BDS Dentistry Admissions Statistics 2023

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Dear Cardiff University,
I am writing to obtain some statistics on your A-level entry BDS course. Please can you compile a document of the following information from the past 3 application cycles:
-Number of applications, number of interviews and number of offers given out (per year)
-Lowest, Highest and average UCAT scores of those invited to interviews (per year)
-What does the selection process consist of and how are GCSEs, UCAT scores, A-levels, personal statements etc, weighed
-Also, are A-level resits accepted and if so, are there any restrictions - e.g. a particular grade must be achieved in the first sitting or only a set number of subjects resat will be accepted etc.
For further information- I am a prospective first-time applicant.

Thank you in advance for the help and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Hyseni

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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Fiona Hyseni

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 30
July 2023

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

I am writing to obtain some statistics on your A-level entry BDS course.
Please can you compile a document of the following information from the
past 3 application cycles:

-Number of applications, number of interviews and number of offers given
out (per year) -Lowest, Highest and average UCAT scores of those invited
to interviews (per year) -What does the selection process consist of and
how are GCSEs, UCAT scores, A-levels, personal statements etc, weighed
-Also, are A-level resits accepted and if so, are there any restrictions -
e.g. a particular grade must be achieved in the first sitting or only a
set number of subjects resat will be accepted etc.

 

Applications All Number of Offer All Made
Academic Year Headcount Interviews Headcount
2020/1 698 257 154
2021/2 863 307 147
2022/3 1131 275 103

 

Of those interviewed:

Academic Year Lowest UCAT score Highest UCAT score Average UCAT score
2020/1 2190 3250 2675
2021/2 2240 3220 2630.9
2022/3 2190 3190 2635
       

 

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