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Dentistry Admission Statistics

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Dear King's College London,

I am writing to you in regards to your BDS Dentistry (A205) course.
I wish to enquire:

1) For both 2018 and 2019 entry how many applications did you receive from 'home' applicants?
2) For both 2018 and 2019 entry how many 'home' applicants did you interview?
3) For both 2018 and 2019 entry how many 'home' applicants did you give offers to?
4) For both 2018 and 2019 entry how many applications did you receive from applicants retaking their A-Levels and how many of these applicants did you interview?
5) Is an applicant retaking only one of their A-levels viewed the same as an applicant retaking all their A-Levels?
6) With the weightings you place on each component ( from a previous request this was stated as 50% UCAT, 40% GCSE and 10% contextual, please correct me if I am wrong), what has been the minimum overall percentage required for 2018 and 2019 entry to be invited for an interview?
7) Out of the 40% weighting you place on GCSE performance , what grades are equated to what score out of the total 40%?
8) What factors are taken into account when considering the 'contextual' aspect of your application assessment?

Yours faithfully,

Arfan m

Information Compliance, King's College London

Dear Arfan,

We have received your Freedom of Information request and will endeavour to respond within 20 working days.

Kind regards,

Angharad Fortgang
Information Compliance Manager

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Information Compliance, King's College London

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Dear Arfan,

Please find our response to your FOI request attached.

Kind regards,

Angharad Fortgang
Information Compliance Manager

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Dear Information Compliance,

Could you please confirm whether all results from below average high schools have the addition of A grades to the number of A* grades when assessing GCSE performance in a dentistry application. On another FOI request, it states that only the bottom quintile of schools are given additional consideration when assessing GCSE performance. Also could you request what data is used to assess whether a school in below average e.g Attainment 8 score. This query is a follow up of this part of the response:

Depending on the contextual performance of the School, we may add the
number of A grades achieved to the number of A*s achieved.
• Based on the number of A* grades (or A* and A Grades dependant on the
contextual performance of the School), of the 40%, the full 40% is awarded to those
with 7+, 30% for 6, 20% for 5, 10% for 4, and nothing for less than 4.
• For example:
a. Above Average School: Applicant has 5 A*s = (10% out of 40%)
b. Below Average School: Applicant has 5 A*S (+ 4 As) = (40% out of
40%)

Yours sincerely,

Arfan Mohammed

Information Compliance, King's College London

Dear Arfan,

The Admissions team have asked me to amend the answer to question 7 to the following:

• We count the number of A*s achieved at GCSE.
• We assess the contextual performance of the School the GCSEs were taken at.
• Depending on the contextual performance of the School, we may add the number of A grades achieved to the number of A*s achieved.
• Based on the number of A* grades (or A* and A Grades dependant on the contextual performance of the School), of the 40%, the full 40% is awarded to those with 8+, 30% for 7, 20% for 6, 10% for 5, and nothing for less than 4.

Please note that this information was true for 2019 entry but is subject to change in future years.

Kind regards,

Angharad Fortgang
Information Compliance Manager

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Information Compliance, King's College London

Dear Arfan,

As stated in the previous FOI response, only the bottom quintile of schools are given additional consideration. However, please note that this, as well as our scoring policies in general, is subject to change and therefore may not be true for the 2020 admissions cycle. Information from UCAS is used to assess which schools are given additional consideration. This will include things like the average GCSE attainment and school type.

Angharad Fortgang
Information Compliance Manager

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