The General Pharmaceutical Council has shown that the overall pass rate for the July 2021 registration exam was eighty-two per cent, which is ten percentage points higher than June 2019.
Due to the pandemic, there was no summer assessment held in 2020, and, as a result, it was postponed to March 2021, with a pass rate of eighty-eight per cent.
“The GPHC has shown that the overall pass rate for the July 2021 registration exam was 82%.“
The July exam was held at the Pearson Vue assessment centre, online, over three days. Candidates who sat the exam on 27 and 28 July saw an overall pass rate of eighty-five per cent for each day, according to a statement from the GPhC, compared to 29 July, which had an overall pass rate of seventy-five per cent.
Chief Executive of the GPhC, Duncan Rudkin, stated: “This is a significant achievement, particularly given the challenges with completing their training during the pandemic.”
President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Claire Anderson, stated: “Achieving a pass rate of eighty-two per cent, the second-highest since 2016, is testament to the hard work of preregistration candidates through adversity. As well as having to sit an online exam for the first time, candidates had the COVID-19 pandemic to contend with. We understand that failing an assessment can be disheartening and so we are also able to support those who may have not passed on this occasion. RPS can help them think through their next steps and prepare for a future assessment or other career options.”See all the latest jobs in Consumer