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Dear Queens' College, Cambridge,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am making this request regarding the assessment of applicants for undergraduate studies at your college in Cambridge.

Would it be possible to know the:
a) average, highest and lowest LNAT scores (MC and Essay score, respectively) of 1) all applicants, 2) applications who received an interview, and 3) successful applicants, AND

b) the average, highest, and lowest interview score of 1) all candidates interviewed) and 2) successful applicants, AND

c) any manual or guidance or booklet or standard operation procedures, any information of such kind that describes the steps or ways the college takes to process a law application.

for law for 2022 and 2023 entry.

Yours faithfully,

Mary smith

Queens Senior Bursar, Queens' College, Cambridge

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Dear Ms Smith

Further to your request dated 19 September 2023, under the Freedom of Information Act, the response to your questions are below and attached.

We do not retain data for unsuccessful applicants. We have therefore provided the data for entrants accepted on the Law course at Queens' College, by entry year in October 2022 and October 2023.
1. LNAT scores
o For entry in October 2022, applicants to Cambridge were not required to sit the LNAT. We therefore do not hold this data.
o For entry in October 2023, scores for successful applicants were:
1. Multiple choice: mean 29.6, highest 35, lowest 24
2. Essay: mean 6.4, highest 9, lowest 1

2. Interview scores
o For entry in October 2022, interview scores for successful applicants were: mean 9.1, highest 10, lowest 8.5
o For entry in October 2023, interview scores for successful applicants were: mean 8.9, highest 10, lowest 8.5

3. Please find attached guidance documents circulated to all interviewers taking part in the interview process at Queens' College in December 2022.

If you feel that we have not dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act properly, the College's procedures indicate that you may complain to the President who may be contacted at Queens' College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET, email: [email address].

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Yours sincerely

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Jonathan Spence, DL, MA (Oxon), MA
Senior Bursar

Queens' College
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 9ET
Tel: 01223 335605
Email: [email address]

Charity Registration No. 1137495

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Dear Queens Senior Bursar,

My request (c) means any manual or guidance for the admissions office or admissions tutor or law tutors in selecting and deselecting candidates, instead of guidance for candidates before attending their interviews. I would like to know what are the steps the Queens' college take in evaluating candidates. is there a scoring system? What are the elements of scoring or scoring criteria?

Yours sincerely,

Mary smith

Queens Senior Bursar, Queens' College, Cambridge

Dear Ms Smith

Queens' College has no written guidance or scoring system along the lines of what is being asked for, as it is done verbally.

Please see the link attached for the public-facing information about what factors we take into account during our decision making at: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u...

If you feel that we have not dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act properly, the College's procedures indicate that you may complain to the President who may be contacted at Queens' College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET, email: [email address].

You also have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether your request has been dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Commissioner will usually expect complainants to have exhausted an organisation's internal complaints procedures before accepting a complaint.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

----------------------------------------------------------
Jonathan Spence, DL, MA (Oxon), MA
Senior Bursar

Queens' College
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 9ET
Tel: 01223 335605
Email: [email address]

Charity Registration No. 1137495

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