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Dear University of Cambridge,

I am requesting data for following tests: TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment), TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Assessment), MAT (Maths Admissions Test), PAT (Physics Aptitude Test), STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper), ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) and NSAA (Natural Science Admissions Assessment). For each of these 7 tests, if available, I would like the following data:

- Global number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017
- By country, the number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017 - with the data for the top 10 countries for each test (using 2017 as the year to rank the number of registration).

Please let me know if this data is available, or if it is available but not for these exact splits.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 6 November 2018.

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Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing,

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We've got your query (#778862) and will aim to reply to you within 5 working days.

In the meantime, based on what you asked us, we think that the following articles might help. If any of these answer your question, please click the "Yes, close my
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[1]Access arrangements

Introduction This article contains information for candidates taking the following tests: BMAT University of... [2]Read more

[3]✔ Yes, close my request [4]View article
[5]Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT): Marking and Results

Introduction Admissions Testing delivers the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) and passes the answer papers to the... [6]Read more

[7]✔ Yes, close my request [8]View article
[9]Registering to take an admissions test

Find out how and where to register for the following admissions tests: BMAT (October session) Test of Mathematics for... [10]Read more

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Access arrangements
Introduction

This article contains information for candidates taking the following tests:

* BMAT
* University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments
* CAT, ELAT, HAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT, the University of Oxford Philosophy Test, Thinking Skills Assessment (Oxford)
* Test of Mathematics for University Admission

Access arrangements are available for candidates with certain conditions who have an established history of need and provision. Such candidates may need extra
working time, or to use a laptop or other physical support (the type of arrangements available will depend upon the test being taken).

Am I eligible?

Your school/college or open centre will be able to apply for access arrangements, to help you take the test on an equal footing with other candidates, if you
have a permanent or long-term disability which might affect your performance. Some example conditions might include, but are not limited to:

* sight impairment
* dyslexia
* dyspraxia
* dysgraphia
* working memory deficit
* cerebral palsy

You may also be eligible for access arrangements if you have a short-term difficulty, such as a broken arm.

What can I apply for?

The access arrangements you are eligible for will depend on the exact nature of your condition and most often will be the same as those you would get while
taking a public examination at your school. These could include:

* modified materials
* extra time
* use of laptop

Extra-time and use of a bilingual dictionary** as an access arrangement for non-native speakers of English is not available for admissions tests.

**Bilingual dictionaries can be used by STEP candidates whose first language is not English.

How do I apply?

Your school/college or open centre will be able to apply for access arrangements on your behalf at the time of making your entry, so please let them know of any
requirements you may have as early as you can. You will need to provide your centre with medical evidence to support your application.
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Mr Harrison

9 Oct, 15:36 BST

Dear University of Cambridge,

I am requesting data for following tests: TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment), TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Assessment), MAT (Maths Admissions Test), PAT
(Physics Aptitude Test), STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper), ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) and NSAA (Natural Science Admissions Assessment). For each
of these 7 tests, if available, I would like the following data:

- Global number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017
- By country, the number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017 - with the data for the top 10 countries for each test (using 2017 as the year to rank
the number of registration).

Please let me know if this data is available, or if it is available but not for these exact splits.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander

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FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear Mr Harrison,

We have passed your request to Cambridge Assessment, the relevant part of which holds the information, and you will receive the response directly from them rather than via this office.

Regards,

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University of Cambridge
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F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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Sarah Dadd (Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing),

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Please see below for an update to your query ([1]#778862).

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Sarah Dadd (Admissions Testing)

10 Oct, 11:59 BST

Hi Alexander,

Thanks for getting in touch.

I’m going to look into this for you, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I have any update.

Many thanks

Sarah Dadd | Senior Helpdesk Analyst

Mr Harrison

9 Oct, 15:36 BST

Dear University of Cambridge,

I am requesting data for following tests: TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment), TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Assessment), MAT (Maths Admissions Test), PAT
(Physics Aptitude Test), STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper), ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) and NSAA (Natural Science Admissions Assessment). For each
of these 7 tests, if available, I would like the following data:

- Global number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017
- By country, the number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017 - with the data for the top 10 countries for each test (using 2017 as the year to rank
the number of registration).

