BSc Econ and Econ history offer holders statistics

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Dear London School of Economics,

I am wondering, what was the record of the a-level results (both predicted and actual) of BSc Econ and Econ history offer holders? I would like to make this specification: I am only asking about the grades they applied with, not their final grades. It would be very helpful if you can give me the result of the past five years, unless LSE didn't offer this subject in every year of the past 5 years.

Also I am wondering, if one's fourth a-level result is unideal, however most people only do 3 a-levels: would this be seen as a disadvantage or does the 4th grade not matter?

Thank you very much and I look forward to your reply!

Yours faithfully,

Yuqian Wei

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Yuqian Wei,

As the three requests you have put in relate to admissions, the School will be aggregating these together for a single response. I will let you know if this breaches the cost limit. We will respond to this request.

Regards,
Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Yuqian Wei,

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please find below an initial response from the School. I am still waiting to hear from our student database team regarding your qualifications question, they have been very busy with start of term but as your request was due tomorrow, I thought it best to provide the information I already had. We will respond with the rest of the information as soon as possible.

what was the record of the a-level results (both predicted and actual) of BSc Econ and Econ history offer holders? I would like to make this specification: I am only asking about the grades they applied with, not their final grades. It would be very helpful if you can give me the result of the past five years, unless LSE didn't offer this subject in every year of the past 5 years.

To be provided.

Also I am wondering, if one's fourth a-level result is unideal, however most people only do 3 a-levels: would this be seen as a disadvantage or does the 4th grade not matter?

If an applicant is taking additional A-Levels this may be considered as part of the decision making process but the offer will be made based on 3 A-Levels. LSE makes standard offers for each programme, more details of which can be found on the individual programme pages.

whether it is possible to apply to more than one programme at the same time, if so does this increase one's chance of getting in or hinders one's chance?

Each applicant to LSE is considered on his/her merit and in competition with the rest of the applicant cohort in a given admissions cycle. Each application is viewed holistically; assessing the merit, potential, motivation, skills and qualities of applicants by considering all the information presented on the application form. This includes, but is not limited to, academic achievements and qualifications. The personal statement, academic reference and additional social and educational contextual data also form an important part of the selection process. This process of holistic review (including assessment of contextual information) is also used when making confirmation decisions. Applying for more than one programme does not increase or decrease the chances of obtaining an offer but it may make it harder to write a competitive personal statement which is why we advise against doing so in most cases.

I am also curious about whether one can receive more than one offer from LSE, if the applicant was successfully admitted to all the programme he/she applied to? If not, how does the school decide which offer the applicant gets?

An applicant to LSE will only ever receive an offer for one programme. The offer will be made for the programme that the applicant is best suited for, based on the information provided in their application.

1. do applicants who apply with actual grades stand a better or worse chance than those who apply with predicted grades? (Given that predicted grades can be inaccurate or over-estimated.)

Each applicant to LSE is considered on his/her merit and in competition with the rest of the applicant cohort in a given admissions cycle. Each application is viewed holistically; assessing the merit, potential, motivation, skills and qualities of applicants by considering all the information presented on the application form. This includes, but is not limited to, academic achievements and qualifications. The personal statement, academic reference and additional social and educational contextual data also form an important part of the selection process. This process of holistic review (including assessment of contextual information) is also used when making confirmation decisions.

2. what is the past record of applicants achieving a A*AB (A* in mathematics, A in essay-writing subject, B in economics) getting an offer from LSE BSc Economics and Economics history?

To be provided.

3. do applicants receive unconditional offer if they applied with actual grades?

If an applicant already has the grades required and the Academic Selector deems their application to be competitive enough to receive an offer then an unconditional offer will be made (once the qualifications have been verified). LSE does not make unconditional offers to students that have yet to sit their exams.

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request, contact me on 020 7849 4622 or write to Louise Nadal, School Secretary, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE. We will then review the response to your request and get back to you within 20 working days. You can also contact the Information Commissioner's Office http://www.ico.gov.uk/, though they expect the internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint directly.

The provision of information by the LSE under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not imply a right to copy, reproduce publish or otherwise use such information.

Copying or reproducing such information in any way either in whole or in part without prior written consent may be an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right belonging to the LSE or a third party.

Yours sincerely,
Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Yuqian Wei

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, I can now respond on the final two questions.

what was the record of the a-level results (both predicted and actual) of BSc Econ and Econ history offer holders? I would like to make this specification: I am only asking about the grades they applied with, not their final grades. It would be very helpful if you can give me the result of the past five years, unless LSE didn't offer this subject in every year of the past 5 years.

Please see the attached.

what is the past record of applicants achieving a A*AB (A* in mathematics, A in essay-writing subject, B in economics) getting an offer from LSE BSc Economics and Economics history?

We are unable to respond to this question as 'essay-writing subject' is too vague and we do not hold data for all applicants with that grade pattern. The attached spreadsheet provides one instance of this pattern.

Yours sincerely,
Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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