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  1. Considering but there isn't much revision material available.
  2. I didn't attend any courses as such but I did go to their practice afternoon session. I can say that they are a great team, enthusiastic and helpful.
  3. Thank you for all your posts in the forum Afterlife, many have been useful as I progressed through the exams.
  4. Yes, received membership payment letter
  5. 1. Make sure you get the name of the patient and their relation to the task. This will also give you their expected level of understanding etc. I didnt have time to write exact tasks down maybe one or two words, just remember the rough structure of the task. 2. I rarely shake hands in practice and never in my CASC stations. 3. You have to listen in the first few minutes, guiding them and exploring cues - this is one and the same as doing the task. 4. Sit with confidence looking interested in the patient. If you are that self concious you will not be concentrating on the task. 5. It is very important to have a good command of English. Try to spend as much time as possible on this. On the plus side you generally need only a few questions for most stations if you are doing well, so prepare them in advance during revision if needed.
  6. Results released - passed, happy but still think Fri was hard. Best of luck to all!
  7. 10. Is there a limit on the number of new stations used in the CASC exam? Yes. Although all stations go through a rigorous piloting process prior to being used in the exam, it is difficult to predict how difficult candidates will find them. For this reason only one or two new stations will be used on any one day of the CASC and new stations will be evenly distributed across the week
  8. Another tough Friday station. Many complained about the variabilty with regards to the actress for the station in terms of how forthcoming she was.
  9. Relax, good luck for results day.
  10. Nobody is saying this. Its more about intra-exam comparability. Granted if they adjust for difficulty but I very much doubt they wiil.
  11. I saw two candidates crying in the post exam room. But maybe this is common.
  12. I really don't understand why they made the Friday exam so difficult with respect to the other days. The length of background reading to stations was comical and I am a fast reader! I hope this is not a sign of things to come!
  13. So sad, RIP dear friend and condolences to your loved ones.
  14. Radio 4 myself.
  15. Seems like iwatch 2 will have the same battery life. Disappointing.