UKCAT results divided by A-level subjects taken

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Dear University of St Andrews,

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

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Dr Maynard,

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Thank you for your email below of 29 June, 2016 in which you requested
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June

 

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

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St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

1 Atodiad

Dear Dr Maynard,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No
SC013532

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear June,

Thank you for your very helpful response.

You asked for clarification regarding: "Average UKCAT score* for applicants who do and don't take an A-level that is not listed above".

I felt it was quite specific but allow me to clarify: I wish to find out if someone taking a non-science subject (i.e. a subject that is not biology, chemistry, physics, maths, further maths) correlates with a better or worse UKCAT score. So for instance, someone taking biology chemistry and maths would be considered a "don't" or a "no" and someone taking biology, chemistry and history would be considered a "do" or a "yes" because they had "at least one subject not listed above" . I did not want to ask for figures for each non-science subjects as that would be too much work for you (and for me)!

If it is still possible to acquire that data i would appreciate it.

Kind Regards,

Dr Maynard

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Dr Maynard,

 

Many  thanks for clarifying the last element of your enquiry in relation
to applicants who do and don't take an A-Level in Maths, Biology,
Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths and I confirm that I will arrange for
this to be processed.

 

A response will be sent to you as soon as possible and no later than the
time set for compliance, as prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 i.e. by 16 May, 2018.

 

I will be back in touch.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No
SC013532

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

1 Atodiad

Dear Dr Maynard,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No
SC013532

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir