A100 Medicine 2019 Offer Holders

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Dear Downing College, Cambridge,

Please may I request the BMAT scores (Section 1, 2 and 3), Interview Scores and Predicted Grades of the current offer holders for the A100 Medicine Course.

By offer holders, I mean applicants who have received either a conditional or an unconditional offer for 2019/2020 entry.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

Paul Boult, Downing College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Smith,


Thank you for your FoI request to Downing College regarding A100 Medicine
2019 offer holders. I can provide the following  information for 18 offer
holders which I hope is of interest.


Interview scores (average): 7.42
BMAT 1 scores (average): 5.8
BMAT 2 scores (average): 6.0
BMAT 3 scores (average): 3.6
BMAT 3 letter grade: all A
Predicted grades: A*A*A – A*A*A*A*


Further information about making a request to the College, including your
legal rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found
at [1]http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/about/documents...


Best wishes,


Paul Boult

Records Manager

Downing College, Cambridge



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Dear Paul Boult,

Thank you for replying.

By any chance is it possible if I could please get non-correlating lists of all the offer holders' interview scores and BMAT scores? A gentleman named Louis Reynolds requested for the same data last year on 31st January 2018 but for 2018 entry and he got non-correlating lists of the BMAT scores and the interview scores in decreasing order from you, under this:

"Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act states that personal data
about identifiable living individuals, as defined by the Data Protection
Act 1998, is exempt from disclosure, and as Downing College is only a
small community we feel that there would be a risk that individuals could
be identified if we were to correlate the BMAT scores, Interview Scores
and Predicted Grades. Therefore, here are the figures presented in
decreasing order and in non-correlating lists: "

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Paul Boult, Downing College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Smith,
Post GDPR, rather than supplying non-correlating lists of scores we provide either a range or the average scores, which we believe is a reasonable and a helpful response to this request for information.

Best wishes,

Paul Boult
Records Manager
Downing College

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