Admissions statistics for Medical School Applicants

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To: Whom It May Concern (Cardiff University Medical School)
From: Stanley Moore
Re: Request (Freedom of Information Act)
Date: Monday 3nd July 2023

Dear Sir/Madam,
Good Morning

I hope this email finds you well. I am a prospective international student planning to apply for medical school in the UK this year. I would like to get them as much information as possible on what I will need to decide where to apply and for my application. It would be greatly appreciated if under the Freedom of Information Act, you could please provide answers to the following questions for your 2022 and 2021 intake of students to your medical undergraduate programme. The most important answers to me are the UKCAT and BMAT ones, but as much information as possible would be greatly appriciated.

UKCAT and BMAT
• What was your BMAT cut off scores? (or if no set cut-off, what was the lowest score an interview was offered for?)
• What was your UCAT cut off scores? (or if no set cut-off, what was the lowest score an interview was offered for?)
• What was your average BMAT scores?
• What was your average UCAT scores?
• What was your highest and lowest score for BMAT that received an offer?
• What was your highest and lowest score for UCAT that received an offer?

Grades
• What was the average profile of a successful student for their GCSE results?
• For successful candidates, what were their predicated A level grades?
• Achieved A level results- how many students were offered places based on Achieved A level results (i.e. those on gap years)?
• Deferred entries- how many deferred entries were made?
• AS results- what was the average successful AS profile ?

Admission statistics for international students
• How many applications did you receive each year for the course?
• How many interviews did you offer each year for the course?
• How many offers did you give to local students?
• How many offers did you give to International students?
• How many International students did you accept without any pre-A level qualification (i.e. GCSE/IGCSE but only on the basis of their school transcripts, as for countries like Russia, China and Hong Kong, there are no pre-A level examinations).
• Will IGCSE be weighted the same way as GCSE since it has no longer been regulated by OFQUAL from April 2020?
• What are your English language, GCSE and A-level requirements?

Many thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best Wishes,
Stanley Moore

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Stanley Moore
I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 3 July 2023.
Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI23-243 which should be quoted in all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to receive a response no later than 1 August 2023.
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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Stanley,

 

 

Further to our email of 04/07/23, I would be grateful if you could clarify
the information that you are seeking.

 

Admission statistics for international students

•       How many offers did you give to local students?

 

We are unclear as to what you mean by local. Are you referring to Welsh,
UK or  UK and EU applicants.

 

 

Please be aware that the legal response time of 20 working days for
responding to your request has been paused until we receive this
clarification from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Swyddfa Ysgrifenydd y Brifysgol University Secretary’s Office

Prifysgol Caerdydd Cardiff University

Ebost : [1][email address] Email: [2][email address] 
 
 
 
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unrhwy oedi.

 

 

 

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Dear Cardiff University,
Regarding your request for clarification: "We are unclear as to what you mean by local. Are you referring to Welsh, UK or UK and EU applicants"
I am referring to the total UK students, as in all students who are not classified as international fee status.
Yours sincerely,

Stanley Moore

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

[FOI #997922 email]

 

Dear Stanley,

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 03
July 2023.

 

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

 

It would be greatly appreciated if under the Freedom of Information Act,
you could please provide answers to the following questions for your 2022
and 2021 intake of students to your medical undergraduate programme. The
most important answers to me are the UKCAT and BMAT ones, but as much
information as possible would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

UKCAT and BMAT

•        What was your BMAT cut off scores? (or if no set cut-off, what
was the lowest score an interview was offered for?)

We do not use BMAT.

 

 

•       What was your UCAT cut off scores? (or if no set cut-off, what was
the lowest score an interview was offered for?)

We do not have a minimum threshold score: however, we may use UCAT scores
as part of our selection process. Lowest UCAT scores for people gaining an
offer were:

2021-   2130

2022-   2180

 

 

•       What was your average BMAT scores?

Not applicable.

 

 

•       What was your average UCAT scores?

2021-   2500

2022-   2490

 

 

•       What was your highest and lowest score for BMAT that received an
offer?

Not applicable.

 

 

•       What was your highest and lowest score for UCAT that received an
offer?

           

┌──────────────────┬───────────────────────────┬─────────────────────────┐
│Year │Highest Offer │Lowest Offer │
├──────────────────┼───────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────┤
│2021 │3280 │2210 │
├──────────────────┼───────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────┤
│2022 │3410 │2230 │
└──────────────────┴───────────────────────────┴─────────────────────────┘

 

           

Grades

•       What was the average profile of a successful student for their
GCSE results?

9A*s

 

 

•       For successful candidates, what were their predicated A level
grades?

We do not hold this information. We do not look at predicted grades.

 

 

•       Achieved A level results- how many students were offered places
based on Achieved A level results (i.e. those on gap years)?

We do not hold this information as this is not considered separately.

 

 

•       Deferred entries- how many deferred entries were made?

2021-   28

2022-   11

 

 

•       AS results- what was the average successful AS profile ?

We do not hold this information.

 

 

Admission statistics for international students

•       How many applications did you receive each year for the course?

2021-   559

2022-   663

 

 

•       How many interviews did you offer each year for the course?

2021-   54

2022-   36

 

 

•       How many offers did you give to local students? This was clarified
by you on 26/07/23 as total UK students.

2021-   502

2022-   367

 

 

•       How many offers did you give to International students?

2021-   54

2022-   36

 

 

•       How many International students did you accept without any pre-A
level qualification (i.e. GCSE/IGCSE but only on the basis of their school
transcripts, as for countries like Russia, China and Hong Kong, there are
no pre-A level examinations).

None.

 

 

•       Will IGCSE be weighted the same way as GCSE since it has no longer
been regulated by OFQUAL from April 2020?

•       What are your English language, GCSE and A-level requirements?

                                                                                                                                                                                

The information you have requested is already in the public domain and is
available at  [1]Medicine (MBBCh) - Study - Cardiff University. Please
also see the Admissions Policy for Undergraduate Programmes in Medicine
[2]Medicine - School of Medicine - Cardiff University and the University
Admissions Policy which is available at [3]Admissions policies - Public
information - Cardiff University. Accordingly this information is
reasonably accessible to you by other means and is exempt from disclosure
under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

 

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance, please feel free to
contact me.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Swyddfa Ysgrifenydd y Brifysgol University Secretary’s Office

Prifysgol Caerdydd Cardiff University

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