Please let me know if this data is available, or if it is available but not for these exact splits.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander

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Sarah Dadd (Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing),

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Please see below for an update to your query ([1]#778862).

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Sarah Dadd (Admissions Testing)

5 Nov, 16:27 GMT

Hi Alexander,

Thank you for your patience whilst I was looking into this.

The global number of test takers per assessment from 2013-17 are as follows:

Global registrations
Assessment 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
TSA 3,408 3,458 3,825 4,316 4,725
TMUA n/a n/a n/a 588 831
MAT 2,169 2,604 2,991 3,269 3,929
PAT 2,205 2,278 2,238 2,402 2,659
ENGAA n/a n/a n/a 2,051 2,131
NSAA n/a n/a n/a 2,614 2,950
STEP 2,200 2,651 2,795 2,700 2,789

Information about the numbers of individuals taking assessments produced by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing in individual markets is commercially
sensitive. Under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’) such information is exempt. 

In coming to this decision to withhold the information, we have considered that the disclosure would be likely to harm our commercial interest. To validate this
position we have performed a public interest test and the public interest in maintaining the exception outweighs the public interest in disclosure in order to
allow us to provide a customer-centric service within a competitive market.

Kind regards,
Sarah 

Sarah Dadd | Senior Helpdesk Analyst

Sarah Dadd (Admissions Testing)

10 Oct, 11:59 BST

Hi Alexander,

Thanks for getting in touch.

I’m going to look into this for you, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I have any update.

Many thanks

Sarah Dadd | Senior Helpdesk Analyst

Alexander Harrison

9 Oct, 15:36 BST

Dear University of Cambridge,

I am requesting data for following tests: TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment), TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Assessment), MAT (Maths Admissions Test), PAT
(Physics Aptitude Test), STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper), ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) and NSAA (Natural Science Admissions Assessment). For each
of these 7 tests, if available, I would like the following data:

- Global number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017
- By country, the number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017 - with the data for the top 10 countries for each test (using 2017 as the year to rank
the number of registration).

Please let me know if this data is available, or if it is available but not for these exact splits.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander

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Sarah Dadd (Admissions Testing)

5 Nov, 16:27 GMT

Hi Alexander,

Thank you for your patience whilst I was looking into this.

The global number of test takers per assessment from 2013-17 are as follows:

Global registrations
Assessment 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
TSA 3,408 3,458 3,825 4,316 4,725
TMUA n/a n/a n/a 588 831
MAT 2,169 2,604 2,991 3,269 3,929
PAT 2,205 2,278 2,238 2,402 2,659
ENGAA n/a n/a n/a 2,051 2,131
NSAA n/a n/a n/a 2,614 2,950
STEP 2,200 2,651 2,795 2,700 2,789

Information about the numbers of individuals taking assessments produced by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing in individual markets is commercially
sensitive. Under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’) such information is exempt. 

In coming to this decision to withhold the information, we have considered that the disclosure would be likely to harm our commercial interest. To validate this
position we have performed a public interest test and the public interest in maintaining the exception outweighs the public interest in disclosure in order to
allow us to provide a customer-centric service within a competitive market.

Kind regards,
Sarah 

Sarah Dadd | Senior Helpdesk Analyst

Sarah Dadd (Admissions Testing)

10 Oct, 11:59 BST

Hi Alexander,

Thanks for getting in touch.

I’m going to look into this for you, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I have any update.

Many thanks

Sarah Dadd | Senior Helpdesk Analyst

Alexander Harrison

9 Oct, 15:36 BST

Dear University of Cambridge,

I am requesting data for following tests: TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment), TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Assessment), MAT (Maths Admissions Test), PAT
(Physics Aptitude Test), STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper), ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) and NSAA (Natural Science Admissions Assessment). For each
of these 7 tests, if available, I would like the following data:

- Global number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017
- By country, the number of registrations for each test per year, 2013-2017 - with the data for the top 10 countries for each test (using 2017 as the year to rank
the number of registration).

Please let me know if this data is available, or if it is available but not for these exact splits.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander

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