UKCAT results divided by A-level subjects taken

Dr Maynard made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Manchester

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Dear University of Manchester,

I am trying to ascertain whether A-level subjects studied is linked to the results applicants get in the UKCAT. This is for the purpose of advising candidates from state-schools who may not have access to good advice on medical applications. I would like to request your assistance in this.

In spreadsheet or simple table format, I would like to request:

For the latest entry cycle you have available (likely 2017 entry) for A100 entry:

Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level Maths
Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level Biology
Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level Chemistry
Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level Physics
Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level Further Maths
Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take an A-level that is not listed above.

Please could you additionally include number of applicants in each group if possible, to aid further analysis.

*Average UKCAT score to be considered: a numerical mean of the score for each section of the UKCAT. If this is unavailable, a numerical mean for the overall UKCAT score is acceptable.

If you record only partial data for the above I am grateful for what you can provide.

Please contact if further clarification would aid the request at all.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Maynard

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear Dr Maynard,

 

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Dear Information Governance Office,

I note that my above request is long overdue. Please could you clarify what action is being taken to obtain a response to my question.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Maynard

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear Dr Maynard

 

I am writing in response to your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 whereby you requested –

 

‘For the latest entry cycle you have available (likely 2017 entry) for
A100 entry:

 

Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level Maths
Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level Biology
Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take A-level
Chemistry Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take
A-level Physics Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take
A-level Further Maths Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't
take an A-level that is not listed above.

 

Please could you additionally include number of applicants in each group
if possible, to aid further analysis.

 

*Average UKCAT score to be considered: a numerical mean of the score for
each section of the UKCAT. If this is unavailable, a numerical mean for
the overall UKCAT score is acceptable.’

 

Data not held - the University of Manchester does not run the A100
course. 

 

For information the University runs the A106 course and we do hold UKCAT
scores in relation to this.  However, we do not score A-levels as part of
our admissions processes so do not record the individual A-Level subjects
separately; they only exist in individual student records.  Therefore even
if you were to change the scope of your request to the A106 course it is
unlikely that we would be able to obtain the data within the required
timeframe.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Holly

 

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