Admission and Entrant Grades

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Dear University of St Andrews,

I would like to know the following information for entry in the following academic years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (if available):

1. The number of applications, broken down by fee paying status.

2. For Economics, Management, Mathematics, Medicine, International Relations and Physics:
a) The average GCSE and AS Level grades achieved for an applicant to receive a conditional offer. (For GCSEs [based on ten best GCSEs], using the following system: A* = 8, A = 7, B = 6, C = 5, D = 4, E = 3, F = 2, G = 1, U = 0 and for AS Levels [based on four best AS Levels], using the following system: A = 7, B = 6, C = 5, D = 4, E = 3, F = 2, G = 1, U = 0). Exclude all entrants in data set who completed less than ten GCSEs or less than five AS Levels.
b) The average Scottish Higher grades achieved for an application to receive an unconditional offer - using the following system [based on five best Highers]: A1 (i.e. A Band 1) = 7, A2 = 6, B1 = 5, B2 = 4, C1 = 3, C2 = 2, D = 1, Fail = 0. Exclude all entrants in data set who completed less than five Highers.
c) The average grades achieved by entrants who completed A Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB). For A Levels [based on three best A Levels] using the following system: A* = 8, A = 7, B = 6, C = 5, D = 4, E = 3, F = 2, G = 1, U = 0 and for the IB [based on three best Higher Level Subjects): 7 = 7, 6 = 6 etc.

Thank you.

K. Johnson

K. Johnson left an annotation ()

Apologies, I made an error:

For AS Levels, this should be based on FIVE best AS Levels not four.

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr/Ms Johnson,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Our Ref:  140-16

 

Thank you for your email below of 26 May, 2016 in which you requested
information concerning number of applications and average entrant grades.

 

The University will endeavour to respond to your request as quickly as
possible. In any event you will receive a response within the time set for
compliance, as prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information
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Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

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Dear University of St Andrews,

Will this FOI request be ready by today?

Yours sincerely,

K. Johnson

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

1 Attachment

Dear Mr/Ms Johnson,

I refer to your request for information below under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and attach the University’s response.

Yours sincerely,

June

JUNE WEIR
FOI Officer
University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

T: +44(0)1334 462776
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

JUNE WEIR
FOI Officer
University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

T: +44(0)1334 462776
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

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Thank you for your reply.

Would you have any data for:
'2a) The average GCSE and AS Level grades achieved for an applicant to receive a conditional offer' for the specified subjects I outlined?

If you do, I would like the data in any form you deem the best way to present it (i.e. not using my points system).

Yours sincerely,

K. Johnson

K. Johnson left an annotation ()

And regarding Table 3, does this include tariff points from AS Levels as well? Or is it based off tariff points accumulated from solely the 3 A Level grades?

K. Johnson left an annotation ()

3 A Level grades or more that is.

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr/Ms Johnson,

Many thanks for your follow-up query below. I'm sorry but as stated in our response, the university does not hold verified GCSE and AS-Level grades data and so we are unable to supply anything relating to those I'm afraid.

Regards

June

JUNE WEIR
FOI Officer
University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

T: +44(0)1334 462776
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

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