Thursday, 18 January 2018

Want to plan the perfect answer in the CIMA exam? Read on!


In the CIMA exam, you really DON'T want to waste time by planning too much and writing too little!

I have often spoken to CIMA students who are looking for a set plan to help with their writing. I have outlined my tried and tested plan in just eight EASY steps in my OCS study Text Part 1.

For now, however, here is just one key step that I would HIGHLY recommend you use in the CIMA exam for a successful answer...and to get that pass! Read on to find out more...

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Top Tips on how to revise during the holidays!


Revising during the holidays can be tricky. If you celebrate Christmas, you may find yourself reading through the CIMA pre-seen between canap├ęs and carols, or practising a CIMA mock exam whilst tucking into a mince pie. But have no fear – there IS a way to study during the holidays and get that all important pass in the New Year!

So, read on to find out how to revise well and still keep that festive spirit!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Why did I fail my CIMA Case Study exam if I performed well in all competencies?

CIMA’s Case Study marking can be tricky to get your head around. I’ve spoken to countless students who found it difficult to understand why they’d failed their Case Study. Often, students receive a ‘fail’ mark even when their results show they have a reasonably good understanding of all subject areas. 

So, what can you make of your Case Study results? With your February Case Studies not too far away, it's a good time to explore what CIMA are looking for in order to grant that allusive ‘pass’! 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Find out what these OCS students thought about the November exam!


For our Astranti November students, the exams are all finished and it's time for a moment of relaxation. The ink had barely dried on the student's handwritten notes, however, when we sent out a survey to get their thoughts on the exam, our materials and any golden nuggets of advice for future students.

What we found was eye opening, to say the least! Take a look at our results below:

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

How succesful have CIMA Operational students been in 2017?

One thing I know is that finding out how other students have handled exams is a great way to help you build your own tailored study plan. Statistics don't lie - if lots of other students struggle to pass an exam, the likelihood is you will also need to study extra hard for it.

As we enter into the final months of 2017, now is the perfect time to look back at how students have performed with CIMA this year . The following Operational CIMA results can show you how to tailor your own revision patterns to ensure CIMA success at Operational level...

Monday, 30 October 2017

Top Tips for when your CIMA exam is just around the corner!


Your CIMA exam can come around quickly. One minute you are signing up for the exam and thinking to yourself, 'this is a long time away – have I booked this exam too far in advance?'.
But before you know it, those months have turned into weeks….which is where these tips come in handy!

Read on to find out our top four tips to help make the most of the time you have left.

Friday, 27 October 2017

This student's story will change your revision forever...

Trust me, signing up for an online course will mean the difference between you passing and failing your exam. When striving to succeed in a CIMA exam, going it alone without the support of an online tutor, is not a good idea - as one of our recent graduates will contest!

Tim*, who spent four years trying to pass the Strategic Case Study exam, managed to finally achieve  his pass on the August 2017 sitting. How did he manage this after failing for so long? Read on to find out!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Why online studying is the key to CIMA success

Do you ever find it difficult to fit in your CIMA course around your busy working life? If you do, you should seriously consider online learning for CIMA.

All of Astranti's CIMA materials are online. This means no classrooms, no waking up at the crack of dawn for an early morning class or dashing to a late evening session after a hard days work. Online courses and materials mean you can study in your own time, at your own pace and in your own way. 

As a tutor for the CIMA qualification, I know this is THE best way to study if you want to master the CIMA syllabus and achieve that all important pass. Here's why...

Friday, 13 October 2017

Three reasons why marking and feedback make a BIG difference!

When you are revising loads, it can be tempting to go it all alone and rarely get feedback from a qualified marker. If this is you, then don't let it continue! Getting feedback and having an experienced outsider's perspective could really make the world of difference. Don't believe me? Read on and see why!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Want a sneak preview of how your Objective Test exam will look?

A problem that many CIMA students face before taking their first exam is lack of familiarity with the specific exam format. The last thing you need on exam day is to find yourself feeling confused about how to use the exam software! Mark my words, this kind of distraction will totally disrupt your concentration and mean you end up failing! 

Luckily, Astranti are the experts when it comes to CIMA objective test exams - we know the exam formats that CIMA use inside out. We've decided to share our expertise with you now, so that you can get comfortable with the exam format and approach the exam with confidence.

Read on to get the low down on the CIMA objective test question formats!