Feast on feedback

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.

This advice is particularly important for Case Study, given the very unusual and strict way in which this examination is marked.

We know how frustrating it can be to invest 4 hours in sitting a practice paper only for your tutor to provide a few short generic comments such as "good attempt, check timing for Requirement 2".

With our Technique Improvement Service, you can be confident the feedback you receive won’t leave you hungry.

That’s because we’ll provide a line-by-line review summarised within our two to three page Technique Advice Report.

And our Case Study TIS process is based around the live set of Advance Information using our Mock Exam Pack to ensure that we are providing advice of relevance to your real examination attempt.

We're happy to report

In addition to marking your script to show you the points that you achieved on the marking grid, we’ll also provide a two to three-page report that gives you further technique advice on a question-by-question basis.

This “Technique Advice Report” covers everything from how to improve your time management and efficiently use the ICAEW computer-based assessment software through to how to interpret questions and adjust your writing style to save time without losing marks.

No fuss, no delay

Provided that you submit your script on time, we’ll return your script within five working days – usually sooner!

This means you can eliminate any bad habits and implement our feedback as soon as possible.

We’ll usually ask you to submit your script by 23:59 on a Saturday evening (UK time), as that will enable us to provide feedback by Friday of the next week week, giving you time the following weekend to digest our advice and even perhaps attempt another TIS Mock .

Application Process

Our TIS marking fee is £160 plus VAT per paper for Case Study. We accept a minimum of 2 scripts and a maximum of 5 scripts.

Our marking fee includes a formal marking of your script against our Mock exam marking grid and a 2-3 page Technique Advice Report which explains how to improve, based on our careful line-by-line review of your work.

All marking needs to be agreed in advance. Please complete the short form below to outline your requirements and we will be in touch to let you know whether we have the necessary tutor availability.

We will then arrange the submission dates with you. We tend to get busier as exam day nears so please contact us at the earliest opportunity.

Due to the time-intensive nature of TIS work, we have limited availability so please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that you must separately purchase our live Mock Exam Pack to obtain the Mock papers needed to submit a TIS script. This is because we only provide TIS reviews in relation to the live set of Advance Information so that your scarce revision time is invested into worthwhile and relevant work. Click here to read more about the Mock Exam Pack.

Our submission dates for the November 2021 sitting are (by 23.59 UK time on the relevant date in all cases):


Saturday 2 October 2021 (Mock 1 from our November 2021 Mock Exam Pack)

Saturday 9 October 2021 (Mock 2 from our November 2021 Mock Exam Pack)

Saturday 16 October 2021 (Mock 3 from our November 2021 Mock Exam Pack)

Saturday 23 October 2021 (Mock 4 from our November 2021 Mock Exam Pack)

Saturday 30 October 2021 (Mock 5 from our November 2021 Mock Exam Pack)


Provided that you submit on time, we will return our feedback by 23.59 UK time on the Friday following the relevant submission date listed above. In the case of Mock 5, a special process applies to ensure that you receive your feedback just a few days later (by 23.59 UK time on Monday 1 November but earlier if possible) so that you receive our advice before exam day.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

What our
students say

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

I just wanted to let you guys know that I passed Case Study!! There is a chapter in the Cracking Case book that advises students what to do in case they screw up their timing (like a Plan B). I employed Plan B in Requirement 3 because I did screw up my timing, and it saved my life, so thank you so very much. I have used almost all of your resources for SBM, CR and Case Study. I will be more than happy to recommend your services to the students here in Saudi Arabia and on social media.

Muhammad S

Case Study TIS student

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

Case Study TIS student

Just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your help with the Case Study exam. I got 86% which has enabled me to get the regional prize and the top mark within my firm. Once again, thanks for your help - I am very grateful.

Jordan R

Case Study TIS student

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help and materials over the last three exams, as I had some great news on Friday that I passed my Case Study exam first time!! I was delighted to pass with 63% and found your books, Mock Exam Pack and TIS scripts really helpful towards this result. I shall be throughly recommending you to my colleagues!

Daniel C

Case Study TIS student

I passed! This was my second attempt at Case after failing with another provider in November (48%) so I can't even explain how amazing it feels to get over the line! Your materials were amazing and the tutor who marked my Mock Exams was equally as fantastic so please say thank you to him and all your team there. I got 64% in the end and I don't think I would've gotten close to that without all your hard work behind the scenes. Thanks again for everything.

Luke H

Case Study TIS student

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, having passed my retake Case Study exam in July 2018. I took your online course and I will definitely recommend TIS to any student. I feel the feedback on a real time Mock Exam was very helpful. I got a good idea of how to hit points in the markscheme and how to write precise short points, in order to stick to the tight time window for this exam.

Mohammad A

Case Study TIS student

I passed the Case Study exam and now have no more ACA exams to take!! Thank you so very much for the Mock Exam Pack for all 4 of my Case Study exam attempts, as well as the very useful TIS feedback that you gave me for the July 2018 sitting. I learned so much about the Case Study exam technique from your Mock Exams and am very grateful for all the help you have given me. Thank you again.

William W

Case Study TIS student

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your Case Study materials/Mock Exam Pack/TIS marking & feedback and personalised help - I passed with 63, compared to the 38 first attempt that I had with [XXXXXX]. Many thanks again!!

Natalie H

Case Study TIS student

Sharing the good news that I've passed my Case Study exam after failing my first attempt in July. I couldn't have done it without your support. Cracking Case and TIS have proven to be a very effective combination and you guys truly are the best! Thanks for everything!

Ishtiaque S

Case Study TIS student

I just wanted to share the great news with you - I passed my Case Study exam in the November sitting after failing in the July sitting, so I am fully exam qualified now! I can not express how happy I am now - thank you very much for all the useful exam techniques! I will definitely recommend you to other students!

Maggie L

Case Study TIS student