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

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear University of Nottingham,

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

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

Dear John,

Thank you for your request for information Use of contextual offer grades in law admissions - 2015 to 2019.

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Catherine Allin

Information Compliance and Quality Officer – Freedom of Information Registrar’s Department

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Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

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Dear John Dimitroulopoulos,

 

I am wring in response to your Freedom of Information request that we
received on 16 July 2019 in which you asked for information on the use of
contextual offer grades in law admissions - 2015 to 2019.

 

After conducting a search of our paper and electronic records, I am
pleased to share the response below:

 

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;

We do consider applicants for contextual offers within the School of Law
and so can consider those who are in the WP (Widening Participation) and
UPS (Under-performing School) categories for an offer that is one grade
lower than the advertised entry grade.

 

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);

Applicants within the above two categories are made an offer of AAB rather
than the AAA we would usually expect applicants to achieve, for the IB the
lower offer would be to achieve 34 points instead of 36 points overall.

 

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.).

 

Undergraduate
Law Courses
Year Number of
of Contextual
Entry Offers
2016 247
2017 273
2018 259
2019 547

 

 

 

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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding 
this email.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Catherine Allin

 

Information Compliance and Quality Officer – Freedom of Information,

Registrar’s Department

Web:         www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear Br-Freedom-Of-Information,

Thank you for your response. It was very helpful.

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos