’re not sure which information is useful and which is not.

Our team has spent hours doing this research for you, finding the information that will help you to achieve a wider perspective of the industry and build a deeper knowledge in preparation for your exam.

More information...
Industry Analysis:

  • An overview of the industry and its background
  • A review of the current market and competitors
  • Detailed analysis of a similar real-life organisation to understand how it applies to the real-world
  • 25 industry examples to learn and use in relevant sections of your exam for extra marks
  • The document provides a detailed industry overview and is fully comprehensive
  • The video provides a high-level summary, in around an hour, of the key points

Industry analysis samples:

Pre-seen knowledge questions:
Once you have worked your way through the pre-seen materials, you can now test your understanding with our pre-seen knowledge questions.

These challenging questions cover a wide variety of topics that you should be familiar with before moving onwards with your case study revision.

More information...
Pre-seen Knowledge Questions:

  • 30 challenging questions
  • Picking up the key knowledge you should know before the exam
  • Test yourself and learn
  • Each question comes with a detailed solution
Question samples:

Try Me

Pre-seen Knowledge Question Samples
FREE
What our students say
Please see our Live Testimonials Page for all our latest testimonials. Here are a couple of examples:
“Hi, I passed the CIMA MCS yesterday with 105, so big thanks to Astranti for helping me do so. I have used Astranti full courses for both the OCS and MCS exams and have passed both first time. The pre-seen analysis in particular is invaluable so would highly recommend to any prospective students. Thanks again!”
Sam Vickery

Passed CIMA OCS & MCS, May 2016 & May 2017

“Passed my case study exam first time using Astranti’s full course. Achieved a score of 134 out of 150. I would highly recommend using Astranti because Nick’s videos and the mocks prepared me extremely well for the exam. If you can’t afford the full course I would recommend buying the pre-seen analysis videos and marked mock exams. The study text 1 and 2 are also good value for money. If you can afford it get the full course, you’ll find it a lot less stressful.”
Daniel Scarbro

Passed CIMA SCS (ranked 1st in the world), August 2015

Purchase the pre-seen documents, videos & questions
Pre-seen Analysis Videos
£29.99
ocs pre-seen analysis videos
Pre-seen Knowledge Questions
£14.99
ocs pre-seen knowledge questions
Strategic Analysis Document & Video
£24.99
ocs pre-seen strategic analysis
Top 10 Issues Document & Video
£24.99
ocs pre-seen top 10 issues
Industry Analysis Document & Video
£24.99
ocs pre-seen industry analysis
Best Value

Complete Pre-seen Pack: ALL Documents, Videos and Questions
£99.99

ocs pre-seen complete pack
Note: Please allow for 1 week after the pre-seen release date for us to update this page with relevant samples. You can still purchase the materials for your studies now, as they will be updated automatically in your account as soon as they are available for your pre-seen. The pre-seen materials will be available for up to 3 months (or until the end of the case study exams for your particular sitting).
Find more operational case study materials:

Join the Astranti Community: