Q + A session with Daniel Scarbro - ranked first place in the world for the August Strategic Case Study sitting, scoring a brilliant 134 out of 150 marks
What was the key
to your success?
For the SCS exam I realised that getting my approach to the exam right was
more important than revising the theory which is tested within the strategic
objective tests. The Astranti videos covered time management and question
planning which are crucial to a good exam technique. The more focused and
efficient your answers are, the more points you'll have time to make.
techniques proved most effective for
At the recent CIMA conference there were a number of presentations by CIMA markers and case study writers. They gave invaluable insights into what they are looking for in the exams – and in particular they highlighted the areas where many students fall short. This is excellent feedback for students as it 'comes straight from the horses mouth'! They have produced and marked many exams so know exactly what they are talking about! There feedback reinforces the fact that many students are still getting the basics wrong and how with good preparation and planning many more students could be achieving passes. Here are their top 10 tips to help you succeed: 1. Plan your answers – don’t launch straight into your answer, think about the key points you want to raise and how your going to structure it before you begin writing.
Hi Everyone, A couple of interesting points were raised at the CIMA conference that we thought we would share with you. Firstly, CIMA announced the introduction of the 'scaled score' for the Objective Test exams. From November 1st 2015, Objective Test results will include:
lot of you will be starting off your revision for the latest set of exams, but
perhaps you may be a bit unsure of how to progress and get the most out of your
time leading up to the big day. To give you some inspiration, I have assembled
a few results from our recent Mock Exam student survey that may be of some
interest to you if you are stuck for ideas.
a recent student survey from August, we asked our students what they felt were
the most important factors in helping them pass their exams. One of the common
themes among our survey results was the inclusion of mock exams.