Dear Imperial College London,
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly
request some raw data from you regarding A100 applications for the
latest available admissions cycle and the one preceding that.
The data I would like to have is as follows:
1) How many of the students admitted were studying A levels?
2) For each applicant interviewed (anonymised) I would like to know what A-Levels (or equivalent) they have completed and their BMAT scores.
3) I would also like any scoring or grading system used to assess interview performance and if a form or such is provided to interviewers to record performance is available I would also kindly request this. This specific request is for this years admission cycle, ie 2012/2013.
4) The information of candidates with their A Levels and BMAT scores to be split into successful and
5) if the above raw data is not available by candidate, a table to be made with numbers of each subject and percentages
i.e Chemistry 150 95.00%
History 5 3.00%
6)If any scoring system is used to grade applicants to be invited to interview, then I would kindly request this to be made available to me.
Under Section 11 of the aforementioned Act, I am able to request the form of the data requested and I would like it to be in Excel(.xls or .xlsx) format or at least a machine readable format such as CSV.
I trust your admissions department will be able to access such basic information without too much inconvenience.
Dear Mr Choudhary
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the
Freedom of Information Act. As you may know, the College must respond to
your request within twenty working days of receipt of your request, and
sooner if possible. We will contact you again in due course.
Dear Mr Choudhary
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request relating to A100
applications for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 cycles. Please find the
information requested below and attached.
1) How many of the students admitted were studying A-Levels
The number of students admitted to A100 who studied A Levels for 2012
entry – 248
The number of students admitted to A100 who studied A Levels for 2011
entry – 240
2) For each applicant interviewed what A-Levels they had completed and
their BMAT scores
This information is shown in the attached documents – A100 Interviewed
Applicants 2011 & A100 Interviewed Applicants 2012.
However the following should be taken into consideration when reviewing
· Data has only been provided where it is available electronically.
For example, some applicants, especially those with “non-standard”
overseas qualifications, may have missing data if they did not provide
their results or it may not have been recorded if they were not accepted.
· Some applicants may have taken an examination more than once, and
where this is the case both results will be provided.
· Some applicants who are listed as rejected may have initially
been made an offer and rejected after results were received. It is not
possible to distinguish between these and those who were rejected after
interview whilst still retaining the qualification information.
Additionally, some applicants listed as withdrawn may have initially been
made an offer.
· In 2010 the way BMAT was scored changed. Some students have two
scores for it, as they may have applied in a previous application cycle.
Where this is the case the older test will show a higher score in Section
3 and no score in Section 4. In 2010 Section 3 was split in two.
3) The scoring / grading system used to assess interview performance
and the form used to record this for the 2012/2013 cycle
Please see the attached document ‘Interview Report Template A100’.
4) The information of candidates with their A Levels & BMAT scores to
be split into successful and unsuccessful.
The data relating to interviewed candidates can be found within the
spreadsheets mentioned in Question 2.
5) Table of numbers of each subject and percentages
This data is included in the spreadsheets provided in Question 2.
6) Scoring system used to grade applicants to be invited to interview
Please see the attached document ‘Short-listing Report Template A100’.
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Imperial College London
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Thank you very much for all of the information. This has been of great help. I do appreciate the effort undertaken for this so once again, thank you.