A100 BMAT Scores and GCSEs 2016-202

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Dear Imperial College London,

I would like to know the following details for the past application cycles from (and including) 2016 to 2020 for the A100 Course:

1) The number of applicantions, applicants interviewed and applicants offered a place

2) the BMAT minimum section score and threshold score for each year

3) the average BMAT score on each section for each applicant given an offer

4) average number of 8/9s (A*) in GCSEs for applicants given an offer

5) the average number of 9s in GCSEs for applicants given an offer (if available)

6) the number of students given an offer with the predicted grades for each of AAA, A*AA, A*A*A and A*A*A*

Yours faithfully,

Ariyan Hoque

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

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This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College will respond to your request by 03 March 2021.

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Hoque,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find below the College's response to your questions.

1) The number of applicantions, applicants interviewed and applicants offered a place

3) the average BMAT score on each section for each applicant given an offer

6) the number of students given an offer with the predicted grades for each of AAA, A*AA, A*A*A and A*A*A*

Imperial College publishes undergraduate admissions statistics for the past 5 completed admissions cycles. These include:

• Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed
• Average BMAT Scores
• Details of A level, IB and STEP Offers Made
• New Entrants' Achieved A level and IB Grades
• Admissions Rate by Nationality

The published information can be accessed at the transparency pages of our website here www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/transp... . Scroll to the bottom of the transparency webpage to the link “Download the Undergraduate Admission Statistics”. Please refer to Table 1 for admissions data, Table 2 for average BMAT scores and Table 3 for A-Level Offers Made.

Information is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (Section 21) if it is already reasonably accessible to the requester.

Please see below for total number of students Invited to Interview between the admission years 2016 - 2020.

A100 Invited to Interview

2016: 763

2017: 832

2018: 809

2019: 1155

2020: 1245

Please note that interview data is derived from Departmental records and is therefore not directly comparable to the Applications, Offers and Places Confirmed figures.

2) the BMAT minimum section score

The lowest score each year is the personal data of that applicant. Please note that the College cannot provide individual BMAT scores, this information is therefore exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act.

and threshold score for each year

2016
Cut Off: Band 3
Section 1: 4.5
Section 2: 4.5
Section 3: 2.5 (content score) 4 (use of English)

2017
Cut Off: Band 4
Section 1: 4.3
Section 2: 4.5
Section 3: 2 (content score) 4 (use of English)

2018
Cut Off: Band 3
Section 1: 4.4
Section 2: 4.5
Section 3: 2.5 (content score) 3 (use of English)

2019
Section 1: 3.5
Section 2: 3.5
Section 3: 2.5 (content score) C (use of English)

2020
Section 1: 3.5
Section 2: 3.5
Section 3: 2.5 (content score) C (use of English)

Until 2018, the Department used the BMAT banding system as part of assessment. From 2019 onwards, the Department assesses by a score per section. Every applicant must have achieved the section threshold scores.

Since 2019, there are also different BMAT combined section (section 1 + 2) thresholds depending on the fee status of a candidate, as well as if the candidate has been classed as a Widening Participation applicant. Combined section threshold determines invitation to interview. These are as follows:

2019
Overseas (OS): 11.3
Home/EU: 8.6
Widening participation: 7.5

2020
Overseas (OS): 11.2
Home/EU: 8.7
Widening participation: 7.7

Information about the Widening Participation scheme can be found on our website: www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/select...

4) average number of 8/9s (A*) in GCSEs for applicants given an offer

5) the average number of 9s in GCSEs for applicants given an offer (if available)

GCSE grades are not taken into account during the admissions process for A100 Medicine. Please see our website for full details of the admissions requirements. If you have queries about admission to this course, you can contact the admissions team.

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Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London

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