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Dr Leeron Marshall

To whom this may concern,

I hope this email finds you well.

My name is Dr Leeron Marshall, I am a practicing clinician in the UK with a personal and professional interest in medical education. I would like to make a freedom of information request please.

I request 2 data sets. One for groups of applicants and one anonymised per individual applicant. I would like all data to please be provided in a spreadsheet.

1)
Data for groups of applicants

Can I please request the following statistics on applicants who applied to study medicine at Cambridge, for application cycles relating to the following years of entry: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021:

Please split the data in the following groups:
A100
International undergraduate applicants;
International graduate applicants,
Home undergraduate applicants,
Home graduate applicants.

A101
International undergraduate applicants;
International graduate applicants,
Home undergraduate applicants,
Home graduate applicants.

International means considered international for fee purposes. Home, includes all candidates that qualified as home fees. I understand that in previous years, that includes both UK and EU applicants.
If these exact groups are not available, please provide the data in an equivalent, or similar grouping that you have available. For areas where the data will not apply, please put “NA”.

For each of these 4 groups, and per programme, I would like to know the following information:

-Number of applicants (total)
-Number of applicants (with contextual data/factors)
-Number of applicants interviewed
-Number of offers
-Number of places
-Number of deferrals

BMAT
The following data applied for a) the overall score b) section 1 score c) section 2 score
For students who received an interview (no contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest BMAT score
-Interquartile range of BMAT scores
-Mean BMAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median BMAT score
-Mode BMAT score
For students who received an interview (with contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest BMAT score
-Interquartile range of BMAT scores
-Mean BMAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median BMAT score
-Mode BMAT score
For students who received an offer (no contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest BMAT score
-Interquartile range of BMAT scores
-Mean BMAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median BMAT score
-Mode BMAT score
For students who received an offer (with contextual data/factors), the:
-Lowest and Highest BMAT score
-Interquartile range of BMAT scores
-Mean BMAT score (ideally with standard deviation and variance)
-Median BMAT score
-Mode BMAT score

2)
Per Individual applicant data

I would like to know the following information per individual applicant, in a spreadsheet. One row per applicant.
I understand that at the time of application, the fee status may not always be clear, and if that is the case, please categorise the applicant as “unsure” for fee status and provide the rest of their data.

-Candidate number (any unique identifier) - 1 column
-Undergraduate or Graduate applicant - 1 column
-Course applied for by code (A100, A101 etc) - 1 column
-UK/home or International applicant (fee status) - 1 column
-BMAT score (per section of the exam & overall if available) - 4 columns
-Curriculum (GCE A-levels, IB, CBSE, APs, SAT subject tests, Canadian secondary school, other) - 1 column
-Invited for interview - yes or no, 1 column
-Received an offer - yes or no, 1 column
-If yes, what offer was sent? (grades required to achieve), 1 column
-Accepted an offer for application year - yes or no, 1 column
-Deferred place for the following year - yes or no, 1 column

If Following GCE A-levels, then please provide:
-A Level Grades for each subject (1 column per subject)
-Specify if that grade is predicted or achieved (1 column)

If Following IB, then please provide:
-HL grades per subject (1 column per subject)
-Specify if that grade is predicted or achieved (1 column)
-SL grades per subject (1 column per subject)
-Specify if that grade is predicted or achieved (1 column)
-Overall IB score predicted or achieved

Please provide the equivalent information (predicted or achieved grades) for students who apply with CBSE curriculum, APs, SAT subject tests and Canadian secondary school diploma.
If a student applied with a different curriculum, write “NA”.

If the student has completed GCSEs or iGCSEs, please provide:
-Specify if GCSEs or iGCSEs
-Grades achieved for each subject

If a graduate applicant:
-Degree achieved or predicted
-Degree class
-Degree subject
-Masters (yes or no)
-PhD (yes or no)

For areas where the data will not apply, please put “NA”.
If information is not available for any given year, please provide information for years that are available.

Thank you for your time and for your help, it is very much appreciated
VBW

Leeron

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 1 December 2021.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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