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Table 1 Volume of written and practical assessment at UK medical schools

From: Assessment at UK medical schools varies substantially in volume, type and intensity and correlates with postgraduate attainment

  Summative, Timed, Written Assessment Practical Assessment
Minutes Marks Intensity Minutes
  School UCAS Code Course Length Compulsory Intercalation Pre-clinical Clinical Total Pre-clinical Clinical Total min/ mark Pre-clinical Clinical Total
1 Brighton & Sussex Medical School B74 5 N 1100 1100 2200 400 800 1200 1.9 100 300 400
2 Cardiff University C15 5 N 900 1100 2000 700 800 1500 1.36 0 200 200
3 Hull and York Medical School H75 5 N 700 800 1500 800 500 1300 1.13 300 700 1000
4 Imperial College London I50 6 Y 900 1000 1900 1100 1000 2100 0.95 0 400 400
5 Keele University K12 5 N 700 600 1300 600 500 1100 1.20 300 400 700
6 King’s College London K60 5 N 1100 1000 2100 900 600 1500 1.38 100 400 500
7 Newcastle University N21 5 N 1600 1100 2700 1300 800 2100 1.23 100 200 300
8 Queen Mary, University of London Q50 5 N 1800 1000 2800 1900 900 2800 1.02 100 500 600
9 Queen’s University Belfast Q75 5 N 1700 1100 2800 ? ? ? ? 100 300 400
10 St George’s, University of London S49 5 N 700 1100 1800 500 800 1300 1.40 100 500 600
11 The University of Edinburgh E56 5 N 1100 1300 2400 ? ? ? ? 100 200 300
12 The University of Sheffield S18 5 N 700 800 1500 700 800 1500 1.04 300 100 400
13 University College London U80 6 Y 800 900 1700 600 800 1400 1.29 0 400 400
14 University of Aberdeen A20 5 N 600 900 1500 500 800 1300 1.15 100 300 400
15 University of Birmingham B32 5 N 1600 1200 2800 1500 800 2300 1.24 0 300 300
16 University of Bristol B78 5 N 1200 1200 2400 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
17 University of Cambridge C05 6 Y 2300 900 3200 900 600 1500 2.08 0 800 800
18 University of Dundee D65 5 N 800 700 1500 ? ? ? ? 200 400 600
19 University of Glasgow G28 5 N 800 800 1600 500 700 1200 1.25 100 300 400
20 University of Leeds L23 5 N 500 500 1000 600 600 1200 0.85 0 400 400
21 University of Liverpool L41 5 N 600 600 1200 600 600 1200 0.97 400 500 900
22 University of Manchester M20 5 N 1200 600 1800 1000 500 1500 1.20 100 300 400
23 University of Nottingham N84 5 Y 1500 900 2400 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
24 University of Oxford O33 6 Y 1600 1100 2700 900 1100 2000 1.37 0 500 500
25 University of Southampton S27 5 Y 1000 900 1900 600 600 1200 1.52 0 200 200
  1. Data are divided into preclinical (years 1 and 2) and clinical (years 3, 4 and 5). Minutes and marks are rounded to the nearest hundred
  2. ? - Indicates data that schools were unwilling or unable to validate or provide