A100 Medicine Statistics

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Dear University College London,

Please may you provide the data for following requests regarding the past 3 complete application cycles for specifically home domicile students applying to the A100 Medicine course:

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

2 ) The average BMAT score of applicants, applicants interviewed, applicants given an offer in each section (letter is not required for section 3)

3 ) Details on the selection process for inviting applicants to interview and then being given offer including but not limited to any internal scoring system or ranking process of applicants

Yours faithfully,

Peter Simons

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Dear Peter

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of January 20^th.
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

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

 

Please may you provide the data for following requests regarding the past
3 complete application cycles for specifically home domicile students
applying to the A100 Medicine course:

 

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

Year Total Home Applicants Applicants Interviewed Offers
2019 2125 895 650
2020 1830 990 695
2021 2400 685 535

 

2 ) The average BMAT score of applicants, applicants interviewed,
applicants given an offer in each section (letter is not required for
section 3)

Year Total Home Applicants Applicants Interviewed Offers
  Section Section Section Section Section Section Section Section Section
1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
2019 4.3 4.6 3.1 4.9 5.2 3.3 4.9 5.2 3.3
2020 4.3 4.1 2.9 5.2 4.8 3.2 5.2 4.8 3.2
2021 4.8 4.8 3.1 5.7 5.8 3.4 5.7 5.8 3.4

 

3 ) Details on the selection process for inviting applicants to interview
and then being given offer including but not limited to any internal
scoring system. Please see the attached documents for UCL’s interview
selection process and scoring policy.

 

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