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Economics and gap year success

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Dear London School of Economics.

I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, the following figures for BSc Economics, for the years of 2017 and 2018.

(1) the number of applicants who have taken a gap year
(2) the number of offers given to applicants from (1)
(3) the number of applicants who, after a gap year, have resat exams
(4) the number of applicants from (3) who are given an offer

- To what extent are students who have missed their offers and reapplied to the LSE (and therefore resat exams) disadvantaged? How often are they given offers?

If you could answer these questions and provide the requested data I would be very grateful.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Thorley

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Joe,

I've been asked for clarification by colleagues dealing with your request. Regarding 'gap year, do you mean:

An applicant that applies for deferred entry; or
An applicant that requests a deferral once an offer has been made; or
An applicant that re-applies in a future cycle after failing to get an offer (or after getting an offer and failing to get the grades required); or
Some combination of the above?

Once we have had your response, we will be able to further process your request.

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

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Dear GLPD.Info.Rights,

Gap year for applicants that re-apply for Economics and are retaking some of their A Level subjects during the gap year. What are the statistics of offers and rejections of students in that situation? Are the chances slim of getting an offer if you are retaking your A levels?

Yours sincerely,

Joe Thorley

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Joe,

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please find attached the information you requested.

- To what extent are students who have missed their offers and reapplied to the LSE (and therefore resat exams) disadvantaged? How often are they given offers?

Please see the guidance on our website at the following address:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Underg...

Given the competition for places and the nature of assessment at LSE, we prefer students who have achieved high grades in their first attempt (and in one sitting) at relevant examinations. If extenuating circumstances have impacted your exam performance, you should include details of these in your application.

Please note: 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. For more information on exactly what contextual information is used in the admissions decision making process please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Policy.

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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