A100 Medicine Statistics

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Dear King's College, Cambridge,

Please can you provide the data regarding the number of UK/home domicile applicants, applicants interviewed, offer holders for the A100 medicine course for the 2020/2021 application cycle.

Yours faithfully,

Micah Halenovo

Archivist, King's College, Cambridge

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Dear Micah Halenovo,

This is in reply to your enquiry received by the College on 18 February and made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). I can confirm that the College does hold some information related to your request. Some of it is exempt under the small-numbers rule: in light of the small numbers involved, and the risk of disclosure of personal data (either now or in response to enquiries in the future) that would be unlawful under data protection legislation, we are following advice given by the Information Commissioner's Office in these cases (ICO ref FS50682996), where they suggest that 'at most 5' can be used to indicate that the response lies between 0 and 5 inclusive, without risk of violations under data protection legislation.

The information as held by the College is:

68 on-time, valid medicine applications for 2021 entry were received by King's College. 9 were from applicants claiming EU residency, 41 from the UK/home, 18 from overseas.
At most 5 EU applicants, 21 UK applicants and at most 5 overseas applicants were interviewed by King's.
A total of 8 offers was made: at most 5 to those interviewed by King's, as well as at most 5 to applicants from the pool (who were not interviewed by King's). All offer holders are UK/home applicants.

Please note that the data about residency and citizenship is self-declared and we only verify this when the offer is made (to confirm the applicant's fee status). Some applicants may have dual citizenship; the statistics don't show that.

If you have further questions please ask me in the first instance. I attach a leaflet outlining the College's FOI Act policies and procedures. If, after following those procedures you are still not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Commissioner will not entertain your complaint unless you have exhausted any relevant internal review procedures.

-Patricia McGuire

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Patricia McGuire (Dr)
Archivist and FOI lead
King's College
Cambridge CB2 1ST

Tel: 01223 331444

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