Case Study Masterclasses Live (November 2021)

Our Case Study Masterclass Live sessions are provided on a pay-as-you-go basis to provide an affordable option for students who require expert tuition on specific aspects of Case Study exam technique. All sessions are hosted online using Zoom, providing a convenient way to study.

The cost of each session is £35 (except for our Heads Up session on 24 September and Full Advance Information Review session on 4 October, which are both free of charge!).

Sessions vary in length from 1 hour (Executive Summary Masterclass) to 3 hours (Advance Information Review): please check the relevant session description for full details.

Sign-up is quick and easy – simply click the link relevant to the session that you want to attend (see the various session options available further down this webpage), make a secure payment by credit or debit card to reserve your space (obviously, not required for our free sessions!) and you will be automatically sent the unique Zoom weblink to allow you to attend the session.

Case Study Heads Up - November 2021 Advance Information and Exam Technique

DATE AND TIME

24 September 2021, 13.00 UK time

LEngth of Session

1 hour

Cost

FREE!

In this FREE session, an expert Case Study tutor will provide you with our first thoughts on the November 2021 Advance Information, following its release by ICAEW on 21 September. We will try to provide a useful "heads up" to help guide your subsequent study of the Advance Information.

We will also provide you with our top tips for each element of the examination, again to help guide your preparations over the next few weeks through to exam day.

Please note that our review of the Advance Information will reflect our initial thoughts based on working with the Advance Information for just a few days. Check out our later and longer Advance Information review sessions in October as we will work through every page on a more detailed basis, once we have had more time to get familiar with the Advance Information.

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have registered for this session as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of registration – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the registration was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

Full Advance Information Review

DATE AND TIME

4 October 2021, 18.30 UK time

LEngth of Session

3 hours

Cost

FREE!

In this session, an expert Case Study tutor will work through the November 2021 Advance Information on a line-by-line and word-by-word basis, highlighting any points that appear to be particularly examinable. We will also point out any recurring themes and issues that the examiners have scattered around the different pages of the Advance Information. By the end of the session, you will know the Advance Information inside-out, helping you to focus your remaining preparation time effectively and you will also understand the most likely scenarios for examination day.

We are pleased to provide this session free of charge - many thanks to the ICAEW student societies involved in this session for helping organise and promote this event!

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have registered for the session as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of registration – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the transaction was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

R1 Masterclass (Option 1)

DATE AND TIME

8 October 2021, 13.00 UK time

LEngth of Session

1 hour

Cost

£35

In this session, an expert Case Study tutor will review the patterns in a typical Requirement 1 markscheme so that you can stay focused on points that are likely to score – vital information for the Case Study examination, given that the marker has no discretion when awarding marks and therefore credit can only be given for points that match the finalised markscheme. We will also look at how to prepare your Appendix 1 as quickly as possible and other aspects of time management for Requirement 1.

In the second part of the session, we will apply our general technique lessons to the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Advance Information so that you understand how to put theory into practice.

By the end of this session, you will know how to finish Requirement 1 on time whilst still securing a high passing score. And you will be prepared for the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Requirement 1 specifically.

This session takes place at 2 alternative times (there is no difference in the content of each session: we are simply providing 2 alternatives for the convenience of students so please do not book both sessions).

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have made payment as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of making payment – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the transaction was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

R1 Masterclass (Option 2)

DATE AND TIME

8 October 2021, 21.00 UK time

LEngth of Session

1 hour

Cost

£35

In this session, an expert Case Study tutor will review the patterns in a typical Requirement 1 markscheme so that you can stay focused on points that are likely to score – vital information for the Case Study examination, given that the marker has no discretion when awarding marks and therefore credit can only be given for points that match the finalised markscheme. We will also look at how to prepare your Appendix 1 as quickly as possible and other aspects of time management for Requirement 1.

In the second part of the session, we will apply our general technique lessons to the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Advance Information so that you understand how to put theory into practice.

By the end of this session, you will know how to finish Requirement 1 on time whilst still securing a high passing score. And you will be prepared for the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Requirement 1 specifically.

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have made payment as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of making payment – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the transaction was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

R2 and R3 Masterclass (Option 1)

DATE AND TIME

15 October 2021, 12.30 UK time

LEngth of Session

2 hours

Cost

£35

In this session, an expert Case Study tutor will review the patterns in typical Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 markschemes so that you can stay focused on points that are likely to score – vital information for the Case Study examination, given that the marker has no discretion when awarding marks and therefore credit can only be given for points that match the finalised markscheme. We will also look at how to avoid getting bogged down in the Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 calculations by looking at what the narrative marks are awarded for in these similar Requirements.

In the second part of the session, we will apply our general technique lessons to the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Advance Information so that you understand how to put theory into practice.

We cover Requirements 2 and 3 in a single session as these Requirements are similar in nature but any important differences will be clearly flagged by the tutor in the session.

By the end of this session, you will know how to finish Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 on time whilst still securing a high passing score. And you will be prepared for the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 specifically.

This session takes place at 2 alternative times (there is no difference in the content of each session: we are simply providing 2 alternatives for the convenience of students so please do not book both sessions).

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have made payment as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of making payment – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the transaction was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

R2 and R3 Masterclass (Option 2)

DATE AND TIME

15 October 2021, 20.30 UK time

LEngth of Session

2 hours

Cost

£35

In this session, an expert Case Study tutor will review the patterns in typical Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 markschemes so that you can stay focused on points that are likely to score – vital information for the Case Study examination, given that the marker has no discretion when awarding marks and therefore credit can only be given for points that match the finalised markscheme. We will also look at how to avoid getting bogged down in the Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 calculations by looking at what the narrative marks are awarded for in these similar Requirements.

