Mechanical Engineering Interview

Dylan Davey made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Imperial College London

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Dear Imperial College London,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the
following information about undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (H301) admissions in ICL:

1. Any scoring/grading system used to assess interview performance
2. Templates used by interviewers
3. Data regarding applicants' performance in interview, grades and the result of their application

Please provide the data for last 3 admission cycles, thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Davey

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Davey,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College aims to respond to your request within twenty working days of receipt of your request.

We will contact you again in due course.

Kind regards,

Bryony Greenfield

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Davey,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Please find below the College's response to your questions.

 

‘…the following information about undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
(H301) admissions in ICL.’

 

1. Any scoring/grading system used to assess interview performance

 

The interviewer assesses the interviewee in the following categories:

+ Personality
+ Command of English
+ Motivation
+ Performance in science
+ Performance in maths
+ Performance in science application

The interviewer then makes a general assessment of overall performance.

 

2. Templates used by interviewers

See Question 1, above.

 

3. Data regarding applicants' performance in interview, grades and the
result of their application

 

The College cannot provide evidence of individual applicants’ performance
in interview. This is because there is a risk that individuals may be
identifiable from the data provided. This information is therefore exempt
from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act,
which states that "any information to which a request for information
relates is also exempt information if - (a) it constitutes personal data."

 

Table 1 below shows the percentage of applicants that were interviewed,
and the percentage of those interviewed that were offered a place, for the
2014, 2015 and 2016 UCAS cycle. Please note that this information relates
to admissions to Mechanical Engineering courses H301 and H304 combined, as
these are the data recorded by the department. 

 

Table 1

 

Admission in year % of applicants interviewed % of those offered place*
2014 17.9 92.1
2015 16.9 89.7
2016 16.3 86.6

Notes:  (*) % of those interviewed. 

 

Table 2 below shows the top 3 predicted or achieved A level grades at the
point of application for those who received an offer for H301 in the 2014,
2015 and 2016 UCAS cycle.

 

Table 2

 

Top Three A level Grades
UCAS Cycle A*A*A* A*A*A A*AA A*A*B AAA
2014 180 45 17 * *
2015 159 30 7 0 0
2016 165 22 * 0 0

 

+ Data includes applications made for MEng Mechanical Engineering (H301)
at Imperial College London in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 UCAS cycle.
+ As data is provided by UCAS Cycle, this includes applications for
deferred entry, for example 2016 UCAS cycle data includes applications
for 2016/17 entry and applications for deferred entry to 2017/18.
+ Data is shown for those applicants who received an offer for H301 at
Imperial College London in the 2014, 2015 or 2016 UCAS cycle.
+ Grade data has only been provided for applicants taking three or more
GCE A Level qualifications and who received an offer for MEng
Mechanical Engineering (H301)at Imperial College London. It excludes
International A Levels. 
+ Grade data shows the Top 3 predicted or achieved A level grades held
at the time of application for those who received an offer for MEng
Mechanical Engineering H301.
+ Grade data is not subject specific meaning that A levels that did not
count towards the offer may have counted towards the calculation of
the top 3 grades.
+ It should be noted that applicants may have already completed, or may
have been completing at the time of application, additional A level or
non-A level qualifications that may have counted towards their offer.
+ Please note that figures of 5 or fewer have been replaced by an
asterisk. This is because individuals may otherwise be identifiable
from the data provided.  This information is therefore exempt from
disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act,
which states that "any information to which a request for information
relates is also exempt information if - (a) it constitutes personal
data." 

               
                                                               

I am obliged, under the Freedom of Information Act, to inform you of our
complaints procedures in case you are unhappy about the way in which your
request has been dealt with. If you wish to complain about this response,
you should contact the College Secretary at the address below.

 

The College Secretary

Imperial College London

Exhibition Road

London

SW7 2AZ

E-mail: [1][email address]         

 

If you are unhappy about the way in which the College Secretary handles
your complaint then you may have recourse to the official regulator for
the Freedom of Information Act who is:

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk      

 

Kind regards,

 

Bryony Greenfield

 

 

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