Ranking of Medicine Applicants

Alan Woodgate made this Freedom of Information request to University of Leeds

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Dear University of Leeds,

With regards to your academic scoring of an applicant, does AAA at AS give you a full academic score, even if GCSEs just meet the course's minimum? Also does 5+ in section 1 and 2 of the BMAT along with 4+ in section 3 put you in the top band for BMAT scoring?

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Alan Woodgate

Tracey Crombie,

Dear Dr Woodgate

I can confirm receipt of the request below, and you should expect to hear from the University in response by 1 April 2016, if, in the meantime, you have any queries about the request, please don’t hesitate to Contact Jenny Foggin ([email address]) or myself.

Tracey Crombie
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University of Leeds
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Jenny Foggin,

Dear Dr Woodgate,

Whilst we can process this through the Freedom of Information route if you wish, a straightforward query about admissions criteria is almost always going to be answered more quickly if you refer it directly to the admissions team concerned. There is quite a lot of information on the School of Medicine website about how academic qualifications are assessed as part of the admissions process (eg, http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/202/ap...). If you find that the website does not answer your specific question, though, I suggest that you contact the Course Enquiries Office at: Course Enquiries, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 2336
Email: [email address]
URL: www.leeds.ac.uk/students

The team there will be able to give you chapter and verse and explain any further queries that you might have.

Best wishes,

Jenny

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Tracey Crombie,

Dear Mr Woodgate

Further to your Freedom of Information request I can confirm the Academic scoring: AAA at AS (including Chemistry) would give a candidate the same score as 9 A*s at GCSE. Therefore a candidate with 6 grade Bs at GCSE including Maths and English (which is the minimum requirement) who gained AAA at AS would receive the same score as a candidate with 9A*s. With regard to BMAT this is done on a ranking system with the top 20% being awarded 5 points down to 1 point for the bottom 20%.

The scoring system for the first ranking is out of a total of 40 with 27 points being allocated for GCSEs or AS results; 8 points for predicted grades of AAA, or actual grades of AAA being gained at A2; and the maximum of 5 points for the BMAT.

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Best wishes
Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax: 0113 343 3925

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