The results form the GPhC September registration examination were announced on Friday. This year’s pass rate of 65.2% compares with the 58.3% pass rate for the September 2017 registration assessment.
- 834 candidates sat the registration assessment on 27 September 2018.
- 544 candidates passed the assessment.
- The pass rate was 65.2%.
- 319 candidates sat the assessment for the first time.
- 448 sat the assessment for the second time and 67 for the third time.
Candidates that did not pass
- 290 candidates did not pass this time.
- Of those who took the paper for the third time, 31 passed and 36 did not pass.
September 2018 pass mark per paper
- The pass mark for part 1 is 25/39 (64.1%)
- The pass mark for part 2 is 79/118 (66.5%)
Pre-registration trainee pharmacists are permitted three attempts at the registration assessment.
% of total
Total number of candidates
Number of first sitting candidates
Number of second sitting candidates
Number of third sitting candidates
Candidate performance – pass rates
% of total
First sitting candidates – pass
Second sitting candidates – pass
Third sitting candidates – pass
GPhC Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin said:
“Many congratulations to all the trainees who passed this year’s registration assessment. I’d like to wish them well for their future careers. I’d also like to mention the tutors, and education and training providers for their hard work in helping trainees prepare for this significant step.
“From the first day on our register, pharmacists play an integral role in supporting the health and care of their patients. Through the registration assessment, we make sure that only those candidates who have – and can demonstrate they have – the required knowledge and skills to practise safely and effectively are able to join the register.”