Engineering Statistics 2021 Entry

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Dear St John's College, Cambridge,
Hi,
Could I please have the number of applicants for engineering at St Johns college Cambridge
for engineering in 2021 entry (applied October 2020). Could I also have the ENGAA scores for all applicants (Section 1A, 1B, 2) and whether they were invited to interview (in a single table). Finally could I request the a levels and gcses taken by applicants, where applicable, as a single list e.g. Different Alevels taken: maths, further maths, english, physics, chemistry..

Yours faithfully,

Datil Dabi

Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

I am out of the office until Monday 4th January. I will respond to your
email as soon as possible upon my return, many thanks for your patience.

Yours sincerely,

 

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)

St John’s College

Cambridge

CB2 1TP

Registered Charity No. 1137428

Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

Dear Datil Dabi,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning Engineering
applicants to St John’s College.

 

In accordance with the UK's Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will
receive a response by no later than the 26th January.

Yours sincerely,

 

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)

St John’s College

Cambridge

CB2 1TP

Registered Charity No. 1137428

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From: Datil Dabi <[FOI #714460 email]>
Sent: 26 December 2020 18:03
To: Freedom of Information Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Engineering Statistics 2021
Entry
 
Dear St John's College, Cambridge,
Hi,
Could I please have the number of applicants for engineering at St Johns
college Cambridge
for engineering in 2021 entry (applied October 2020). Could I also have
the ENGAA scores for all applicants (Section 1A, 1B, 2)  and whether they
were invited to interview (in a single table). Finally could I request the
a levels and gcses taken by applicants, where applicable, as a single list
e.g. Different Alevels taken: maths, further maths, english, physics,
chemistry..

Yours faithfully,

Datil Dabi

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Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

Dear Datil Dabi,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning Engineering
applicants who applied in autumn 2020 to St John’s College for entry in
2021.

 

To comply with your precise request would require the processing of the
personal data of individual applicants for a purpose other than that for
which it was obtained and would therefore conflict with the Data
Protection Principles. However, we hope the following information will
prove useful.

1) The number of Engineering applicants who applied in autumn 2020 to St
John’s College for entry in 2021: 119.

2) The Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA) scores for those
applicants invited to interview: 

* ranged from 1.9 to 9.0 for Section 1A: Mathematics and Physics
multiple-choice questions;     
* ranged from 1.0 to 9.0 for Section 1B: Advanced Mathematics and
Advanced Physics multiple-choice questions; and
* ranged from 1.0 to 9.0 for Section 2: Advanced Physics multiple-choice
questions. 

3) The Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA) scores for those
applicants not invited to interview: 

* ranged from 1.0 to 9.0 for Section 1A: Mathematics and Physics
multiple-choice questions;     
* ranged from 1.0 to 9.0 for Section 1B: Advanced Mathematics and
Advanced Physics multiple-choice questions; and
* ranged from 1.0 to 8.3 for Section 2: Advanced Physics multiple-choice
questions. 

4) A Level subjects taken include: Biology, Biology (9700), Biology A,
Business, Chemistry, Chemistry (9701), Chemistry A, Chemistry B (Salters),
Computer Science, Design & Technology: Design Engineering, Design &
Technology: Product Design, Design Engineering, Economics, Economics B,
Electronics, French, Further Mathematics, Further Mathematics
(MEI), Further Mathematics B (MEI), Geography, Geology, History,
Mathematics, Mathematics (9709), Mathematics - Further (9231), Mathematics
(Further), Mathematics (MEI), Mathematics (Pure & Applied), Mathematics
(Pure) & Statistics, Mathematics A, Mathematics B (MEI), Modern Greek,
Music, Physics, Physics (9702), Physics A, Russian and Spanish. 

The name of the A Level qualification depends on the exam board which
provides it and the year of award. The above A Levels include Cambridge
International A Levels, GCE Advanced Levels, Oxford AQA International A
Levels and Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Levels.

5) GCSE subjects taken include: Accounting, Additional Mathematics, Arabic
(Foreign Language), Art and Design, Art and Design: Fine Art, Art, Craft
and Design, Astronomy, Biology, Biology (0970), Biology A (Gateway
Science), Business, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chemistry
(0971), Chemistry A (Gateway Science), Chinese, Chinese (First
Language), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Mandarin) - Foreign
Language, Citizenship Studies, Classical Civilisation, Classical
Greek, Combined Science, Combined sciences: Trilogy, Computer
Science, Design & Technology: Product Design, Design & Technology:
Resistant Materials Tech, Design and Technology, Double Award Science,
Double Science, Drama, Dutch (Foreign Language), Economics, Electronics,
Engineering, English, English (Second Language), English 1st Lang CIE 0500
(inc. speaking/listening), English 1st Lang CIE 0500 (no
speaking/listening), English 2nd Lang CIE 0510 (oral endorsement), English
2nd Lang CIE 0511 (count in oral), English Language, English Language
A, English Literature, English First Language (0990), French, French
(First Language), Further Mathematics, Further Pure
Mathematics, Geography, Geography (0976), Geography A, Geography
B, German, German (7159), Greek (First Language), History,
ICT, Information & Communication Technology, Italian, Latin,
Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics - Numeracy, Mathematics A, Media
Studies, Music, Panjabi, Physical Education, Physics, Physics
(0972), Physics A (Gateway Science), Psychology, Religious
Studies, Religious Studies A, Religious Studies B, Russian,
Science, Sciences - Co-ordinated (Double), Spanish, Spanish (First
Language), Spanish (Foreign Language), Statistics and Welsh Second
Language.

