Admission statistics for UCL L101 Economics with a year abroad

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Dear University College London,

May I please request the following information for the entry years of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the L101 Economics with a year abroad course at UCL:

1) Number of Applicants
2) Number of Offers Made
3) Number of Places
4) Mean number of A* predicted grades for those sitting the A-Level, of whom received an offer
5) Mean number of A* achieved grades for those who sat the A-Level, of whom received an offer
6) Mean number of A* achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an offer
7) Number of offer holders who bear Further Mathematics as an A-Level

Yours faithfully,

Harry Benton

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Dear Harry

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 22^nd September 2021.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about UCL’s L101 Economics with a year abroad
programme for the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 entry years.

 

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

 

Your Request:

 

 1. Number of Applicants
 2. Number of Offers Made
 3. Number of Places

 

Course code Course title Session Applicants Offers Intake
BSc(Econ) Economics with a
UBEECOSABR05 Year Abroad 2016 325 55 15
BSc(Econ) Economics with a
UBEECOSABR05 Year Abroad 2017 330 60 15
BSc(Econ) Economics with a
UBEECOSABR05 Year Abroad 2018 270 65 20
BSc(Econ) Economics with a
UBEECOSABR18 Year Abroad 2019 265 60 15
BSc(Econ) Economics with a
UBEECOSABR18 Year Abroad 2020 250 80 20

 

 4. Mean number of A* predicted grades for those sitting the A-Level, of
whom received an offer

 

Session Mean A*
2016 3.07
2017 2.93
2018 2.85
2019 2.93
2020 2.65

 

 5. Mean number of A* achieved grades for those who sat the A-Level, of
whom received an offer

 

Session Mean A*
2016 2.34
2017 2.12
2018 1.97
2019 1.97
2020 2.46

 

 6. Mean number of A* achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an offer

 

Session A*
2016 8.47
2017 8.33
2018 8.44
2019 7.62
2020 7.92

 

 7. Number of offer holders who bear Further Mathematics as an A-Level

 

No of offer
Session holders
2016 30
2017 25
2018 30
2019 20
2020 35

 

 

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