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UCL BSc Biomedical Science B990 acceptance rate

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Dear University College London,

I am making a formal request in order to know the admission statistics for BSc Biomedical Science B990.

My questions are:

1) How many applicants get an offer for Biomedical Sciences after their A- levels exams (e.g a student on a gap year applying to this course)? Please tell me this for the years of 2021,2022,2023 (the years indicate the the year the student starts studying in so the year 2023 indicates the student started studying in 2023)

2) How many offers were given for this course out of the number of total applicants in the years of 2021,2022,2023. (the years indicate the the year the student starts studying in so the year 2023 indicates the student started studying in 2023)

3) The achieved A-level results of those who were given offers for this course in the years of 2021,2022,2023. (the years indicate the the year the student starts studying in so the year 2023 indicates the student started studying in 2023)

Yours faithfully,

John Abdul Mai

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Dear John Abdul Mai,

 

Thank you for your freedom of Information request:

 

I am making a formal request in order to know the admission statistics for
BSc Biomedical Science B990.

 

My questions are:

 

1) How many applicants get an offer for Biomedical Sciences after their A-
levels exams (e.g a student on a gap year applying to this course)? Please
tell me this for the years of 2021,2022,2023 (the years indicate the the
year the student starts studying in so the year 2023 indicates the student
started studying in 2023)

 

2) How many offers were given for this course out of the number of total
applicants in the years of 2021,2022,2023. (the years indicate the the
year the student starts studying in so the year 2023 indicates the student
started studying in 2023)

 

3) The achieved A-level results of those who were given offers for this
course in the years of 2021,2022,2023. (the years indicate the the year
the student starts studying in so the year 2023 indicates the student
started studying in 2023)

 

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

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

 

Q1 and Q2:

 

Post A-Level
students with an
offer (e.g. if
Admissions they took a  gap
Cycle Applications Offered year)
2021 646 377 66
2022 749 319 41
2023 764 209 ≤5

 

As you can see in the table above, where the number of applicants is 5 or
fewer (≤5), the information has been withheld because, with such low
numbers, even providing this information on an anonymised basis it is
possible that the underlying individuals could be identified, which means
that this is personal data of third parties or, if linked with other
personal identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become
personal data. This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of
the FOIA by virtue of Section 40(3A)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the Data Protection principles. In this case, we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
individuals and therefore would be personal data. The disclosure of this
personal data would not be within the reasonable expectations of the
individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first Data Protection principle.

As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.

 

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I hope that this is of assistance.

 

 

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