Freedom of Information Team
Legal & Governance
Our ref: FOI/2324/008
University of Liverpool
Name: Fiona Hyseni
765 Brownlow Hil
By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
16 August 2023
A response to your request for information received on 3 August is provided below. The questions asked are
fol owed by our responses in bold
I am writing to obtain some statistics on your A-level entry BDS course. Please can you compile a document of
the fol owing information from the past 3 application cycles:
Number of applications, interviews, and number of offers given out (per year)
Total places available
Total offers made (excluding deferrals)
Lowest, Highest, and average UCAT scores of those invited to interviews (per year)
Lowest UCAT score for interview
Highest UCAT score for interview
Average UCAT score for interview
What does the selection process consist of and how are GCSEs, UCAT scores, A-levels, personal statements
When shortlisting we would first check that the academic criteria have been met. Applicants who fulfil
this criterion (required A-level predictions/achieved grades and minimum GCSE requirement in place)
would then progress to stage two of our shortlisting, where we would then look at their UCAT scores in
conjunction with their non-academic questionnaire. We would then interview the top students from this
group and an offer would then be dependent on the applicant’s interview score. A score of Band 4 in the
Situational Judgement would not be deemed a competitive enough score for the applicant to be
considered for the BDS programme.
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 wil be accepted etc.
All A level studies should be completed and the required grades achieved at first sitting, after the usual
two-year period. We would not accept the repeat of a year of study or resits i.e. either Year 12 or Year 13.
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