UKCAT results divided by A-level subjects taken

Dr Maynard made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cardiff University

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Cardiff University Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Cardiff University,

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

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Dr Maynard

I acknowledge receipt of your email below received by this office on 15/03/2018. This will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI18-093. This reference should be quoted in all correspondence.

In order for us to process your request we need to understand more clearly the information you are seeking and I should be grateful if you could clarify the following:

Your Full Name

Please be aware that the legal response time of 20 working days for responding to your request will not begin until we receive this clarification from you.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Morgan
Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2il Lawr, Friary House
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 0338
Ebost : [email address]

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.
Kevin Morgan
Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 0338
Email: [email address]

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear InfoRequest,

My understanding of the Freedom of Information Act is that a title and surname is sufficient identification. The guidance says that “Mr Arthur Thomas Roberts” can make a valid request as “Arthur Roberts”, “A. T. Roberts”, or “Mr Roberts”.

As such, my name is: Dr Maynard.

Any other info needed, do get in contact.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Maynard

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Dr Maynard

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 19/03/2018 in which you clarified your name.

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 under reference FOI18-093 which should be quoted in all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to receive a response no later than 18/04/2018.

Where we consider that we will not be able to meet this deadline or if further time is required to consider the public interest test we will contact you as soon as possible and give you a revised date for response.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Morgan
Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2il Lawr, Friary House
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 0338
Ebost : [email address]

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.
Kevin Morgan
Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 0338
Email: [email address]

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Dr Maynard

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated
19/03/2018 in which you requested information regarding UKCAT Results.

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

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.

 

In relation to the first part of your request, the University does not
hold information electronically in the format which you request. To find
this information we would have to conduct a manual search of all
applications (almost 3000 records). It would, therefore, take considerably
more than 18 hours to collate the information you require.  The University
is not obliged to spend more than 18 hours (as set by the Freedom of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations
2004) collating such information and accordingly the exemption provided by
section 12(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will apply.

 

*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.

 

In relation to the second part of your request, we do not collect scores
for individual sections of UKCAT. However,  the average overall UKCAT
score for students applying for A100 (Entry year 2017) was 1946.

 

I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  The University has a
Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure should you feel dissatisfied
with this response or the way in which your request was handled.
Complaints must be made in writing and must set out why you believe the
University has not met its obligations under the Freedom of Information
Act.  You may email your complaint to [1][email address] where
it will be forwarded to the Director of Strategic Planning and Governance
who will be responsible for overseeing the review.

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
consideration.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the
following address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance please feel free to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Beth John   Beth John
Assurance Officer   Swyddog Sicrwydd
Strategic Planning &      Adran Cynllunio Strategol a

Governance    Llywodraethu
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Prifysgol Caerdydd

Friary House Friary House
Greyfriars Road
CF10 3AE Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
CF10 3AE
Tel: 029 208 79002   Ffon: 029 208 79002
E-mail: [email address] E-bost: [email address]

   

The University welcomes Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu
correspondence in Welsh or English. gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n
Saesneg.

 

 

 

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