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CIMA Strategic Case Study – Mock Exams – November 2020/February 2021
Our mock exams
No matter how well you know the theory and the pre-seen, unless you can use your knowledge in an exam situation, all of your revision is worthless!
To make sure you pass
Our Case Study mocks will:
- Test your overall knowledge of the syllabus and the latest
- Highlight your weaknesses to focus on in your remaining revision
- Improve your time management skills in an exam environment
Are you ready for the CIMA exam?
- Exam standard mock exams, replicating the real thing
- Use the interactive version to test yourself in an online environment which mimics the real exam
- Updated for each Case Study sitting to relate to the latest pre-seen and industry
Learn from your mistakes
- Comprehensive solutions provided online with every mock exam
- Solutions include model answers so that you can see how high-quality answers are structured and written
- Compare your answers the solutions to assess your own performance
Markingis available as an add-on to get detailed personalised feedback on how to improve
Focus your revision
- Identify areas of weakness so you can focus your revision on the key areas for you
- Format replicates the final exam so there are no surprises when you enter the real thing
- Attempt the mocks as many times as you like within the sitting, so that you can keep testing yourself as you progress through your studies
Mock exam synopses
SCS mock exam 1 - synopsis
Mock 1 opens with KCTP’s risk management and dividend policies under scrutiny.
As it progresses, integrated reporting, the business’ approach to strategy development and stakeholder management become prevalent topics.
Finally, the mock concludes with an ethical dilemma and questions about the business’ internal controls.
SCS mock exam 2 - synopsis
Mock 2 begins with a problem at the technology park, tenants are unsatisfied with some of the new building work and it appears a contractor is to blame.
However, there are some issues at the contractor which could explain why these issues occurred. Was KCTP’s own audit team partly at fault as well for not identifying these issues quickly enough?
The mock then moves on to a question regarding an acquisition, is this something KCTP should be doing? And what kinds of issues might they face if they were to undertake it?
Finally, the mock ends with a valuation question (a key F3 topic) and a question on how effective management controls can be used to transform an unruly workplace.
SCS mock exam 3 - synopsis
Mock 3 opens with KCTP debating a new proposition to offer mentoring services to start-up tenants.
As the mock progresses, the threat of industrial espionage raises its head, while stakeholder management in relation to a proposed mentoring programme is also tested.
Finally, KCTP debates opening a new 3D printing facility in its park; how suitable is this proposition to the business and how will it be paid for?
SCS mock exam 4 - synopsis
Mock 4 starts with Knowledge City Technology Park (KCTP) considering a significant expansion of its current site. You are asked to assess the impact of external factors on the proposed expansion project.
Additionally, you are tasked with evaluating the impact that the construction and operation of the new site would have on KCTP’s stakeholders.
As the mock progresses, you are asked to advise on the benefits and drawbacks of embarking on a joint development project.
The considerations of debt and equity funding for the park expansion are also examined.
The mock concludes by asking for an analysis of the impact of the park expansion on KCTP’s principal risks and an assessment of the controls in place to mitigate them.
Ethical issues are also considered.
SCS mock exam 5 - synopsis
The first section covers the following areas: Board appointments; Cloud computing.
The second section covers the following areas: Business incubator analysis; Stakeholder relations.
The third section covers the following areas: Rights issue; Dividend policy; PCA; Project control.
SCS mock exam 6 - synopsis
This is a challenging mock that starts with evaluating KCTP approach to risk and identifying problems associated with risk management.
Then you will need to use your knowledge of the debt refinancing to assess a new project proposal including the potential impact on key stakeholders.
You will then need to apply your knowledge of key resources to assess how KCTP can add and capture value for competitive advantage – this will test your knowledge of the pre-seen material.
Then there will be a scenario on internal control and the role of the main stakeholders which is linked to the area of risk management.
There will be a scenario on Internal Audit and how it can add value so is linked to scenario on value creation and key resources. Creating value may require some change of culture e.g. extension of roles for some staff and managed through mentoring so you need to apply your knowledge of mentoring.
Finally a member of the board pushes back and say KCTP should focus on improving financial situation and focus less on the long term and outside stakeholders and ethics.
Ethics is a key theme running through this mock so you need to apply your knowledge of ethics and the relevant pre-seen material.
SCS mock exam 7 - synopsis
The board of directors at KCTP have been in talks about opening a second technology park in Second City, a major industrial hub in Advland, located 200 miles away from Capital City. This project needs to be properly evaluated.
Unfortunately, there have been a series of articles that cast KCTP in a bad light, putting the success of the new project in jeopardy. This will of course have ethical implications as well as financial ones. You will need to assess the risks and suggest solutions. Finally, an investigation is required in relation to potential insider trading.
This mock is moderately difficult, but spans across many areas. The challenge will be to correctly identify the question requirements and respond accordingly.
Mock exam debrief videos
We have produced video debriefs for every one of our SCS mock exams that give you all the information you need to construct a high-quality answer. Our experienced SCS tutor analyses every question and takes you through a step-by-step guide on the best way to approach them!
By watching the debrief videos you will understand how to…
- Pick out all the key information
- Use that information to build an effective plan – many students fail due to poor answer planning!
- Formulate an excellent answer
The hour-long videos are designed to be watched after completing each mock. This allows you to assess your performance and identify how you can improve going into your remaining mocks and the final exam.
In our sample video, our SCS tutor takes you through question 1 of the mini mock. The full mini mock debrief can be accessed for free in the studyHUB.
Marking & feedback
By purchasing marking and feedback for your case study mock exams, you will be assigned your own SCS exam marker who will mark your mock exam, highlight your strengths and weaknesses and give you detailed feedback as to how you can improve on your exam performance.
Our marking & feedback will:
- Offer a helping hand, from an experienced, CIMA qualified tutor
- Provide you with a 9-page document highlighting what you did well, what needs improvement and how to go forward with your studies
- Maximise your marks by giving you specific areas to focus on in the remainder of your revision
- Improve your exam technique – our markers know exactly what it takes to write great answers and score high marks
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