The A&P part 1 exam that was due to take place on 04/03/21 will now take place a week later on the 11/03/21.
First of all, may I take this opportunity to apologise to also those candidates who have been preparing their revisions for the original exam date.
The justification for this change if that I had received a number of communications about candidates not having time to prepare for exams due to the current Covid situation.
Also, when taking the screenshot register of candidates who turned up the last online zoom session (session 4) I noticed only approx. 50% turnout of candidates and had received apologies for absences due to high workloads.
Taking both these factors together I contacted the RSPH to see if we could postpone the exam by a week.
I am unable to delay the exam date any further as this would affect revisions times for your next set of exams and throw other cohorts out if sync.
If candidates are still struggling with this new date or are unable to attend this new date then please ask your line manger to contact me ASAP as unfortunately the next A&P part 1 exam date will be some months away and will affect your course progression dates.
Finally, could I also ask that you all inform all your mentors / exam invigilators of this new date (exam start and finish times not affected) of 11/03/21. A new exam invigilator form will need to be submitted if you have a new exam invigilator.
Once again apologies to candidates on all cohorts who had been planning and working hard for your exam dates and had longstanding published dates planned in their diary.