Medical School Admission Statistics

Dr Leeron Marshall made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cardiff University

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Cardiff University.

Dr Leeron Marshall

To whom this may concern,

I hope this email finds you well.

My name is Dr Leeron Marshall, I am a practicing clinician in the UK with a personal and professional interest in medical education. I would like to make a freedom of information request please.

I request 2 data sets. One for groups of applicants and one anonymised per individual applicant. I would like all data to please be provided in a spreadsheet.

1)
Data for groups of applicants

Can I please request the following statistics on applicants who applied to study medicine at Cardiff, for application cycles relating to the following years of entry: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021:

Please split the data in the following groups:
A100
International undergraduate applicants;
International graduate applicants,
Home undergraduate applicants,
Home graduate applicants.
A101
International undergraduate applicants;
International graduate applicants,
Home undergraduate applicants,
Home graduate applicants.

International means considered international for fee purposes. Home, includes all candidates that qualified as home fees. I understand that in previous years, that includes both UK and EU applicants.
If these exact groups are not available, please provide the data in an equivalent, or similar grouping that you have available. For areas where the data will not apply, for example undergraduate and GAMSAT score, please put “NA”.

For each of these 4 groups, and per programme, I would like to know the following information

Number of applicants (total)
Number of applicants (with contextual data/factors)
Number of applicants interviewed
Number of offers
Number of places
Number of deferrals

UCAT
For students who received an interview (no contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest UCAT score
-Interquartile range of UCAT scores
-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median UCAT score
-Mode UCAT score
For students who received an interview (with contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest UCAT score
-Interquartile range of UCAT scores
-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median UCAT score
-Mode UCAT score
For students who received an offer (no contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest UCAT score
-Interquartile range of UCAT scores
-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median UCAT score
-Mode UCAT score
For students who received an offer (with contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest UCAT score
-Interquartile range of UCAT scores
-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median UCAT score
-Mode UCAT score
Lowest SJT band to receive an interview (no contextual factors)
Lowest SJT band to receive an interview (contextual factors)

GAMSAT
The following data applied for a) overall score b) section1 score c) section 2 score c) section 3 score
For students who received an interview (no contextual data/factors), the:
Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score
Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores
Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
Median GAMSAT score
Mode GAMSAT score
For students who received an interview (with contextual data/factors), the:
Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score
Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores
Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
Median GAMSAT score
Mode GAMSAT score
For students who received an offer (no contextual data/factors), the:
Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score
Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores
Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
Median GAMSAT score
Mode GAMSAT score
For students who received an offer (with contextual data/factors), the:
Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score
Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores
Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
Median GAMSAT score
Mode GAMSAT score

2)
Per Individual applicant data
I would like to know the following information per individual applicant, in a spreadsheet. One row per applicant.
I understand that at the time of application, the fee status may not always be clear, and if that is the case, please categorise the applicant as “unsure” for fee status and provide the rest of their data.

Candidate number (any unique identifier) - 1 column
Undergraduate or Graduate applicant - 1 column
Course applied for by code (A100, A101 etc) - 1 column
UK/home or International applicant (fee status) - 1 column
UCAT score (per section & SJT + VR if available, OR overall score) - 6 columns
GAMSAT score (per section of the exam & overall if available) - 4 columns
Curriculum (GCE A-levels, IB, CBSE, APs, SAT subject tests, Canadian secondary school, other) - 1 column
Invited for interview - yes or no, 1 column
Received an offer - yes or no, 1 column
If yes, what offer was sent? (grades required to achieve), 1 column
Accepted an offer for application year - yes or no, 1 column
Deferred place for the following year - yes or no, 1 column

If Following GCE A-levels, then please provide:
A Level Grades for each subject (1 column per subject)
Specify if that grade is predicted or achieve (1 column)

If Following IB, then please provide:
HL grades per subject (1 column per subject)
Specify if that grade is predicted or achieve (1 column)
SL grades per subject (1 column per subject)
Specify if that grade is predicted or achieve (1 column)
Overall IB score predicted or achieved

Please provide the equivalent information (predicted or achieved grades) for students who apply with CBSE curriculum, APs, SAT subject tests and Canadian secondary school diploma.
If a student applied with a different curriculum, write “NA”.

If the student has completed GCSEs or iGCSEs, please provide:
Specify if GCSEs or iGCSEs
Grades achieved for each subject

If a graduate applicant:
Degree achieved or predicted
Degree class
Degree subject
Masters (yes or no)
PhD (yes or no)

For areas where the data will not apply, for example undergraduate and GAMSAT score, please put “NA”.
If information is not available for any given year, please provide information for years that are available

Thank you for your time and for your help, it is very much appreciated
VBW

Leeron

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Leeron Marshall

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 2 November 2021.

