Case Study

Case Study (CS)

Having scored 92% in the Case Study exam, and winning the ICAEW prize for the highest score in the world, our Senior ACA Tutor now teaches students the analytical skills and exam technique required to emulate this success. In fact, under his guidance, one of our students also went on to win the ICAEW prize for the highest score in the world (score of 90%), whilst another won a regional prize (score of 88%) and another achieved the highest mark in their firm (score of 81%). Notably, one of our prize winners was a resit student, proving that our guidance and tutoring skills create a vast level of improvement in student exam performance.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

"Kieran was an excellent help as part of my preparations for the Case Study exam. He had the ability to simplify complex concepts and ideas, and was always on hand to answer and questions/queries that I had.  The materials that Kieran provided - his mock model answers and Advanced Information breakdown - were valuable resources, which enabled me to prepare well for the big day.

Should anyone I know require ICAEW tuition in the future, I definitely know in which direction I will be pointing them towards!"

Jordan (Case Study Prize Winner)

"ACA Masters has supported me through my Professional and Advanced Level exams and I would recommend them to anyone sitting the ACA exams. The structure of the classes are very exam focussed, teaching the key techniques to pass each exam. As someone who generally felt unconfident in the run up to the exams I always felt much better prepared after the classes. 

ACA Masters certainly supported me to achieve first time passes in all my exams and to achieve the highest mark at my firm in the final Case Study paper."

Rory (Case Study Prize Winner)

"I took Case Study in November 2020 and with Kieran’s guidance I achieved 77%. This was a significant improvement from my first attempt of 38% which was without Kieran’s assistance. The approach is very focussed and informative, and I felt much more prepared going into the exam. I would strongly recommend his course to anyone taking Case Study."

Mathew (Case Study resit student who passed first time with us)

"I failed the first time with 45% with a major tuition provider and I resat the Case Study in July 2019 with ACA Masters and got 74%, all thanks to Kieran's technique. The ACA Masters approach to the Case Study is: focused and concise; tailored to your individual weaknesses/areas by providing you with personal feedback on marked exams; and the learning materials which summarise everything you need to take into the exam in a few pages (rather than the first time round I went into the exam with a folder). Kieran's encouragement and positivity were key to building my confidence and enabled me to succeed in qualifying. The first course was all about the exam technique which means that if you follow the prescribed answer format, you are going to consistently hit all the bullet points in the boxes on the marking grid. I'm already highly recommending Kieran/ACA Masters to other ACA trainees!

Claire (Case Study resit student who passed first time with us)

"I cannot thank Kieran enough for getting me over the line in my final two exams! I owe it a lot to Kieran’s unique exam technique which enabled me to improve my Case Study marks dramatically from 39 to 65! I would highly recommend to anyone out there!"

Abdulkadir (Case Study resit student who passed first time with us)

"I felt that I was educated with the best strategy to pass the ACA Case Study exam, making a considerable improvement from prior attempts and delivering a great result. I particularly liked the technique taught and how to approach both the Case Study AI and exam paper for optimal success. The method was simple yet effective. Thanks for the help!"

Sagar (Case Study student who passed first time with us having failed with three other tuition providers)

Recently completed the Case Study course at ACA Masters. Previously attended *** and failed twice with 45%. Using Kieran’s technique and paragraph structures I passed at the 3rd attempt with 71%! The approach that ACA Masters teach helped me to maximise every point that I wrote down and using the answer proforma I was able to hit the majority of the boxes on the marking grid, something that I was struggling to do previously. It was also really nice to have Kieran talk through mock exams that I had completed and discuss what was good, what was bad, level of detail needed in the answer and how little writing I could get away with. This really helped me manage my time and make a time pressured exam less so. I would wholeheartedly recommend ACA Masters for Case Study tuition! Thanks Kieran!!

Tom (Case Study student who passed first time with us having failed with other tuition providers)

Tuition Options

To get you through your Case Study exam, we offer live tuition and video tuition.

 

Case Study Live Course

Our small group live tuition is held on Saturdays and weekday evenings.

The first class equips students with the methodology for tackling the exam, as well as passing on prize-winning tricks and tips. Students are given a detailed walk-through of how they should tackle the Case Study exam, from initial Advance Information (AI) analysis through to typing their report on exam day. 

 

Students are then given the opportunity to put these skills to the test with a series of mock exams. Students are required to complete the exam in their own time using the ICAEW CBE software and submit this before class. This allows your tutor to identify shortcomings so that class time can be spent coaching you on the areas which require improvement. In addition, your tutor will explain exactly how the paper should have been tackled and demonstrate this with our prize-winning model answer. 

The focus of the third class is to provide an exhibit by exhibit walk-through of the AI, clearly demonstrating how each piece of information should be used in the exam. This enables our students to understand the AI in an exam focused way. 

Further details on each class are included below.

