Dear University College London,
I would appreciate it if you are willing to produce a form which contains past five years' data on the following questions:
1) number of applicants applying with predicted grades/number of applicants applying with actual grades/offers made for: BSc Social Sciences and Quantitative Methods; BA Economics and Business with European Studies BA. It would be even better if you can list out the grades each candidates applied with (only one year's information on this is fine).
2)number of applicants applying with actual grade, who had A*AB but were still selected for an AAA subject.
I would also like to know if a C grade in fourth subject is neutral to the overall assessment of the candidate, or a disadvantage?
Thank you very much and I look forward to your reply!
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I would appreciate it if you are willing to produce a form which contains
past five years' data on the following questions:
1) number of applicants applying with predicted grades/number of
applicants applying with actual grades/offers made for: BSc Social
Sciences and Quantitative Methods; BA Economics and Business with European
Studies BA. It would be even better if you can list out the grades each
candidates applied with (only one year's information on this is fine).
2) number of applicants applying with actual grade, who had A*AB but
were still selected for an AAA subject.
I would also like to know if a C grade in fourth subject is neutral to the
overall assessment of the candidate, or a disadvantage?
Please see attached for our response to Parts 1 and 2.
Grade C in fourth A level is neutral for SSQM as the degree does not have
any subject specific requirements and provided the other three A Levels
meet the entry requirement. This will not put them at a disadvantage.
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