The name of the GCSE qualification depends on the exam board which
provides it and the year of award. The above GCSEs include GCSE Short
Courses, GCSE: Double Awards (9-9 to 1-1), GCSE: Double Awards (A*-A* to
G-G), General Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade: 9-1), General
Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade: A*G), International
GCSEs, International GCSEs (9-1), International GCSEs (Double Award) (AA
to GG) and Level 1 /Level 2 Certificates (an Ofqual-approved international
GCSE).

For information, please note that a small number of applicants took
qualifications other than GCSEs and A Levels.

Please note that the above information is for Engineering applicants for
2021 entry who applied in autumn 2020 directly to St John’s College. In
addition to direct applications, applications may be diverted to us from
other Colleges via the 'winter pool' or be considered in August 2021
following the receipt of A Level results (through a UCAS process called
adjustment).  

For clarity the apply year runs from applications opening in September to
confirmation decisions in August. For example, the 2021 apply year runs
from the opening of applications in September 2020 to confirmation in
August 2021 and includes applicants for standard entry in 2021 and
deferred entry in 2022. As you specified '2021 entry' in your request the
information provided does not include those applicants who applied in
autumn 2020 and deferred their entry until 2022.

If you are dissatisfied with my response you may seek an internal review
in writing setting out the grounds for review. It will be dealt with by a
College Officer. Should you not be satisfied with the outcome of the
review, you will have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner by
writing to him at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

 

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)

St John’s College

Cambridge

CB2 1TP

Registered Charity No. 1137428

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From: Datil Dabi <[FOI #714460 email]>
Sent: 26 December 2020 18:03
To: Freedom of Information Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Engineering Statistics 2021
Entry
 
Dear St John's College, Cambridge,
Hi,
Could I please have the number of applicants for engineering at St Johns
college Cambridge
for engineering in 2021 entry (applied October 2020). Could I also have
the ENGAA scores for all applicants (Section 1A, 1B, 2)  and whether they
were invited to interview (in a single table). Finally could I request the
a levels and gcses taken by applicants, where applicable, as a single list
e.g. Different Alevels taken: maths, further maths, english, physics,
chemistry..

Yours faithfully,

Datil Dabi

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Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

Could I possibly request the mean, median, mode and standard deviation of those who were and those who were and those who were not invited to interview for 2021 entry, as an alternative to the exact scores.

Yours sincerely,

Datil Dabi

Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

Dear Datil Dabi,

Thank you for your further Freedom of Information request concerning
Engineering applicants to St John’s College for 2021 entry.

 

In accordance with the UK's Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will
receive a response by no later than Thursday 11th March.

Yours sincerely,

 

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)

St John’s College

Cambridge

CB2 1TP

Registered Charity No. 1137428

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From: Datil Dabi <[FOI #714460 email]>
Sent: 11 February 2021 15:35
To: Freedom of Information Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Engineering Statistics 2021
Entry
 
Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

Could I possibly request the mean, median, mode and standard deviation of
those who were and those who were  and those who were not invited to
interview for 2021 entry, as an alternative to the exact scores.

Yours sincerely,

Datil Dabi

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Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

Dear Datil Dabi,

Thank you for your further Freedom of Information request concerning
Engineering applications to St John’s College in application cycle
2020/21.

I appreciate that we have previously provided you with information on this
subject however at the end of January all Cambridge Colleges agreed to
amend how we respond to FOI requests relating to the current admissions
round. In tandem with the University, we are now approaching any enquiries
about an ongoing application cycle in a different way: the information
that is requested, insofar as it is held (noting that the current
undergraduate application cycle is ongoing), is now considered exempt
under Section 36(2)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act because its
disclosure would be likely to prejudice the conduct of public affairs, in
this case the integrity of the College's applications and admissions
process which form a fundamental part of its mission as an educational
institution. (As the information requested is statistical in nature, the
opinion of the qualified person did not need to be sought for this
application of Section 36.) The current undergraduate applications cycle
is ongoing and applications are still being submitted and assessed. The
College considers that the disclosure of detailed statistics about
applications made within the current cycle would be likely to prejudice
the notion of a fair and confidential admissions process whereby each
applicant has the same information at their disposal and partial granular
information is not disclosed to specific members of the public while the
process is ongoing. 
As this is a qualified exemption, the College has considered whether, in
all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the
exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The
College considers that, while some people might have an understandable
private interest in these statistics, there is no genuine public interest
in them when set against the extensive statistical information available
about previous admission cycles published
at [1]https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u..., coupled
with the prevailing public interest in maintaining a level playing field
in terms of the information available to all applicants.

For clarity the application cycle runs from applications opening in
September to confirmation decisions in August. For example, the 2020/21
application cycle runs from the opening of applications in September 2020
to confirmation in August 2021.

If you are dissatisfied with my response you may seek an internal review
in writing setting out the grounds for review. It will be dealt with by a
College Officer. Should you not be satisfied with the outcome of the
review, you will have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner by
writing to him at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

 

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)

St John’s College

Cambridge

CB2 1TP

Registered Charity No. 1137428

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From: Datil Dabi <[FOI #714460 email]>
Sent: 11 February 2021 15:35
To: Freedom of Information Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Engineering Statistics 2021
Entry
 
Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

Could I possibly request the mean, median, mode and standard deviation of
those who were and those who were  and those who were not invited to
interview for 2021 entry, as an alternative to the exact scores.

Yours sincerely,

Datil Dabi

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