MRCPCH: Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP)

Revise with over 940 curriculum mapped questions.


MRCPCH Applied Knowledge In Practice (AKP) Exam Revision

Prepare for the MRCPCH AKP exam using our quality revision questions written by a team of experienced paediatric authors who understand what is required for you to pass this challenging exam.  Our resource is mapped to the current Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health curriculum which ensures questions closely resemble what you will face in the actual exam. . 

The MRCPCH AKP exam consists of two papers each containing a mixture of questions known as Case Histories, Data Interpretation, and Photographic Material, our resource has been development to fully reflect this question mix. We offer over 940 quality questions which cover all topics in the curriculum and also contain popular themes from previous exam sittings. 

To test your exam aptitiuide you can sit a Mock Test which contains the correct topic spread for the exam. Our New Mock Test 2015 also contains question themes similar to what candidates faced in the January 2015 exam sitting. 

We offer a range of unique learning tools which will improve your knowledge, identify your weak areas and allow you to focus on them, maximising your potential to achieve exam success.

940+ Curriculum Mapped Questions
2015 Mock Test
Free Mobile App

Your MRCPCH AKP exam revision resource will include:

  • Over 330 'best of five' questions (BoFs)
  • Question themes from previous exams
  • Over 270 'case history' items
  • Exam specific revision advice
  • Over 340 'extended matching question' items (EMQs)
  • Detailed clinical scenarios
  • 2015 Mock Test with themes from the January exam
  • Detailed explanations that teach and improve your clinical understanding

Work Smart

Customise your revision to suit you - choose to answer questions by topic, type, difficulty level or weak area.

Use Work Smart to test your weak areas - select this feature in your session analysis and we will provide you with a pre-filled Work Smart session that focuses on your weak areas only.

Revise more efficiently; our Adapt For Me feature adapts to your current performance and delivers you questions that increase in difficulty as your knowledge improves.

After each Work Smart session, we provide you with a memorable list of learning points covered in that particular session, to help reinforce your revision

AdaptForMe - An Intuitive Learning Feature 

Our adaptive learning feature responds to your knowledge level as you answer questions, it will deliver questions to you that increase in difficulty as your knowledge improves.

This will make your revision more efficient; it will ensure you don’t waste your time doing questions that are too easy for you and likewise it won’t deliver questions that are too difficult for you at the present time.

As your knowledge improves the system will keep challenging you by testing your knowledge with more difficult questions keeping you on track for exam success.

Feedback & Analysis

Understand how you are performing and where you need to improve - Our graphing features ensure you get a clear, accurate and detailed picture of your performance by session and over time.

Are you ahead of the curve? Our Peer Comparison tool shows you how your average scores compare to the average of all BMJ OnExamination users revising for the same exam.

Track and log every revision session by name in your learning journal. Stored in date order, you can return to any session whenever you wish.

Mock Test

Ready to put your knowledge to the test? - why not take a mock test and check you are exam ready.

Designed to test your exam aptitude our mock tests are timed and include the correct number of questions and topic spread for your exam – mirroring what you will face on exam day.

Mobile App

Our free App allows you to revise offline on up to two devices allowing you to use both your phone and your tablet. Download up to 100 questions at a time. All of your scores are saved and are synced back to your account when you next log in online.

This means that you can fit in your revision wherever you are, on your commute, in between patients, having a coffee break, whenever it suits you best.

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Section Editor

Claire Wood

Claire Wood

Speciality: BMedSci, MBChB, PGCert Paediatric Emergency Medicine, PGDiploma Clinical Research. Currently studying for a PhD.

Paediatric Section Editor Exam Tip/revision advice tip for MRCPCH exams: Don’t spend a lot of time worrying about the very rare and obscure conditions. The exams are written by clinical paediatricians who want you to be able to safely look after children with common conditions and know when to ask for help with the deteriorating/sick/rare conditions. Make sure you look at the practice papers early to help guide your revision

MRCPCH: Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP) Reviews

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