2022 Medicine A100 Admission Statistics

Amro Naga made this Freedom of Information request to Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Dear Magdalene College, Cambridge,

Please provide the data for the current (21/22) application cycle regarding Home domicile students (not including EU) applying to the A100 Medicine course:

1. Number of applicants, applicants interviewed, applicants given an offer

2. The average BMAT score of in each section for applicants, applicants interviewed, applicants given an offer

3. The ethinicity of offer holders

4. The sex of offer holders

If this data is not yet currently available, please may you let me know the earliest date it can be published and provided through an FOI.

Yours faithfully,

Amro Naga

Dear Amro
I refer to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
regarding applicants for A100 Medicine in the current admissions cycle
The admissions cycle 2021/22 is ongoing and the information that you
request, insofar as it is held, is exempt under section 36(2)(c) of the
Act because its disclosure would be likely to prejudice the effective
conduct of public affairs, in this case the integrity of the College’s
applications and admissions process which form a fundamental part of its
mission as an educational institution. (As the information requested is
statistical in nature, the opinion of the qualified person did not need to
be sought for this application of section 36.) The College considers that
the disclosure of detailed statistics about applications made within the
current cycle would be likely to prejudice the notion of a fair and
confidential admissions process whereby each applicant has the same
information at their disposal and partial granular data is not disclosed
to specific members of the public while the process is ongoing. As this is
a qualified exemption, the College has considered whether, in all the
circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the
exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The
College considers that, while some people might have an understandable
private interest in these statistics, there is no genuine public interest
in them when set against the extensive statistical information available
about previous admissions cycles published at
[1]https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u..., coupled
with the prevailing public interest in maintaining a level playing field
in terms of the information available to all applicants. Note that further
information about the College’s undergraduate admissions process can be
found at [2]https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate... linked pages. 


Once the admissions cycle, including time for any appeals, is complete
(normally in September) the exemption above will no longer apply. The
College would then be able to release the data requested, insofar as it is
held and within the terms of The Act. You should note that as not all
applicants declare their ethnicity this information is not held. You
should also note that, in line with the College data protection policy,
detailed information about unsuccessful applicants is deleted as soon as
possible after the end of the admissions round, normally in December of
the year of admission. 


The College’s complaints procedure provides for an internal review of the
decisions regarding this response if you are dissatisfied with it.  You
should let me know if you wish to use it, letting me know your reasons for
dissatisfaction and any other matters to which the College should have
regard.  The review will be conducted by another officer of the College
who was not involved in responding to the original request. 

You have a right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision
whether, in any specified respect, your request to the College for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act.  Details may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [3]www.ico.gov.uk.

Kind regards


On behalf of the Freedom of Information Officer

Dr Kathryn Gee 

Secretary to the Assistant Bursar 

Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG Tel: 01223 330575 

Registered Charity Number 1137542 


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