This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Break-down of applications and offers for medicine by gender and school type'.


 
Dr James Knapton 
Information Compliance Officer 
 
 
 
 
Tania Lake 
 
By email 
 
 
Reference: FOI-2019-36 
13 February 2019 
 
 
 
 
Dear Ms Lake, 
 
Your request was received on 17 January 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’). 
 
You asked: 
 
Would you please supply the information which you publish in Table 1.1 of your Undergraduate 
Admissions Statistics for 2016, 2017 and 2018 just for medicine, i.e. broken down by gender 
and school/college type. 

 
The requested information is attached. 
 
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Yours sincerely, 
 
James Knapton 
 

"...Would you please supply the information which you publish in Table 1.1 of your Undergraduate 
Data
Admissions Statistics for 2016, 2017 and 2018 just for medicine, i.e. broken down by gender and 
school/college type…"
Request
By
Tania Lake
On
Thursday, 17 January, 2019
Figures are grouped by UCAS application year. The 2018 application year ran from applications opening 
Apply Year
in September 2017 to Confirmation in August 2018.
Domicile
Domicile information is based on the Area of Permanent Residence declared by applicants at UCAS.
School
School sector is determined from data provided by UCAS and DfE.
Notes
Sector/Type
The ‘Other and Overseas’ category consists largely of applicants at schools and colleges outside the UK, 
but includes applicants from a variety of non-school/college institutions within the UK. Academies in 
Additional
England are counted within the Comprehensive School category if their admissions policy is non-
selective, or the Grammar School category if their admissions
policy is selective.

2016
Applications
Offers
Acceptances
Succes Rate
Type of School/College
Female
Male
Totals
%
Female
Male
Totals
%
Female
Male
Totals
%
(%)
Home Applications
Maintained
202
236
438
64.1
68
84
152
59.6
64
80
144
60.3
32.9
Comprehensive School
75
96
171
25.0
19
28
47
18.4
16
25
41
17.2
24.0
Grammar School
89
95
184
26.9
41
45
86
33.7
40
44
84
35.1
45.7
Sixth Form College
31
39
70
10.2
7
10
17
6.7
7
10
17
7.1
24.3
FE and Tertiary Colleges
7
6
13
1.9
1
1
2
0.8
1
1
2
0.8
15.4
Independent
101
100
201
29.4
47
53
100
39.2
44
50
94
39.3
46.8
Other and Overseas
24
20
44
6.4
1
2
3
1.2
0
1
1
0.4
2.3
Subtotals
327
356
683
100.0
116
139
255
100.0
108
131
239
100.0
35.0
Other Applications
Maintained
2
3
5
0.8
0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
Independent
40
26
66
11.2
6
7
13
37.1
6
6
12
40.0
18.2
Other and Overseas
325
195
520
88.0
8
14
22
62.9
6
12
18
60.0
3.5
Subtotals
367
224
591
100.0
14
21
35
100.0
12
18
30
100.0
5.1
Totals
694
580
1274
100.0
130
160
290
100.0
120
149
269
100.0
21.1

2017
Applications
Offers
Acceptances
Succes Rate
Type of School/College
Female
Male
Totals
%
Female
Male
Totals
%
Female
Male
Totals
%
(%)
Home Applications
Maintained
268
244
512
64.5
72
78
150
62.0
58
73
131
62.1
25.6
Comprehensive School
127
112
239
30.1
28
31
59
24.4
23
29
52
24.6
21.8
Grammar School
92
92
184
23.2
36
39
75
31.0
29
36
65
30.8
35.3
Sixth Form College
35
28
63
7.9
8
6
14
5.8
6
6
12
5.7
19.0
FE and Tertiary Colleges
14
12
26
3.3
0
2
2
0.8
0
2
2
0.9
7.7
Independent
134
110
244
30.7
49
40
89
36.8
42
35
77
36.5
31.6
Other and Overseas
18
20
38
4.8
2
1
3
1.2
2
1
3
1.4
7.9
Subtotals
420
374
794
100.0
123
119
242
100.0
102
109
211
100.0
26.6
Other Applications
Maintained
3
5
8
1.5
0
1
1
2.0
0
1
1
2.2
12.5
Independent
47
35
82
15.0
4
7
11
22.0
3
7
10
21.7
12.2
Other and Overseas
259
198
457
83.5
18
20
38
76.0
16
19
35
76.1
7.7
Subtotals
309
238
547
100.0
22
28
50
100.0
19
27
46
100.0
8.4
Totals
729
612
1341
100.0
145
147
292
100.0
121
136
257
100.0
19.2

2018
Applications
Offers
Acceptances
Succes Rate
Type of School/College
Female
Male
Totals
%
Female
Male
Totals
%
Female
Male
Totals
%
(%)
Home Applications
Maintained
313
302
615
68.9
80
94
174
68.0
68
78
146
66.7
23.7
Comprehensive School
160
145
305
34.2
39
40
79
30.9
34
33
67
30.6
22.0
Grammar School
93
108
201
22.5
26
42
68
26.6
20
37
57
26.0
28.4
Sixth Form College
42
38
80
9.0
13
9
22
8.6
12
7
19
8.7
23.8
FE and Tertiary Colleges
18
11
29
3.2
2
3
5
2.0
2
1
3
1.4
10.3
Independent
123
114
237
26.5
39
39
78
30.5
35
34
69
31.5
29.1
Other and Overseas
25
16
41
4.6
2
2
4
1.6
2
2
4
1.8
9.8
Subtotals
461
432
893
100.0
121
135
256
100.0
105
114
219
100.0
24.5
Other Applications
Maintained
3
3
6
1.0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
Independent
32
42
74
12.7
6
2
8
16.3
6
2
8
17.4
10.8
Other and Overseas
303
198
501
86.2
17
24
41
83.7
15
23
38
82.6
7.6
Subtotals
338
243
581
100.0
23
26
49
100.0
21
25
46
100.0
7.9
Totals
799
675
1474
100.0
144
161
305
100.0
126
139
265
100.0
18.0

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