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RSGB online amateur radio exam figures released
On Monday, May 11, it was reported that 216 candidates had taken the remotely-invigilated online amateur radio Foundation exam since April 10, of those 201 (93%) passed

This shows a significantly improved Foundation pass-rate since remotely-invigilated exams, that people could take in their own homes, were introduced. In the 5 months from September 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020 only 79% had passed, see ESRG minutes for February
https://rsgb.org/main/about-us/committe ... c-reports/

One of the reasons for the improvement may be because online tuition enables people to learn at their own speed.

There has been a surge of interest in getting an amateur radio licence since remotely-invigilated exams were introduced. In addition to the 216 exams already taken there are another 617 Foundation candidates already booked in for their Exam.

Information on free online amateur radio Foundation training courses and how to apply to take the Foundation exam online from your own home can be found via
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/a ... -radio.htm

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The RSGB reports that despite a record number of 600 online amateur radio exam slots being made available in June, they are already fully booked!

A post on the RSGB website reads:

In response to the demand for remote invigilation exams, the RSGB is launching a new, automated booking system. It will make each part of the process smoother for applicants and HQ staff. As all 600 exam slots in June have now been filled, the new booking system will go live on 1 June in readiness for booking July exam slots.

Over the next ten days we will share more details about the system and how to use it.

In the meantime, please note that we are not accepting any new bookings via the old application form.

Source: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/rsgb-no ... ion-exams/

Prior to the introduction of remotely-invigilated online exams that people can take from their own home, there were only about 1500 Foundation exams held each year, that equates to just 125 a month, demand is now running at over four-times that level.

Remote-invigilation and Online Training seems to have made the hobby accessible to so many more people for whom the geographically-patchy club-based training and exams were out of reach.

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The Examinations Standards Committee (ESC) and the Examination and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) have completed a review of Syllabus 2019 following feedback from the tutor community.

This new release, V1.4 contains no new examinable items. The most significant changes have been re-grouping certain syllabus topics together, as well as some minor text amendments to make the meaning of certain points clearer. There is also the removal from the syllabus of a matter relating to mains earthing. This may be re-introduced later, but further advice will be taken before doing so.

As there are no new learning points, and with the syllabus remaining consistent with the question banks, the new syllabus is put into operation with immediate effect. The ‘effective date’ stated on the front sheet will now be 1 August 2020. We thank all the tutors who have given us their helpful feedback.

Where changes have been made between V1.3 and V1.4, a schedule of differences has been produced. The purpose of this document is to assist tutors in determining quickly what has been altered.

Intermediate Practical Assessment

One major change to the syllabus is the removal entirely of the Intermediate Practical Assessment. This has been under review for a considerable period of time where the content was seen as increasingly irrelevant to the goal of obtaining an amateur radio licence.

Future review

Finally, a more significant review will commence in the autumn, due for publication in January 2021 as Version 2. Consultation will take place with the training community and we will release more details in due course. This is expected to involve some changes and additions to the learning requirement of the syllabus and hence will not be examinable until 1 July, 2021.
https://rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/fo ... abus-2019/

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The Examination Standards Committee is pleased to announce the latest syllabus revision for the amateur radio licence examinations.

Following the valuable feedback from the tutor community, certain points have been clarified.

There are no new learning points with this revision—version 1.4—but one very significant change is that the Intermediate practical assessment is to be discontinued with immediate effect.

Some of the feedback has indicated a further syllabus revision that will involve new learning points.

Further consultations will commence regarding this in the autumn with an expected publication date of January 2021, and the content examinable from July 2021.

All the documents are on the Society’s website at rsgb.org/syllabus2019.

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RSGB online ham radio exams
Most of the available slots for the online RSGB amateur radio Foundation and Intermediate exams in September are already booked
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The demand for amateur radio exams has been very high since April when the RSGB introduced online exams that people can take from home. The earliest available exam slots are now in the last week of September.

You can book an online exam at
http://www.rsgb.org/exampay

Free Foundation Online Training is available at
https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

Free Intermediate and Foundation training courses are at
https://gm6dx.thinkific.com/

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The RSGB remote invigilation exams continue to help hundreds of people join the world of amateur radio and progress to the Intermediate licence level. From youngsters who have decided to learn a new skill whilst being off school during lockdown to older people who have overcome their fear of exams, they have wanted to share their stories in the hope of inspiring others to take the plunge! You can read some of these on the RSGB’s website at http://www.rsgb.org/gota2c-licensee-stories.

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Declan, 2W0KYH – new young Intermediate licensee.
Declan, who lives in South Wales, passed his Foundation exam when he was just nine years old.
At the beginning of August 2020 when he was 12, he passed the Intermediate exam via remote invigilation. He wore his ‘lucky tie’ for both exams and is aiming for his Full licence next.
Declan chose his new Intermediate call sign to represent ‘Kind Young Ham’ – what a great idea!

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