11 February 2019

2019 Tutor Conference – CBE

Well that was certainly the most interesting Tutor Conference we've been to! The introduction of Computer Based Exams (CBE) was, of course, the hot topic.

As they have always said, ICAEW confirmed that the style of the Case Study exam and answer have not changed - there will still be an Advance Information document issued 6 weeks before the exam, it is still open book (you can bring all your notes in with you) and you will still be writing a report which includes Executive Summary and answers to 3 Requirements, including an appendix for each.

However, CBE necessitates a small change to the presentation of the answer. On each requirement sub-page of the software you will first create your appendix, then your written answer. This presentation change is reflected in the 2019 Case Study Learning Materials.

What you should do now:

  1. Buy the 2019 Case Study Learning Materials from Gillards.com. These are significantly updated to reflect CBE answer structure and marking key structure; you are at a disadvantage if you have not read them.
  2. Familiarise yourself with Case Study specific CBE answer software here. This is not yet published on ICAEW Resources page, but we expect it to be soon. Guidance notes which include Case Study specific information should be used in conjunction with this software.
  3. Sign up to this blog and download our App (search Training by Eos in your App Store) to receive notifications of new posts. Over the next few weeks we will publish a series of blogs, articles and videos to help you be comfortable with the CBE software BEFORE you start work on the July 2019 Advance Information.
  4. If you have any questions or specific areas you'd like us to cover in our blogs get in touch and we'll make sure they're addressed.

July 2019 Tuition Options

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