A100 gap year

James made this Freedom of Information request to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

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Dear Gonville and Caius 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

Sally-Anne Buckle,

Dear Mr Overett


Freedom of Information Act


Thank you for your email.


Much of what you request is personal data and in any case would take more
than 16 hours to collate the information as it would be necessary for
someone to go through each applicant’s record individually.  The UMS mark
and BMAT results are the candidate’s personal data and could not be


There are no specific scoring systems that relate to the assessment of
applications.  Interviews are marked on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being
exceptional.  All the information provided in an application is taken into
consideration: the most recent school examinations taken by an applicant
are the most relevant for us.  The standard minimum offer for Medicine is
A*A*A at A level (or equivalent).  However all offers are made


I hope this answers your question.  If you are dissatisfied with this
reply then you may seek an internal review of it by an officer of the
College not party to this reply.  You also have a right to apply to the
Information Commissioner under section 50 of the Act.



Dr David Secher

FOI Officer

Gonville and Caius College