A100 Medicine

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Dear Lancaster University,

In regards to the Freedom of Information Act I would like to ask Lancaster University for statistics for admissions into A100 programme at the university.

1)What was the minimum BMAT score that was required over the last 2 years to gain an interview for A100 Medicine.

2) How is the interview scored and what was the minimum score required to gain an offer.

3) Does OCR Cambridge National at Distiction gain any points within the GCSE points scoring.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Rhodes

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Dear Mr Rhodes,

 

Please find attached the response to your recent FOI request.

 

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Dear Lancaster University,

Thank you for the information. In regards to the people that gained an offer for 2017/18 I don’t understand the data given. What was the minimum score needed to get an offer from the interview stage in 2017/18. For example, 92 (a full number) . I don’t understand the meaning of raw mmi scores and what -0.xxx or +2.222 means.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Rhodes

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Dear Mr Rhodes,

 

Please see the response below from medical admissions:

 

In 2017-18, the raw MMI scores were adjusted, as explained in the FOI:  In
2017-18, the raw MMI scores were adjusted to take into account a number of
factors. This was done to improve the fairness to applicants interviewed
on different dates.

 

The raw score is the sum of the 10 separate MMI station scores.  Each
station has a possible range of scores of 3-15, meaning that the possible
range for total MMI score would be 30-150.  No-one scored the minimum
score on all 10 stations and no-one scored the maximum score on all 10
stations, so the actual range of raw scores in 2017-18 was 59-135.

 

The adjusted scores are not whole numbers.  Applicants were ranked
according to their adjusted score and so the ‘minimum score’ to be made an
offer is not a whole number.  The lowest adjusted score is a negative
number (-2.475); the adjusted scores range from this lowest score to the
highest positive number (+2.222).

 

We have given the range of adjusted scores for all interviewees, those
made offers and those placed on the reserve list.  The ‘minimum’ adjusted
score for those made offers was therefore +0.064 (range +0.064 - +2.222)

 

I hope this information has answered your queries.

 

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The Information Governance Team

 

 

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Dear Lancaster University,
I still don’t understand. What was the minimum score to get an offer even after adjustment out of 150.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Rhodes

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Dear Sam,

 

Offers for the 2017/2018 cycle were not given on the basis of a raw MMI
score out of 150, they were made on the basis of adjusted scores. These
adjusted scores are not whole numbers (as they were in the previous year's
cycle). Applicants were ranked according to their adjusted score. The
minimum adjusted score to get an offer for 2017-2018 was +0.064. The
medical school will be publishing further details on how these scores were
adjusted within the next academic year, and therefore this exemption would
be exempt under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Many thanks,

 

The Information Governance Team

 

 

 

 

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