Table 1

Summary data for pre-entry performance

Adjusted UCAS tariff pointsUKCATGAMSATMean (SD)p Value
nMean (SD)p ValuenMean (SD)p Valuen
Gender
 Male3049531.11 (102.85)0.7751952528.03 (222.42)<0.00134563.27 (6.9)
 Female3972529.50 (102.10)69192498.44 (222.42)40760.07 (6.8)
Age category
 School leaver (17–20)6152538.81 (97.92)<0.00198062514.25 (214.17)0.001363.33 (10.69)0.659
 Mature (21 above)869469.22 (116.14)23082497.85 (256.30)74961.53 (7.05)
Highest qualification on entry
 Graduate643486.97 (113.08)<0.00118512516.72 (248.41)0.24170261.64 (7.07)0.126
 Non-Grad6378534.56 (100.84)10 2632510.12 (217.97)5060.06 (6.87)
Type of secondary school attended
 State-funded school or college4727508.30 (104.22)<0.00177862506.14 (223.96)<0.00153160.82 (7.08)<0.001
 Independent school2292575.29 (83.82)30822535.07 (209.62)8763.93 (6.99)
Parental occupation
 I—Managerial and professional occupations4906538.19 (99.51)<0.00190742511.16 (218.97)<0.00131661.58 (6.81)0.001
 II—Intermediate occupations707517.85 (101.85)2282519.69 (203.65)858.00 (7.98)
 III—Small employers and own account workers314525.08 (112.46)5582445.47 (225.92)1954.84 (7.74)
 IV—Lower supervisory and technical occupations141507.92 (99.74)912430.44 (209.78)465.50 (4.12)
 V—Semi-routine and routine occupations646504.53 (111.28)1172437.01 (232.86)1060.40 (8.68)
Free school meal
 Yes534496.99 (113.01)<0.0018222441.22 (223.16)<0.0016358.70 (6.72)0.001
 No5909534.07 (99.79)95342521.27 (217.70)56661.84 (7.02)
Income support
 Yes913502.06 (108.18)<0.00114212473.17 (222.13)<0.0019961.18 (7.5)0.449
 No5249536.81 (99.97)84532523.51 (216.92)51261.76 (6.8)
Parent education
 University-educated parent4670541.02 (98.71)<0.00173962531.71 (216.11)<0.00139962.38 (7.02)0.001
 No parent with a university degree1997506.35 (104.92)32682476.09 (221.15)26360.33 (6.86)
Participation of local areas (POLAR 2 and 3)
 Low participation neighbourhood (POLAR 2 and 3)331495.18 (117.94)<0.0015832485.76 (240.97)0.0014261.45 (6.66)0.911
 Other neighbourhood6675531.92 (101.87)10 5732516.07 (220.18)69961.58 (7.08)
Ethnicity
 Asian or Asian British1657547.36 (109.83)<0.00126542478.43 (230.38)<0.0018957.39 (7.18)<0.001
 Black or Black British183506.95 (111.26)2812365.37 (241.15)2356.87 (4.52)
 Mixed302302 (530.92)4662524.51 (217.47)2763.93 (7.25)
 Other ethnic groups185536.27 (109.27)3402440.44 (249.70)1256.83 (5.61)
 White4678524.81 (99.00)83432528.55 (215.43)60062.32 (6.83)
Domicile <0.0010.001
 England 89662523.51 (222.64)66761.84 (7.08)
 Northern Ireland 6422458.19 (208.37)662.17 (7.39)
 Scotland 11192502.44 (207.59)1962.11 (7.85)
 Wales 4562446.71 (221.71)5157.84 (5.10)
Programme type
 5-year standard degree programme6481534.11 (101.30)<0.00111 0112509.36 (218.99)<0.00117358.75 (7.15)<0.001
 4-year Graduate Entry Route388491.45 (114.25)8742570.56 (243.68)57462.40 (6.83)
 6-year Widening Access Route152462.31 (97.79)2292369.43 (250.06)559.00 (4.18)
  • GAMSAT, Graduate Medical School Admissions Test; UCAS, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service; UKCAT, UK Clinical Aptitude Test.