Admissions enquiry for LLB course

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Dear London School of Economics,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I would kindly like to request the following information regarding the Law LLB course (M100) for the past five admission cycles:

1. The number of applicants who completed a foundation year in another University (bar Oxbridge) and applied for your LLB programme.
2. The amount of offers made to the students who fit the above criteria.
3. The A-level grades of successful applicants
4. The number of students enrolled.
5. The percentage the students needed to achieve in their foundation year in order to successfully meet their offer.
6. The average LNAT score for successful applicants.
7. The preferred modules for a student to have covered under a foundation year in order to be able to apply for a place onto the LLB programme.

Yours faithfully,
Aneeqa Usman

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Aneeqa,

I've had a request for confirmation from colleagues regarding your request.

Can you please confirm if you want all offer holders' A level grades or do you mean just the foundation year/degree applicants?

Once we have your confirmation, we will be able to further process your request.

Regards,
Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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Dear Ms Maguire,

I would just like to know the A level grades of foundation year applicants. Thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Aneeqa Usman

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Thank you for your email. As you will appreciate, information requests
place additional demands on the School in terms of costs and staff time.
At present we are having to prioritise our finite resources in order to
meet the unprecedented challenges we are facing during the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic.  As such, we need to advise you that while we will
continue to process individual requests, you may experience some delay in
our response during the current pandemic.

 

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Aneeqa,

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please find below the information you requested.

1. The number of applicants who completed a foundation year in another University (bar Oxbridge) and applied for your LLB programme. - 213 over 5 admissions cycles
2. The amount of offers made to the students who fit the above criteria. - 7 over 5 admissions cycles
3. The A-level grades of successful applicants. - Attached in spreadsheet. Please note not every applicant with a foundation year completed A levels, only those who applied for LLB with a foundation year and received offers are included in the spreadsheet. This doesn't show any other qualifications they may have offered alongside these. There are two columns, one representing the information the applicant reported to us that were predicted and the other is information reported to us as the actual result.
4. The number of students enrolled. - 1
5. The percentage the students needed to achieve in their foundation year in order to successfully meet their offer.
We assess Foundation Course students alongside other applicants using the full range of information presented on the UCAS application. Those demonstrating potential may be asked to sit the School’s Undergraduate Admissions Assessment (UGAA). Final admissions decisions are based on performance in the UGAA and information on the UCAS form. Offers will vary depending on the Foundation programme and are made on an individual basis. They are typically in the range of an overall average of 60-70%. Specific marks may also be required in specific modules or units.
6. The average LNAT score for successful applicants.
I am taking ‘successful’ to mean receiving an offer:
2016/7 = Data not held
2017/8 = Data not held
2018/9 = Data not held
2019/0 = 26
2020/1 = 26
Data does not exist before 2019/0 as that is the first admissions cycle that we used the LNAT.
7. The preferred modules for a student to have covered under a foundation year in order to be able to apply for a place onto the LLB programme.
We consider applications from students who are able to complete a foundation course, however not all foundation courses are acceptable for all degree programmes. In previous years we have received applications from students studying the foundation courses at institutions such as the University of London International programme, University College London, Kings College London and the University of Warwick. There are no ‘preferred modules’ as each application is considered on an individual basis. The academic selector will be looking for modules that will act as a suitable preparation for the LSE programme applied for.
Applicants who are interested in the following programmes, must cover the content of the A Level Mathematics syllabus:
• Accounting and Finance (NN34)
• Actuarial Science (N321)
• Data Science (N3UD)
• Economics (L101)
• Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (L140)
• Economics with Economic History (L1V3)
• Economic History with Economics (V3L1)
• Economics and Economic History (VL31)
• Environmental Policy with Economics (F9L1)
• Finance (N300)
• Financial Mathematics and Statistics (GN13)
• Geography with Economics (L7L1)
• International Social and Public Policy and Economics (LLK1)
• Management (N200)
• Mathematics and Economics (GL11)
• Mathematics with Economics (G1L1)
• Mathematics, Statistics and Business (G0N0)
• Philosophy and Economics (LV15)
• Philosophy, Politics and Economics (L0V0)
• Politics and Economics (LL12)
Information on the content of A level Mathematics can be found here.

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Yours sincerely,
Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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