A100 international applicants statistics

Helen Chang made this Freedom of Information request to Queens' College, Cambridge

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Dear Queens’ College, Cambridge,

Can I please request the following data, if available?
1) Number of international applicants for A100 in 2015, 2016, 2017 entry cycle (each)
2) Their statistics including A level/ Pre-U/ IB grades, GCSE grades, BMAT scores, school of origin
3) Their interview score (name-anonymous)
4) Were there any international A100 applicants with extenuating circumstances since 2014? If so, how many were there and did they get an offer?
5) Were there any gap-year international A100 applicants since 2014? If so, how many were there and did they get an offer?

I look forward to your reply.
Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chang

Jonathan Spence, Queens' College, Cambridge

Dear Ms Chang

Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act:

The college no longer holds the information in relation to the 2015 and
2016 applications cycles. In 2017, there were 21 international (defined
here as overseas fee status) applicants for A100. We cannot provide the
detailed information about school, GCSE, BMAT, and final school
examination grades on the basis of a section 40(2) exemption.

The following information summarises some of the main characteristics of
their performance.

These applicants were from 13 different non-EU countries. 7 were taking
A-levels, 3 International Baccalaureate and the remainder the final school
qualifications of their respective countries. Their section 1 BMAT scores
ranged from 3.5 to 6.9, section 2 scores from 3.9 to 8.0 and section 3
from 2.5 to 4.0. Interview scores were in the range of 5-9.5. For those
applicants taking GCSEs, the number of A* grades was between 5 and 11.

We cannot provide information about final examination performance for all
candidates. For all successful applicants to Queens’, the average number
of A* grades is above 3 and successful IB candidates typically achieve 43
points and 776 at Higher Level or better.

We made one offer to an international applicant. None of our international
applicants this year completed an ECF. There has been one applicant since
2014 who was made a deferred offer.

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Yours sincerely

Jonathan Spence
Senior Bursar

On 05/09/2017 09:00, Helen Chang wrote:

Dear Queens’ College, Cambridge,

Can I please request the following data, if available?
1) Number of international applicants for A100 in 2015, 2016, 2017 entry cycle (each)
2) Their statistics including A level/ Pre-U/ IB grades, GCSE grades, BMAT scores, school of origin
3) Their interview score (name-anonymous)
4) Were there any international A100 applicants with extenuating circumstances since 2014? If so, how many were there and did they get an offer?
5) Were there any gap-year international A100 applicants since 2014? If so, how many were there and did they get an offer?

I look forward to your reply.
Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chang

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Queens' College
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 9ET

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