Dr James Knapton
Information Compliance Officer
10 May 2017
Dear Mr Patel,
Your request was received on 15 April 2017 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
I am making a request regarding the ums statistics for applicants (with and without offers)
studying mathematics (including minimum, average and maximum ums) in the A100 medicine,
chemical engineering via natural sciences and natural sciences courses for the 2016/2017
cycle. I would also like the median and quartile ranges for the number of A* achieved at GCSE
of those applying and accepted.
The requested data is attached; your attention is drawn to the explanatory notes.
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Minimum, maximum and mean UMS for Medicine (A100), Natural Sciences (BCF0), Chemical
Engineering via Natural Sciences (H813) applicants and offer-holders studying A Level Mathematics
Median and quartile ranges for the number of A* achieved at GCSE for the above applicants
Saturday, 15 April, 2017
Figures are grouped by UCAS application year. The 2017 application year ran from applications opening
in September 2016 to Confirmation in August 2017.
GCSE qualification information is supplied as declared by applicants through their UCAS application.
A Levels in England are currently undergoing a period of significant reform. Many applicants applying
from October 2016 onwards will be following linear, rather than modular, A level syllabuses meaning
that UMS is no longer available in a number of subjects. UMS and SUMS data provided in this request is
as supplied by the applicant at the point of entry, but may also include linear marks incorrectly
presented as such.
UMS information is supplied as declared by applicants on the Supplementary Application Questionnaire
(SAQ) or the Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA).
SUMS data is comprised of Science UMS only based on any number of Science-related AS Levels.
Average Best 3 UMS Average
Average Best 3 SUMS Average
Chemical Engineering via
Quartiles for Number of A* at GCSE
Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences