We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Judy Macdonald please sign in and let everyone know.

A100 selection process

We're waiting for Judy Macdonald to read recent responses and update the status.

Dear Aston University,
Could you confirm what selection process you are using for your A100 medicine course for UK applicants, please.
I would appreciate any scoring system you may use for GCSEs and A levels and what proportion of overall ranking for selection for interview each of these is given
Could you also please tell me how you allocate the points for the UCAT, eg is it in deciles and if so are those based on Pearson Vue scoring or the applicants to Aston?
Could you then also confirm what score, using this scoring system, was needed for a standard, non-contextual applicant for 2019 and 2020 entry, please?
I appreciate enrollment is not completed for 2020, so am happy with any working scores you have used to date

Yours faithfully,

Michael Murine

FOI Requests, Aston University

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Murine                                        

Our ref: FOI/2021/023

Thank you for your email of 5 September 2020. Your request will be dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be
answered within twenty working days of receipt. We will endeavour to
provide the information as early as possible.

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting the reference number above.

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely,

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
sender and then delete it from your system.  Aston University does not
accept service by email.

 

From: Judy Macdonald <[FOI #689568 email]>
Sent: 05 September 2020 16:36
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 selection process

 

Dear Aston University,

Could you confirm what selection process you are using for your A100
medicine course for UK applicants, please.

I would appreciate any scoring system you may use for GCSEs and A levels
and what proportion of overall ranking for selection for interview each of
these is given Could you also please tell me how you allocate the points
for the UCAT, eg is it in deciles and if so are those based on Pearson Vue
scoring or the applicants to Aston?

Could you then also confirm what score, using this scoring system, was
needed for a standard, non-contextual applicant for 2019 and 2020 entry,
please?

I appreciate enrollment is not completed for 2020, so am happy with any
working scores you have used to date

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Michael Murine

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[2][FOI #689568 email]

 

Is [3][Aston University request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Aston University? If so, please contact us using
this form:

[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

 

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

 

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[6]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

 

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

 

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

 

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
2. mailto:[FOI #689568 email]
3. mailto:[Aston University request email]
4. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...
5. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...
6. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

FOI Requests, Aston University

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Murine

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
0121 204 4055
aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
sender and then delete it from your system.  Aston University does not
accept service by email.

 

From: Judy Macdonald <[FOI #689568 email]>
Sent: 05 September 2020 16:36
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 selection process

 

Dear Aston University,

Could you confirm what selection process you are using for your A100
medicine course for UK applicants, please.

I would appreciate any scoring system you may use for GCSEs and A levels
and what proportion of overall ranking for selection for interview each of
these is given Could you also please tell me how you allocate the points
for the UCAT, eg is it in deciles and if so are those based on Pearson Vue
scoring or the applicants to Aston?

Could you then also confirm what score, using this scoring system, was
needed for a standard, non-contextual applicant for 2019 and 2020 entry,
please?

I appreciate enrollment is not completed for 2020, so am happy with any
working scores you have used to date

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Michael Murine

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[2][FOI #689568 email]

 

Is [3][Aston University request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Aston University? If so, please contact us using
this form:

[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

 

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

 

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[6]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

 

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

 

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

 

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
2. mailto:[FOI #689568 email]
3. mailto:[Aston University request email]
4. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...
5. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...
6. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Dear FOI Requests,
Thank you for your response and the detailed information you have sent

However, it does not answer the last part of my question which was "Could you then also confirm what score, using this scoring system, was needed for a standard, non-contextual applicant for 2019 and 2020 entry, please?"

I am wanting to know what combined total of academic (GCSE and A level) plus UCAT points was needed to be invited for interview for 2019 and 2020 entry, so the minimum combined score that received an interview. If this could be given for both the WP and standard UK applicants, that would be helpful, but it is the standard entry I am most interested in.
Many thanks for your help.
Yours sincerely,

Mike.

FOI Requests, Aston University

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Murine

 

Thank you for your email.  We are making further inquiries and will
respond as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
sender and then delete it from your system.  Aston University does not
accept service by email.

 

From: Judy Macdonald <[FOI #689568 email]>
Sent: 25 September 2020 12:16
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - A100 selection process

 

Dear FOI Requests,

Thank you for your response and the detailed information you have sent

 

 

However, it does not answer the last part of my question which was "Could
you then also confirm what score, using this scoring system, was needed
for a standard, non-contextual applicant for 2019 and 2020 entry, please?"

 

 

I am wanting to know what combined total of academic (GCSE and A level)
plus UCAT points was needed to be invited for interview for 2019 and 2020
entry, so the minimum combined score that received an interview. If this
could be given for both the WP and standard UK applicants, that would be
helpful, but it is the standard entry I am most interested in.

Many thanks for your help.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mike.

 

 

show quoted sections

FOI Requests, Aston University

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Murine

 

The lowest score combinations to receive an interview were as follows:

 

2019: Lowest UCAT score – 2150, Lowest academic score – 20

2020: Lowest UCAT score – 2160, Lowest academic score - 18

 

If we can be of further assistance please let us know.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
sender and then delete it from your system.  Aston University does not
accept service by email.

 

From: Judy Macdonald <[FOI #689568 email]>
Sent: 25 September 2020 12:16
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - A100 selection process

 

Dear FOI Requests,

Thank you for your response and the detailed information you have sent

 

 

However, it does not answer the last part of my question which was "Could
you then also confirm what score, using this scoring system, was needed
for a standard, non-contextual applicant for 2019 and 2020 entry, please?"

 

 

I am wanting to know what combined total of academic (GCSE and A level)
plus UCAT points was needed to be invited for interview for 2019 and 2020
entry, so the minimum combined score that received an interview. If this
could be given for both the WP and standard UK applicants, that would be
helpful, but it is the standard entry I am most interested in.

Many thanks for your help.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mike.

 

 

show quoted sections

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Judy Macdonald please sign in and let everyone know.