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Dear Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge,

I would like to request some data on the A100 applications from the last four admissions cycles, under the terms of the Freedom Of Information Act 2000.

The data I would like is as follows,

1) How many applicants applied post A level and of those how many received interview and offers.
2) For the applicants who were given offers (post a level ) and the ones who didn't (post a level) could I get anonymised data on what A Levels they had taken and their average ums scores in each invididual subject. If an applicant took retakes , could this be indicated as well as how many were taken.

As well as this, I would like their bmat scores.

3) Could I also have a copy of any scoring system used before, during or after interview.

4) Finally, how is contextual data used for gcse's and are there personalized offers for medicine?

Yours faithfully,

James Overett

Fitzwilliam College Bursar, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Overett

Further to your Freedom of Information request of 16th February, I can
supply the following information:

1. Data for unsuccessful applicants is not held. Data for the current
year is exempt under Section 40 (Personal Information) of the Act.

2. This information is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Act.
To comply with this request would require the processing of the personal
data of applicants for a purpose other than that
for which it was obtained and would therefore conflict with the Data
Protection Principles.

3. The University-wide standard scoring system is used. This is scored
on a 10-point, qualitative scale thus:
10 Exceptional candidate - must take; 9 Very strong - definitely worth
an offer; 8 Strong - worth an offer; 7 Probably worth an offer; 6
Possibly worth an offer; 5 Doubtful for an offer; 4 Weak; 1-3 Probably
unacceptable.

4. Please refer to the University of Cambridge website:

http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk...

http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk...

Personalised offers, in the form of emphasis on particular subjects
depending on those which the applicant has taken, may be made in
Medicine as in other subjects.

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I trust that is helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. R A Powell
Fellow and Bursar
Fitzwilliam College
Cambridge CB3 0DG

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