Dear Imperial College London,

I am writing to request the breakdown of the following information with respect to the A100 Year 6 exams.

1. How many students in the last academic year (2018-19) were required to resit the final year PACES exam?
2. What was the average mark achieved in the final year PACES exam per hospital site in the last academic year (2018-19)?
3. How many students in the last academic year (2018-19) were required to resit the final year written exams?
4. What was the average mark on the final year written exams in the last academic year (2018-19)?

If you are unable to release results of last year's exams only, a 3 year average would also be acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Marston Hillier

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Hillier

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College will respond to your request by 19th February 2020.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Hillier

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Please find below the College's response to your questions.

1. How many students in the last academic year (2018-19) were required to resit the final year PACES exam?

5 or fewer students were required to resit the final year PACES exam in the academic year (18/19)

We cannot provide the exact number or any further details as there is a risk that individuals could be identifiable. Information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, Section 40(2), if it is personal data and releasing the information would breach one of the data protection principles contained in the Data Protection Act 2018/General Data Protection Regulations.

Statistical information can amount to personal information if it would be possible to identify the individual from that information or from that information and other information that may be available to the recipient of the information. Where small numbers are involved, the possibility that the receiver might be able to link the information to an individual is increased.

The first data protection principle requires us to be fair in the way we handle a person’s information. It would not be regarded as fair to disclose information that the individual would not reasonably expect to be made public. Our students would not expect this information to be made available to the public. This is a refusal notice in relation to the personal information aspect of your request as required by the Freedom of Information Act.

2. What was the average mark achieved in the final year PACES exam per hospital site in the last academic year (2018-19)?

The average score for each hospital site is as follows for 2018/19:

Charing Cross Hospital 79%
Hammersmith Hospital 80%
Northwick Park, Education Centre 80%

3. How many students in the last academic year (2018-19) were required to resit the final year written exams?

5 or fewer students were required to resit the final year written exams in the academic year (18/19)

For the reasons give above, we cannot provide the exact number or any further details as there is a risk that individuals could be identifiable.

4. What was the average mark on the final year written exams in the last academic year (2018-19)?

The average mark for the written exam is as follows for 2018/19:

Average Paper 1 76%
Average Paper 2 72%

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Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

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Dear IMPFOI,

Thank you for the detailed and helpful reply!

Best wishes,

Marston