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Ellie12

Marking/ Grades

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Does anyone know how the written papers are marked and what marks you need to pass? Can you still pass if you fail one of the papers?

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Ellie

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There are loads of previous postings about this topic.

You'll only know your marks if you fail.

You get three marks out of 20 - essay, critical appraisal and both MCQ papers combined.

It says somewhere that you need to pass two papers and reach an acceptable standard on the third to pass overall.

I think 8 out of 20 is given as the pass mark but others may correct me on that.

As to how they are marked, breadth of knowledge, style, clarity etc. Do remember though that nearly 80% of people pass the written exam. It's the clinicals that get most people. Would recommend you start practising for these well before the result of the written comes out. Three weeks isn't long enough.

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Thanks Elton Road.

Does that mean that both ISQ papers are combined and are worth one third of the marks (or 1/6 each) rather than a quarter of the marks each?

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Yes they are combined but they don't make up a third of the marks. Each section stands on it's own so you could get 100% in the critical appraisal but still fail through the essay and multiple choice. You need to reach a certain minimum standard in every paper to pass.

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