C810 Psychology Course Statistics

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Dear University College London,

According to the Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting a
spreadsheet on undergraduate admissions statistics to the C810
Psychology course for the 2017 and 2018 admission cycle.

I would like the spreadsheet to include:
1) For each applicant (anonymized) that applied with one or more Cambridge Pre-U qualifications and was given an offer, I would like to know what their predicted grades and final results are, also, their domicile country/nationality. I would like the same for those who were rejected.

2) If any scoring system is used to grade applicants, with regards to issuing offers, then I would kindly request this to be made available to me as well (for the 2017/2018 entry).

On top of that, I would like to know the overall (not limited to Cambridge Pre-U applicants only) percentage of offers given to home students (vs international students), in particular, I would like to know the number of offers issued to students with Chinese, Hong Kong, Singapore and USA nationality.

Thank you very much

Yours faithfully,
Tom Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information, where it is not exempt is provided
below.

 

According to the Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting a spreadsheet
on undergraduate admissions statistics to the C810 Psychology course for
the 2017 and 2018 admission cycle.

 

I would like the spreadsheet to include:

 

1)    For each applicant (anonymized) that applied with one or more
Cambridge Pre-U qualifications and was given an offer, I would like to
know what their predicted grades and final results are, also, their
domicile country/nationality. I would like the same for those who were
rejected.

 

There were no applicants recorded who applied with one or more Cambridge
Pre-U qualifications and were given an offer

 

2)    If any scoring system is used to grade applicants, with regards to
issuing offers, then I would kindly request this to be made available to
me as well (for the 2017/2018 entry).

 

Each applicant is assessed in relation to each other and put into a
'round' based on the following:

 

1. If the applicant meets the minimum entrance requirements for the
programme and the subject requirements (A*AA to include two subjects from
Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. GCSE English Language,
Mathematics and two Sciences (double award acceptable) at grade B or 6.).

 

2. For the personal statement, we are looking for evidence that
demonstrates a scientific approach to psychology and understanding of the
relationship between Psychology and the sciences. They reference reading
around the subject and have undertaken any work experience and explain
what they have learnt from it, how it's inspired them or how they have
applied it in their studied. They perhaps explain their career aspirations
or potential career paths associated with this degree. We are looking for
them to clearly explain why they wish to study Psychology and that the
statement is written well, fluent and clear.

 

3. For the reference, we look for supportive statements about the
student's academic ability and generally a positive recommendation. 

 

On top of that, I would like to know the overall (not limited to Cambridge
Pre-U applicants only) percentage of offers given to home students (vs
international students), in particular, I would like to know the number of
offers issued to students with Chinese, Hong Kong, Singapore and USA
nationality.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| |Proportion of Offers to UK |Proportion of Offers to UK |
| |students |students |
|----+---------------------------------+---------------------------------|
|2017|60% |40% |
|----+---------------------------------+---------------------------------|
|2018|57% |43% |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Numbers of Offers made to students - selected domiciles only. | |
|----------------------------------------------------------------+-------|
| |2017 |2018 |
|------------------------------------------+---------------------+-------|
|China (exc. Hong Kong) |<5 |<5 |
|------------------------------------------+---------------------+-------|
|Hong Kong |<5 |10 |
|------------------------------------------+---------------------+-------|
|Singapore |<5 |6 |
|------------------------------------------+---------------------+-------|
|USA |0 |<5 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

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