Medicine A100 BMAT Scores

Ernest Ng made this Freedom of Information request to Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Dear Magdalene College, Cambridge,

Please may I request the BMAT scores (Section 1, 2 and 3) of the overseas offer holders for the A100 Medicine Course for the past 5 years.

By offer holders, I mean applicants who have received either a conditional or an unconditional offer for entry during the admissions cycles for the past 5 years.

Yours faithfully,
Ernest Ng

Kathryn Gee,

Dear Ernest,


Thank you for your enquiry regarding the BMAT scores of overseas offer
holders to study Medicine A100 at Magdalene College, which we have treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).


We are unable to provide the information broken into separate years as the
very small numbers of offer holders involved would lead to the disclosure
of the personal data of individuals: this information is therefore
withheld under section 40(2) Data Protection of the Act. Instead we have
given the information aggregated over the five years that you have
enquired about, giving mean and range values for each of the three scores.
There were a  total of seven overseas offer holders over the five years.


Section 1 – mean 6.2, range 4.4-7.8

Section 2 – mean 6.2, range 4.3-7.5

Section 3 – mean 3.8, range 3.0-4.5


Please note that we have interpreted “overseas offer holders” as being
those whose residency is not in the UK, and so this number may include
some educated in the UK.


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Kathryn Gee

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