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

John Dimitroulopoulos made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Birmingham

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear University of Birmingham,

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 Birmingham

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University of Birmingham

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Sent: 18 July 2019 01:09
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of contextual offer grades in law admissions - 2015 to 2019

Dear University of Birmingham,

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

 
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Cc: FOI
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Use of contextual offer
grades in law admissions - 2015 to 2019 - [2019.07.317]
 
Dear Mr Dimitroulopoulos

Thank you for your request for information below which the University of
Birmingham is processing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know.  If a fee is payable a fees notice will be issued to
you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with
your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham

________________________________________
From: [FOI #589956 email]
[[FOI #589956 email]]
Sent: 18 July 2019 01:09
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of contextual offer grades
in law admissions - 2015 to 2019

Dear University of Birmingham,

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

Dear FOI,

Thank you for the information.

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos