Wednesday, 7 November 2018

We've moved! Check out our NEW blogs...

Our CIMA blogs have moved...

You can now find our CIMA Objective Test & CIMA Case Study blogs on our brand new site here:

Head over to the links above, add them to your bookmarks and stay up to date with all of our latest posts!

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Want to pass the exam? This student did! Find out how...

Here at Astranti, we're thrilled when our students pass their exams and get a boost towards a worthwhile and rewarding career...and we're always keen to hear their tips and tricks too!

So for this blog post, we spoke to one of our students, Radhalakshmi Sriram, who has been with us from the Operational level and all the way up to Strategic, gaining an impressive score of 104 in the final Case Study exam.

Here, we asked Radhalakshmi a few questions about their Astranti journey and the advice that they have learnt along the way. Read on for some brilliant study advice!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Top Tips for the night before your exam!

Have you ever felt like time is sometimes going too fast? Even though revision is possibly not the most exciting time of your life, time really does seem to fly by until suddenly you are waking up and it is almost the day of your CIMA exam!

With the big day approaching so fast, what kind of things should you be doing? Here are our top four tips to make stress your new best friend!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Get our last minute revision tips!

It's the night before your CIMA exam and you're nervous and unsure how to proceed. Should you stay up and try and cram in as much extra revision as possible? Should you get an early night? Should you go for a run to try and clear your mind?

We've all been there - it can be a tricky decision. Many of us end up buckling under the pressure and trying to revise as much as possible until the early hours - but time and time again studies have shown this is not the best approach. Read on to find out how you can make the most of your pre-exam evening and set yourself up for CIMA success the next day!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Want to write a GREAT exam answer? Try this answer planning tip!

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 SCS 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 for the studying 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

What does CIMA's Case Study marking system mean for you?

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 the August Case Studies coming up, it's a good time to explore what CIMA are looking for in order to grant that allusive ‘pass’!

Monday, 27 November 2017

How have Strategic students been getting on so far this year?

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 Strategic CIMA results can show you how to tailor your own revision patterns to ensure CIMA success at Strategic level...

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

DON'T MISS these top tips for when your CIMA exam is 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 achieved what seemed impossible. Find out how...

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!