Use of STEP in H100 Engineering admissions

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Dear Peterhouse, Cambridge,

Please provide the following information in respect of each of the admissions cycles ending 2020, 2021 and 2022:

* number of applicants for Engineering H100
* number of those applicants invited to Interview
* number of those applicants receiving Offers

Then for each applicant receiving an Offer please provide:
* did Offer include a STEP requirement (Yes / No)
* If Yes what was the required grade, and what was the achieved grade
* where they accepted by the University?

Yours faithfully,

Steve Burton

dpl, Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Kind regards,

Justine Kent
College Data Protection Lead
On behalf of Dr Timothy K. Dickens, SIRO.

Registered Charity No. 1137457

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dpl, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your patience whilst I gathered the information you requested from the Admissions team.
I am now in a position to provide you with the following data;

2020 2021 2022
Number of applicants 71 89 74
Number interviewed 50 59 44
Number made offers 13 15 13

Was there a STEP condition in the offer?

2020: some applicants were set offers which included STEP conditions.
2021: all applicants were made offers which included STEP conditions unless we had evidence they had already taken STEP and achieved at least our standard offer
2022: all applicants were made offers which included STEP conditions unless we had evidence they had already taken STEP and achieved at least our standard offer

What was the STEP condition?

2020: Grade 1 at STEP I
2021: Grade 2 at STEP II (unless already achieved)
2022: Grade 2 at STEP II (unless already achieved)

What grades were achieved?

2020: STEP 1 was withdrawn by the provider after the offers had been set, so no offer holders took the exam
2021: Grades between U and 1 were achieved
2022: Grades between U and 1 were achieved

Offer holder acceptances
2020: n/a – STEP was not taken by any offer holder
2021: Applicants who met or exceeded the offer were admitted. Some applicants who did not meet the required offer were admitted by Peterhouse and other colleges.
2022: Applicants who met or exceeded the offer were admitted. Some applicants who did not meet the required offer were admitted by Peterhouse and other colleges.

We cannot give line by line data, under the s 40 (2) exemption, as releasing this data runs the risk identifying individual students.

Kind regards,

Justine Kent
College Data Protection Lead
On behalf of Dr Timothy K. Dickens, SIRO.

Registered Charity No. 1137457

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