Economics Bsc Admission Stats

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Dear University of Warwick,

I would like to request the following information about all applicants who received an offer to study Economics at Warwick in 2016,2017 and 2018.

For successful applicants:
1. The most common IB subjects the successful applicants took
2. The average IB score received by the successful applicants
3. The average number of A*s at GCSE of the successful applicants

For all applicants:
1. A list of the most common subjects at IB of the applicants
2. The average IB score of the applicants
3. The average number of A*s at GCSE of the successful applicants

Yours faithfully,

Filippos

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

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infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Filippos,

Thank you for your email asking for information from the University of
Warwick.

In order to comply with your request, please could you clarify the
following:

·         Please can you provide your full name?

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear infocompliance, Resource,

Of course, my full name is Filippos Stergiopoulos.

Yours sincerely,

Filippos

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Filippos,

Thank you for submitting an FOI request, asking for information from the
University of Warwick. In order to comply with your request, please could
you clarify the following:

·         Please note that the University of Warwick does not hold
information relating to the GCSEs held by applicants as this is not data
which is collected by the University. Therefore, we will be unable to
answer Question 3 and 6 of you request. Therefore, please can you let us
know if you would like to proceed with the other questions of your request
only?

·         Could you please clarify your meaning when you state “The most
common IB Subjects” what would you class as “most common”?

We look forward to hearing from you. The University will be unable to
proceed with your request until you have provided the requested
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Kind Regards

 

Information and Data Compliance Team

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear infocompliance, Resource,

Thank you for your response, by 'most common' I mean the subjects that appeared most often in successful applicants applications.

Yours sincerely,

Filippos

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Filippos,

Thank you for your reply.

The department in question has asked the following so they can be sure they are providing you with the right information:

· Do you mean (for example) top Y subjects, or subjects which at least X% of applicants took?

We look forward to hearing from you. The University will be unable to proceed with your request until you have provided the requested information. Please note we will close your request in 20 working days if we receive no reply.

Kind Regards

Information and Data Compliance Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear infocompliance, Resource,

Thank you for your quick reply, I would preferably like to know 'the top Y subjects'.

Yours sincerely,

Filippos

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Filippos Stergiopoulos,

Thank you for your emails dated 20^th and 26^th June, 14^th and 19^th July
2018 requesting information about the University of Warwick. Your request
is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find
below your request and our response.

I would like to request the following information about all applicants who
received an offer to study Economics at Warwick in 2016,2017 and 2018.

For successful applicants:

1. The most common IB subjects the successful applicants took

2. The average IB score received by the successful applicants

3. The average number of A*s at GCSE of the successful applicants

For all applicants:

1. A list of the most common subjects at IB of the applicants

2. The average IB score of the applicants

3. The average number of A*s at GCSE of the successful applicants

Please find the information requested in the table below:

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Top 10 most common International Baccalaureate subjects for applicants |
| at the University of Warwick broken down by academic year |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Academic year 2016/17 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Applicants | Successful Applicants |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|Subject | Number | % |Subject | Number | % |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Mathematics | 186 | 17 |Mathematics | 151 | 17 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Economics | 181 | 16 |Economics | 146 | 16 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Physics | 125 | 11 |Physics | 102 | 11 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|English Language & | 70 | 6 |English Language & | 60 | 7 |
|Literature | | |Literature | | |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|English Literature | 69 | 6 |Chemistry | 58 | 6 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Chemistry | 68 | 6 |English Literature | 53 | 6 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|English | 42 | 4 |English | 34 | 4 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|French | 40 | 4 |French | 29 | 3 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Spanish | 33 | 3 |Mandarin Chinese | 23 | 3 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Biology | 27 | 2 |Spanish | 23 | 3 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Academic year 2017/18 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Applicants |Successful Applicants |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|Subject | Number | % |Subject | Number | % |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Mathematics | 220 | 17 |Mathematics | 177 | 17 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Economics | 213 | 16 |Economics | 172 | 16 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Physics | 121 | 9 |Physics | 97 | 9 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|English Language & | 100 | 8 |English Language & | 78 | 7 |
|Literature | | |Literature | | |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Chemistry | 82 | 6 |Chemistry | 74 | 7 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|English Literature | 82 | 6 |English Literature | 64 | 6 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|French | 56 | 4 |French | 44 | 4 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Spanish | 50 | 4 |Biology | 37 | 3 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Biology | 48 | 4 |Business Management| 33 | 3 |
|---------------------+---------+-----+-------------------+---------+----|
|Business Management | 40 | 3 |English | 33 | 3 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Data notes:

·        Average IB score for both years is 39.

·        The University is unable to provide information in relation to
part 3 of your request as the information regarding the average number of
A*s at GCSE is held individually for each applicant. The University’s
admission team does not have the software or the expertise to collate exam
performance into the requested groupings. Determining whether an applicant
scored an A or A* would need to be done applicant by applicant, line by
line and would take a significant amount of time which the University
estimates would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12(1) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

·        Please note that successful applicants mean those that received
an offer.

·        The subjects are those taken at both Standard Level and Higher
Level together.

·        The University is unable to provide the data requested for
applicants for entry onto courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 as
the current admissions cycle is not yet complete. The University will not
be in a position to provide this until after the enrolment data is
available, for the various cohorts of students.

After seeking clarification you provided the following information:

By 'most common' I mean the subjects that appeared most often in
successful applicants applications; I would preferably like to know 'the
top Y subjects'.

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Yours sincerely,

Ian Rowley

Ian Rowley | Director of Development, Comms & External Affairs| External
Affairs
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