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9 October

November 2014 Part 2 ORE Booking Re-Opening (cancelled/withdrawn positions)

Due to technical difficulties the planned exam re-opening on Wednesday 8 October 2014 was not able to go ahead. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.  

On Thursday, 9 October 2014 at 14.30 we will re-open (cancelled/withdrawn positions) the November 2014 Part 2 ORE for booking (to be held from 6 - 9  November 2014). Bookings must be made through eGDC.

Please check that you have log-in details for your eGDC account before this date (information about eGDC account set up is also available on the ORE Latest Information Page).
 
Cheque bookings are only available to candidates being sponsored by a refugee council or charity. Please call the Examinations Team ahead of an exam opening for booking to check the booking procedure if this applies to you. Tel: +44(0)20 7167 6050.
 
Important information in relation to booking examinations through eGDC
 
Please note that eGDC now has mulitple log-in prevention. This means that if you are logged into your eGDC account on more than one device you will receive a warning message stating that 'we have detected that your log-in is in use on another device so you have been automatically logged out'.
 
Further enhancements have also been made to the examination booking screen:
  • You will now be able to see the current time in the United Kingdom.
  • 8 hours before an examination you are eligible to book is scheduled to open, the examination will appear in the 'bookings tab' and display the following message 'unavailable - opening at 14:30'
  • You will need to click refresh at 14:30 when the examination opens.
  • When an examination you were eligible to book has filled, the booking screen will display 'closed - examination full' for 2 hours after.
 
The following booking rules still apply:
  • If you are found to be 'testing the system' with no intention of sitting the examination or making payment, you will be prevented from booking the next available examination.
  • Do not log into eGDC at this time if you do not wish to sit the examination.
  • Payment for an examination position is required at the time of booking (no later than 1 hour after making the booking). If you do not have the funds to make payment at the time, do not attempt to book a place.
21 May 2014
ORE confirmed Part 1 and Part 2 examination dates in 2014 and 2015:
 
Part 1 examination confirmed dates:
5-8 August 2014
TBC - 2015

Part 2 examination confirmed dates:
24 - 27 July 2014
25 - 28 September 2014
6 - 9 November 2014
 
29 January - 1 February 2015
16 - 19 April 2015
6 - 10 May (OSCE held on Wednesday and Thursday) 2015
16 - 19 July 2015
24 - 27 September 2015
5 - 8 November 2015

All Part 1 and Part 2 exams will open for booking eight to ten weeks prior to the exam taking place. Information about how and when to book the exam will be released on this page approximately 2-5 days prior to the exams opening for booking. Please ensure you check this page regularly for updates and relevant information.
27 January 2014

Reminder - ORE Rules

At the time of applying to sit the ORE, candidates agree to abide by the ORE rules, which clearly state that misuse of examination material, e.g. by passing or attempting to pass such material to a third party, is an example of misconduct and will result in the candidate failing the examination and may impact on GDC registration should the candidate subsequently pass the ORE.  We are aware that some past and present ORE candidates have posted material from the ORE online. We consider that any information posted / passed between candidates about previous examination questions is in serious breach of the ORE rules and we will take further action when this type of behaviour occurs.
9 May 2013

Booking and paying for examinations online must be completed through eGDC at www.egdc-uk.org.

If you do not have an eGDC account, or you have forgotten your password / memorable word, follow ‘Sign up’ to create or reset your account.
 
When creating or resetting your account you will follow a four step process:
 
1. Verify details
Here you will need to provide your:
• Surname
• ID Verification Code (your candidate number)
• Date of birth
 
2. Set up security
Here you will be asked to provide:
• Answers to the security questions asked
• A password
• A valid personal email address
 
3. Memorable word
Here you will be asked to create a memorable word. You will be asked details about your memorable word every time you log in to eGDC. Your memorable word must be 8 to 20 characters long, with no spaces or punctuation.
 
4. Final security check
Here eGDC will test that you can successfully validate your new memorable word before taking you in to eGDC.
 
Key information such as your email, password and memorable word will be required each time you log in to eGDC, it is important that you can recall this information easily.
 
Do not share your login details with any third party as they will have access to information held about you such as telephone numbers or bank details. If you believe that your username and/or password has been lost or misused, reset your account within eGDC and check your details. Contact us if you believe any of your details have been modified.
 
Please be advised that you will have to make payment by debit or credit card at the time of booking an exam place.
 
As well as booking and paying for examinations online with eGDC you can also update your contact details, such as your phone number and address, without having to contact the GDC.
 
3 April 2012
The procedure for candidates approaching their five year expiry date is available to download on the Booking your exam page.