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

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear University of Warwick,

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

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick



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infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your emails dated 18/07/2019 requesting information from the
University of Warwick under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please
find below your request and our response.

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

 

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;

 

Yes. The University introduced a contextual offer policy for applicants
starting their courses in Autumn 2017.

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);

 

The full policy is published online at
 [1]https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduat...
contextual offers for Law courses are made at ABB instead of AAA

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).

 

121 for academic year 2017/18

140 for academic year 2018/19

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