Dear Newcastle University,

I am writing to you to request information about your admissions process post results day, regarding students who have not fulfilled the typical offer of AAA.
I am requesting information regarding the years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

My questions are as follows:
A) Of those A-level students that held offers, how many did not achieve the required grades?
B) How many of those students were accepted onto the course?
C) What factors were taken into consideration when deciding whether they would be given a place?
D) What grades had these students achieved, and in what subjects?

I’d like to thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Shehr Bano

nrecman,

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nrecman,

Dear Shehr
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We will forward your FOI request to the relevant Newcastle University
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Yours sincerely,

Information Security & Governance Team

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Newcastle University

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From: Shehr Bano <[FOI #587668 email]>
Sent: 07 July 2019 20:08
To: nrecman
Subject: Freedom of Information request - BDS Dentistry - Missed grades
 
Dear Newcastle University,

I am writing to you to request information about your admissions process
post results day, regarding students who have not fulfilled the typical
offer of AAA.
 I am requesting information regarding the years 2015/16, 2016/17 and
2017/18.

My questions are as follows:
A) Of those A-level students that held offers, how many did not achieve
the required grades?
B) How many of those students were accepted onto the course?
C) What factors were taken into consideration when deciding whether they
would be given a place?
D) What grades had these students achieved, and in what subjects?

I’d like to thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you
soon.

Yours faithfully,

Shehr Bano

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Good morning Shehr,

Thank you for your request for information dated 07/07/2019. Please see below for our response to your request:

2015/16 Data
We no longer retain this data in a reportable form.

2016/17 Data
16 students did not achieve the grades required
7 students were accepted onto the course with lower grades

The grades received were:
Biology A, Chemistry B, Maths B
Maths A, Biology B, Chemistry B
Biology A, Physical Education A, Chemistry B Biology A, History A, Chemistry B Biology A, Geography A, Chemistry B Chemistry A, Biology B, Design and Technology A Biology A, Chemistry B, Maths A

2017/18
26 students did not achieve the grades required
17 students were accepted onto the course with lower grades

The grades received were:
Geography A, Biology B, Maths B, Chemistry C Biology A, Maths, A, Chemistry B, Physics B Biology, B, Chemistry B, Spanish B (this student was a partners applicant so offer was ABB and not AAA) Biology A, Chemistry B, Physics B Biology A, Maths, A, Chemistry B, Physics B Biology A, Chemistry A, English Language B Chemistry A, Biology B, Maths B Biology A, History A, Chemistry B Chemistry A, Maths A, Biology B Biology A, Chemistry A, History B Biology B, Chemistry B, Geography B (this student was a partners applicant so offer was ABB and not AAA) Maths A, Biology A, Chemistry B Geography A, Biology B, Chemistry B Biology A, Chemistry B, Maths B Biology A, Chemistry B, Maths B Biology B, Chemistry B, History A Chemistry A, Biology B, Maths B

If there are any places available when the A Level results the University may take a student who has narrowly missed the entry grade threshold, who has been through the whole process and has selected the University as their first choice. Every year is completely different and the University doesn't take the same amount of 'near miss students' every year.

Sometimes the University is not able to take all of the near miss students so we then have to look at how many grades they have missed by, their interview score and UCAT scores. The University then takes the top students to fill the places.

I hope that this is of use. If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request you can ask for an internal review. Details of how to do this can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/foi/access/complain...

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Kind regards,

Information Security & Governance Team
IT Service
Newcastle University
NE1 8HQ

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