Assessment is split between that which is formative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence against course standards and learning outcomes) and summative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence to faculty, this does contribute towards the overall module/degree score). Formative assessment occurs through the years.
Summative assessment includes:
- portfolio-based summative assessment continues throughout the course in preparation for professional life
- progress (written) tests in Stage 2 and Stage 3
- OSCEs (formative mid-stage, summative end- of-stage) in Stages 2 and 3
- Project assessment
There are also two external assessments in Stage 3, that are necessary to support your Foundation Year 1 training but are not essential to pass these in order to graduate from the MBBS course.
The GMC has decided to introduce a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) for students graduating in 2024/25 onwards to demonstrate that those who obtain registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK meet a common threshold for safe practice. Applicants should be aware that to obtain registration with a licence to practise, medical students will need to pass both parts of the MLA, pass university finals and demonstrate their fitness to practise.
Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this Primary Medical Qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.