Medicine A100 Admissions statistics

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Dear Queen Mary, University of London,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I kindly request some raw data from you regarding A100 applications for the latest available admissions cycle and the one preceding that.

The data I would like to have is as follows:

1) How many of the students admitted were studying A Levels?
2) The numbers of applications by country of residence at time of application (N.B by this, I count England, Scotland, Wales and NI as separate) and the number of offers categorised in the same manner.
3) For each applicant interviewed (anonymised) I would like to know what A-Levels (or equivalent - in case of Scottish applications, I mean Advanced Highers) they have completed and their UKCAT scores. (i.e Candidate 1 - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths. UKCAT -
3080) (for guidance on presentation see
4) The above information to be split into successful and unsuccessful
5) If #3 cannot be completed for data protection reasons or is simply not available by candidate, a table to be made with numbers of each subject and percentages
i.e Chemistry - 150 - 95.00%
History - 5 - 3.00%
etc etc as well as UKCAT in bands of 10 points average (ie 600-610). The total score divided by 4 will suffice for this. (for guidance see
7) In the event that #3 cannot be carried out, I would also kindly request the most common combinations of A-Level subjects to be released with numbers.
8) The numbers interviewed
9) The number of offers not subsequently made firm/insurance
10) The number of students who take up their place and enrol in September.
11) The number of graduates who apply to the A100 course on the same basis as students in the last year of school.
12) If any scoring system is used to grade applicants to be invited to interview, then I would kindly request this to be made available to me.
13) 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.

#12 and #13 should be relevant for entry in 2012.

Under Section 11 of the aforementioned Act, I am able to request the form of the data requested and I would like it to be in Excel format (.xls or .xlsx) or at least a machine readable format such as CSV.

I thank you in advance,

Yours faithfully,

A Al-Jabir

Queen Mary University of London

We acknowledge receipt of your request and will respond as soon as we can.

Queen Mary University of London

2 Atodiad

Dear A. Al-Jabir

Thank you for your email of 13th February requesting information about
statistics related to the A100 programme.

I am pleased to provide responses to your numbered queries as follows:
1. Please see worksheet 1&2 on the attached 'FOI 2012_24.xls'.
2. Please see worksheet 1&2 on the attached 'FOI 2012_24.xls'.
3. Please see worksheets 3 and 4 on the attached 'FOI 2012_24.xls';
worksheet 4 has the unsuccessful applicants.
4. Ditto.
5. Not required.
7. Not required.
8. Number of interviewees 2010/11 = 518; number of interviewees 2011/12 =
9. 2010/11 - 25.55% (104) applicants not converted to firm or insurance
after offer
    2011/12 - 19.05% (96) applicants not converted to firm or insurance
after offer
10. 2010/11 - 233 students enrolled
       2011/12 - 272 students enrolled
11. 2010/11 - 757 applications
       2011/12 - 540 applications
12. This information is not held as there is none.
13. Please see the attached 'A100 Scoring Sheet'.

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Yours sincerely
Paul Smallcombe
Records & Information Compliance Manager


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