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Notices & Updates

Examinations Noticeboard

Appeal against Decision Regarding Extra Examination Attempt – June 2016
Procedure for appealing a decision not to permit an additional examination attempt.

Policy on Allegations of Cheating and Misconduct May 2016
Policy updated to include reference to use of smart watches.

Part 2 FRCOphth eligibility update – January 2016
Advance notice of changes to Part 2 FRCOphth eligibility which will come into effect on 31 August 2017.  This of particular relevance to candidates holding MRCOphth or MRCSEd.

Limiting examination attempts – January 2016
Updated policy on limiting additional attempts at examinations. All Ophthalmic Specialist Trainees, Heads of School, Training Programme Directors, Regional Advisors and College Tutors have been sent a copy directly by email.

RCOphth Statement – Changes to Exam Structure May 2014
Correspondence from Mr Peter Tiffin, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, concerning a number of changes being made to the Examinations Structure from August 2014.

Statement re GMC Proposal to collect examination data by GMC number – March 2013
Correspondence from Mr Peter Tiffin, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, regarding the GMC’s Proposal to collect examination data by GMC number.  All trainees registered for the e-portfolio, existing SpRs, and other listed recipients, have been sent a copy directly by email.

Statement re Final Sitting of the Fellowship Assessment – March 2013
Correspondence from Mr Peter Tiffin, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, regarding the amended end date for the Fellowship Assessment.  All trainees registered for the e-portfolio, existing SpRs, and other listed recipients, have been sent a copy directly by email.

Updated Statement re National Professional Examinations – September 2012
Correspondence from Mr Peter Tiffin, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, regarding the General Medical Council’s updated statement on National Professional Examinations.  All trainees registered for the e-portfolio, and other listed recipients, have been sent a copy directly by email.

Statement re National Professional Exams – April 2012
Correspondence from Professor Caroline MacEwen, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, regarding the General Medical Council’s statement on National Professional Examinations.  All trainees registered for the e-portfolio, and other listed recipients, have been sent a copy directly by email.

Consultation on proposals to amend the method of assessment for the Refraction Certificate and the Part 2 FRCOphth Written Examination
The College has launched a consultation on proposals to amend the method of assessment for the Refraction Certificate and the Part 2 FRCOphth Written Examination.  Further details regarding the proposals and how to contribute are provided here.  Please note the consultation will close on Monday 30 January 2012 at 5pm.

Joint Letter from the Chairmen of the Examinations and Training Committees – 10 September 2010
Correspondence from Dr Caroline MacEwen, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, and Miss Carole Jones, Chairman of the Training Committee, concerning examinations requirements for exiting Higher Specialist Training and Ophthalmic Specialist Training.

Letter from the Chairman of the Examinations Committee – 7 May 2010
Correspondence from Dr Caroline MacEwen, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, confirming exit examination eligibility following the specialty review by the GMC (previously the PMETB) is provided for information. Listed recipients, including all trainees registered for the e-portfolio and (old-style) Specialist Registrars for whom the College holds an email address, have been sent a copy directly by email.

Letter from the Chairman of the Examaintions Committee – 18th January 2010
Correspondence from Dr Caroline MacEwen, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, regarding eligibility to sit the Fellowship Assessment is provided for information. All trainees registered for the e-portfolio ,and other listed recipients, have been sent a copy directly by email.

 

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