EP/PPL 2018 entry statistics

James Wirth made this Freedom of Information request to University of Oxford

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Dear University of Oxford,

Could you please provide me with information regarding Experimental Psychology, Philosophy and Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics, and Psychology and Linguistics (all on separate sheets, please) applicants for 2018 entry for the following:

1. The total number of applicants
2. The percentage of total number of applicants shortlisted for interview
3. The percentage of number of applicants shortlisted for interview who received offers
4. The mean, minimum and maximum number of A*s at GCSE of successful applicants
5. The mean, minimum and maximum score for TSA Section 1 of successful applicants in terms of critical thinking, problem solving, and then total
6. The mean, minimum and maximum score for TSA Section 2 of successful applicants (essay)
7. The mean, minimum and maximum interview score of successful applicants
8. The number of GCSEs of each applicant
9. The GCSE grades of each applicant
10. The AS grades of each applicant
11. The predicted A Level grades of each applicant
12. The GCSE School type of each applicant
13. The A Level School type of each applicant
14. The contextualised GCSE score of each applicant
16. TSA Section 1 Score of each applicant (split into critical thinking and problem solving, and then overall score)
17. TSA Section 2 Score of each applicant (essay)
18. Indicate whether each applicant was shortlisted for interview
19. Interview Scores of each applicant
20. The college applied to by each applicant
21. Indicate whether an applicant received an offer after interview
22. The college assigned after reallocation to each applicant where applicable

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

James Wirth

P.S: I acknowledge that at the current time that I submitted this request, offers have not come out, but by the time you probably see this, they will have, so if you could include that as well please I would be very grateful.

Dear University of Oxford,

To clarify, when presenting interview scores, please could you split them into College 1 and College 2? (the colleges may be anonymised)

Yours faithfully,

James Wirth

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

Dear Mr. Wirth,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request. We will send you our response no later than the statutory deadline of 31 January 2018.

Kind regards,

Information Compliance Team
Council Secretariat

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Dear University of Oxford,

It has come to my attention that you may wish to apply an exemption based on the risk of individuals being identified. If this is the case, may you please, on the same tab (one tab for Philosophy and Linguistics, one for Psychology and Linguistics and one for Psychology and Philosophy), provide :

a) A unique ID number for the candidate whose row the data is in
b) Their contextualised GCSE score (but not their actual GCSE grades)
c) Their predicted A level results and AS results (but if this is too risky, it may be completely omitted)
d) Their TSA section 1 score, split into critical thinking, problem solving, and overall (but if this is too risky, then just the overall score would suffice)
e) Their TSA essay score (if this information is held)
f) Their average interview college 1 score (no need to name the college)
g) Their average interview college 2 score (no need to name the college)
h) Whether they were made an offer or not.

For example, these would be the some rows (I have made up these figures):
ID GCSE TSA Interview 1 Interview 2 Offer?
1 -0.78 73.4 4.5 5 Y
2 2.00 54.9 3.5 2 N

I believe that this would be reasonable in that identification of individuals would not be possible as you do not have any information about their grades or who they are.

Yours faithfully,

James Wirth

UAS Foi, University of Oxford

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Dear Mr. Wirth,

 

Please find attached our response to your request.

 

Best wishes,

Information Compliance Team

Council Secretariat

 

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