Strategic Business Management Resources

Exam Room Notes

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PDF + online content

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Alphabetically-organised and condensed notes

Exam day notes should be noteworthy.

The ACA is unique amongst UK accountancy qualifications in that you’re allowed to take your own notes and books into certain ‘open book’ examinations.

Sounds great, right?

While there are certainly many benefits, there are also a few pitfalls you’ll need to avoid too, which is where our Exam Room Notes come in.

They’re specially designed to provide quick access to all the content you require, without causing you to lose track of the most important thing in any exam – time!

Click here to learn more.

Mock Exam Pack

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PDF + Online content

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Tutor tips on mark allocation

We believe that Mock exams shouldn't mock you.

We’ve all seen the model answers included with the ICAEW Mock exams that make “War and Peace” look like a light read.

To be honest it’s one our biggest frustrations, as we believe it’s completely unfair to provide unrealistic best practice examples that no one could be reasonably expected to emulate within the time-pressured environment of an exam room.

So with this in mind we’ve created our very own Strategic Business Management Mock Exam Pack that will not only give you greater confidence and help your pick up marks, but also doesn’t make a mockery of time limits.

We are pleased to announce that the fully revised 2021 edition of our SBM Mock Exam Pack is now available to purchase by clicking here.

On-Demand Course

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On-Demand

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Pass Guarantee

We believe in simply making learning simple.

Our interactive on-demand courses also keep things refreshingly straight-forward and focus solely on what you need to do to pass your exams.

And with our Pass Guarantee, we offer a full refund of the course fee if you are not successful in your examination.

We believe key to effective learning is reviewing technical content in context. It’s the reason we’ve integrated detailed reviews of past papers, Mock exams and Question Bank questions into all our course content.

This will help you quickly understand how the technical content is likely to be examined and ultimately boost your chances of success.

(Pass Guarantee terms: you must purchase the course at least 3 weeks before exam day and complete all course content at least once to qualify for the Pass Guarantee.)

Revised 2021 edition is out now - please click here to visit our online learning platform to learn more and make a purchase.

Please note that our online learning platform is designed to be view on an iPad or larger screen.

Technique Improvement Service

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Exam Feedback

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Detailed personalised advice

We make it our job to help you be the best at yours.

Here at Paradigm Shift we believe exam technique is just as important as technical knowledge.

It’s the reason we created our Technique Improvement Service, to help you pinpoint any areas where improvements – whether big or small – can be made that will sharpen your examination technique, boost your time management skills and build your confidence.

Click here to learn more.

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A few kind words from the more than 20,000 satisfied students we have worked with over the years.

I am pleased to say I've passed both SBM and Case Study exams! Thank you very much for all the marking and support you guys gave! The TIS service was very useful for Case Study this time around and I was able to apply this in the real exam. I went from a marginal fail of 48 to a comfortable 62 pass mark. Also, for SBM, thank you [tutor name] as you pushed me last December to keep trying when I was close to giving up, after the marginal fail of 47. I've now passed with 66 marks. The exam technique was the key!

Hoshel O

SBM TIS student

I passed CR and SBM. Wanted to once again say a huge thank you for all the help in preparing me for this battle. I felt prepared going into these exams and the insights that you were providing proved invaluable during the process. It was a refreshing approach after the big tuition providers and I am glad that you capitalised on the market gap. Also, incredible CR summary notes. After a bit of tabbing, the book becomes lethal in scoring exam marks!

Anton K

purchaser of SBM Exam Room Notes

I am pleased to say I've passed both SBM and Case Study exams! Thank you very much for all the marking and support you guys gave! The TIS service was very useful for Case Study this time around and I was able to apply this in the real exam. I went from a marginal fail of 48 to a comfortable 62 pass mark. Also, for SBM, thank you [tutor name] as you pushed me last December to keep trying when I was close to giving up, after the marginal fail of 47. I've now passed with 66 marks. The exam technique was the key!

Hoshel O

SBM on-demand student

Thank you for everything! My results are out of this world!

Alex R

SBM on-demand student

The Exam Room Notes were good for the branding part and the FR implications from closing a business unit. I could see where all the marks were because of the way we debriefed questions on the SBM course. The MAP also helped me allocate time.

Louise K

SBM on-demand student

I loved the focus on exam technique and insight into what to expect and how to approach the exam. Definitely boosted my confidence. It was a really impressive session. Really good to hear what the examiners think about the exam and to make connections between SBM and the other ACA papers (similarities and differences).

Abubakar M

SBM on-demand student

A really useful session which provided a comprehensive overview of SBM. The comments passed on from the ICAEW Tutor Conference were particularly helpful as they were never shared by my regular tuition provider. Thank you very much!

Jessica S

SBM on-demand student

[Tutor name] has been great so far, he has a very engaging style and makes the SBM content feel manageable, despite the volume of material.

Sherv C

SBM on-demand student

I have bought all of your books for the Advanced Level sitting - they are VERY good! I've found them so helpful. Your books have been such a good study help, especially for Case and SBM and I've had a lot more exam technique help from you.

Sophie H

purchaser of SBM Exam Room Notes

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) 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.

Marie T

purchaser of SBM Exam Room Notes

A really useful session which provided a comprehensive overview of SBM. The comments passed on from the ICAEW Tutor Conference were particularly helpful as they were never shared by my regular tuition provider. Thank you very much!

Jessica S

SBM on-demand student

Thank you for your help and assistance. The fact that during this pandemic you are still the go-to tuition provider does tell the rest of us that you have the right business model and a good grasp of SBM in real life!

Chee H

SBM on-demand student

[Tutor name] has been great so far, he has a very engaging style and makes the SBM content feel manageable, despite the volume of material.

Sherv C

SBM on-demand student

Thank you for the support with my Advanced Level exams, both in terms of the books I bought but your detailed responses to my questions via email throughout my exam preparation.

Ishaan P

purchaser of SBM Exam Room Notes

I just wanted to reach out and say thanks for writing such fantastic material - I passed Case Study with a score of 78 due to your materials. It really is in a different league to the provider I was with. You also helped me to pass my SBM retake in November 2016 (again, with a score of 78), so I really cannot express my gratitute enough!

Dom C-J

purchaser of Exam Room Notes

I was a part of the Case Masterclass and purchased the on-demand course for SBM and CR along with Exam Room Notes for all of them. I passed all 3 exams today first time despite going through some really difficult personal circumstances. I passed CR with 50% and SBM with 54% but I had not attempted a single exam question beforehand, only annotated your Exam Room Notes and used your on-demand video course.

Anonymous (at student request)

SBM on-demand student

I'm hoping your Case Study materials do the trick - they usually do! BPT, FM, SBM & CR! I go to tuition with [XXXXXX] but find the materials you provide to be far superior!

Simon M

purchaser of SBM Exam Room Notes

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) 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.

Marie T

purchaser of SBM Exam Room Notes