A100 Medicine Statistics

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Dear University College London,

Please can you provide the data for the following requests regarding the A100 Medicine Course for home students for the past 3 complete application cycles:

1 ) The number of applicants, applicants interviewed and applicants given an offer

2 ) The number of students predicted A*A*A* that applied, interviewed and were given an offer

3 ) The average number of A*s in GCSEs for applicants, applicants interviewed and applicants given an offer

Yours faithfully,

Ariyan Hoque

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Dear Ariyan Hoque

 

Thank you for your request for information in relation to the A100
Medicine Course.

 

In order to collate the information you have requested it would be helpful
if you could clarify your request. Please could you let us know which 3
years of data, is it for admission cycles September 2018, 2019 and 2020?

 

Please provide the requested clarification within 20 working days of this
email.

 

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Rosie Lucas

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London Legal Services Data Protection: [1][email address] FOI:
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Dear Rosie Lucas,

Thank you for your response. Yes, please provide the data for the admission cycles September 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Ariyan Hoque

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Ariyan

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

In order to proceed with your request below, we need clarification and
this is mentioned below.

 

Please provide the requested clarification within 20 working days of this
email.

 

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Please can you provide the data for the following requests regarding the
A100 Medicine Course for home students for the past 3 complete application
cycles (Sept 2018, Sept 2019, Sept 2020):

 

1 ) The number of applicants, applicants interviewed and applicants given
an offer

 

2 ) The number of students predicted A*A*A* that applied, interviewed and
were given an offer

 

3 ) The average number of A*s in GCSEs for applicants, applicants
interviewed and applicants given an offer

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********CLARIFICATION********

o Would you accept data for numbers invited to interview, rather than
those who were interviewed?
o Could you clarify what you mean by ‘The number of applicants,
applicants interviewed and applicants given an offer’? – are you
expecting a single figure for each? (i.e. someone who fulfils all
three criteria), or are you expecting three figures for each year?

********CLARIFICATION********

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

Janine

 

 

Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

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Data Protection: [1][email address] FOI: [2][UCL request email]

 

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Dear Janine Small,

Thank you for your response and request for some clarification.

The number of those invited to interview would be fine.

As for 'the number of applicants, applicants interviewed and applicants given an offer’, please could you provide 3 figures for each year.

Thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Ariyan Hoque

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Ariyan Hoque

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 26^th August 2021 and
clarification of 15^th September 2021.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about admission statistics for UCL’s A100 Medicine
programme for the past 3 complete application cycles.

 

 

Your clarified that: 

o You are willing to accept the number of those invited to interview as
an alternative to the number interviewed.
o You would like 3 figures for each year.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided embedded in
your request below.

 

Your Request:

 

 1. The number of applicants, applicants interviewed and applicants given
an offer

 

  Apps Interview Offer
2018 2695 775 620
2019 2855 865 690
2020 3025 1005 785

 

 

 2. The number of students predicted A*A*A* that applied, interviewed and
were given an offer

 

  Apps Interview Offer
2018 620 375 315
2019 660 375 305
2020 685 460 375

 

 

 3. The average number of A*s in GCSEs for applicants, applicants
interviewed and applicants given an offer

 

  Apps Interview Offer
2018 3 5 6
2019 2 4 4
2020 1 1 1

 

 

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