A100 Medicine International GCSE Cutoff

Kaylena Martina made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff University

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Dear Cardiff University,

I am writing to request the GCSE cutoff/minimum GCSE points (out of 27 points) for interviewed overseas/international students in the cycle for 2021 entry in the A100 Medicine course.

Yours faithfully,
Kaylena Martina

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Dear Kaylena Martina,

Further to the below email, we will be unable to respond to your FOI by 18 January 2022 as previously indicated.

Unfortunately we are still waiting for information in order to fulfil your request.

We will endeavour to respond to you no later than 31 January 2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Yours sincerely

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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Kaylena Martina

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 17
December 2021.

I am writing to request the GCSE cutoff/minimum GCSE points (out of 27
points) for interviewed overseas/international students in the cycle for
2021 entry in the A100 Medicine course.


Our cut-off point in terms of scoring level at which we invite to
interview varies from year to year depending on the number of applicants
we have.


This year (applications autumn 2021) we had a massive rise of applicants
particularly for A100 and so we had to look at applicants who achieved our
maximum score of 27, and we also then used a UCAT tariff as a secondary
measure to reduce our numbers to approximately 1100 which is the maximum
number we have capacity to interview. 


In keeping with other medical schools and other subjects we experienced a
very significant rise in high GCSE scores, which may be partly due to the
assessment measures in the last two years. Contextualised applicants are
awarded an extra two points. 


We do not have a fixed score and determine it each year based on the
qualifications of our applicants as we aim to interview as many as

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