Dr James Knapton
Information Compliance Officer
7 September 2017
Dear Mr Hoffman,
Your request was received on 17 August 2017 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
I am writing to you to enquire about your policy regarding AS Level modular examination resits
(for the June following the initial attempt), concerning your medicine (A100) course. It is my
understanding that on the SAQ form candidates are required to complete, any resit intentions
must be declared. I would like to know if, for this course:
a) Are those who indicate that they intend to resit one single module looked upon less
favourably by the admissions staff involved in the decision to offer a candidate a place onto the
course, both generally and in the case of near-misses?
b) Would it be advantageous for candidates to resit one AS module where there has been a
near miss (in terms of both grade and UMS score), but their overall grade remains unaffected
and meets the entry requirements of your institution for this course, or would it be
preferable/advantageous to not resit at all?
Insofar as information is held to answer these questions, it is published under ‘What’s the University’s
position on exam resits?’ at http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/find-out-more/faq.
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request an internal review of this decision, you should write to Dr Kirsty Allen, Head of the
Registrary’s Office, quoting the reference above, at The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2
1TN or send an email marked for her attention to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University would normally
expect to receive your request for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this letter and
reserves the right not to review a decision where there has been undue delay in raising a complaint. If
you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply directly to the Information
The Old Schools
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 764142
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 332332
Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless
you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the University. The Information
Commissioner may be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (https://ico.org.uk/)