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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 is available for you to download. You will be able to access the advance information on this page from:

  • Tuesday 7 June 2022 for the July exam session
  • Tuesday 27 September 2022 for the November exam session

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 links 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 here, 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.

Executive Summary

The examiners have made some small changes to the layout of the marking key.

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