The numbers are in for our written and oral exam pass rates from 2015, and we have a lot to smile about.

There has been a significant increase in first attempt passes in most subjects – JPMA has always been known for high pass rates and these results speak for themselves.
Managing Director, Anna Percival-Harris said “Deck and Engineering modules and oral exams are our speciality, and we’re proud to announce our most recent results. We limit class sizes to ensure our student:instructor ratio gives the best possible outcome of exam and student experience.”

Written exams:

Deck OOW & Master modules:
Celestial Navigation
IAMI has just released the worldwide pass rates for all Yacht Deck written exams. We’re thrilled to say that our pass rate for this exam is listed by IAMI as 74%, compared to just 61% worldwide.

Engineering Y4/3/2 modules
New for 2015 was the Y2 General Science I & II
Whilst some students have admitted to finding this module particularly daunting, our first attempt combined pass rate for Y2 General Science I & II is 72%.

Overall, the first attempt pass rate for all engineering written exams at JPMA is 85%.

We are extremely proud of our highly skilled and experienced instructors, who are committed to helping students achieve these fantastic results.

Oral exams:

Deck – JPMA are renowned for their well-designed and highly successful deck oral preparation courses and pre-course prep packs, set up by the late Captain John Percival, which have seen thousands of candidates since the late 90’s.

Since his unfortunate passing, our deck oral prep instructors have continued John’s legacy, resulting in continued high pass rates on first attempt.

Yacht OOW candidates had a pass rate of nearly 80% in 2015 - that’s nearly 8 out of 10 people passing OOW first time at JPMA.

Master <3000gt saw results reaching a fantastic 89% in 2015, compared to 76% in 2014. We are delighted to see such a significant increase for this level of CoC.

We’ve seen hundreds of loyal Deck students who have begun their studies with us at RYA Yachtmaster Offshore level and continued with their studies to the highest level possible. We’re delighted to see these students returning for their oral prep, cementing the knowledge they gained from the modules they have done at JPMA.

Engineering – These results remain at an all-time high, with first attempt Y4 exam passes reaching an astounding 100%. The overall pass rate for 2015 was almost 90%. That’s nearly 9 out of 10 people passing their first Y4, Y3, Y2 or Y1 oral exam attempt at JPMA.

Overall, these results reflect the commitment and determination that not only our students show, but also our instructors, who will continue to help enable seafarers to reach milestones within their Yachting careers.