Dear Cardiff University,
Please can you provide me with:
1) The lowest/minimum UCAT score accepted into the A100 course for the previous 3 years
2)How the personal statement is used to differentiate between applicants and if a scale is used, can you please explain what it is
3)How work experience is used to invite applicants to interviews
4) Whether AS grades are going to be a factor into inviting applicant for interviews for 2021 entry as they were not able to sit exams
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Dear Miss Begum
I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated
For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.
1. The lowest/minimum UCAT score accepted into the A100 course for the
previous 3 cycles
2017 2018 2019
Minimum UCAT score 1580 2170 1860
Average UCAT score 2011 2684 2591
2. How the personal statement is used to differentiate between
applicants. If a scale is used, can you please release this
Details on the application process, including the criteria for the
assessment of personal statements can be found on our website at
, with further information available within Cardiff University’s
Admissions Policy for Undergraduate Programmes in Medicine
Specific information on the criteria for the assessment of personal
statements is available at link above under the ‘non-academic heading’ of
the ‘Selection Process’, and has been reproduced below for ease of
“Applications are reviewed by trained selectors and the following are
assessed and scored:
· Medical motivation and awareness of the career
· Caring ethos and a sense of social awareness
· Sense of responsibility
· Evidence of a balanced approach to life
· Evidence of self directed learning and extracurricular activities
· Referee’s report
All applicants are expected to have an appreciation of the length of the
training programme and the career structure, and how this relates to their
own situation and circumstances.”
3. How work experience is used to invite applicants to interviews
It is assessed as part of the personal statement.
4) Whether AS grades are going to be a factor into inviting applicants for
interviews for 2021 entry
A request under the Freedom of Information Act relates to recorded
information held and we can confirm that we do not hold any recorded
information with regards to this question at this time.
For further information please refer to the University website
specifically the Admissions Policy in the documents in the right hand side
of the page
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