However far away the November exam may seem, you will be surprised how quickly it will come round. In my experience, making a plan early will really help you pass your exam!
One question that I'm
regularly asked is "When should I start my case study revision?". My response
every time is 6 to 8 weeks before the exam, aiming for at least 10 hours of
revision per week. Time and effort are key ingredients to
One of the best
ways of preparing early for your case study exam is to ensure that you know the
theory inside out. In a recent survey of August 2016 exam students, 50% of OCS
students and 60% of MCS students said they would have spent MORE time on
revision of theory.
Our SCS students appear to have learnt their lesson, as over
83% of students started their preparation more than 5 weeks before the exam
week, instead highlighting other elements such as time management and answer
planning as things they would have spent more time on rather than revision of
There are three main
resources that I recommend to students who are looking to start their
preparations early, and the topics above are just a few that are covered. To
refresh your memory of the syllabus, I have written a more manageable text book
to cover all of the key theory in one place.
If you are concerned about exam
technique, time management and answer planning however, then we also have a
study text for that as well as a Course Video series covering all the dos and
don'ts when it comes to sitting the exam itself.
These resources as part of the full case study course, all of which are
available to use today! This will allow you to allocate time to your studies as
early as possible, covering these hot topics in time for the pre-seen release