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Table 3 Performance in 2014 by academic background

From: GAMSAT: A 10-year retrospective overview, with detailed analysis of candidates’ performance in 2014

  N % of total Overall mean Overall SD Section 1 mean Section 1 SD Section 2 mean Section 2 SD Section 3 mean Section 3 SD
Arts/Social Science 339 3.6 55.99 7.03 58.77 6.64 65.44 9.61 49.84 8.96
Biological Sciences 3102 33.3 58.16 7.05 56.37 6.02 61.03 8.13 57.66 10.37
Commerce/Economics 263 2.8 57.00 6.76 57.88 5.96 63.37 8.52 53.31 9.91
Engineering 253 2.7 58.67 7.45 57.02 6.20 60.72 8.87 58.37 10.64
Health Sciences 1112 11.9 55.13 6.46 55.54 5.62 59.98 8.06 52.46 9.43
Human Biosciences 2113 22.7 58.87 6.82 57.01 5.86 61.76 8.02 58.28 9.99
Nursing 406 4.4 51.02 6.10 53.56 5.91 58.11 8.24 46.19 8.24
Pharmacy 567 6.1 57.77 6.30 55.69 5.26 60.02 7.85 57.61 9.68
Physical Sciences 242 2.6 59.36 8.51 57.19 6.60 61.43 8.39 59.35 12.49
Physiotherapy 228 2.4 57.71 6.11 57.36 5.58 62.51 7.72 55.36 8.62
Psychology 289 3.1 56.71 5.86 58.62 5.79 63.60 7.13 52.23 8.79
F (8903,10)    66.19 26.92 24.85 97.06
p    0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
ALL    57.45 7.11 56.52 6.05 61.26 8.31 55.94 10.51
  1. NOTE: means in bold show the highest mean for each GAMSAT section.