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Medicine A100 Undergraduate Selection Process

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Dear University of St Andrews,

This FOI relates to the medicine A100 programme for undergraduate entry.

1. GCSE entry requirements: I understand you require five grade 7s, and GCSE biology. Are there any other GCSE subjects you require? Do you require a grade 7 in biology? If you require other subjects, what minimum grades do you require in each?

2. Selection process: I understand you rank UCAT for interview, but your website says you look at academic performance, the reference and work experience on the personal statement. Do you routinely sift out applicants before ranking their UCAT if they don’t meet these three terms. Academic performance - do you decline applicants even if they meet your entry requirements? Reference and work experience - do you decline applicants based on these?

3. Please could you tell me how many applicants you have declined for the reasons in point (2) - ie academic performance meeting entry requirements but not sufficiently strong (if you do this), poor reference and poor work experience? Please can you stratify this number for each individual reason ie. X declined due to academic performance, Y poor reference and Z poor work experience? Could you provide this for 2018, 2019 and 2020 entry (2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 admissions cycles respectively).

4. Interview: Please could you outline your scoring mechanism for interview, and the number of points (or similar) you award for each SJT band? Please could you also provide the mean, median and minimum scores required for an offer for the entry years 2018, 2019 and 2020 (2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 respectively?)

I appreciate this is a long request and know the pandemic may delay response. So long as I know it’s in the pipeline (I receive your acknowledgement) I’m happy to wait a reasonable length of time.

Yours faithfully,

Brandon Tillson

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Brandon,

Thank you for your information request dated 11 August 2020 in relation to the selection process for our A100 Medicine degree programme.

You will receive a response as soon as possible and within the timeframe prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 i.e. no later than 8 September 2020.

Should any clarification be needed to assist in the processing of your enquiry I will be back in touch at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, should you have any queries about your information request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd Building
Butts Wynd
St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Brandon,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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