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CIMA Strategic Case Study – Study Texts

Study Text Part 1 – How to pass the case study

The main reason why people fail the case study exam is that they don’t fully understand what it takes to pass!

To pass you need to know the theory and the pre-seen and also master the following skills:

  • Writing points in a way that scores marks (it’s harder than it sounds!)
  • Playing the role you are given in the exam
  • Effectively using the pre-seen
  • Working quickly enough to answer all parts of every question
  • Planning questions in a way that focused your answer on the key points.

Our Case Study Text Part 1 will give you the skills to pass this challenging exam with a step by step methodology to deal with each of these critical skills.

It complements our Case Study Tuition Video Series where Astranti Managing Director, Nick Best, uses his 20 years of CIMA teaching experience to show you how to apply these skills to pass the exam.

So what exactly do you get?
  • 196 page study text
  • 29 page pre-seen analysis proforma to analyse your own answers to mock exams

Study text content:

  • The keys to passing the operational case study
  • The exam
  • Your role
  • How to analyse the pre-seen
  • Identifying the requirements
  • Why you must plan your answers
  • The 8 stages of exam planning
  • Planning practice
  • Writing approach
  • Writing practice
  • How is the SCS marked?
  • Time management
  • The optimum approach to preparing for the SCS exam
Study Text Part 2 – Theory and the operational case study

Theory is key to the CIMA exams, but at the strategic level, you will need to be proficient in applying theory to all areas including technical skills, business skills, people skills and leadership skills.

You have already learned all of the theory you need in order to pass, but simply don’t have time revise it all. There’s just too much!

To help you revise key knowledge, part 2 of our study text:

  • Summaries of the most commonly examined topics from E3, P3 and F3
  • Saves you the hours of revision time by focusing on the key topics
  • Reduces over 1000 pages of our full study content into one 331 page document
So what exactly do you get?
  • 331 page study text
  • Sections after each chapter for you to apply your knowledge to the pre-seen

Study text content:

  • Chapter 1: Theory and the exam
  • Chapters 2 to 8: Key revision topics from CIMA E3
  • Chapters 9 to 16: Key revision topics from CIMA P3
  • Chapters 16 to 26: Key revision topics from CIMA F3
What our students say

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“I first learnt about Astranti when the fees became unbearable where I was previously studying. For almost half the price I signed up for the complete OCS course and I passed my exam first time! I found the study texts great for revision, the videos opened up my imagination and the mock exams prepared me for any exam situation. I highly recommend Astranti to working mums, those on a budget or anyone who is an aspiring CGMA like me.” Vimbai Sinchuke

Passed CIMA OCS, November 2016

“I passed OCS, MCS and SCS on my first attempts using the Astranti study texts. In each case I had around a week for preparation. The text books helped me to focus on key areas and let me use my study time in most efficient way. Thank you very much!” Ayaz Abdullayev

Passed CIMA OCS, MCS & SCS, 2016 to 2017

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