Medicine Admission Statistics (A100)

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Dear University College London,

I am writing to make a request for the following statistics for the previous five admission cycles:

1) Total number of applications
2) Total number of interviews
3) Total number of offers
4) BMAT threshold
5) If there was no threshold: the lowest BMAT score
6) Interview scoring sheet
7) Weighting of each component (such as BMAT, Personal Statement, and GSCE’s) in offering an interview

Yours faithfully,

Younus Rahman

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Younus

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 20^th August 2021.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about admission statistics for UCL’s A100 Medicine
programme for the previous five admission cycles.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided embedded in
your request below.

 

Please note: we have provided statistics for the last 6 years to hopefully
cover what you meant by “previous five admission cycles”.

 

Your Request:

 

 1. Total number of applications

 

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Applications 2262 2322 2694 2856 3027 3539

 

 2. Total number of interviews

 

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Applications 735 744 805 966 1063

 

 3. Total number of offers

 

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Applications 515 541 619 692 783 581

 

 

 4. BMAT threshold

 

o There is no threshold for any of the cycles.

 

 5. If there was no threshold: the lowest BMAT score

 

o This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) by virtue of Section 40(3A)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information from a response to a request under the FOIA when the
information requested is personal data relating to someone other than the
requester, and its disclosure would breach any of the Data Protection
principles.

 

In this case, we believe that the disclosure of the lowest BMAT score,
even on an anonymised basis, would not be within the reasonable
expectations of the individual concerned and as such, would be unfair and
in breach of the first data protection principle which requires personal
data to be processed fairly and lawfully.

 

As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is not need to
conduct a public interest test.

 

 6. Interview scoring sheet

 

o Please see attached score templates.

 

 7. Weighting of each component (such as BMAT, Personal Statement, and
GSCE’s) in offering an interview

 

o All selection criteria carries equal weight.  Please see attached
Selection Procedure documents.

 

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Thank you for detailed response! In regards to the 2020 selection process attachment, was this method also used for 2021? Furthermore, would it be similar to 2022? If not, could you outline the selection process for 2021 and 2022, if possible?

Yours faithfully,

Younus

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Younus

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 13^th September 2021.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about whether the selection process used for UCL’s
A100 Medicine programme for the 2020 cycle was also used for 2021, and
whether it would be similar to 2022.  If not, you would like an outline of
the selection process for 2021 and 2022.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided below.

 

Our Response:

 

Please find attached our selection criteria for our A100 Medicine
programme for the 2021 cycle.

 

The selection criteria for 2022 is exempt information on the basis of
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – information accessible
to applicant by other means.  You can find this information on our website
at:
[1]https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medical-school/stu....

 

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Vice-President (Operations)

University College London

Gower Street

London

WC1E 6BT

 

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[3]www.ico.org.uk

[4][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [5][email address] FOI: [6][UCL request email]

 

 

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