In the second part of the session, we will apply our general technique lessons to the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Advance Information so that you understand how to put theory into practice.

We cover Requirements 2 and 3 in a single session as these Requirements are similar in nature but any important differences will be clearly flagged by the tutor in the session.

By the end of this session, you will know how to finish Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 on time whilst still securing a high passing score. And you will be prepared for the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Requirement 2 and Requirement 3 specifically.

This session takes place at 2 alternative times (there is no difference in the content of each session: we are simply providing 2 alternatives for the convenience of students so please do not book both sessions).

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have made payment as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of making payment – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the transaction was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

Executive Summary Masterclass (Option 1)

DATE AND TIME

22 October 2021, 13.00 UK time

LEngth of Session

1 hour

Cost

£35

In this session, an expert Case Study tutor will review the patterns in a typical Executive Summary markscheme so that you can stay focused on points that are likely to score – vital information for the Case Study examination, given that the marker has no discretion when awarding marks and therefore credit can only be given for points that match the finalised markscheme. We are finding that more and more students are coming unstuck in the Executive Summary, potentially undoing a lot of excellent work elsewhere in the paper as you must pass all elements of the examination to pass Case Study overall. This session will help build your confidence and technique so that you do not “fall at the final hurdle”. We will also address the frequent question of what to do in relation to copying and pasting and the Executive Summary.

In the second part of the session, we will apply our general technique lessons to the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Advance Information so that you understand how to put theory into practice.

By the end of this session, you will know how to finish your Executive Summary on time whilst still securing a high passing score. And you will be prepared for the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Executive Summary specifically.

This session takes place at 2 alternative times (there is no difference in the content of each session: we are simply providing 2 alternatives for the convenience of students so please do not book both sessions).

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have made payment as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of making payment – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the transaction was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

Executive Summary Masterclass (Option 2)

DATE AND TIME

22 October 2021, 21.00 UK time

LEngth of Session

1 hour

Cost

£35

In this session, an expert Case Study tutor will review the patterns in a typical Executive Summary markscheme so that you can stay focused on points that are likely to score – vital information for the Case Study examination, given that the marker has no discretion when awarding marks and therefore credit can only be given for points that match the finalised markscheme. We are finding that more and more students are coming unstuck in the Executive Summary, potentially undoing a lot of excellent work elsewhere in the paper as you must pass all elements of the examination to pass Case Study overall. This session will help build your confidence and technique so that you do not “fall at the final hurdle”. We will also address the frequent question of what to do in relation to copying and pasting and the Executive Summary.

In the second part of the session, we will apply our general technique lessons to the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Advance Information so that you understand how to put theory into practice.

By the end of this session, you will know how to finish your Executive Summary on time whilst still securing a high passing score. And you will be prepared for the Dog Gourmet Supplies Limited Executive Summary specifically.

This session takes place at 2 alternative times (there is no difference in the content of each session: we are simply providing 2 alternatives for the convenience of students so please do not book both sessions).

Important

Please check your email as soon as you have made payment as you should receive the automated Zoom weblink within 5 minutes of making payment – if not, check your Junk Mail folder and if you still have not received the session-specific link please contact us at hello@paradigmshift.training because if you do not receive the link almost immediately, this may indicate that the transaction was not processed correctly via the Zoom/PayPal integration (this is rare but can happen so please get in touch in case of doubt because without the unique Zoom weblink, you cannot participate in the session).

What our
students say

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

Thank you for the really useful Advance Information Review Masterclass yesterday!

Laurence B

Masterclass Live student

I passed Case Study (73) after taking part in your Masterclass session, getting the book and having my scripts marked by you. Huge thanks: what a relief! Your Plan B came in super useful for R3 as the exam was horrendously time-pressured, and I had just 55 minutes for R3. I can't thank you enough.

Jessica S

Masterclass Live student

Thank you very much for yesterday's class, it was very useful!

Alex T

Masterclass Live student

I was a part of the Case Masterclass. I passed all 3 exams today first time despite going through some really difficult personal circumstances. Passed Case with 64% just simply relying on technique and skeletons you have shown us. I can't thank you enough for all of your help.

Anonymous (at student request)

Masterclass Live student

Thank you for the really useful Advance Information Review Masterclass yesterday!

Laurence B

Masterclass Live student

The Masterclass sessions were really good. They provided a concise summary and for a reasonable price. The tutor was very dedicated and patient explaining and talking through the information. This was appreciated and I'm impressed! I will recommend your classes to other ACA students.

Marcella C

Masterclass Live student

I attended the study session yesterday, which I found extremely useful - thank you!

Rebecca R

Masterclass Live student

The session today was fantastic and very insightful. Thanks!

Amit G

Masterclass Live student

I was a part of the Case Masterclass. I passed all 3 exams today first time despite going through some really difficult personal circumstances. Passed Case with 64% just simply relying on technique and skeletons you have shown us. I can't thank you enough for all of your help.

Anonymous (at student request)

Masterclass Live student

The Masterclass sessions were really good. They provided a concise summary and for a reasonable price. The tutor was very dedicated and patient explaining and talking through the information. This was appreciated and I'm impressed! I will recommend your classes to other ACA students.

Marcella C

Masterclass Live student