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Dear University of Leeds,

My request is regarding statistics for the A100 medicine course. All requests are for the 2018/2019 cycle. If data for the 2018/2019 cycle is not possible, I would like it for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many thanks.

Please can I have the following anonymised data about the candidates who applied:

1. For each applicant, can I know their A-level predicted grades, GCSE grades, UKCAT score, BMAT score, whether they were successful in getting an interview and whether they were successful in getting a place?
2. For each applicant, can I also know whether they were home or international (if so whether they were an EU citizen)
3. Please can I know what type of school the applicant went to (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or boarding)?
4. Please could I have a breakdown of their UKCAT and BMAT scores by section
5. How their PS and interview performance was graded or scored
6. Whether they were on a gap year or taking a deferred place

Please can I have all this data in an Excel or at least machine-readable format.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Holland

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Mr Holland

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated 29 July 2019, 22:18. 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.  As such, you should expect to hear from the University in response by 28 August 2019, if, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   

Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

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Tracey Crombie,

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Dear Mr Holland

 

Further to your FOI request, please see below:

 

Question one:

I’ve attached a spreadsheet which gives the following information:

The first tab labelled ‘Main data’ has a list of all students who applied
for Leeds for entry in 2019 (applications were submitted to UCAS by 15^th
October).  These are simply listed as 1 – 2487.  Column A is the total of
their academic score (ie GCSE and A level or equivalent) and is out of a
total maximum score of 35 with 27 points available for GCSEs or equivalent
and 8 for predicted grades at A level, or equivalent.  To achieve the full
27 points for GCSEs candidates had to secure 9 GCSEs with A* or 8/9 in
each subject.  Three points were awarded A* or 8/9, 2 points for A or 7,
and 1 point for B or 5/6.  Eight points were available for A level grades
already gained or predicted with 8 points being awarded to those predicted
AAA or above.  Column B contains the points awarded for BMAT (Leeds does
not consider UCAT).  A maximum of 5 points is available and is broken down
as a ranking system.  When we receive the BMAT results these are ranked
with top scoring 20% gaining 5 points, the next 20% gaining 4 points, down
to the bottom 20% who gain one point.  Column C is a combination of both
scores.  The cut-off point for being called for interview was 37 and above
out of 40 for standard entry.  168 were called for interview who were
non-standard and scored less than 37 (Widening Participation routes or
contextual evidence/circumstances, such as Access to Medicine courses and
the Access to Leeds scheme).

The second tab has the results of the interviews: Column A records the
interview score (1-95 are those who didn’t attend or cancelled at the last
minute; Column B records the outcome following interview (DNA simply means
didn’t attend and were recorded as either reject or withdrawn); Column C
records the academic score (GCSE and A level), Column D records the BMAT
score allocated to them, with Column E recording the final score.  The
cut-off point for interview was 63.5 for offers, applicants scoring less
were rejected.

 

Question two:

We are not able to identify these on the spreadsheet due to GDPR and the
possibility of individuals being identified, this information is therefore
exempt under Section 40(2) of the FOI Act, but we can supply the numbers
of the applicants as follows:

 

Applications received:

EU – 212

Overseas – 409

Home – 1,865

 

Interviewed:

EU -50

Overseas – 172

Home – 826

 

Offer after interview;

EU – 16

Overseas – 26

Home – 387

 

Question three:

The admissions data base does not hold the school type and the amount of
work required to extrapolate this information would take in excess of the
18 hours set out for the location/retrieval of information under the FOI
Act.

 

Question four:

For BMAT scores please see question one

 

Question five:

The personal statement is not scored.  Interview performance is across an
eight station multiple mini interview with 3 scores per station.  The
scoring mechanism cannot be released as this would compromise the
integrity of the process

 

Question six:

We are not able to identify these on the spreadsheet due to GDPR and the
possibility of individuals being identified, this information is therefore
exempt under Section 40(2) of the FOI Act,  but we can supply the numbers
of the applicants as follows:

 

Applications for deferred entry

EU – 1

Overseas – 13

Home – 41

 

Interviewed:

EU – 0

Overseas – 8

Home – 17

 

Offered after interview;

EU – 0

Overseas – 0

Home – 14

 

I hope this is helpful in resolving your query. If you have any questions
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Best wishes,

 

 

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly
confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the
addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance
on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the
above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party
acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this
email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any
onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not
adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems. 
Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds
accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of
this email.

 

 

 

 

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