Dentistry A206 Admissions Statistics

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of Bristol,

I would like to ask for some information regarding the 2011/2012
admissions cycle.

I hope you can comply with my requests as listed below.

1) How many of the students admitted were studying A Levels?

2) How many of the students admitted were international and graduates?

3) For each applicant who was unsuccessful in obtaining an
interview, can I get a list of their their GCSE's, and
predicted A Level results and subjects studied.

4) For each applicant who was successful in obtaining an interview,
can I get a list of their their GCSE's, and predicted
A Level results and subjects studied.

5) Can I get a list of criteria that the interviewers looked at
during the interview to determine a candidate’s suitability?

6) How was the interview scored? Was it a score out of 10 by each
interviewer or anything along those lines?

7) For each applicant who was successful in obtaining an offer, can
I get a list of their their GCSE's, and predicted A
Level results and subjects studied as well as their score in the
interview stage?

8) I would also like any scoring or grading system used to assess
interview performance and if a form or such is provided to
interviewers to record performance is available I would also kindly
request this. This specific request is for this year’s admission
cycle, i.e. 2012/2013.

9) Can I also get details of successful and unsuccessful candidates
that studied the IB and their various predicted results and UKCAT
scores?

10) Can I get the interview scores for each successful candidate as
well along with the interview scores for unsuccessful candidates in
the spread sheet requested above?

I'd like all of this information if possible to be in a spread
sheet or word format if possible. Thank you very much

Yours faithfully,

Brett S

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Brett

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Under section 8(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act, you are required
to provide your name - guidance from the Information Commissioner has
clarified that this should include a surname to be able to give "a
reasonable indication of identity":

<http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...>
(p.2)

Please could you provide your surname and I will look into your request.

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Dear Matt Morrison,

Thank you for your email.

Yours sincerely,

Brett Sanders

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Brett

Thank you for that confirmation.

The 20 working day deadline is 8th January 2013.

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Sanders

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request in relation to
Dentistry A206 admissions.

This is a refusal notice under section 17(1) of the Freedom of Information
Act.

The time taken to respond to Freedom of Information requests may be
aggregated under section 12(1) of the Act where requests are:

- made by one person, or by different persons who appear to the public
authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign;
- made for the same or similar information; and
- received by the public authority within any period of 60 consecutive
working days.

This can be done to prevent requesters from submitting numerous requests
under different names in an attempt to avoid reaching the section 12(1)
appropriate limit of £450/18 hours.

Given the similarity of the wording and information requested between your
request and a request we received from Mr Choudhary on 18th October 2012:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a1...

we believe that these requests are either made by the same person or two
people working together. As some time has already been spent in providing
what information we could in relation to the first request, and parts of it
were estimated to take 60+ hours, aggregating the work involved here will
easily exceed the appropriate limit as set out at section 12(1) of the Act.

However, we are likely to be able to supply the information relating to
criteria and scoring templates within the appropriate limit if that would
assist?

If you are not satisfied with the University's response to your request you
may ask the University to review the response by writing to:

Director of Legal Services
Secretary's Office
University of Bristol
Senate House
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TH
Email: [University of Bristol request email]

enclosing a copy of your original request and explaining your complaint.
The full complaints procedure is set out at
http://www.bris.ac.uk/foi/publicinfo/rev...

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
may also contact the Information Commissioner at:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
www.ico.gov.uk

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Dear Matt Morrison,

Thank you for your email. In relation to the BDS course (dentistry), it would be very much appreciated if you could provide information relating to criteria and scoring templates, for example, personal statement scoring, interview scoring, admissions statement, scoring database etc. This is for the dentistry course, not medicine.

Yours sincerely,

Brett S

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Sanders

Thank you for this clarification.

As this constitutes a new request under the Freedom of Information Act, the
deadline for response is now 21st January 2013. However we will respond as
soon as possible.

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

5 Atodiad

Dear Mr Sanders

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

In relation to our Dentistry (BDS) programme, please find attached:

- Personal statement scoring grid;
- Dentistry School admissions statement;
- Interview assessment sheet;
- Personal statement scoring weightings;
- Score summary sheet.

Copyright in the information you have been given belongs to the University
of Bristol. This material must not be copied, distributed, modified,
reproduced, transmitted, published (including published on the Internet or
an intranet), or otherwise made available in whole or in part without the
prior written consent of the copyright holder.

If you are not satisfied with the University's response to your request you
may ask the University to review the response by writing to:

Director of Legal Services
Secretary's Office
University of Bristol
Senate House
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TH
Email: [University of Bristol request email]

enclosing a copy of your original request and explaining your complaint.
The full complaints procedure is set out at
http://www.bris.ac.uk/foi/publicinfo/rev...

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
may also contact the Information Commissioner at:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
www.ico.gov.uk

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Dear Matt Morrison,

Thank you very much for providing this information.I appreciate you utilising your time during this busy admissions period to gather this data.

Yours sincerely,

Brett S