There is no point pretending otherwise: even with the arrival of the improved computer-based assessment software, Case Study remains a super time-pressured exam.
This means that it just isn't practical to sift through the 40-50 pages of the content in the ICAEW Advance Information to find those all-important ideas and reminders while having a million other things to worry about in the exam.
Particularly when the examiners have deliberately "scattered" different points on particular themes throughout the Advance Information, rather than being nice and having everything on a topic in one place (that would be too easy!).
So what you really need is a super-condensed, well organised set of notes that are easy to reference and which move the original Advance Information content around so that you can instantly find all points on a particular area/theme on a single page (undoing the clever plans of the examiners!)
While the main purpose of this resource is as a quick reference in the exam itself (hence the name!), in practice, many students have said that they found it easier than the official Advance Information as a preparation resource before the exam. So the Exam Room Pack can save you time before exam day as well.
The 2024 editions of our Exam Room Pack will be supported by further online learning resources, such as our popular quick-fire questions on the Advance Information, helping you learn the content in an active way.
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A free downloadable sample is also available: just click the button below.
Ideally, you would spend the 7 weeks before exam day memorising everything in the Advance Information so that it is in our head. Or so that you can "live the business" as the examiners say a good student should.
In reality, you probably have other things to do during those 7 weeks (potentially even including some fun preparing for the CR and/or SBM exams) so, in practice, you are going to need to refer to the Advance Information to some extent during the exam.
It therefore makes sense to have available an alphabetically-organised set of quick reference notes where all the filler and irrelevant content has been removed, leaving behind only the facts and figures which matter.
And as we noted above, while we originally intended the Exam Room Pack to be a primarily exam day resource (hence the name!), students are increasingly informing us that the Exam Room Pack made the pre-exam period a lot more bearable as well, by allowing students to learn from the thematically-organised pages that we create ... sometimes it takes a tutor's eye to spot a connection or two, but anything of this kind that we see will go into the Exam Room Pack, don't worry!
The July 2024 edition of our Exam Room Pack will be the 23rd edition of the Exam Room Pack which we have written since the resource was first published in 2013. This means we have accumulated vast knowledge and experience on what matters and what does not, and also on what students are likely to need help with on exam day.
We aim for a "compression ratio" of over 70% when we create our Exam Room Pack. What does this mean? Well, by the end of the process, we want the Exam Room Pack to have at least 70% fewer words than the official ICAEW Advance Information. Wherever possible, we will try to trim things down even more than this.
We know that many students take precious study time to prepare their own summaries. While this can be a useful approach, why not save your time and let our expert tutor team do this for you?
After preparing the Exam Room Pack at every sitting for 10 years now, we know what to do, what to look for and how to express this in a practical way, using our thematic pages to make all connections very clear to you.
Apart from a few general tips which we will only include if genuinely relevant, all content in each Exam Room Pack is specific to the relevant live Case Study business.
The ICAEW examiners are quite open about the fact that they will deliberately scatter facts and figures on a particular theme throughout the Advance Information, rather than providing everything "on a plate". So, to take our revenge on behalf of students, we will reverse the scattering process and move everything onto alphabetically-organised, themed pages for you.
Making the most of advances in technology, recent editions of our Exam Room Pack have been provided with supporting online content such as our set of "quick-fire" questions based on the live set of Advance Information, providing you with another way of learning the same key information needed on exam day.
Thank you for all your help. The Mock Exam Pack and the Exam Room Pack are both very useful and have really helped me prepare for the exam.
I received my Case Study results today and achieved a pass mark of 74 which is higher than I ever imagined!! I didn't even think I would be able to pass let alone anything else. The skills and techniques you taught were invaluable. The Mock Exam Pack was incredibly useful to get plenty of practice in before the main exam and the ERP was a very helpful summary of the Advance Information which saved me so much time in the exam. This was my first time sitting Case and I am so glad I chose to invest in the materials that you provide.
I'm delighted to say that I passed my resit with the result of 65. I purchased your Cracking Case book, Exam Room Pack, Mock Exam Pack and TIS service for 2 Mock papers. Many thanks for your very helpful study materials and advice! Your methodology is indeed far superior to what I have seen previously.
I am pleased to say I passed with 80 marks! I can’t be more grateful your team for all the help in the study materials and I couldn’t imagine a better way to prepare! I have been a loyal user of your materials (esp the Exam Room Notes and Exam Room Pack) for the Advanced Level examinations and they’re SUPER useful (scored 81 for CR, 70 for SBM and CS score abovementioned), so a HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to the tutors for the hard work and dedication especially with such a challenging time for the Case Study paper.
I found [tutor team] advice and teaching really helpful, which helped me to stay calm in the exam and apply what I knew in a really pragmatic way. I had previously taken SBM twice before signing up to your SBM course. Pleased to say I have finally passed! I also used your Case Study sessions, Exam Room Pack and Cracking Case book from last year where I passed Case Study first time. Thanks for being a great learning provider – I will definitely be recommending your resources to others.
I just want to say a massive thank you!! I failed Case Study last December only scoring 34, even though I took a full course at a top provider, it was only when studying your course that I realised how little they focused on technique and the smaller details to help get the pass. I bought the Cracking Case book, Cracking Case on-demand course, TIS on two papers and the Exam Room Pack... absolutely fabulous. I wish I had come to you guys sooner for some of my earlier papers to avoid all the frustration and fails.
I passed Case Study. Thanks for your support. Your Exam Room Pack was really helpful. My techniques were much improved after studying Cracking Case.
I have got complete faith in the Case Study ERP, so I will purchase it! Thanks a lot, I couldn't have done it without your BPT Notes! I don't have a very good tutor so I was extremely stressed about the Case Study exam, but since the delivery of your Cracking Case book, I am very happy with it and will try practising the technique in the book. Thanks a lot for all your help :)
I used your Exam Room Pack for the Case Study exam, which I must say was a time saver and to the point. Your hard work is really clear to see. Thanks once again.
I found the Exam Room Pack very useful. In fact, once I’d read through it and could navigate it fairly proficiently, I didn’t really use anything else in the actual Case Study exam! The Mocks were invaluable too as the scenarios which came up in the real exam appeared in the Mocks in some way, shape or form. Thanks again.
I just wanted to say thank you. I bought the July 2019 version of the Cracking Case book, Mock Exam Pack and Exam Room Pack for the July 2019 Case Study sitting - pleased to say I passed first time!