Michael Rawsthorne

Dear University of Cambridge,

I request the following information regarding the pre-interview admissions assessments taken in November 2016:

1) Any mark schemes, model solutions or example answers produced for the Section 2 papers.
2) The 'score conversion' tables used to convert raw marks in the multiple choice sections (i.e. the number of correct responses) to scaled scores (from 1.0 to 9.0).

Yours faithfully,

Michael Rawsthorne

FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear Mr Rawsthorne,

Before we can process the below request we require confirmation of the course(s) to which the assessments relate.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
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Michael Rawsthorne

Dear FOI,

My apologies for not including this.

Question 1 relates to the assessments for Engineering and Natural Sciences only.

Question 2 relates to all the November 2016 pre-interview assessments which had a multiple-choice Section 1 component.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Rawsthorne

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 13 June 2017.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Further to your request for information, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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Michael Rawsthorne

Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response.

Can you confirm whether your response to Question 2 includes any information held by UCLES/Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing? If their FOI requests are handled separately, could you please pass my request (Question 2 only) on to them.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Rawsthorne

FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear Mr Rawsthorne,

You are correct that the response related solely to information held by the University of Cambridge and not any information held by the Cambridge Assessment group of companies, which handles its own FOI requests (as per the information published at http://www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/co.... We have passed your Q2 onto them today.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary’s Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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[3]Jonathan Jonathan Hamilton (Admissions Testing)
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14 Jun, 15:01 BST

Dear Michael

Your query regarding the score conversion tables used to
convert raw marks in the multiple choice sections of
University of Cambridge Pre-Interview Assessments has been
forwarded to me.

I am looking into this and will get back in touch as soon as
possible to advise further.

With kind regards

Jonathan Hamilton | Helpdesk Assistant Manager

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12 Jul, 09:17 BST

Hello Michael

Thank you for your patience whilst I looked into this with
my colleagues.

Please find attached (below) an Excel file containing the
score conversion tables for the November 2016 University of
Cambridge pre-interview assessments.

With kind regards

Jonathan Hamilton | Helpdesk Assistant Manager

Attachment(s)
[4]Section 1 Conversion Tables FOI request (1).xlsx

[5]Jonathan Jonathan Hamilton (Admissions Testing)
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14 Jun, 15:01 BST

Dear Michael

Your query regarding the score conversion tables used to
convert raw marks in the multiple choice sections of
University of Cambridge Pre-Interview Assessments has been
forwarded to me.

I am looking into this and will get back in touch as soon as
possible to advise further.

With kind regards

Jonathan Hamilton | Helpdesk Assistant Manager

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[6]Cambridge English [7]Admissions Tests [8]IELTS

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[4]Jonathan Jonathan Hamilton (Admissions Testing)
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12 Jul, 09:17 BST

Hello Michael

Thank you for your patience whilst I looked into this with
my colleagues.

Please find attached (below) an Excel file containing the
score conversion tables for the November 2016 University of
Cambridge pre-interview assessments.

With kind regards

Jonathan Hamilton | Helpdesk Assistant Manager

Attachment(s)
[5]Section 1 Conversion Tables FOI request (1).xlsx

[6]Jonathan Jonathan Hamilton (Admissions Testing)
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14 Jun, 15:01 BST

Dear Michael

Your query regarding the score conversion tables used to
convert raw marks in the multiple choice sections of
University of Cambridge Pre-Interview Assessments has been
forwarded to me.

I am looking into this and will get back in touch as soon as
possible to advise further.

With kind regards

Jonathan Hamilton | Helpdesk Assistant Manager

Find help and answers to FAQs online at our support websites:
[7]Cambridge English [8]Admissions Tests [9]IELTS

[J5YE26-YD3L]

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