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Someone said that the mere PASS mark for the first year exam was 70%! Was he pulling my leg?!
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Someone said that the mere PASS mark for the first year exam was 70%! Was he pulling my leg?!
My cousin does medicine and failed her first year originally, then passed on the resit. Its something stupid like that yes.
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Someone said that the mere PASS mark for the first year exam was 70%! Was he pulling my leg?!
For the anatomy steeplechase, yes, it is. But any fool can get that with a bit of revision.

However, the essay exams have much lower grade boundaries (70% is a first for Tripos papers), and I think the other practical papers probably do too, although the multiple choice ones probably have a similar pass mark to the steeplechase. I mean, really, would you want a doctor who didn't know 70% of his anatomy/physiology/biochemistry even when it was multiple choice??
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For the anatomy steeplechase, yes, it is. But any fool can get that with a bit of revision.

However, the essay exams have much lower grade boundaries (70% is a first for Tripos papers), and I think the other practical papers probably do too, although the multiple choice ones probably have a similar pass mark to the steeplechase. I mean, really, would you want a doctor who didn't know 70% of his anatomy/physiology/biochemistry even when it was multiple choice??
our dos gave us a little mock at the beginning of this term, all True or False. He set the pass mark at 50%........
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For the anatomy steeplechase, yes, it is. But any fool can get that with a bit of revision.

However, the essay exams have much lower grade boundaries (70% is a first for Tripos papers), and I think the other practical papers probably do too, although the multiple choice ones probably have a similar pass mark to the steeplechase. I mean, really, would you want a doctor who didn't know 70% of his anatomy/physiology/biochemistry even when it was multiple choice??

I don't know about medicine, but some of the physiology of organisms multiple choice papers are actually really hard! The questions are phrased to catch you out, you really have to focus.
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our dos gave us a little mock at the beginning of this term, all True or False. He set the pass mark at 50%........
Not bad then. Our steeplechase is on my birthday though :mad: not fair. I still haven't done my start-of-term exams; I think my DoS has forgotten about then
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our dos gave us a little mock at the beginning of this term, all True or False. He set the pass mark at 50%........
Haha!!
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Thanks All! Good to know that at least the essay exams have lower grade boundaries.
Are the steeplechase exams more for practice or do you have them for the Tripos exams as well? Also, how often do you have anat steeplechase?
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Thanks All! Good to know that at least the essay exams have lower grade boundaries.
Are the steeplechase exams more for practice or do you have them for the Tripos exams as well? Also, how often do you have anat steeplechase?
The final steeplechase (the one on my birthday this year :mad: ) counts towards Tripos, as well as being part of 2nd MB - so you have to pass it. We do practise ones in the run up, which help for revision, but the real one does count. We had one last term, have already had one this term and I think there will be another one at the end (not sure though) and then apparently at least 2 practise ones before the real thing next term.
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