Admission Statistics A-Level Choices for Computer Science

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Dear University College London,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the
following information about undergraduate Computer Science
(G400) admissions at University College London.

- A-Level subject choices of applicants who were accepted

Please provide the data for the last three admissions cycles.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Patel

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Dear University College London,

The below should enclose all information as requested.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the
following information about undergraduate Computer Science
(G400) admissions at University College London.

- A-Level subject choices of applicants who were accepted

Please provide the data for the last three admissions cycles.

Yours sincerely,
Dhruvil Patel

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Dhruvil

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

In order to proceed with your request below, we need clarification, and
this is mentioned below.

 

Please provide the requested clarification within 20 working days of this
email.

 

********FOI********

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the
following information about undergraduate Computer Science

(G400) admissions at University College London.

 

- A-Level subject choices of applicants who were accepted

 

Please provide the data for the last three admissions cycles.

********FOI********

 

********CLARIFICATION********

In order to respond to your request, we need some additional context.

 

Please could you clarify:

• What you mean by ‘the last three admissions cycles’? Would that mean
entries in September 2020, 2021, and 2022?
• What you mean by ‘were accepted’ - would this mean intake, i.e. people
who joined the G400 programme? If so, data for 2022 will not be
available until late October.

********CLARIFICATION********

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards

Greta

 

Greta Cicchetti

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [1][email address]  FOI: [2][UCL request email]

 

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Dear University College London,

Please see my below response in accordance to your requests for clarification.

- By 'the last three admissions cycles', I mean entries in September 2021, 2020 and 2019.

- By 'were accepted', I meant intake, so anyone who entered the G400 course at University College London.

Apologies for any confusion I may have caused.

Yours apologetically,
Mr Patel

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Dhruvil

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of June 27^th and
clarification of July 4^th.

 

We have completed the compilation of information for the A-Level subject
choices of applicants who were accepted for the undergraduate Computer
Science (G400) admissions at University College London. You clarified that
you require this data for September 2021, 2020 and 2019 entries.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided below.

Subject 2019 2020 2021
MATHS 67 68 77
FURTHER MATHS 54 51 56
PHYSICS 45 44 50
COMPUTER SCI. 26 36 39
CHEMISTRY 25 23 13
ECONOMICS ≤5 7 11

 

As you will see within the tables above, where the number of acceptances
is 5 or fewer (indicated by the symbol ≤5), the information has been
withheld because, with such low numbers even providing this information on
an anonymised basis, it may be possible to identify the individuals, which
would make this personal data of third parties or, if linked with other
personal identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become
personal data. This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of
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individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first Data Protection principle.

 

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