RSSSyllabus 2019 news

RSGB to introduce remote invigilation for Foundation Exams

| April 2, 2020

In response to the coronavirus emergency and to comply with the government’s social distancing recommendations, the RSGB announced on 20 March that it would stop taking bookings for new amateur radio examinations. The Society expected that this suspension of exams would last for at least 12 weeks. Since then, the RSGB has been exploring ways […]

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New exam bookings paused until further notice

| March 19, 2020

Following on from the exam announcement earlier this week, it has been decided that with immediate effect and until further notice, the RSGB Exam Department will not be accepting or processing any new exam bookings. If you have already carried out a practical assessment for a Foundation or Intermediate exam and it is still valid, […]

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Exam flexibility during the coronavirus situation

| March 16, 2020

With the reported increase of positive cases of Coronavirus, it is inevitable that some exams may need to be postponed. If it becomes necessary for you to postpone an exam, please follow these steps: Email the examination office: If you’ve received your exam paperwork you’ll need to return it unopened and intact, using the […]

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Announcement regarding randomised answers in exam papers

| March 2, 2020

Given that online exams are fully-randomised, we decided in August 2019 to enable the randomisation of the answers for each question in paper exams from 1 September 2019, when Syllabus 2019 was introduced. This ensures that there is no relative advantage or disadvantage between online and paper exams. With hindsight, Exam Secretaries should have been […]

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Exam forms update

| February 20, 2020

We have updated exam handouts EX307 and EX308 used for Foundation and Intermediate exams to address a typo that occurred in earlier versions of the HF and VHF bandplans. The forms are now available for download from the exam forms page on our website. In order to be certain that tutors and candidates are using […]

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Greg Fenton, M0ODZ joins the ESRG

| February 11, 2020

The RSGB’s Examinations and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Fenton, M0ODZ to the group. Greg has had a life-long interest in amateur radio and in more recent years he also became involved with Makerspace in Newcastle. After gaining his Full licence he started to take part in amateur […]

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