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Natural Science Post Qualification Statistics

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Dear University of Cambridge,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request some information/data regarding the following aspects of admissions for the Natural Sciences undergraduate course, specifically regarding post qualifications applicants for the last 6 years of admission.
Please could you provide the following information per college for entry in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 in a table format with a distinction between biological & physical applicants if possible:
1. Total number of post qualifications applicants, number offered interviews and number receiving offers
2. Total number of post qualifications applicants offering A levels as their highest qualification, number offered interviews and number receiving offers
3. Total number of domestic post qualifications applicants, number offered interviews and number receiving offers
4. The breakdown of subjects offered by each post qualifications applicant and grade achieved for each subject, number offered interviews and number receiving offers
5. An indication beside each post qualifications applicant admission test scores where available, number offered interviews and number receiving offers.
6. Total number of post qualifications applicants with Further maths to AS level only that apply, number that receive interviews, and number that receive offers.
6. Total number of gap year students with only 1 science on top of maths that apply, number that receive interviews, and number that receive offers.

Thank you very much for kindly considering this request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Adam Lennor

Yours faithfully,

Mr Adam Lennor

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Hi Adam,

I've read your previous requests with some interest. Have you had the time to look at the University's most recent response to you?
(https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/3...)
I suspect that this request, like your last one, will be refused because it exceeds the FOI cost limit. In addition, as they keep telling you, they do not hold the information regarding who is invited to an interview.

I also think that your requests might be a little futile. The Registrary's Office won't tell you this, but the Cambridge admissions system is holistic - all parts of an application are looked at together. It's good fun to analyse large data sets, such as the one which I requested a few weeks ago (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...) regarding NSAA scores, to observe general trends, but you must be cautious and remember that correlation ≠ causation, especially when you're thinking about individual cases. (Forgive me if I'm wrong, but judging by the content of your request's you're a school teacher/'Oxbridge coordinator'?)

That said, I know the answers to some of your questions for 2017 entry.

2. There were 71 post qualification applicants holding A-levels who applied in October 2016 for entry in 2017.
4. See the University's response to my request above (second link).
5. I don't know the exact answer to this question, but my analysis of the NSAA results reveals that successful applicants obtained a large range of scores. Of course, there was a higher success rate towards the top end, but some candidates with (sometimes very) low scores still received offers. I personally don't think that a poor performance in the admissions assessment would be enough to rule out an otherwise strong post-qualified applicant.
6. Again, I don't know the exact answer, but in general terms, having or not having done Further Maths is not important for Biological Natural Sciences candidates. Physical Natural Sciences candidates are viewed more favourably if they've done AS Further, or better still the full A2 in Further. I imagine that the success rate for AS-only Further Maths students is lower, but again not having done the full A2 won't rule someone out in itself.
6 (Again). Anyone applying post A-level for Natural Sciences with only one science subject plus maths really ought to reconsider their choice of course as it is unlikely to be the most suitable choice. But the answer to your question, for 2017 entry, is one. They had A-levels in Biology (A*), Psychology (A*) and Maths (A). They didn't get an offer.

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Further to your request for information, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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