Medicine Admission Statistics

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Dear Imperial College London,

Please provide the data for the last 3 complete application cycles for your A100 Medicine Course for students that applied in England in year 13 of college / sixth form (and any other equivalent in the England) for the below requests:

1 ) The number of applicants, applicants interviewed, and applicants given an offer

2 ) The average BMAT score in each section of applicants, applicants interviewed, and applicants given an offer

3 ) Whether all 3 sections of the BMAT are used and whether there is a threshold used

4 ) How GCSEs are taken into account if at all

5) The selection process including which components of an applicant are considered and how they are used and whether any ranking process is involved

6) The average number of A*s (8/9) GCSEs of applicants, applicants interviewed, and applicants given an offer

Yours faithfully,

Amro Naga

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Amro Naga,


Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request. We are writing to
you further to our duty, contained at Section 16 of the Freedom of
Information Act, to provide advice and assistance to requesters.


We are not able to provide admissions figures by the school year of the
applicant. It may be possible to provide information by the age of the
applicant, but please note that Imperial College publishes undergraduate
admissions statistics for the past 5 completed admissions cycles. These


o Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed 
o Average BMAT Scores 
o Details of A level, IB and STEP Offers Made 
o New Entrants' Achieved A level and IB Grades 
o Admissions Rate by Nationality 


The published information can be accessed at the [1]transparency pages of
our website (scroll to the bottom of the page to the link “Download the
Undergraduate Admission Statistics”). Information is exempt from the
Freedom of Information Act (Section 21) if it is already reasonably
accessible to the requester. The published information may be sufficient
for your needs.


 There is an extensive and thorough admissions process for A100 Medicine,
which is outlined below. GCSEs are not taken into account.


At an initial stage, all applications received by the deadline are checked
to see if candidates have taken the BMAT admissions test, and that
candidates have, or are predicted to obtain, the minimum academic entry


From the remaining applications, in order to select candidates for
interview, an individual’s BMAT scores are used. The College calculates
threshold BMAT scores each year as a result of ranked candidate BMAT
scores versus number of expected interview sessions. We would use a fixed
minimum score in each section (Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3) and
then use a combined score in Section 1 and Section 2 from which a
threshold is set. Those who achieve the minimum section score and met
either the threshold score or above it, would be invited to interview. 


There are different BMAT thresholds depending on the fee status of a
candidate, as well as if the candidate has been classed as a widening
participation applicant. 


A selection panel also considers the application form when confirming who
is invited to interview.  Although no score sheet is used, the panel will
discuss all aspects of the application, including for example evidence of
motivation and understanding of medicine as a career, evidence of
extracurricular interests and the information provided by the referee's


Considerable emphasis is placed on the performance of candidates at
interview, and no offer is made to any applicant who has not attended a
competitive interview. 


Personal Statements are used by the interviewers to bring out aspects of a
candidate's experience and to help focus discussions with the candidate
during the interview. 




Freedom of Information Team

Imperial College London 


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Thank you for your reply that was really helpful, would you mind guiding me to where I can find the information regarding A levels, and BMAT average scores on the ICL website?

Yours sincerely,

Amro Naga

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Amro,

Emails sent to and from What Do They Know are in Plain Text format and therefore the links have been lost. The full link is:


Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

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