2022 History Admissions Statistics

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Dear Trinity College, Cambridge,

I am making a request regarding the statistics for History (V100) undergraduate applicants in the 2022 entry cycle.

Please provide for each applicant the following data in a single table with one row per applicant, and columns contain the following data:

* an indicator of the country of the applicant (UK, EU, International, etc.) and applicants grouped by countries (e.g. Country 1, 2, ...)
*the applicant's number of GCSE A* grades, if applicable
*the applicant's predicted A-Level grades, if applicable
*the subjects the applicant takes/took for A-Level, if applicable
* the UMS of the applicant, if applicable
* a yes/no to indicate if applicant was called for interview
* each interviewer's (eg. if there are two interviewers, then two columns) interview grade for the interviewee (1-10, with NA to indicate if no interview)
* a yes/no to indicate if offer was made
* an option to indicate the type of offer (conditional or unconditional or NA to indicate no offer)
* a yes/no to indicate if applicant was pooled
* a yes/no to indicate if applicant has received offer from the pool, for the pooled applicants

Yours faithfully,

Max Beloff

foi, Trinity College, Cambridge

Dear Max Beloff,

I am the Freedom of Information officer for Trinity College Cambridge, responding to your request of 26 January for information about applicants for undergraduate entry in October 2022 to read History.

The College has a policy not to give information about the current admissions round until all decisions within it have been made. The reason for this is that piecemeal disclosure of information part-way through the current round is thought likely (here we refer to section 36(2)(c) of the FoI Act), to prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, namely the applications and admissions process for the Colleges of Cambridge University, which forms a fundamental part of their mission as educational institutions. Disclosure of detailed statistics within the current round is thought likely to prejudice the fairness and confidentiality of the admissions process, under which each applicant should have the same information and each application be treated by the same process. The public interest in our maintaining the exemption under section 36(2)(c), so as to avoid this prejudice, is thought in all the circumstances to outweigh the public interest in disclosure.

Final decisions on the current round will not be made until August 2022, after A-level results have become available, and consideration of persons who have done unexpectedly well in the examinations has been undertaken. So I suggest that you write again in late August.

Should you have any queries or complaints about this reply you may write to the Junior Bursar, Dr D Secher at Trinity College, Cambridge. Any complaint should be in writing and should set out clearly the grounds for such complaint. Should you not be satisfied with the outcome, you have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely

Chris Morley

Chris Morley, Secretary of the College Council
Trinity College Cambridge CB2 1TQ
Direct: 01223 338469
Email: [Trinity College, Cambridge request email]
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