Mock CASC Exam format

Oxfordpsych Mock CASC Exams are designed to fully replicate the actual CASC examinations in every aspect. They provide you with a perfect platform to practice stations in exam conditions, in Sheffield, in the same venue where the real CASC exam takes place.

Over the weekend, there are four Mock CASC Exams, one in the morning and one in the afternoon on both days. Each half day exam contains sixteen stations, eight stations in the new format with four minute reading time and a focus on management, followed by eight single stations with the usual ninety second reading time, and a mix of history and assessment stations. Each Mock will cover a range of specialities, according to the CASC blueprint to be found on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website. If undertaking two Mock Exams, they will contain different stations. 

The exam hall booths are the same as in the real exam, with the instructions displayed outside each in the same manner. Feedback is written and focuses on the skills and competencies being assessed in CASC.

The booking of a Mock CASC Exam does not include access to the Oxfordpsych Online CASC Videos, but access is available to be purchased separately. 

 

 

"I found the Mock CASC Exam really useful - it helped reduce my anxiety and have an idea of what to expect. I passed the same number of stations as in the real exam, so I think it is a good reflection of the real thing. I would recommend the Mock to everyone." Sheffield 2016

 

 

The team

The team of examiners and actors are very experienced in the CASC format, and aim to provide an authentic experience in a supportive environment. The majority of the actors have worked in the CASC exam, and provide the same level of challenge as in the real stations of CASC. The examiners are very experienced in giving accurate, targetted  CASC focused feedback.

 

 

 

Timings:

Morning Mock - Registration - 8.45; Mock begins - 9.15; Mock ends - 12.45

Afternoon Mock - Registration - 1.00; Mock begins - 1.30; Mock ends - 5.00

 

Winter Term 2020 - Mock CASC Exams: 

Mock CASC Exam - EIS Sheffield - Saturday morning - 11th January 2020

Mock CASC Exam - EIS Sheffield - Saturday afternoon - 11th January 2020

Mock CASC Exam - EIS Sheffield - Sunday afternoon - 12th January 2020

Mock CASC Exam - EIS Sheffield - Sunday afternoon - 12th January 2020

 

                                                               

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Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Mock CASC Exam, the candidates will be able to:

1. Reflect on how they performed across 16 stations, looking for patterns of areas to improve from the written feedback.

2. Consider the effect of sustained concentration on their own focus and attention, and their ability to adapt to the requirements of each station, including the ability to remain resilient when things don't go as expected.

3. Identify areas for further revision, based on the content of scenarios and feedback received.

4. Appraise how much anxiety influences their own performance and to reflect on postive strategies to minimise any negative effect.

5. Compare the CASC experience to that of clinical practice, and focus on demonstrating the skills and competencies of the everyday work environment in a confident and senior manner.