Scoring System for Medicine Applicants

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[name removed] (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Imperial College London,
I am curious to know as to how specifically medicine applicants are assessed at Imperial. Is there any particular weighting/tier system in place? Such as say, BMATx%, personal statementx% etc. Also what are the outcomes for candidates who have performed fairly poorly at GCSE level (just about meeting Imperial's minimum) but obtaining A*A*A-A*A*A* at A-level, along with a strong BMAT ie. Band 1/2. Is it Maths and Science GCSEs that matter most, or are the whole set of GCSE results assessed holistically. Much thanks for any response.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed]

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr [name removed]

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College aims to respond to your request within twenty working days of receipt of your request.

We will contact you again in due course.

Kind regards

Catherine Mitchell

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

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Dear Mr [name removed]

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

Please find below the College’s response to your questions.

I am curious to know as to how specifically medicine applicants are assessed at Imperial. Is there any particular weighting/tier system in place? Such as say, BMATx%, personal statementx% etc. Also what are the outcomes for candidates who have performed fairly poorly at GCSE level (just about meeting Imperial's minimum) but obtaining A*A*A-A*A*A* at A-level, along with a strong BMAT ie. Band 1/2. Is it Maths and Science GCSEs that matter most, or are the whole set of GCSE results assessed holistically. Much thanks for any response.

Selection for the College's MBBS / BSc Medicine course follows a stream of activities. Candidates must satisfy the entry criteria (available on the College website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/cours... ) , then perform above the BMAT threshold for that year of entry. The UCAS application is shortlisted on personal & referee statements at which point candidates may be invited for interview. Selection is then finalised at interview. Templates used by the College for interviews and short-listing are attached.

The GCSE requirements are that all applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABB or above (in any order):

Biology (or Human Biology)
Chemistry
English Language
Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics) Physics The Science double award or Science plus Additional Science may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

Applicants who obtain these grades or higher are treated equally in the selection process.

I am obliged, under the Freedom of Information Act, to inform you of our complaints procedures in case you are unhappy about the way in which your request has been dealt with. If you wish to complain about this response, you should contact the College Secretary at the address below.

The College Secretary
Imperial College London
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London
SW7 2AZ
Tel: 020 759 47272
E-mail: [email address]

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The Information Commissioner
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Kind regards,

Catherine Mitchell

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