Physical Natural Sciences 2017 entry

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Michael Rawsthorne

Dear Downing College, Cambridge,

For each Physical Natural Sciences applicant in the 2017 admissions round I would like to request the following information:

- NSAA results/scores (in whichever form these are held by the College)
- Interview scores (in whichever form these are held by the College - preferably the score given by each interviewer)
- Whether an offer was made by the College
- Whether the applicant was pooled
- Whether the applicant received an offer from a different College through the Winter Pool

Yours faithfully,

Michael Rawsthorne

Paul Boult, Downing College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Rawsthorne,

 

Thank you for your request regarding interview and NSAA scores for
Physical Natural Sciences applicants to Downing College for the 2017
admissions cycle.

 

Scores and results are the personal data of the applicant and therefore
exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Act. So instead please
see a range of scores grouped according to offer status and average NSAA
scores.

 

3. Offer made 5. Offer made by No offer made
by Downing different college either via 3,
College 4. Pooled through Pool 4, or 5
1. Average (interview (interview (interview score (interview
NSAA score score range) score range) range) score range)
15 - 25 6.0 - 10 4.0 - 8.5 4.0 - 8.5 4.0 - 7.0
10 - 14 5.0 - 10 4.0 - 8.0 6.0 - 8.0 3.0 - 8.0
5 - 9 No offer 2.0 - 8.5 8 4.0 - 6.5
0 - 4 No offer No offer No offer 5.0 - 5.5
n/a* 6.5 - 9.0 4.0 - 9.0 5.5 - 6.5 2.0 - 8.0

 

*This group did take NSAA but

o those who were picked from the Pool by did not have their NSAA scores
provided by their original College; or
o we no longer hold the NSAA scores for those who were pooled and
subsequently taken by another College.

 

Please also be advised the University and the Colleges provide a range of
information on your chances of getting into Cambridge by publishing annual
statistics of applications, offers and acceptances (data for the 2017
admissions cycle has yet to be posted):

 

o for each course and/or College for the last five years, through an
interactive graph generator;
o by gender, age, geographical region, ethnicity, disability and UCAS
tariffs, through a published report; and
o by UCAS Apply Centre, through a published report.

 

These are available at:

[1]http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk...

 

Other guidance on applying can be found at:

[2]http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk...

 

Further information about making a request to the College, including your
legal rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at
[3]http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/about/documents...

 

Best wishes,

 

Paul Boult

Records Manager,

Downing College

 

 

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Michael Rawsthorne

Dear Paul Boult,

Thank you for the information you have provided.

Unfortunately the formatting of the email has been corrupted by WhatDoTheyKnow (the site I have used to send the request) and the table is very difficult to read.

Would you be able to send it as a PDF instead?

Yours sincerely,

Michael Rawsthorne

Paul Boult, Downing College, Cambridge

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Dear Mr Rawsthorne,

 

Thank you for your request regarding interview and NSAA scores for
Physical Natural Sciences applicants to Downing College for the 2017
admissions cycle.

 

Scores and results are the personal data of the applicant and therefore
exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Act. So instead please
see a range of scores grouped according to offer status and average NSAA
scores (PDF attached).

 

Please also be advised the University and the Colleges provide a range of
information on your chances of getting into Cambridge by publishing annual
statistics of applications, offers and acceptances (data for the 2017
admissions cycle has yet to be posted):

 

o for each course and/or College for the last five years, through an
interactive graph generator;
o by gender, age, geographical region, ethnicity, disability and UCAS
tariffs, through a published report; and
o by UCAS Apply Centre, through a published report.

 

These are available at:

[1]http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk...

 

Other guidance on applying can be found at:

[2]http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk...

 

Further information about making a request to the College, including your
legal rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at
[3]http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/about/documents...

 

Best wishes,

 

Paul Boult

Records Manager,

Downing College

 

 

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