A100 Medicine Statistics

Micah Halenovo made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Clare College, Cambridge

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Dear Clare College, Cambridge,

Please can you provide the data for the following requests regarding home students applying for the A100 medicine course in the years of 2018, 2019 and 2020:

1 ) Number of applicants

2 ) Number of applicants interviewed

3 ) Number of applicants given a direct offer

4 ) Number of applicants given a winter pool offer

5 ) Average BMAT score on each section of (all) offer holders

Yours faithfully,

Micah Halenovo

Emma R. Easterbrook, Clare College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Halenovo,

 

Re: Freedom of Information request - A100 Medicine Statistics

 

I refer to your e-mail below dated 22 August 2021, the contents of which
are noted.  I apologise for the delay in responding.  This was due to
unexpected staff shortages.  The response on behalf of Clare College
regarding your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2020 is as follows:

 

Please can you provide the data for the following requests regarding home
students applying for the A100 medicine course in the years of 2018, 2019
and 2020:

 

1 ) Number of applicants

2018: 60

2019: 60

 

2 ) Number of applicants interviewed

2018: 30

2019: 34

 

3 ) Number of applicants given a direct offer

2018: 13

2019: 13

 

4 ) Number of applicants given a winter pool offer

2018: 0-5

2019: 0-5

 

5 ) Average BMAT score on each section of (all) offer holders

2018: This information is not held.

2019: This information is not held.

 

Regarding the information requested for the 2021 entry UCAS cycles,
insofar as it is held (noting that the current undergraduate applications
cycle is ongoing), is exempt under section 36(2)(c) of the Act because its
disclosure would be likely to prejudice the effective conduct of public
affairs, in this case the integrity of the College’s applications and
admissions process which form a fundamental part of its mission as an
educational institution.  As the information requested is statistical in
nature, the opinion of the qualified person did not need to be sought for
this application of section 36.

 

The College considers that the disclosure of detailed statistics about
applications made within the current cycle would be likely to prejudice
the notion of a fair and confidential admissions process whereby each
applicant has the same information at their disposal and partial granular
data is not disclosed to specific members of the public while the process
is ongoing.  As this is a qualified exemption, the College has considered
whether, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in
maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the
information.  The College considers that, while some people might have an
understandable private interest in these statistics, there is no genuine
public interest in them when set against the extensive statistical
information available about previous admissions cycles published at
[1]https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u..., coupled
with the prevailing public interest in maintaining a level playing field
in terms of the information available to all applicants.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Emma Easterbrook

 

Emma Easterbrook

Assistant Bursar

Clare College

Trinity Lane

Cambridge CB2 1TL

 

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