FFICM Examination Regulations

Published 19/12/2022

11. Representation and re-calculation

11.1     The Faculty is committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly and consistently during Faculty examinations.  Paragraphs 12 and 13 of these regulations allow candidates to request a ‘Review’ of the conduct of their exam where they believe they may have been treated unfairly, and allege impropriety or bias of some kind.  Any decision regarding the request for a Review is made by the Director.  Candidates who remain dissatisfied with the Review decision and wish to have their case heard by an independent panel may request an Appeal. 

11.2     All marks are awarded following strict guidelines (see Appendix 2). Papers cannot be remarked, marks confirmed by the Faculty are final. However, if following the outcome of a Review or Appeal, bias or impropriety is agreed to have been proven, then the Review or Appeal body will take such action to rectify the situation identified.

11.2     Re-calculation requests.  A Candidate who is dissatisfied with the determination of his/her result but is not alleging any impropriety or bias, may after the receipt of the result letter, request an additional calculation of his/her result. Re-calculation will incur a £50 administration charge, refundable only where an error is identified. Applicants should be fully aware that errors found during additional calculation are extremely rare.

11.2.1  Re-calculation requests should be made in writing to the Faculty via the College Examinations Department and accompanied by the administration charge, by cheque payable to ‘The Royal College of Anaesthetists’.