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examsOctober 26 2015

Pharmacy trainees sitting the September preregistration exam had a 64% pass rate, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced.

Of the 976 candidates sitting the exam, 626 passed. Previous pass rates have been 69% in September 2013 and 61% in 2014. Of those sitting this September’s exam, 294 were taking the assessment for the first time and had a pass rate of 56%.

Candidates are allowed three times attempts at the exam. “For those sitting for the second time the pass rate was 69%; and for those sitting for the third time the pass rate was 52%,” says the GPhC.

Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC, said: “The registration assessment remains an important tool for us to ensure that only those candidates who have the knowledge and skills to practise safely and effectively can join the register.

“We will be making a number of important changes to the registration assessment from 2016 to make sure the assessment takes advantage of current education best practice to enable trainees to better demonstrate the competencies set out in the learning outcomes.”

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