7.4 Your OSCE results

Your results will be published on a secure section of our website. You will receive a link to the page before results day – make sure you have your login details to hand. 

The January OSCE results will be available from 9am on Friday 4 February. You will need to log in to your My College area to view your results.

You’ll receive confirmation of your results in the post within two working days of them appearing on the website. This will include a breakdown of your individual station marks and your next steps. Make sure your postal address is up-to-date on our website.

After your results

Pass

If you pass, apply for registration with the GOC and get a full College membership. Application forms for these will be included with your results letter. Until you receive your new GOC number as a qualified member, you can only perform the same supervised duties as you did while under pre-reg supervision.

Fail

If you fail, you can book a place at the next OSCE. You need to complete the Scheme within two years and three months of enrolling, or have passed by your fourth attempt at OSCE, whichever happens first.

Appeals and complaints

If you believe that there were irregularities in the conduct of the OSCE, you can appeal. If you want to complain about the exam, follow the steps outlined in the complaints procedure.

Calculating results

We calculate OSCE results using the Borderline Regression method. The Borderline Regression is a method of standard setting that is used by medical professionals all over the world. It is considered to be the most objective way of setting the standard for practical exams such as OSCEs and is recognised internationally.

To pass the OSCE, you normally need to pass 10 of the 14 OSCE stations and achieve the overall pass mark for the day.

Unlike Stage 1 and Stage 2, we do not give feedback on your OSCE performance. Examiners do not take any notes during the exam, they only complete the mark sheet. Because stations are re-used in future exams, we do not give out details of the objectives for a station.

Previous pass rates

No. candidates January 66
No. passes January55
Pass rate January (%)83%
No. candidates March 499
No. passes March394
Pass rate March (%)79%
No. candidates July290
No. passes July206
Pass rate July (%)71%
No. candidates September 
No. passes September 
Pass rate September (%)%
Total entries (2021) 
Total passed entries (2021) 
Total pass rate (2021) (%)%
No. candidates January 222
No. passes January139
Pass rate January (%)63%
No. candidates March 133
No. passes March92
Pass rate March (%)69%
No. candidates September63
No. passes September38
Pass rate September (%)60%
Total entries (2020) 
Total passed entries (2020) 
Total pass rate (2020) (%)%
No. candidates January260
No. passes January190
Pass rate January (%)73%
No. candidates March119
No. passes March88
Pass rate March (%)74%
No. candidates July298
No. passes July233
Pass rate July (%)78%
No. candidates September285
No. passes September205
Pass rate September (%)72%
Total entries (2019)962
Total passed entries (2019)716
Total pass rate (2019) (%)74%
No. candidates January226
No. passes January152
Pass rate January (%)67
No. candidates March103
No. passes March73
Pass rate March (%)71
No. candidates July306
No. passes July207
Pass rate July (%)68
No. candidates September339
No. passes September243
Pass rate September (%)72
Total entries (2018)974
Total passed entries (2018)675
Total pass rate (2018) (%)69
No. candidates January146
No. passes January96
Pass rate January (%)66
No. candidates March67
No. passes March44
Pass rate March (%)66
No. candidates July326
No. passes July229
Pass rate July(%)70
No. candidates September317
No. passes September194
Pass rate September(%)61
Total entries (2017)856
Total passed entries (2017)563
Total pass rate (2017) (%)66
No. candidates January 136
No. passes January 84
Pass rate January (%) 62
No. candidates March 71
No. passes March 30
Pass rate March (%) 42
No. candidates July391
No. passes July294
Pass rate July (%)75
No. candidates September304
No. passes September236
Pass rate September (%)78
Total entries (2016)902
Total passed entries (2016)644
Total pass rate (%) (2016)71
No. candidates January 121
No. passes January 74
Pass rate January (%) 61
No. candidates March 63
No. passes March 48
Pass rate March (%) 76
No. candidates July 324
No. passes July 243
Pass rate July (%) 75
No. candidates September 323
No. passes September 253
Pass rate September (%) 78
Total entries (2015) 831
Total passed entries (2015) 618
Total pass rate (%) (2015) 74