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...
This graph shows the Strategic Objective Test pass statistics collected in August 2017:

As you can see, E3 has been the most passed paper, with 83% of exams resulting in a pass grade. That's a pretty impressive figure. However, the pass rates for the other two papers were also pretty high, both at 79%.

It seems that students are on the whole performing very well in their Strategic Objective Tests! But what can YOU do to make sure you succeed in your Strategic Objective Test exams just as others have?

Don't worry, I'll tell you - if you're finding any of the strategic OT subjects difficult, you need to sign up for our Strategic full courses. Packed with all the material you could possibly need to learn and revise the syllabus, our full courses guarantee you success.

I also suggest anybody struggling with revision to make use of our Operational Disqus forum! Time and time again I speak to students who were only able to get their head around a concept AFTER speaking to one of our expert tutors. It really does make all the difference.

If you're wondering how the students have been faring with their Strategic Case Studies, don't worry, we have a graph for that too!

As you can see, the pass rate in May was the highest - with 70% of students succeeding in this sitting. August came in second place, with 67% of students achieving a 'pass' grade, while the February sitting headed the worst results of the year so far, with just under half of students passing (46%)!

Again, the pass rates for the Strategic Case Study have been pretty promising this year. However, it's disappointing to see this drop in student performance in February. There are a whole range of reasons why performance can fall, from a particularly difficult paper or tricky pre-seen, to general student motivation being low due to the time of year, to the number of re-takes being down in this particular sitting. Whatever the case, we're really hoping to see a continuation of the positive result in November.

We recently had the pleasure of chatting to a former case study student who had been striving to pass his exam for years. He highlighted the importance of using our Case Study course, telling us that the extra support he received from the markers and tutors as part of the course was what secured him that pass. If you are looking to pass your case study exam first time, I would absolutely recommend our full course, which you can find out more about here:

Don't feel you need to go it alone. Even if you aren't signed up to our full course, you can ask us anything regarding the SCS on our SCS forum, here:

So, what has your experience of the Strategic exams been this year, and what do you think could have contributed to some of the poorer results? We'd love to hear about your experience - please contact us via our Disqus forums or on social media!

So, there you have it, CIMA students' Strategic-level performance so far this year. I hope this has been informative and helpful! Head over to our website now to explore our full range of study material. Also, if you haven't already, don't forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for more great study advice.

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