Part 3: introduction
The 1994 examination results were disappointing when compared to the success of the previous year. The number of candidates who sat the examination was down by 129, the lowest since 1985. The overall pass-rate of 37.7% was down by 7.4% compared to 1993 and was the lowest for 6 years. The number of UK candidates was 511 (a decrease of 63 compared to 1993), of whom 198 passed, giving a pass-rate of 38.7%, a decrease of 8.1 %. The number of overseas candidates was 302 (a decrease of 7l), of whom 109 passed, giving a pass-rate of 36.1%, a decrease of 6.0%. For the second year running the Hong Kong centre ran a Part 3 preparation course with the assistance of Colin Davies (North Thames Branch). The pass-rate for the last 2 years has been healthier than in previous years, and this can be attributed partly to the course provided.