Economics Applicants

Raymond Sturdy made this Freedom of Information request to Downing College, Cambridge

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Dear Downing College, Cambridge,

Sorry to bother you, I would like some information regarding Economics Applicants under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please answer the following requests to the best of your ability:

1. The average median UMS scores of applicants and offer holders from the years 2010 to 2016.
2. The average median TSA scores of applicants and offer holders from the years 2010 to 2016.
3. The percentage of direct applicants that are shortlisted for interviews from the years 2010 to 2016.
4. The ethnicity of applicants and offer holders expressed as a percentage from the years 2010 to 2016.
5.The percentage of applicants and offer holders who were studying the strict combination of only Maths, Further Maths and Economics at A levels from the years 2010 to 2016
6. The mean average number of A* grades achieved at GCSEs of applicants and offer holder from the years 2010 to 2016.
7. The percentage of applicants that had already achieved A level or equivalent qualifications from the years 2010 to 2015.
8. The percentage of offer holders that had already achieved A level or equivalent qualifications from the years 2010 to 2015

Yours faithfully,

Raymond Sturdy

Paul Boult, Downing College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Sturdy,
 
Thank you for your enquiry to Downing College. I am pleased to provide you
with the following information which I hope will be of interest.
 

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Average median UMS score              
Applicants n/a n/a n/a n/a 92 92.5 94.2
Offer-holders n/a n/a n/a n/a 96 97.7 96
               
Average median TSA score              
Applicants n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Offer-holders n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
               
% of applicants interviewed n/a n/a n/a 82 81.5 85.7 92
               
% Maths/ F.Maths/ Economics only              
Applicants 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Offer-holders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
               
Mean average A*s at GCSE              
Applicants 7 7.28 6.1 6.2 7 7.1 7.2
Offer-holders 10.7 7 8.5 8.3 10.7 9.8 7.3
               
% applicants post-A level or equivalent 20 12 10 11 11 9 7
               
% offer-holders post A-level or 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
equivalent

 
Please note the following:
 
1. Ethinicity data is not held by the College.  Information can be found
here: [1]http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk... under
the heading 'Undergraduate Admissions Statistics'.
 
2. Figures do not include applicants who were successful through the
Intercollegiate Pool as their data is now with their admitting college and
Downing has no access to this.
 
3. Downing College has not used the TSA in the years 2010-2016 for
Economics applicants.
 
Further information about making a request to the College, including your
legal rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at
[2]http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/about/documents...
 
Best wishes,
 
Paul Boult
Records Manager,
Downing College
 
 

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