A100 Admission Statistics 2020

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Dear University of Edinburgh,

Would you please provide the following information for the 2020 entry cohort for A100.

For each fee category (Scot/EU, RUK, International):
The number of applicants
The cut off admissions score for interview
The number of interviews
The number of offers
The number of firm acceptances
The number of insurance acceptances

Your "Undergraduate Programme and Course Information" document sets out the weightings considered in shortlisting. These are:

50% academic score
35% UCAT score
15% SJT

Would you please explain how the scores are calculated. In particular;
Is the academic score still double assessed?
How much of the academic score is for GCSEs and how much for A levels?
Are 9s given the same score as 8s?
What would the score be for AAA at A level compared to A*A*A*?
Does it make any difference whether the A level grades are achieved or predicted?
How were the UCAT scores converted to an application score for 2020 entry?
Yours faithfully,

Tania Lake

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Lake

Thank you for your email of 7 July 2020 requesting information about the
MBChB programme.

As explained in our automatic reply message, the University’s working
arrangements are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, I am
currently unable to tell you exactly when you will receive a response to
your request. However, I can confirm that it is actively being progressed
and that we are making all efforts to respond to your request promptly.
The [1]Scottish Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a statement
about requests during the Covid-19 pandemic which you may find helpful.

If you are unhappy with the way the University has handled your request,
you do have the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review
of the reasons for the delay. The [2]Scottish Information Commissioner’s
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Records Management Section (using this email address), describing the
original request, explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction, and
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[3]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
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request, is published on the University website.

Yours sincerely

Dean McAdam

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

Email: [4][University of Edinburgh request email]

 

 

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Dear University of Edinburgh,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Edinburgh's handling of my FOI request 'A100 Admission Statistics 2020'.

This request is now long overdue. The information is required for university applications due shortly.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Tania Lake

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Thank you for your email. The University’s working arrangements are
affected by the Coronavirus outbreak but we will respond to your enquiry
as soon as possible.

 

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information requests, data subject rights requests)

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helpful.

Please note that if you have only provided your first (or given) name in
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[4]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Tania Lake

 

Thank you for your email of 15 September 2020 requesting an internal
review of your freedom of information request. I apologise for the delay
in responding to your request.

As explained in our acknowledgement, the University’s working arrangements
are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, I am currently
unable to tell you exactly when you will receive a response to your
request. However, I can confirm that it is actively being progressed and
that we are making all efforts to respond to your request promptly. The
[1]Scottish Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a statement
about requests during the Covid-19 pandemic which you may find helpful.

[2]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

Yours sincerely

Dean McAdam

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

Email: [3][University of Edinburgh request email]

 

 

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