Our ref: FOI/2021/390
Freedom of Information Team
Legal & Governance
Name: Michael Stafford
University of Liverpool
By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
765 Brownlow Hil
22 September 2021
Dear Mr Stafford,
Your request for information received on 4 September 2021 has now been considered. A response to your
enquiry is provided below. Please note, we do not hold data for 2018 entry.
am writing to kindly request the fol owing information regarding admissions to Undergraduate Dentistry
(A200) in the fol owing years; 2018, 2019 and 2020 and 2021 (if available) for school leavers.
For each of the years can you clarify the number of applicants, number of applicants called for interview, the
number of offers made
2021 2020 2019
Total places available
Total offers made (including deferrals)
Can you clarify how each of the elements of the selection process are weighted to arrive at an offer of an
interview e.g. GCSE results, predicted grades, UCAT score, personal statement
The University does not attribute a particular weighting/percentage to each section. When shortlisting we
would first check that the academic criteria has 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 Personal
Statement. We would then interview the top students from this group and an offer would then be
dependent on the applicant’s interview score.
As an applicant’s UCAT scores (including Situational Judgement) are considered along with the Personal
Statement, it is therefore dependent on how strong this whole section of the UCAS form is as to whether
an applicant would progress to interview; a slightly lower than expected UCAT score could be
compensated for by a strong Personal Statement (although 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). As a result of how we use the UCAT/Personal Statement there isn’t an ‘average’ UCAT score
or cut-off score for applicants interviewed.
The highest, lowest or threshold UCAT score for undergraduate applicants to Dentistry A200 at the University
of Liverpool, who were subsequently invited to interview for each of the requested years.
2021 2020 2019
Lowest UCAT score for interview
2160 2060 2070
Highest UCAT score for interview
3310 3170 3040
Average UCAT score for interview
2611 2552 2541
Do you consider situational judgement score?
The University look at UCAT results as a whole; overal score for the subsections plus the SJT.
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