Medical School Admission Statistics

Dr Leeron Marshall made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of St Andrews

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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 St Andrew’s, 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.

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, 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)

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 if available, OR overall score) - 6 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 achieved (1 column)

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

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Dr Marshall,

 

Thank you for your email dated 7 November 2021 in relation to Medical
School Admissions.  Your enquiry is being managed as two separate requests
as noted below:

 

o Our Ref:  436-21(a) – statistics on applicants who applied to study
medicine at St Andrews for entry in academic year 2018/19, 2019/20,
2020/21 and 2021/22.
o Our Ref:  436-21(b) – individual applicant data.

You will receive a response as soon as possible and within the timeframe
prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
i.e. no later than 6 December 2021.

 

Should any clarification be needed to assist in the processing of your
enquiry I will be back in touch at the earliest opportunity.  In the
meantime, should you have any queries about your information request
please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Walter Bower House

Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews KY16 0US

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Dr Marshall,

Please find attached the University’s responses to your request below for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - a response is being sent separately for Part (1) and Part (2) of your enquiry.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Walter Bower House
Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews KY16 0US
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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