Use of contextual offer grades in law admissions - 2015 to 2019

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear University of Oxford,

Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate law courses (i.e. any course with course code M1**) for the following admissions cycles:

2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19

1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy where law applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a lower grade offer than applicants who do not meet such criteria;

2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically make up this lower ‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);

3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related courses throughout these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in 2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc.).

Yours faithfully,

John Dimitroulopoulos

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Dimitroulopoulos,

 

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request.

 

We shall endeavour to send you a substantive response no later than the
statutory deadline of 12 August.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

Council Secretariat | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD

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From: John Dimitroulopoulos <[FOI #589622 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:32 PM
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of contextual offer grades
in law admissions - 2015 to 2019
 
Dear University of Oxford,

Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate
law courses (i.e. any course with course code M1**) for the following
admissions cycles:

2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19

1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy
where law applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to
meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a lower grade offer than
applicants who do not meet such criteria;

2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically
make up this lower ‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);

3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related
courses throughout these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in
2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc.).

Yours faithfully,

John Dimitroulopoulos

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Dear Mr Dimitroulopoulos

 

Please find attached the University's response to your request.

 

Kind regards

 

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From: FOI
Sent: 17 July 2019 09:07
To: John Dimitroulopoulos <[FOI #589622 email]>
Subject: FOI/20190716/1

 

Dear Mr Dimitroulopoulos,

 

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request.

 

We shall endeavour to send you a substantive response no later than the
statutory deadline of 12 August.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

Council Secretariat | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD

 

 

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From: John Dimitroulopoulos
<[2][FOI #589622 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:32 PM
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of contextual offer grades
in law admissions - 2015 to 2019

 

Dear University of Oxford,

Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate
law courses (i.e. any course with course code M1**) for the following
admissions cycles:

2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19

1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy
where law applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to
meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a lower grade offer than
applicants who do not meet such criteria;

2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically
make up this lower ‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);

3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related
courses throughout these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in
2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc.).

Yours faithfully,

John Dimitroulopoulos

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Dear Mr Dimitroulopoulos,

With sincere apologies for the delay, please find attached the
University's reply to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Council Secretariat | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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From: John Dimitroulopoulos <[FOI #589622 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:32 PM
To: FOI <[University of Oxford request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of contextual offer grades
in law admissions - 2015 to 2019 - FOI/20190716/1
 
Dear University of Oxford,

Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate
law courses (i.e. any course with course code M1**) for the following
admissions cycles:

2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19

1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy
where law applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to
meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a lower grade offer than
applicants who do not meet such criteria;

2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically
make up this lower ‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);

3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related
courses throughout these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in
2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc.).

Yours faithfully,

John Dimitroulopoulos

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John Dimitroulopoulos

No problem - thank you for the information!

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos

FOI, University of Oxford

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Dear Mr Dimitroulopoulos,

With apologies for any confusion, we realise that the text of your request
in our letter of yesterday was incorrect, containing the text of another
admissions related request you submitted. Please find attached a corrected
letter. Our reply remains the same.

Yours sincerely,

 Information Compliance Team
 Council Secretariat | University of Oxford
 University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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From: John Dimitroulopoulos <[FOI #589622 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 5:18 PM
To: FOI <[University of Oxford request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI Request - Dimitroulopoulos - FOI/20190716/1
 
No problem - thank you for the information!

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos

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