Examination pass rates

The overall pass rates of the MRCPCH and Diploma of Child Health (DCH) examinations - for all candidates, and broken down by UK and overseas graduation. 

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MRCPCH Part 1a/FOP (from 2013.1 onwards)

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2011.1
2011.2
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.1
2013.2
2013.3
2014.1
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.1
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
53.8
40.6
50.0
55.7
43.2
53.3
66.2
45.6
43.5
45.8
61.3
74.9
62.6
51.1
35.4
52.2
28.4
69.0
51.4
45.6
22.9
78.7
36.1
80.2
79.5
78.3
79.6
80.2
79.2
91.4
84.1
78.9
81.7
87.6
89.0
95.9
84.5
63.5
75.1
60.3
80.5
86.8
76.7
53.8
91.2
61.5
33.5
26.7
42.4
41.5
30.6
42.3
51.8
32.9
29.5
28.3
50.7
69.7
48.1
38.8
25.0
39.8
15.9
64.9
35.9
34.1
13.9
75.3
28.1
66.1
65.6
64.0
68.3
64.6
71.9
81.0
70.6
68.3
74.7
82.1
83.9
83.7
68.5
51.7
63.3
45.9
73.4
71.9
63.0
40.7
87.0
52.1

MRCPCH Part 1b/TAS (from 2013.1 onwards)

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2011.1
2011.2
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.1
2013.2
2013.3
2014.1
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.1
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
31.6
38.2
46.5
38.6
33.8
43.0
35.5
33.6
46.3
41.3
50.0
65.7
43.4
43.4
46.0
36.0
56.4
44.3
32.5
33.7
72.0
40.8
39.4
42.6
56.0
51.4
55.2
54.4
54.2
51.0
54.9
50.9
46.6
65.4
72.4
48.3
64.6
47.1
43.0
65.8
52.9
33.2
35.4
79.7
41.9
44.2
25.5
32.0
45.7
29.9
28.2
40.1
27.9
27.1
44.2
37.5
42.4
64.4
41.1
37.0
45.8
32.7
52.2
41.0
32.7
34.1
68.8
40.8
37.8
33.2
48.6
48.8
47.6
41.1
46.6
44.9
46.4
43.9
43.1
57.3
65.6
42.8
53.9
45.5
34.2
61.4
49.2
32.0
33.4
74.8
40.5
39.2

MRCPCH Part 2/AKP (from 2013.1 onwards)

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2010.3*
2011.2
(no  2011.1)
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.1
2013.2
2013.3
2014.1
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.1
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
37.1
59
38.3
51.8
54.1
-
45.1
44.6
35.5
55.2
54.6
65.8
62.6
72.9
57.7
67.0
77.5
50.6
46.2
71.3
44.7
60.4
50.8
57.9
38.7
66.7
46.5
60.0
66.0
-
51.8
50.4
47.7
50.0
59.4
67.7
65.5
81.3
65.4
80.4
91.3
70.2
47.2
84.4
57.8
79.2
59.4
77.5
36.8
56.9
36.0
44.4
50.0
-
42.9
39.6
28.5
56.7
49.0
66.2
62.0
67.9
55.1
63.5
68.7
43.4
46.8
63.8
40.0
55.5
48.3
51.0
35.7
58.7
38.6
39.1
57.0
-
46.7
42.0
39.3
47.0
55.5
63.4
59.9
74.3
55.5
70.4
84.3
56.3
41.7
77.7
47.5
69.0
53.2
65.8

* extra sitting

MRCPCH Clinical

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

2010.1
2010.2
2010.3
2011.1
2011.2
2011.3
2012.1
2012.2
2012.3
2013.1
2013.2
2013.3
2014.1
2014.2
2014.3
2015.1
2015.2
2015.3
2016.1
2016.2
2016.3
2017.1
2017.2
36.6
40.1
40.4
40.4
39.5
41.9
49.1
45.0
50.4
50.6
54.8
49.6
58.0
52.0
55.8
53.8
56.6
56.8
55.1
52.5
61.2
57.0
56.9
62.8
70.2
68.0
61.8
59.4
62.7
68.3
65.3
74.7
70.9
77.5
72.2
74.1
71.5
71.6
71.0
74.3
77.8
74.3
74.4
87.8
78.2
80.1
24.9
21.6
25.8
24.8
22.3
28.0
37.1
36.6
32.5
36.3
34.6
25.7
34.7
34.8
38.5
29.3
32.6
34.3
36.6
28.6
37.6
34.9
35.6
40.7
44.2
41.8
41.8
39.5
43.9
51.2
48.6
53.7
52.1
58.0
51.2
57.2
54.0
59.1
57.6
60.9
62.7
60.3
57.5
69.2
66.1
66.5

DCH Clinical

Exam Diet

Overall %

UK Graduates %

Overseas Graduates %

UK Workers %

2010.1
2010.2
2011.1
2011.2
2012.1
2012.2
2013.1
2013.2
2014.1
2014.2
2015.1
2015.2
2016.1
2016.2
2017.1
80.4
71.9
78.4
70.3
79.7
67.7
84.5
83.6
79.1
79.3
73.8
76.4
78.8
85.1
81.7
87.0
86.5
89.5
79.7
89.4
80.2
96.9
95.1
96.2
85.4
92.5
91.9
90.2
94.1
100.0
56.3
55.4
48.3
51.7
55.6
45.6
55.0
56.6
40.7
64.3
41.4
53.7
62.9
69.7
60.0
80.8
71.7
80.7
70.4
83.5
68.7
90.7
86.4
85.3
81.0
83.3
78.8
85.0
90.3
86.8

Contact

If you would like to discuss anything on data generated from the Education and Training Division of the RCPCH, please contact  Richard Teahan in the Quality and Standards Team: Richard.Teahan@rcpch.ac.uk .