Class 1: How to Ace the ACA Case Study - the Secrets of Success

The introductory class will teach you the exam approach which has been proven to deliver unrivalled success and will cover:

  • The technique which will enable you to score 90%+ on each requirement

  • A step by step walk-through of how you should tackle the Case Study and exactly what you need to type for each section of your report

  • How to ensure that every point you type is a mark scoring one

  • How to utilise the AI and exam paper information to maximum effect

  • The optimal proforma report and paragraph structure for time efficiency and mark maximisation 

  • Time minimisation techniques

  • A review of your ICAEW marks review (if applicable) to identify key improvement areas

 

Classes 2 and 4: Exam Technique Development

Mock exams provide the opportunity for students to apply and develop the prize-winning technique taught during Class 1. Students will sit mock exams in their own time and submit their answers to the tutor before each class. Features of the classes:

  • A comprehensive review and analysis of your answer with teaching focused on the specific areas which require improvement

  • An in-depth review of your exam technique to optimise your exam performance and time efficiency

  • A walk-through of the model answer written by your tutor so that you can see exactly how the report should have been written

Class 3: Advance Information Masterclass

Expert advice on how to use the AI in your exam preparation:

  • A comprehensive analysis of the AI and identification of key facts, figures and trends

  • Consideration of how the each piece of information is likely to feature in the exam

  • Probable exam scenarios for each requirement and recommended approach to take

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee is £850 which includes:

  • Proforma reports to use in the exam with reminders of the points to include for each section

  • A comprehensive analysis of the AI which identifies all the key facts and figures, showing where they are likely to appear in the exam

  • A list of probable exam scenarios and a reminder of the key points to include

  • Mock exams, marking grids and model answers which demonstrate exactly how you should write your points in the exam

  • Access to our Case Study video classes which can be used as a revision tool (see below)

Please contact us here for availability and course dates. 

Tuition is held online. Online tuition operates in exactly the same way as face-to-face tuition. Our online classroom uses video conferencing (Zoom), virtual whiteboards and electronic study materials. Many students prefer online tuition as they feel more comfortable asking questions using the chat function and because it saves travel costs and time. Classes are recorded so that you can watch each class as many times as you need before your exam. ​  

 

Case Study Video Course

 

As our live courses are always over-subscribed, our prize-winning Senior ACA Tutor Kieran Doe has recorded a Case Study video course. The video course teaches the same content and exam techniques as the live courses. 

​​The course structure and a sample class can be found below. 

Class 1: How to Ace the ACA Case Study - the Secrets of Success (available now)

The introductory class will teach you the prize-winning Case Study exam approach which has been proven to deliver unrivalled success and will cover:

  • The technique which will enable you to score 90%+ on each requirement

  • A step by step walk-through of how you should tackle each requirement in the Case Study exam. The class uses a recent Case Study exam to provide a practical demonstration of how to read and interpret the requirements; how to use the AI; how to use the exam paper information; how to structure the report; and what points to include in each section 

  • How to ensure that every point you type is a mark scoring one

  • How to utilise the AI and exam paper information to maximum effect

  • The optimal proforma report and paragraph structure for time efficiency and mark maximisation 

  • Time minimisation techniques

Please note that this class is divided into three parts - one for each requirement. Each part covers the respective section in the Executive Summary.

Class 2: July 2021 Advance Information Masterclass (available now)

Expert advice on how to use the AI in your exam preparation, which includes:

  • A comprehensive analysis of the AI and identification of key facts, figures and trends 

  • Consideration of how each piece of information is likely to feature in the exam

  • Probable exam scenarios for each requirement and recommended approach to take

Class 3: July 2021 Mock Exam 1 - Debrief* (available now)

A full debrief of our first mock exam where your tutor will show you exactly how you should have read and interpreted the exam paper as well as how you should have typed your answer, with reference to our prize-winning model answer.

 

The class focusses on each requirement in turn and provides detailed advice as to how you should work through the requirement. This enables you to fully understand how to apply the prize-winning technique to your particular Case Study business and the type of points you should include in your report. 

Class 4: July 2021 Mock Exam 2 - Debrief* (available from Monday 28 June)

Similar to the above, your tutor will show you exactly how you should have read and interpreted the second mock exam as well as how you should have typed your report, with reference to our prize-winning model answer. 

*It is strongly advised that you complete each mock exam under exam conditions prior to watching classes 3 and 4, as this will enable you to get most benefit from the class. You could even re-attempt the exam after you have watched the class so that you can incorporate any necessary improvements into your exam technique. Please note that you will need to purchase the mock exams separately (see below).

Tuition Fees

You can purchase each individual class for £50 by clicking on the 'Rent' icon below. You can then watch the class as many times as you need to ensure that you have understood the principles and mastered the exam techniques taught during the class. You can stream the classes directly below and view them on any device which has internet connection within the 72 hour viewing period. If you require access for longer than 72 hours, we suggest that you opt for the Full Course Offer - see below for details.

Full Course Offer

You can subscribe to all of the classes for £295 and enjoy a viewing period of 6 months. Just click here to purchase. Once payment has been made, you can view the full course here. 

Please note that our materials are sold separately (see below).

 

Exam Materials and Mock Exams

Our prize-winning Case Study tutor Kieran Doe has developed our unique exam materials which consist of:

  • A proforma report to use in the exam with reminders of the points to include in each section

  • A comprehensive analysis of the AI which identifies all the key facts and figures, showing where they are likely to appear in the exam

  • A list of probable exam scenarios and a reminder of the key points to include 

  • 3 House Pride mock exams, along with marking grids and model answers which demonstrate exactly how you should structure your report and the points to include

A small sample is included below. 

 

The price for the full package of our unique Case Study materials is £125.  You can purchase below using PayPal; if you wish to use another payment method then please contact us.​ 

The materials will be sent via email as follows:

Within 48 hours of purchase - Proforma Report, AI Analysis, Mock exam 1

Monday 28 June - Mock exam 2

Monday 12 July - Mock exam 3

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