Dear Imperial College London,
According to the Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting a
spreadsheet on undergraduate admissions statistics to the A100
Medicine course at Imperial Medical School from this admission cycle
(2015 entry), i.e, the most recent statistics.
I would like the spreadsheet to include:
1) For each applicant interviewed (anonymized) I would like to know
what International Baccalaureate results and their BMAT scores
(divided between Section 1, Section 2, and Section 3) I would like
the same for those who were not interviewed.
2) The information of candidates with their IB predicted grades and
BMAT scores to be split into successful and unsuccessful.
6) If any scoring system is used to grade applicants to be invited
to interview, then I would kindly request this to be made available
to me as well (for the 2016 entry).
Dear Mr Smythe,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. As you may know, the College must respond to your request within twenty working days of receipt of your request, and sooner if possible.
We will contact you again in due course.
Dear Mr Smythe
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.
Please find below the College's response to your questions.
"1) For each applicant interviewed (anonymized) I would like to know what International Baccalaureate results and their BMAT scores (divided between Section 1, Section 2, and Section 3) I would like the same for those who were not interviewed.
2) The information of candidates with their IB predicted grades and BMAT scores to be split into successful and unsuccessful."
Please find attached a spreadsheet showing the requested information.
"6) If any scoring system is used to grade applicants to be invited to interview, then I would kindly request this to be made available to me as well (for the 2016 entry)."
Please be advised that the shortlisting form for 2016 entry is currently under review, and this process is expected to be complete ahead of the UCAS application deadline (which relates to certain courses including A100) of 15th October 2015.
As such, please find below information relating to 2015 entry.
All candidates applying to the A100 Medicine course must take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in the year of application in order to be considered for interview. Invitations to an interview will be based on:
• Performance in all three Sections of the BMAT
• The content of the UCAS application
BMAT cut-off scores are calculated each year, as a result of ranked candidate BMAT scores versus number of expected interview sessions. Consequently, the absolute BMAT cut-off changes each year. However, the BMAT cut-off scores from previous admissions cycles may be used as a guide.
For 2015 entry, the minimum scores required were:
• A score of 4.3 in Section 1
• A score of 4.4 in Section 2
• A score of 2.3 and Grade B in Section 3
Following review of BMAT scores, applications from candidates whose BMAT scores exceed the cut-off undergo a panel shortlisting process. Following shortlisting of candidates on the basis of the content of their UCAS application, candidates are either invited for interview or rejected.
Please find a copy of the Shortlisting Template attached. This shows the factors that are considered, which are each graded as Strong or Moderate or Weak. From this, candidates will be recommended as one of three outcomes: Definite Interview, Possible Interview, or No Interview.
Those who receive Definite Interview as the recommendation are invited to interview.
Those who receive Possible Interview as the recommendation undergo shortlisting again from one of four Admissions Tutors. If the outcome does not change, then the Director of Admissions makes a final recommendation to interview or reject the candidate.
Those who receive No Interview as a recommendation are rejected at this stage.
Please also find a copy of the Interviewer Template attached. This shows the factors that are considered during interview, which are each graded Strong or Moderate or Weak.
All aspects of the candidate’s performance are considered and offers made on a case by case basis; however, no candidate who scores Moderate or Weak on the following two criteria are made an offer:
• Motivation to study medicine
• Realistic approach to medicine as a career
Further information about the College's A100 Medicine course is available here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/cours...
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