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Case Study

The Case Study exam will assess your understanding of providing advice on complex business issues in the form of a written report. The scenario may be based on a variety of different organisational structures or operations, and you will be provided with advance information ahead of the exam. The exam is four hours long and will consist of three requirements and an executive summary. The exam is available to sit in July and November and is open book and will permit you to take any written or printed material into the exam.

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Exam guidance

We are here to support you throughout your ACA journey to ensure you have everything you need for your upcoming exam, from exam resources to free and confidential wellbeing support from CABA. Ensure you are fully prepared by reading our exam guidance prior to your exam.

Advance information

The advance information for the Case Study exam will be available eight weeks prior to the exam. You will be able to access the advance information on this page. To confirm the dates when the advance information will be available, please visit ACA dates and deadlines

The advance information for past Case Study exams can be found below. The advance information can now also be added to your digital bookshelf. You can add the Case Study advance information to your bookshelf by visiting the ebookshop using the link below  and selecting the relevant edition. The digital version will not be added automatically, you must visit the link below for it to be available. The advance information is still available as a traditional PDF, which can be printed and taken to your exam.

Exam preparation

Learning materials

These are designed to be used alongside the printed study manual and walkthroughs for Bux and True Taste.

Practice software

It's important that you get to know the exam software and its various functions before you take an exam. To help, we have created an online only practice exam software. 

Preparing for your Case Study

Presentation of appendix for Requirement 1

View this note which clarifies the presentation of appendices for Requirement 1 in the Case Study.

Case Study Marks Feedback

As the Case Study is marked slightly different to the other exams, the marks are calculated in a different manner. To fully utilise and understand the Case Study marks feedback you will need to refer to the Case Study feedback guide along with a copy of the relevant exam script.


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