South West Intensive Primary Examination Day


What is swiped ?

SWIPED is the South West Peninsula one day Primary FRCA SOE practice course, run three times per year, approx 10 days before each exam sitting. It will give you intensive practice on a one candidate: two examiner ratio with lots of feedback and opportunity to hone really your SOE technique.  


Its about as real as you're going to get on the big day !




Course DAtes


Monday 30th April 2018 - bookings now being taken for places


Monday 15th October 2018 - bookings now being taken for places  


Monday 7th January 2019 - bookings now being taken for places

see application page for further details






Early booking for courses is highly recommended in order to secure a place !

Passing the primary frca soe - a practical guide

Editor: Claire M Blandford 

Contributing Authors: Cathryn Matthews, Theresa Hinde, Thomas Bradley.  


A distillation of the knowledge we have gained from running the SWIPED course for over 6 years. 


The Structured Oral Examination can be the hardest component of the Primary FRCA examination to prepare for, but help is at hand. This book has been specifically designed to give realistic practice questions and to show you how to phrase and develop your answers. The questions included have been mapped to the FRCA examination curriculum and reflect both core and niche subject areas. Questions are presented as full mock examinations and also divided by section, enabling you to use the book in whichever way you find most effective. Complete scripted answers allow you to see how questions develop and help you to hone your technique. Handy hints and tips for exam preparation are included throughout the book, and a dedicated introduction section covers common pitfalls and how to avoid them.



 Further information:

 Cambridge University Press Listing


Amazon listing: 

Passing the Primary FRCA SOE