With the OCS exams starting next week, it's VITAL you make the most of the remaining days. However, having over-seen a number of case study exams I know how difficult it can be to know what to do between now and next week - so I have decided to share create a plan to help you through it.
with past students and using my own experience I have created a tried-and-tested
list of 10 things you should be doing before your
1) Read through the August Examiner's Report - this
report contains very important information! It includes VITAL advice
for students sitting the November exam and identifies exactly what the
examiner's will be looking for! August OCS Examiner's Report
yourself with the pre-seen analysis and industry background - consider
the issues that could come up in the exam and the implications for Marici Power.
Being aware of these before you get into the exam will put you at a significant
advantage as you will be able to write more comprehensive answers. Join in
with our Industry Discussion on our Operational Disqus.
3) Complete one final mock exam (if you have time for more
then even better!) - completing one last full script, with well
developed sections, will cement the exam practise you have been doing
- ensuring you have your time management mastered!
4) Check out our masterclasses - This is a great last minute revision opportunity. These popular sessions focus on what it takes to pass and what you need to do
to get those extra marks on exam day. It could be the difference between passing
and failing! - find out more
5) Ask any outstanding questions - if you are
on the full course why not take advantage of
our Tutor Forum? Our tutors always aim to get back to you as soon as
possible - Tutor Forum
6) A mini-mock is perfect for the day before an exam
full mock is probably a little too much, particularly for those of you at work,
so why not have one last go at our free mini-mock? If you've not completed this
yet - attempt our free mini-mock from the Operational Members
7) Write and memorise some pre-learned paragraphs.
This can score easy marks in the exam. You should memorise paragraphs which take
a piece of theory such as a model, explain how it works and then apply it to the
pre-seen. However, don't forget to apply this to the question asked in the exam!
8) Revise key theory. It is vital that you learn all
the key theory. You should know this by now of course, but one final review is
important. Our Study Text Part 2 summarises what we
believe are the most important theories you need to know from E1, F1 and
9) Review your key facts
sheet and strategic analysis of the pre-seen on the morning of the exam
so they are fresh in your mind.
10) Create a one-page summary of pre-seen facts to learn (e.g. who are the people and what are the key figures). You will not have time to refer back to the pre-seen on the day of your exam, as your main focus will be on the unseen material!