INFORMATION COMPLIANCE TEAM
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
30 July 2020
Reply to request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
5 July 2020
1 - For the years 2006 to 2014, for each 10 mark grouping, how many students were not
shortlisted, shortlisted but not successful and successful, split by students who did questions
1-5, 1-3 and 5-6 and 1-2 and 5-7
2 - For the years 2018 and 2019, where numbers are sufficiently large, what was the
average number of A*/8/9s at GCSE for students who achieved each 10 mark group in the
Maths Admissions Test, split by students who did questions 1-5, 1-3 and 5-6 and 1-2 and 5-7
3 - For the years 2018 and 2019, where numbers are sufficiently large, what was the
average Maths Admissions Test score for all applicants, those who were shortlisted and those
who were successful by their number of A*/8/9s at GCSE, split by students who did
questions 1-5, 1-3 and 5-6 and 1-2 and 5-7
Dear Mr Brown,
I write in reply to your 5 July, requesting the above information.
The information requested is attached.
In tabs 2 and 3, where an average relates to 3 or fewer candidates, we have replaced the information with an
asterisk. Given the granular nature of the information, disclosure of the actual figures might enable individuals
to be identified, and new information learnt about them. In taking this measure, we are applying the
exemption in section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Section 40(2) provides an exemption
from disclosure for information that is the personal data of an individual other than the requester, where
disclosure would breach any of the data protection principles in Article 5 of the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR). We consider that full disclosure of the information requested would breach the first data
protection principle, which requires that personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent
manner. Disclosure would be unfair to the individuals concerned, as it would be contrary to their reasonable
and legitimate expectations. They would not reasonably expect that information about their application to
Oxford would be made public under the FOIA without their consent.
For the disclosure of personal data to be lawful, it must have a lawful basis under Article 6 of the GDPR. There
are six possible lawful bases in Article 6; we do not consider that any of them would be satisfied in respect of
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