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI21-432 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 December 2021.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.
Yours sincerely

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Ebost : [email address]

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Cardiff University
Email: [email address]

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

1 Atodiad

Dear Dr Marshall

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 2^nd
November 2021. 

 

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

 

 

 1. Data for groups of applicants

 

Can I please request the following statistics on applicants who applied to
study medicine at Cardiff, for application cycles relating to the
following years of entry: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021:

 

Please split the data in the following groups:

 

A100

 

International undergraduate applicants;

 

International graduate applicants,

 

Home undergraduate applicants,

 

Home graduate applicants.

 

A101

 

International undergraduate applicants;

 

International graduate applicants,

 

Home undergraduate applicants,

 

Home graduate applicants.

 

International means considered international for fee purposes. Home,
includes all candidates that qualified as home fees. I understand that in
previous years, that includes both UK and EU applicants.

 

If these exact groups are not available, please provide the data  in an
equivalent, or similar grouping that you have available. For areas where
the data will not apply, for example undergraduate and GAMSAT score,
please put “NA”.

 

 

For each of these 4 groups, and per programme, I would like to know the
following information

 

Number of applicants (total)

 

Number of applicants (with contextual data/factors)

 

Number of applicants interviewed

 

Number of offers

 

Number of places -

 

Number of deferrals

 

There are always 309 places, which Includes 25 places for international
applicants.

 

We do not have any way to identify those who are offered a place, and then
defer entry.

 

A100

 

The way our records are hold we are unable to determine if any applicants
already hold a first degree (i.e., are graduate applicants) at the time of
application.

 

A100 Applicants 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Home 1737 2039 2332
Overseas 393 394 399

 

A100 Interviews 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Home 1155 1235 1192
Overseas 87 109 120

 

A100 Offers 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Home 651 679 709
Overseas 54 57 58
       

 

A101

 

The way our records are hold we are unable to determine if any applicants
were awaiting the award of a first degree (i.e., are undergraduate) at the
time of application.

 

 

A101 Applicants 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Home 111 24 119
Overseas 11 <5 35

 

 

 

A101 Interviews 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Home 33 0 0
Overseas <5 0 0

 

 

A101 Offers 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Home 29 0 0
Overseas <5* 0 0

 

*There are a small number of instances where the numbers of applicants,
interviews and offers are so small, that providing information to an exact
level would substantially increase the risk of persons being identified,
therefore totals fewer than 5 are represented as <5.

 

The information is exempt by virtue of Section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act entitled Personal Information.  As this information would
constitute the individual's personal data as defined under Article 4 of
the UK GDPR, to release the information would breach the data protection
principle concerning fairness.

 

 

UCAT

 

For students who received an interview (no contextual data/factors), the:

 

-Lowest and Highest UCAT score – Please see below table

 

-Interquartile range of UCAT scores – We do not hold this information

 

-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance) We do not
hold this information

 

-Median UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

-Mode UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

For students who received an interview (with contextual data/factors),
the:

 

-Lowest and Highest UCAT score Please see below table

 

-Interquartile range of UCAT scores We do not hold this information

 

-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance) We do not
hold this information

 

-Median UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

-Mode UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

For students who received an offer (no contextual data/factors), the:

 

-Lowest and Highest UCAT score Please see below table

 

-Interquartile range of UCAT scores We do not hold this information

 

-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance) We do not
hold this information

 

-Median UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

-Mode UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

For students who received an offer (with contextual data/factors), the:

 

-Lowest and Highest UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

-Interquartile range of UCAT scores We do not hold this information

 

-Mean UCAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance) We do not
hold this information

 

-Median UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

-Mode UCAT score We do not hold this information

 

Lowest SJT band to receive an interview (no contextual factors) We do not
hold this information

 

Lowest SJT band to receive an interview (contextual factors) We do not
hold this information

 

 

UCAT SCORES

 

HOME

A100 Applicants 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Interview (Average) 2660 2581 2619
Interview Lowest 1980 1860 2010
Interview Highest 3460 3320 3270
Offer (Average) 2683 2595 2619
Offer (Lowest) 2170 1860 2080
Offer (Highest) 3460 3320 3260

 

OVERSEAS

A100 Applicants 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Interview (Average) 2508 1710 2412
Interview (Lowest) 1839 1930 1840
Interview (Highest) 3050 3030 3040
Offer (Average) 2544 1435 2556
Offer (Lowest) 2420 2240 2050
Offer (Highest) 3050 3030 2980

 

GAMSAT

 

The following data applied for a) overall score b) section1 score c)
section 2 score c) section 3 score – we do not hold this information

 

For students who received an interview (no contextual data/factors), the:

 

Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score - please see below table

 

Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores - we do not hold this information

 

 

Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance) - we do
not hold this information

 

Median GAMSAT score - we do not hold this information

 

 

