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A100 medicine statistics

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Dear University of Bristol,

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the A100 medicine course. All requests are for the 2018/2019 cycle. If data for the 2018/2019 cycle is not possible, I would like it for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many thanks.

Please can I have the following anonymised data about the candidates who applied:

1. For each applicant, can I know their A-level predicted grades, GCSE grades, UKCAT score, BMAT score, whether they were successful in getting an interview and whether they were successful in getting a place?
2. For each applicant, can I also know whether they were home or international (if so whether they were an EU citizen)
3. Please can I know what type of school the applicant went to (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or boarding)?
4. Please could I have a breakdown of their UKCAT and BMAT scores by section
5. How their PS and interview performance was graded or scored
6. Whether they were on a gap year or taking a deferred place

Please can I have all this data in an Excel or at least machine-readable format.
Yours faithfully,

Mr Forgan

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Dear Mr Forgan,

 

Freedom of Information Request (our reference FOI19-336)

 

We refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 29^th July. We
apologise for the delay in responding to your request. We are currently
short-staffed and have a backlog of requests that we are working through
as quickly as we can. You requested the following information:^

 

“My request is regarding statistics for the A100 medicine course. All
requests are for the 2018/2019 cycle. If data for the 2018/2019 cycle is
not possible, I would like it for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many thanks.

Please can I have the following anonymised data about the candidates who
applied:

1. For each applicant, can I know their A-level predicted grades, GCSE
grades, UKCAT score, BMAT score, whether they were successful in getting
an interview and whether they were successful in getting a place?
2. For each applicant, can I also know whether they were home or
international (if so whether they were an EU citizen)
3. Please can I know what type of school the applicant went to
(independent, maintained, grammar, academy or boarding)?
4. Please could I have a breakdown of their UKCAT and BMAT scores by
section
5. How their PS and interview performance was graded or scored
6. Whether they were on a gap year or taking a deferred place”

 

University’s Response

 

Further to Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) we
confirm that the information requested is partially held by the University
of Bristol (the “University”).

 

We are unable to provide a line by line analysis for each applicant as it
could be possible to identify the individuals concerned. The information
is exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Act -third party
personal information. This is an Absolute exemption therefore there is no
requirement to conduct public interest test. Any information is exempt
from disclosure under the Act if it relates to or is supplied by another
individual and disclosure of that information would contravene any of the
principles of the Data Protection Act (1998).

 

Please find attached a summary of the information requested for the 2018
cycle. Data for the 2019 admission cycle is not currently available as it
is still being collated. The information should be available in December.
Please note that we do not use the section scores of the UKCAT and instead
calculate an overall %. We do not use BMAT in our admissions.

 

Information concerning how personal statements and interviews are scored
can be found via the admissions statements for Medicine. I have provided a
link for ease of reference:
[1]https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/un...

 

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Kind Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

University of Bristol

 

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