Dear Durham University,

under the Freedom of Information act, I would like to know for BA Economics for the 2019/20, 2018/19 and 2017/18 admission cycles:

- the number of applications,
- the number of offers made,
- the number of acceptances.
- the mean number of A*s predicted for applicants
- the mean number of A*s predicted for offer holders

Yours faithfully,

John Kerry

ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear John Kerry

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ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear John Kerry

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University. 
Colleagues have provided the information below in response to your
questions.

 

under the Freedom of Information act, I would like to know for BA
Economics for the 2019/20, 2018/19 and 2017/18 admission cycles:

 

- the number of applications,

This information is available from UCAS by using the UCAS EXACT service.
The email address is [1][email address] and information about the service
can be found at
[2]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/a...
For this reason, the information you have requested is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), as it is
reasonably accessible otherwise than under the FOIA, even though it may be
accessible only on payment.

 

- the number of offers made,

This information is available from UCAS by using the UCAS EXACT service.
The email address is [3][email address] and information about the service
can be found at
[4]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/a...
For this reason, the information you have requested is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), as it is
reasonably accessible otherwise than under the FOIA, even though it may be
accessible only on payment.

 

- the number of acceptances.

This information is available from UCAS by using the UCAS EXACT service.
The email address is [5][email address] and information about the service
can be found at
[6]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/a...
For this reason, the information you have requested is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), as it is
reasonably accessible otherwise than under the FOIA, even though it may be
accessible only on payment.

 

- the mean number of A*s predicted for applicants

 

2017/18 2.022
2018/19 2.028
2019/20 2.039

 

- the mean number of A*s predicted for offer holders

 

2017/18 2.286
2018/19 2.368
2019/20 2.120

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Unit

Durham University

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