Medicine A100 applications

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

I have some questions relating to admissions to medicine A100 for 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 cycles.

For each of these cycles, how many applicants were from Scotland?

For each of these cycles, how many of the applicants from Scotland were from school leavers and how many from graduates?

For each of these cycles, how many applicants from Scotland were rejected because they did not meet the minimum entry requirements?

For each of these cycles, what was the lowest ukcat score for an applicant from Scotland who was not part of a widening access programme such as Reach. For 2013/14, please give the lowest ukcat score to date if not all interviews have been allocated.

For each of these cycles, how many applicants from Scotland were part of a widening access program, such as Reach, how many of these applicants received an interview in each of these cycles and how many of these applicants in each cycle would not have been selected for interview if they had not benefitted from a grade and/or ukcat boost from the widening access programme?

What checks were undertaken in each of these cycles to ensure that candidates applying from S6 in Reach schools undertook their S5 education at that Reach school and did not transfer in for S6?

In each of these cycles, what was the lowest and highest ukcat score for applicants who were part of a widening access program such as Reach?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Hogarth

Maguire, Lorna, University of Aberdeen

Dear Mrs Hogarth

 

Thank you for your enquiry received by the University on Tuesday 21
January 2014, relating to medical admissions at  the University.

 

I confirm that your enquiry is being processed in terms of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002, hereinafter referred to as “the Act”.

I will endeavour to reply within 20 working days of receipt of your email
as required by the Act.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Lorna Maguire

University Records Manager

Policy, Planning and Governance

University of Aberdeen

University Office

King`s College

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

 

T: 01224- 273175

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Maguire, Lorna,

To clarify my request, when I asked for the lowest ukcat score for a Scottish applicant who is not part of a widening access, it means the lowest score of an applicant invited for interview. Similarly for the final question, the lowest and highest scores are for those applicants invited to interview.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Hogarth

Maguire, Lorna, University of Aberdeen

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To: Mrs Hogarth [[1]mailto:[FOI #194028 email]]

Dear Mrs Hogarth,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST: FOI-22 (2014)

 

I refer to your email of 21 January 2014 requesting information relating
to admissions to Medicine A100 for 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 cycles at
the University of Aberdeen.

 

I apologise on behalf of the University for the lateness of this reply. 
Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002, hereinafter referred to as “the Act”.

 

In relation to Q1- Q7 -  admissions to medicine A100 for 2011/12, 2012/13
and 2013/14 cycles;

 

A1-A7:

I have provided the relevant information for each year  in the attached
document – (FOI-22 (2014) A100 Scottish applications.pdf)

 

 

 

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gives rise to your dissatisfaction.  It should be addressed to Mr B
Purdon, Clerk to the University Court, University Office, King's College,
ABERDEEN AB24 3FX.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Lorna Maguire

University Records Manager

Policy, Planning and Governance

University of Aberdeen

University
Office                                                                                                                            

King`s College

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

 

T: 01224- 273175

Email: [2][email address]

 

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Dear Maguire, Lorna,

Many thanks for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Hogarth