Mode GAMSAT score - we do not hold this information

 

 

For students who received an interview (with contextual data/factors),
the:

 

Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score - we do not hold this information

 

 

Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores - we do not hold this information

we do not hold this information

 

 

Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance) - we do
not hold this information

 

 

Median GAMSAT score - we do not hold this information

 

 

Mode GAMSAT score - we do not hold this information

 

For students who received an offer (no contextual data/factors), the:

 

Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score Please see below table

 

Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores Please see below table

 

Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance) we do not
hold this information

 

 

Median GAMSAT score we do not hold this information

 

 

Mode GAMSAT score we do not hold this information

 

 

For students who received an offer (with contextual data/factors), the:

 

Lowest and Highest GAMSAT score we do not hold this information

 

 

Interquartile range of GAMSAT scores we do not hold this information

 

 

Mean GAMSAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)  we do
not hold this information

 

Median GAMSAT score we do not hold this information

 

 

Mode GAMSAT score we do not hold this information

 

 

A101/GAMSAT SCORES

 

 

HOME

A101/A102 Applicants 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Interview (Average) Gamsat Science 61 Gamsat Science 56 Gamsat Science 56

Gamsat Overall 59 Gamsat Overall 56 Gamsat Overall 52
Interview Lowest Gamsat Science 48 Gamsat Science 48 Gamsat Science 48

Gamsat Overall 51 Gamsat Overall 55 Gamsat Overall 40
Interview Highest Gamsat Science 77 Gamsat Science 76 Gamsat Science 68

Gamsat Overall 67 Gamsat Overall 84 Gamsat Overall 62
Offer (Average) Gamsat Science 60 Gamsat Science 56 Gamsat Science 57

Gamsat Overall 59 Gamsat Overall 56 Gamsat Overall 52
Offer (Lowest) Gamsat Science 48 Gamsat Science 48 Gamsat Science 48

Gamsat Overall 67 Gamsat Overall 41 Gamsat Overall 40
Offer (Highest) Gamsat Science 77 Gamsat Science 76 Gamsat Science 67

Gamsat Overall 51 Gamsat Overall 84 Gamsat Overall 60

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS

A101/A102 Applicants 2018/9 2019/0 2020/1
Interview <5* N/A N/A

 

2) Per Individual applicant data

 

I would like to know the following information per individual applicant,
in a spreadsheet. One row per applicant.

 

I understand that at the time of application, the fee status may not
always be clear, and if that is the case, please categorise the applicant
as “unsure” for fee status and provide the rest of their data.

 

Candidate number (any unique identifier) - 1 column

 

Undergraduate or Graduate applicant  - 1 column

 

Course applied for by code (A100, A101 etc)  - 1 column

 

UK/home or International applicant (fee status)  - 1 column

 

UCAT score (per section & SJT + VR if available, OR overall score)  - 6
columns

 

GAMSAT score (per section of the exam & overall if available) -  4 columns

 

Curriculum (GCE A-levels, IB, CBSE, APs, SAT subject tests, Canadian
secondary school, other) - 1 column

 

Invited for interview - yes or no, 1 column

 

Received an offer - yes or no, 1 column

 

If yes, what offer was sent? (grades required to achieve), 1 column

 

Accepted an offer for application year  - yes or no, 1 column

 

Deferred place for the following year - yes or no, 1 column

 

 

If Following GCE A-levels, then please provide:

 

A Level Grades for each subject (1 column per subject)

 

Specify if that grade is predicted or achieve (1 column)

 

 

If Following IB, then please provide:

 

HL grades per subject (1 column per subject)

 

Specify if that grade is predicted or achieve (1 column)

 

SL grades per subject (1 column per subject)

 

Specify if that grade is predicted or achieve (1 column)

 

Overall IB score predicted or achieved

 

Please provide the equivalent information (predicted or achieved grades)
for students who apply with CBSE curriculum, APs, SAT subject tests and
Canadian secondary school diploma.

 

If a student applied with a different curriculum, write “NA”.

 

 

If the student has completed GCSEs or iGCSEs, please provide:

 

Specify if GCSEs or iGCSEs

 

Grades achieved for each subject

 

If a graduate applicant:

 

Degree achieved or predicted

 

Degree class

 

Degree subject

 

Masters (yes or no)

 

PhD (yes or no)

 

Under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I am unable to
provide the level of detail requested as the disclosure of information
from which the individuals concerned may be identified would be unfair and
a breach of the data protection principles.

 

Furthermore, due to the high numbers of applicants for these courses, the
time involved in searching for and providing the information you have
requested would exceed the time limit (18 hours) allowed under the Freedom
of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004.  Accordingly, section 12(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 will apply

 

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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.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ian Johnson                                                               
             Ian Johnson 

  Swyddog Cydymffurfiaeth                                    
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