Dear University of Aberdeen,

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr Holland

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Mr Holland,

I refer to your email of 29 July and, on behalf of the University, I acknowledge receipt and confirm that your request is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In terms of the Act, a reply will be sent to you within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

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Dear Mr Holland,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2019-255

I refer to your email of 29 July 2019 requesting information relating to A100 medicine.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

We have provided information for the 2017/2018 cycle. Please find the information you have requested in the attached spreadsheet and notes/guidance for each question are provided below.

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?

A-Level, GCSE grades not recorded electronically therefore not available.
UKCAT scores – provided.
BMAT score – not used.
Interview/offered – noted.

2.For each applicant, can I also know whether they were home or international (if so whether they were an EU citizen)

Fee status noted on spreadsheet.

3.Please can I know what type of school the applicant went to (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or boarding)?

Noted on spreadsheet where available. Entries that are not available should be considered as graduates, EU or International students where UCAS does not record previous institution type.

4.Please could I have a breakdown of their UKCAT and BMAT scores by section
UKCAT scores broken down into each section and SJT provided.

5.How their PS and interview performance was graded or scored
Personal statement is scored at interview.
Interviews consist of a 7 station MMI. Applicants are scored on performance of 3 core questions, communication skills and a global score. Scoring range is Excellent, Very good, Satisfactory, Borderline, Poor.

6.Whether they were on a gap year or taking a deferred place
Noted on spreadsheet.

Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you have the right under the Act to request a review. A request for review must be made within 40 working days of the date of this reply. It must include your name and address for correspondence and specify the request for information and the grounds for dissatisfaction with the decision. Please send your request for review to our mailbox, [University of Aberdeen request email]. The University will respond to your request for a review within 20 working days of receipt of your request.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the University’s internal review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the date of receipt of the University’s review notice. Details on how to make an appeal to the Commissioner are available at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. Should you remain dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s decision, you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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