FRCS Mock-Exam Course

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Live | Interactive | Online Course

9 September 2023 (Saturday)

14 October 2023 (Saturday)

2 December 2023 (Saturday)

Target audience

Candidates preparing for part 2 (Clinical and Oral ) component of the UK and International FRCS Exam.


• This course provides an opportunity to develop your techniques and skills prior to your final FRCS (Tr&Orth) examination.
• Experienced faculty chosen for their excellent teaching and communication skills. They will guide you and provide invaluable feedback.
• To ensure the very best experience, candidates will be split into small groups of only two participants, and rotate through exam stations.
• Each station will be staffed with  at least two faculty providing a 1:1 teaching ratio.
• All faculty are well-versed  with the FRCS exam and actively involved in FRCS teaching.

Course Aims

• We believe that if a candidate understands how and why the exam functions as an assessment tool ,this will boost their chances of success.
• The aim of the course is to make sure that every attending candidate is optimally prepared to pass the exam.
• Help candidates develop the structure, presentation and content of their answer.
• Non-verbal communication skills are developed during these sessions.
• Identify your strengths and potential areas of  related to knowledge and skills covered by the FRCS exam.
• Tips on how to enhance your score in the exam.
• Advice on the use of key words and phrases.
• Provide each candidate with individualised feedback on their performance  regarding their performance at each station.

Structure of the Course

1 – Introduction with tips and instructions for the Exam 
2 – Candidates are categorised into participants and observers:
  • Examples from Previous Courses:
  • Observers are not examined, but are permitted to ask questions. 
3 – Hot seat clinical examination spotter session
4 – Q&A plus examiners’ top tips

Each participating candidate will rotate through eight stations:

1. Basic Sciences
2. Adult Pathology
3. Paediatrics & Hands
4. Trauma
5. Intermediate Case – Upper Limb
6. Intermediate Case – Lower LimbShort Cases – Upper Limb
7. Short Cases – Upper Limb
8. Short Cases – Lower Limb

 Marking Criteria

Each participant is given an outcome (clear pass, clear fail or borderline) at the end of their question. The outcome grade in the FRCS exam is based on:

  • Methodical approach to your answer.
  • Your ability for clear decision making.
  • Ablility to proceed with minimal prompting.
  • Familiarity with relevant supporting literature.


Participant : £250
Observer : £150

Examples from Previous Courses: