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Dear Imperial College London,

Please could you provide me the number of people given an offer onto any of your Computing courses who retook any of their A-Levels in the following years of entry: 2023/24, 2022/23, 2021/22.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. M

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr M,

Thank you for your interest in admissions to Imperial College. Information about all Imperial College courses can be found on the College’s website. This includes full details of the entry requirements and selection process as well as contact details for admissions enquiries.

Imperial College publishes undergraduate admissions statistics for the past 5 completed admissions cycles. These include:  

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed 

Average BMAT Scores 

Details of A level, IB and STEP Offers Made 

New Entrants' Achieved A level and IB Grades 

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed by nationality

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed by gender

Number of interviews conducted

The published information can be accessed at the transparency pages of our website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply... (scroll to the bottom of the page to the link “Download the Undergraduate Admission Statistics”). 

The Freedom of Information Act created a right to access information to enable scrutiny of public authorities in the public interest. Section 14(1) of the Act aims to protect public authorities by allowing them to refuse any requests which have the potential to cause a disproportionate or unjustified level of disruption and are therefore deemed vexatious. While we appreciate that your request was made in good faith and was not intended to cause disruption, we are entitled to consider whether a request has a value or serious purpose in terms of the objective public interest in the information sought and to weigh that against the burden that would be placed on the organisation by having to produce that information. The public interest being the public good, not what is of interest to groups of or individual members of the public.

The College’s view is that any legitimate public interest in admissions figures to our undergraduate programmes is met by the information already in the public domain set out above and in the detailed information for applicants also on our website. We are therefore refusing this request in reliance on Section 14 of the Act. 

Please note for future reference that for a Freedom of Information Act to be valid, the requester must provide enough of their real name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their identity.

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

Please note that if you are unhappy with the way that we have handled your request, you can ask us to conduct a review. Please make your representation in writing within 2 months of the date you received this response. If you remain dissatisfied with how Imperial College has handled your request, you may then approach the Information Commissioner’s Office.  

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear "Mr M",

Thank you for your interest in admissions to Imperial College. Information about all Imperial College courses can be found on the College’s website. This includes full details of the entry requirements and selection process as well as contact details for admissions enquiries.

Imperial College publishes undergraduate admissions statistics for the past 5 completed admissions cycles. These include:  

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed 

Average BMAT Scores 

Details of A level, IB and STEP Offers Made 

New Entrants' Achieved A level and IB Grades 

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed by nationality

Number of applicants, offers and places confirmed by gender

Number of interviews conducted

The published information can be accessed at the transparency pages of our website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply... (scroll to the bottom of the page to the link “Download the Undergraduate Admission Statistics”). 

The Freedom of Information Act created a right to access information to enable scrutiny of public authorities in the public interest. Section 14(1) of the Act aims to protect public authorities by allowing them to refuse any requests which have the potential to cause a disproportionate or unjustified level of disruption and are therefore deemed vexatious. While we appreciate that your request was made in good faith and was not intended to cause disruption, we are entitled to consider whether a request has a value or serious purpose in terms of the objective public interest in the information sought and to weigh that against the burden that would be placed on the organisation by having to produce that information. The public interest being the public good, not what is of interest to groups of or individual members of the public.

The College’s view is that any legitimate public interest in admissions figures to our undergraduate programmes is met by the information already in the public domain set out above and in the detailed information for applicants also on our website. We are therefore refusing this request in reliance on Section 14 of the Act. 

Please note for future reference that for a Freedom of Information Act to be valid, the requester must provide enough of their real name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their identity.

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

Please note that if you are unhappy with the way that we have handled your request, you can ask us to conduct a review. Please make your representation in writing within 2 months of the date you received this response. If you remain dissatisfied with how Imperial College has handled your request, you may then approach the Information Commissioner’s Office.  

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Dear IMPFOI,

Thank you for your reply. The information you sent me does not show offers made to people who retook any of their A-levels. Just to clarify, does this mean you do not hold this information?

Yours sincerely,

OM

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear "OM",

We do not report on the number of offers made to applicants who had retaken A Levels. While we may hold the information from which such a report could be compiled, this would be a time-consuming process which we would regard as burdensome. The College is of the view that the information already in the public domain is sufficient to meet any public interest in the admissions to Imperial College. The Freedom of Information Act created a right to access information to enable scrutiny of public authorities in the public interest. Section 14(1) of the Act aims to protect public authorities by allowing them to refuse any requests which have the potential to cause a disproportionate or unjustified level of disruption and are therefore deemed vexatious. While we appreciate that your request was made in good faith and was not intended to cause disruption, we are entitled to consider whether a request has a value or serious purpose in terms of the objective public interest in the information sought and to weigh that against the burden that would be placed on the organisation by having to produce that information. The public interest being the public good, not what is of interest to groups of or individual members of the public. We are refusing this request in reliance on Section 14 of the Act. 

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

Please note that if you are unhappy with the way that we have handled your request, you can ask us to conduct a review. Please make your representation in writing within 2 months of the date you received this response. If you remain dissatisfied with how Imperial College has handled your request, you may then approach the Information Commissioner’s Office.   

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

For your future reference, please note that to be valid under the Freedom of Information Act, a request must fulfil the criteria set out in Section 8 of the Act, which includes the requester providing enough of their real name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their identity.

Yours,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

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