Dr James Knapton
Information Compliance Officer
5 December 2014
Dear Mr Samsudin,
Your request was received on 14 November 2014 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
I am making this request regarding the assessment of applicants for undergraduate studies to
the University of Cambridge, that are interviewed overseas (specifically Singapore) under the
Cambridge Overseas Applications Centre.
1) I would like to enquire on the scoring system that Cambridge uses for assessment of
applicants. In addition, if a form is used by the interviewer for assessing applicants, may I
request for a softcopy of it, specifically for the 2013/2014 cycle in Singapore.
2) How does Cambridge ensure that candidates interviewed overseas would not be
disadvantaged, as opposed to those interviewed in Cambridge?
3) May I also request for the average interview scores (if any) for successful applicants
interviewed in Singapore for the 2013/2014 cycle?
All interview processes for entry to undergraduate degree courses at the University are set and
managed by the Cambridge Colleges, each of which is a separate public authority under the Act. This
applies to overseas interviews (held in Singapore or elsewhere) as well as interviews held in
Cambridge. The information you have requested therefore is not held by the University, with the
exception of the published guidance at: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/international/applying.html
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request an internal review of this decision, you should write to Dr Kirsty Allen, Head of the
Registrary’s Office, quoting the reference above, at The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2
1TN or send an email marked for her attention to email@example.com.
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expect to receive your request for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this letter and
reserves the right not to review a decision where there has been undue delay in raising a complaint. If
you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless
you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the University. The Information
Commissioner may be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (http://www.ico.org.uk/)