Medicine 2019 Admissions Statistics for graduate applicants

Emaz San made this Freedom of Information request to University of Leeds

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Dear University of Leeds,

For each graduate candidate interviewed for 2019 A100 entry, could you please provide an anonymised itemised table with the following information: their GCSE results, predicted/achieved A-levels (or equivalent), and BMAT result.

Could you please also state how the scoring system works for graduate applicants. How many points are allocated for the following components out of 40:
1. Degree
2. GCSEs
3. A-levels
4. BMAT

If for whatever reason this request is not possible, then could you please fulfil the same request, omitting each of the following data with decreasing preference until it is possible:

1. Data from unsuccessful candidates (i.e. those not given offers to study A100 medicine)
2. A-levels
3. GCSEs
4. BMAT result

Yours faithfully,

Emaz San

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Emaz

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated 29 September 2019. 

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University of Leeds
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Tracey Crombie,

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Dear Emaz

Further to your FOI request, unfortunately we do not record all the individual GCSE results. We simply record the score awarded for GCSEs, A levels and BMAT. We have also provided the overall score for interview and not each marks for each section. There were 8 stations per MMI with 3 set of marks available per station (including marks for communication skills on each station). Each applicant was therefore awarded 3 marks per station x 8 for their interview.

I've attached a spreadsheet which gives the following information:

First tab labelled 'Main data' has a list of all students applied to Leeds for entry in 2019 simply listed as 1 - 2487.
Column A is the total of their academic score (ie GCSE and A level). This is out of a maximum score of 35 with 27 points being available for GCSEs or equivalent and 8 for predicted grades at A level. To achieve the full 27 points for GCSES candidates had to secure 9 GCSES with A* or 8/9 in each. Three points were awarded for A* or 8/9, 2 points for A or 7, and 1 point for B or 5/6. Eight points maximum were available for A level grades already gained or predicted (or equivalent) with 8 points being awarded to those predicted AAA or above.

Column B are the points awarded for BMAT. A maximum of 5 points is available and are broken down as a ranking system. When we get the results these are ranked with top scoring 20% gaining 5 points, the next 20% gaining 4 points, down to the bottom 20% who gain one point.

Column C is the combination of both.
The cut-off for being called for interview was 37 and above out of 40 for standard entry. 168 were called for interview who were non-standard and scored less than 37 (Widening participation routes or contextual evidence/circumstances, such as Access to Medicine courses, and Access to Leeds scheme).

The second tab has the results of the interviews:
Column A records the interview score (1 - 95 are those who didn't attend or cancelled at the last minute Column B records the outcome following interview (DNA simply means didn't attend and were recorded as either reject or withdrawn) Column C records the academic score (GCSE and A level) Column D records the BMAT score allocated to them Column E records the final score.

The cut-off point for interview was 63.5 for offers, applicants scoring less were rejected.

Scoring for graduates is different as we place the emphasis on the degree and we scored graduates as follows:
23 out of 40 was awarded for the degree for applicants offering at least a 2i or above.
12 points were available for GCSEs for 6 subjects including English Language, Maths and either Double Science of Biology and Chemistry if taken separately. Two points were awarded for A/A* and one point for B.
A maximum of 5 points were available for BMAT and allocated in the same way as we do for school leavers.
These marks are then ranked with the marks for the school leavers to give us one overall ranking.

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Best wishes,

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems.  Receivers are advised to carry out virus checks.  The University of Leeds accepts no responsibility with regard to the communication or other use of this email.

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