How important is my decile score?
- By: Sophia Bourne
Your decile ranking is an indicator of your performance throughout medical school compared with the rest of your year group. Your medical school should be able to provide you with information on how the decile score is calculated and how scores are weighted across each year of study to reflect clinical and non-clinical performance.
Your decile score is important because it contributes to your overall Foundation Programme Application System (FPAS) score, which determines where you rank in the allocation of training places on the foundation programme. The highest scoring applicants nationally are given their first choice foundation school.
When you apply to the foundation programme you can have a maximum score of 100 points, which is split into two parts worth 50 points each: the educational performance measure and the situational judgement test. Your decile ranking makes up 34-43 points of your educational performance measure score. The movement of one