A100 Statistics

The request was refused by St John's College, Cambridge.

Dear St John's College, Cambridge,

Under terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, would you be so
kind as to provide the following information for all undergraduate
applicants in the 2020 admissions cycle applying for Medicine
(A100) at St John's College:
1. The number of students applying with A-Level qualifications already obtained
2. Their A-Level subjects and results
3. Their GCSE results
4. Whether they had obtained a degree or any other additional qualification that is more advanced than an A-level as well
5. Their BMAT scores for each of the three sections
6. Whether or not the applicant was called for an interview
7. The interview scores (1-10)
8. The overall score (1-10)
9. Whether an offer was made (y/n)
10. Whether the applicant was pooled (y/n)
11. Whether a pool offer was made from another college (y/n)

If any part of this request requires further clarification, do not
hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Mofrad

Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

Dear Arshia Mofrad,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning statistics for the 2020/21 application year for Medicine (A100) applicants to St John’s College.

In accordance with the UK's Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will receive a response by no later than Monday 18 October.

Yours sincerely,

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)
St John’s College
Cambridge
CB2 1TP
Registered Charity No. 1137428

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Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

 
Dear Arshia Mofrad,
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning statistics
for the 2020/21 application year for Medicine (A100) applicants to St
John’s College.
 
The information that is requested, insofar as it is held (noting that the
current undergraduate application cycle is ongoing), is exempt under
Section 36(2)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act because its disclosure
would be likely to prejudice the conduct of public affairs, in this case
the integrity of the College's applications and admissions process which
form a fundamental part of its mission as an educational institution. (As
the information requested is statistical in nature, the opinion of the
qualified person did not need to be sought for this application of Section
36.)
 
The current undergraduate applications cycle is ongoing and applications
are still being submitted and assessed. The College considers that the
disclosure of detailed statistics about applications made within the
current cycle would be likely to prejudice the notion of a fair and
confidential admissions process whereby each applicant has the same
information at their disposal and partial granular information is not
disclosed to specific members of the public while the process is ongoing.
 
As this is a qualified exemption, the College has considered whether, in
all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the
exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The
College considers that, while some people might have an understandable
private interest in these statistics, there is no genuine public interest
in them when set against the extensive statistical information available
about previous admission cycles published at
[1]https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u..., coupled
with the prevailing public interest in maintaining a level playing field
in terms of the information available to all applicants.
 
For clarity the application cycle runs from applications opening in
September to final confirmation in the following September. For example,
the 2020/21 application cycle runs from the opening of applications in
September 2020 to confirmation in September 2021.
 
If you are dissatisfied with my response you may seek an internal review
in writing setting out the grounds for review. It will be dealt with by a
College Officer. Should you not be satisfied with the outcome of the
review, you will have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner by
writing to him at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)
St John’s College
Cambridge
CB2 1TP
Registered Charity No. 1137428
 

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