Oxford Colleges - Statistics for 1998 Entry - (3) to No 4494



Oxford University Gazette: Oxford Colleges - Statistics<br /> for 1998 entry<br /> (supplement)


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Oxford Colleges: Statistics for 1998 Entry


Supplement (3) to Gazette No. 4494

Wednesday, 9 December 1998

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Explanatory Notes


(a) The admissions exercise at the end of 1996 was the
second following
the abolition of the Entrance Examination. Candidates were
considered for
conditional offers on the basis of forthcoming examinations
(Pre Q), or on the basis of school leaving qualifications which
had
already been completed (Post Q).

(b) The tables in this report are based on the 9,340
candidates
who applied to Oxford in 1997 and on the 3,308 places gained by
those candidates.
Of the candidates 8,415 were applying for entry in October 1998,
the remaining
925 applied for deferred entry until 1999. Of the 3,308 final
acceptances,
2,953 were for entry in October 1998, the remaining 355 were for
deferred
entry until October 1999.

(c) Graduates of other universities and candidates who
applied
through UCAS but did not complete and Oxford application form are
excluded
from these tables.

(d) In this report figures for the most recent year
relate to
the position in September 1998, after the publication of A-level
and other
examinations where acceptances are finalised. The only exception
is Table
3 where the figures in the final column relate specifically to
offers.

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Table 1 TYPE OF SCHOOL AND MODE OF ENTRY















1997 1996
Applications Pre Q Post Q Total Total
Maintained 4,092 157 4,249 4,189
Independent 3,308 352 3,660 3,733
Others 847 584 1,431 1,613
Total 8,247 1,093 9,340 9,535















1997 1996
Acceptances Pre Q Post Q Total % Total %
Maintained 1,386 63 1,449 43.8 1,338 41.6
Independent 1,374 191 1,565 47.3 1,581 49.1
Others 151 143 294 8.9 300 9.3
Total 2,911 397 3,308 100 3,219 100

Acceptance rate by school: Maintained 34.1%;
Independent 42.8%;
Others 20.5%; Total: 35.4%.

Acceptance rate by Application Route: Pre Q: 35.3%;
Post Q: 36.3%;
Total: 35.4%.

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Table 2 NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF APPLICATIONS AND ACCEPTANCES OF
CANDIDATES
BY REGION OF DOMICILE



































Applications Acceptances Total No. of Candidates accepted
through
UCAS 1997
Region of School No. % No. % No. %
North 192 2.1 64 1.9 11,820 3.8
North West 854 9.1 355 10.7 28,758 9.3
Yorkshire and Humberside 378 4.0 155 4.7 20,746 6.7
East Midlands 326 3.5 121 3.7 17,666 5.7
West Midlands 534 5.7 192 5.8 23,095 7.5
East Anglia 297 3.2 133 4.0 9,096 3.0
Greater London 1,438 15.4 558 16.9 40,513 13.1
South East 2,085 22.3 831 25.1 54,492 17.7
South West 1,059 11.3 386 11.7 23,112 7.5
Wales 379 4.1 134 4.1 13,111 4.3
Scotland 208 2.2 64 1.9 24,136 7.8
Northern Ireland 126 1.4 46 1.4 9,846 3.2
Overseas 1,464 15.7 269 8.1 31,845 10.3
Total 9,340 100 3,308 100 308,236 100

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Table 3 A-LEVEL SCORES OF POST Q ACCEPTANCES AND SCORES REQUIRED
BY PRE
Q CANDIDATES HOLDING OFFERS FOR 1998 ENTRY











































UCAS Score Scores of Post Q Acceptances Scores required by Pre Q Candidates holding
offers
30 and over 230 654
28 50 2,227
26 17 67
24 5 18
22 2 5
20 3 -
18 - -
16 1 -
14 - -
12 - -
10 - -
Below 10 - -
Total 308 2,971
2(EE) - 16
- 2,987
Two As 13 90
Total Post Q 321 Pre Q 3,077
Other Quals./Offers 76 249
Total 397 3,326

Amongst the 249 offers classified as `others', there were 69
with the International
Baccalaureate, 37 with Scottish CSYS or Highers, 12 with the
French Baccalaureate,
11 with the Abitur, 11 with the European Baccalaureate, and 10
with Irish
Highers.

(The A level scoring system is as follows:

A level grade: A=10, B=8, C=6, D=4, E=2.

AS level grade: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.)

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Table 3A 1997 ENTRY BY A LEVEL SCORE


The table below gives the A-level scores achieved by those
students who
entered Oxford in October 1997.

2,994 of the new entrants held qualifications in three A-level
subjects.
303 had completed their A levels before they applied, the
remaining 2,691
were offered places before taking A levels in the summer of 1997.

(A level grades: A=10, B=8, C=6, D=4, E=2.

AS level grades: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.)

 































Post Q Pre Q Total 1997 intake
A level Score Total % Total % Total %
30 (AAA) 228 75.3 1,948 72.4 2,176 72.6
28 53 17.5 537 20.0 590 19.7
26 18 5.9 164 6.1 182 6.1
24 3 1.0 25 0.9 28 0.9
22 0 0 14 0.5 14 0.5
20 0 0 2 0.1 2 0.1
18 1 } 1 } 2 }
16 0 } 0 } 0 }
14 0 } 0.3 0 } 0.03 0 } 0.1
12 0 } 0 } 0 }
Below 12 0 } 0 } 0 }
303 100 2,691 100 2,994 100

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Table 4 NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF ACCEPTANCES BY GCE EXAMINATION
BOARD

























Acceptances Total A Level candidates
1998
Examination Board No. % No. %
Oxford and Cambridge* 1,306 42.5 132,901 22.0
London 886 28.8 112,653 18.6
Northern 512 16.7 104,824 17.4
Welsh 78 2.5 26,510 4.4
Associated 253 8.3 216,323 35.8
Northern Ireland 38 1.2 10,719 1.8
Total 3,073 100 603,930 100
Scottish 37
Others 198

*The Oxford and Cambridge (OCB) now incorporates the Cambridge
Local
Examination Syndicate (UCLES) and the Oxford Delegacy of Local
Examinations
(UODLE).

