Biological Sciences Acceptance Rate

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Dear University College London,
I would like to know the average grades (particularly a levels) of people that joined the course. In other words what did the 2013/14/15/16/17/18 get in average for Biological Sciences when they joined UCL

Yours faithfully,

Perry Maison

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Dear Ms Maison,

Thank you for your below request for information.

We have been looking into how to respond to your FOI request and have found that calculating an ‘average’ is particularly problematic when discussing non-numeric values, such as ‘A’ level grades.

Would the following alternative be acceptable?

Providing you with the modal average of the best three ‘A’ level results. For example, if there were 7 students who had got:

• A*AA
• A*AA
• A*AA
• AAA
• AAB
• ABB
• BBB

The modal value would be A*AA, as that is the one that comes up most often.

An alternative would be to provide you with the median which in the above example would be AAA, as that’s the one that comes in the middle (please let us know if this is preferable).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

I would like to have both the median and the modal.
If it is not possible to have both please provide the median.

Yours sincerely,

Perry Maison

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Ms Maison,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided below.

 

Q) I would like to know the average grades (particularly a levels) of
people that joined the course. In other words what did the
2013/14/15/16/17/18 get in average for Biological Sciences when they
joined UCL

 

Clarification received:

 

I would like to have both the median and the modal.

If it is not possible to have both please provide the median.

 

A)

 

2013

Modal value: A*AA

Median: AAAA

 

2014

Modal value: A*AA

Median: A*AA

 

2015

Modal value: AAB

Median: AAA

 

2016

Modal value: AAA

Median: A*AB

 

2017

Modal value: AAA

Median: AAAB

 

2018

Modal value: AAA and A*AA

Median: A*AA

 

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