This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Admission Statistics for Mature Students for History'.


 
Dr James Knapton 
Information Compliance Officer 
 
 
 
 
Jonathan Tan 
 
By email 
 
 
Reference: FOI-2019-507 
22 August 2019 
 
 
 
 
Dear Mr Tan, 
 
Your request was received on 27 July 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’). 
 
You asked: 
 
Could you kindly provide the statistics for the number of mature applicants for Mathematics,  
those who were made an offer and mature Mathmo students *in each college* in Cambridge 
and their *STEP results* from 2012 to 2019? 

 
The requested information is attached. The University has not supplied the college of applicants paired 
with their STEP results because, coupled with the other information, it believes that individuals could be 
identified as a result. In presenting the information in this way, the University is engaging the exemption 
at section 40(3A)(a) of the Act because its release would breach the first data protection principle (the 
fair, lawful and transparent processing of personal data) as set out in the General Data Protection 
Regulation. This part of section 40 confers absolute exemption under the Act. 
 
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Yours sincerely, 
 
James Knapton 
 

"…Could you kindly provide the statistics for the number of mature applicants for Mathematics,  those 
Data
who were made an offer and mature Mathmo students *in each college* in Cambridge and their *STEP 
results* from 2012 to 2019?..."
Request
By
Jonathan Tan
On
Saturday, 27 July, 2019
Figures are grouped by UCAS application year. The 2019 application year ran from applications opening 
Apply Year
in September 2018 to Confirmation in August 2019.
Application
Applicant information has been anonymized, with each applicant assigned a dummy application 
Notes
Identifier
identifier.
If an Applicant will be aged 21 or over by 1 October in the year in which they hope to come to 
Applicant
Cambridge, and haven't already completed a higher education course, then they'll be applying as a 
Status
Mature student.

Mature Applications to Mathematics by Apply Year
College
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Offs
Accs
Apps
Applications
Christ's
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
n/a
Offs
Offers
Churchill
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
n/a
Accs
Acceptances
Clare
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Corpus Christi
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Downing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
n/a
Emmanuel
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Fitzwilliam
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Girton
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Gonville and Caius
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Homerton
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
n/a
Hughes Hall
4
1
0
8
0
0
1
0
0
7
1
0
7
0
0
7
1
0
2
1
2
7
2
n/a
Jesus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
n/a
King's
3
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
n/a
Lucy Cavendish
1
1
0
1
1
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
3
2
n/a
Magdalene
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
n/a
Murray Edwards
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Newnham
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Pembroke
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Peterhouse
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Queens'
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Robinson
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Selwyn
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Sidney Sussex
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
n/a
St Catharine's
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
n/a
St Edmund's
9
8
4
8
5
1
8
4
0
11
3
1
4
2
0
11
4
4
9
4
0
10
3
n/a
St John's
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
n/a
Trinity
3
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
2
1
1
2
0
0
4
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
n/a
Trinity Hall
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Wolfson
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
Grand Total
29
11
4
25
6
1
18
4
0
27
5
2
22
3
1
27
6
4
22
7
3
28
8
n/a

Apply Year
ApplyID
Maths 1 Grade Maths 2 Grade Maths 3 Grade
2012
100001
S
1
S
2012
100002
S
S
S
2012
100003
X
X
U
2012
100004
3
3
2012
100005
U
X
2012
100006
S
S
S
2012
100007
1
2012
100008
3
3
2012
100009
2
3
2012
100010
3
3
2013
100011
3
2
2013
100012
1
2
2013
100013
2
3
2013
100014
U
X
2013
100015
3
3
2013
100016
3
U
U
2013
100017
2
2013
100018
U
2014
100019
U
2014
100020
U
U
2014
100021
U
2014
100022
X
X
2015
100023
2
2
2015
100024
2
2015
100025
3
3
2015
100026
X
X
2015
100027
U
U
2015
100028
X
X
X
2016
100029
U
3
2016
100030
S
S
1
2016
100031
X
X
X
2016
100032
3
U
X
2016
100033
3
2017
100034
1
1
2017
100035
S
2017
100036
3
U
2017
100037
2
3
2017
100038
3
3
2017
100039
1
1
1
2018
100040
1
2
1
2018
100041
S
S
2018
100042
3
3
2018
100043
U
U
2018
100044
2
3
3
2018
100045
2
3
3
2018
100046
1
S
2019
100047
1
2019
100048
2
3
U
2019
100049
2
3

2019
100050
X
X
2019
100051
X
X
2019
100052
3
X
2019
100053
3
3
3
2019
100054
X
X

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