In Table 4 one Board is assigned to each candidate. Where
candidates
have taken A levels with more than one Board, they are assigned
the Board
with which they took the majority of their subjects; and if
candidates
took the same number of A levels with each of several Boards,
they are
assigned to the Board named first on their form.

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Table 5 NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS AND ACCEPTANCES BY FACULTY

















































































































Applications Acceptances % Acceptances to
Applications
ARTS 1997 1996 1997 1996 1997 1996
Ancient and Modern History 60 51 25 13 41.7 25.5
Archaeology and Anthropology 56 64 23 24 41.1 37.5
Classics 172 204 130 136 75.6 66.7
Classics and English 26 24 15 9 57.7 37.5
Classics and Modern Languages 17 25 9 10 52.9 40.0
Economics and Management 444 416 80 69 18.0 16.6
English 879 888 262 252 29.8 28.4
English and Modern Languages 131 119 34 22 25.9 18.5
European and Middle Eastern Languages 4 12 2 5 50.0 41.7
Fine Art 126 156 21 20 16.7 12.8
Geography 223 232 102 101 45.7 43.5
Law 838 884 239 241 28.5 29.4
Law with Law Studies in Europe 247 242 24 25 9.7 10.3
Mathematics and Philosophy 46 54 22 24 47.8 50.0
Modern History 695 680 279 289 40.1 42.5
Modern History and Economics 56 45 10 11 17.9 24.4
Modern History and English 68 76 15 15 22.1 19.7
Modern History and Modern Languages 72 99 22 37 30.6 37.4
Modern Languages 381 412 204 198 53.5 48.1
Music 77 94 52 54 67.5 57.4
Oriental Studies 89 110 44 37 49.4 33.6
Philosophy and Modern Languages 60 46 24 17 40.0 37.0
Philosophy and Theology 56 37 22 12 39.3 32.4
Physics and Philosophy 41 53 15 12 36.6 22.6
PPE 990 986 295 278 29.8 28.2
Theology 70 76 43 56 61.4 73.7
Total Arts 5,924 6,085 2,013 1,967 34.0 32.3
SCIENCES
Biochemistry 161 180 83 89 51.6 49.4
Biological Sciences 237 237 109 99 46.0 41.8
Chemistry 315 264 183 194 58.1 73.5
Computation 64 95 16 18 25.0 18.9
Earth Sciences (Geology) 56 46 33 30 58.9 65.2
Enginering Science 327 325 135 112 41.3 34.5
Engineering and Computer Science 58 58 19 12 32.8 20.7
Engineering, Economics and Management 77 83 22 28 28.6 33.7
Engineering and Materials 9 21 5 9 55.6 42.1
Experimental Psychology 155 162 38 44 24.5 27.2
Human Sciences 91 98 46 44 50.5 44.9
Mathematics 423 446 185 183 43.7 41.0
Mathematics and Computation 77 79 36 41 46.8 51.9
Medicine 654 633 109 102 16.7 16.1
Metallurgy and MEM 38 39 23 23 60.5 59.0
Physics 438 445 184 173 42.0 39.0
Physiological Sciences 44 34 21 12 47.7 35.3
PPP 192 205 48 39 25.0 19.0
Total Sciences 3,416 3,450 1,295 1,252 37.9 36.3
TOTAL 9,340 9,535 3,308 3,219 35.4 33.8

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Table 6 ACCEPTANCES BY COLLEGE CHOICE


 


















Pre Q Post Q Total
Accepted by Male Female Male Female Male Female
First choice 1,319 1,116 194 124 1,513 1,240
Second choice 88 82 13 17 101 99
Third choice 26 30 4 2 30 32
Other 141 109 27 16 168 125
1,574 1,337 238 159 1,812 1,496
Total
2,911


397


3,308

Candidates are given the opportunity of applying to Oxford
without having
to name a college of preference. A total of 854candidates
submitted open
applications. The missing college of preference was allocated by
the Admissions
Office computer which took into account the application patterns
produced
by the candidates who had named a college. 101 of the 854 who
submitted
open applications gained places, which is an acceptance rate of
11.8 per cent.
All colleges were allocated some open application candidates;
eight
were allocated fewer than 10, six were allocated between 10 and
20, ten
were allocated between 21 and 50, and three were allocated
between 50 and
100. One college received 140 allocated candidates.

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Table 7 NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF HOME APPLICATIONS AND NUMBER OF
ACCEPTANCES
AND PERCENTAGE SUCCESS RATES AND A-LEVEL SCORES FOR 1998 ENTRY
BY ETHNIC
ORIGIN.





























Applications Acceptances
No. % No. Success Rate % A-level Scores
Bangladeshi 30 0.4 4 13.3 30.0
Chinese 86 1.1 27 31.4 29.6
Indian 220 2.8 61 27.7 29.1
Pakistani 99 1.3 23 23.2 29.6
Other Asian 127 1.6 34 26.8 29.2
Black 95 1.2 26 27.4 29.1
White 6,765 85.9 2,742 40.5 29.4
Other 153 1.9 50 32.7 28.6
Unknown 297 3.8 82 27.6 29.4
Total 7,872 100 3,049 38.7 29.3

Source: UCAS.

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