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.

We know how frustrating it can be to invest hours into sitting a practice paper only for your tutor to provide a few short generic comments such as "good attempt, check timing on Q2".

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 in which we’ll typically add up to five pieces of advice per page of your script.

We're happy to report

In addition to including feedback on your script, 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 Sunday evening (UK time), as that will enable us to provide feedback by Friday of the same week, giving you the following weekend to digest our advice and even perhaps attempt another TIS Mock .

Application Process

Our TIS marking fee is £130 plus VAT per paper for all Professional Level exams other than Business Planning: Banking and Business Planning: Taxation where the fee is £160 plus VAT per paper as a result of the more complex nature of these papers.

Our marking fee includes a numerical marking of your script, tutor feedback annotations on every page of your script and a 2-3 page Technique Advice Report which explains how to improve.

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

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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 so much for the amazing TIS report that you have provided. This is the first time I have used such a useful service.

Vishva S

BPB TIS student

Really impressed with your feedback and to see such a detailed report.

Alex R

BPB TIS student

I have cleared all of my ACA exams. Thank you to all of you!

Rohit J

BST TIS student

Officially ACA qualified. Thank you for your support and tutoring along the journey!

Pramesh M

BPT TIS student

Thank you so much - your FM Masterclass and TIS feedback helped me go from 47 to 76 in my latest FM retake! I wish I had discovered you guys earlier.

Faridah F

FM TIS student

Thanks again, please let the tutor know that the TIS is well worth the fee and a big help along with the Masterclass.

Andrew R

BPT TIS student

I passed all of my final exams on Friday. I honestly don't think I would have managed this without your feedback, so I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help with these exams and when I was struggling with BPT. I'll definitely be recommending the TIS.

James M

BPT TIS student

Your annotations seem to be very helpful from the initial brief review of the comments, with some things that no-one had mentioned to me before, so I can straight away see an area that I can easily improve on.

Jonathan B

FAR TIS student

I wanted to say a huge huge thank you. I feel I have a lot more confidence going into this exam (I never thought I'd pass a mock to be honest!) and now with a better understanding of audit opinions, I will hopefully feel I can tackle the exam head on. Thank you for all your help.

Clair D

A&A TIS student

I had my results for the AA exam taken in March and I passed! Would like to thank you very much for all of your help!

Amy T

A&A TIS student

I passed BPT with a score of 63. Many thanks for your help in getting me over the line.

David B

BPT TIS student

Just a note to say a massive thank you for your teaching throughout the BPT Masterclass. I passed both TC and BPT resits. BPT went from 40% to 63%. BPT is truly an awful exam and I am so pleased to have now passed it with your help. TIS was extremely useful too and I will be using your resources for my next first attempt exams. Thank you very much.

Linda N

TC TIS student

Please pass on my thanks to the markers for their invaluable feedback when using your TIS service.

Krishan M

BPT TIS student

Thank you very much for helping me through the Professional Level, I was very happy with my 61% pass in the end and am delighted I can continue with the qualification.

Andrew R

BPT TIS student

Your resources are brilliant. I used your books and TIS for BPT and passed no problem. I have just bought the books for SBM too, as I'm sitting this exam in July.

Paul J

BPT TIS student

Thank you for the returned marked scripts. Many thanks for your help so far, the feedback is providing me with valuable information as to where to focus my revision on. I am finding it very helpful.

Hugh C

BST TIS student

Many thanks for the returned marked script. Your comments will be extremely helpful in preparing for the A&A exam that will be coming shortly. Great insight into knowing what to focus on and to keep up the revision so I can demonstrate a very strong performance in the exam.

Pramesh M

A&A TIS student

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

Alex R

BPB TIS student

The TIS service has been very useful in helping with my technique and I thank you and the markers for your help!

Deepa M

BPT TIS student

Receiving my TIS feedback has given me a real boost. I also don't think I would have got this far at all on the FM revision stage without your on-demand course. Thanks again.

Clair D

FM TIS student