Application and admission statistics for Assyriology and Arabic

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Dear University of Oxford,

I am writing to request the following information to be made available by you under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding senior status applications to the B.A. in Oriental Studies (Assyriology and Arabic):

1) Number of applications made, interviews offered, and places offered for all admission cycles from 2016;

2) Predicted and achieved Bachelor's degree classification for students that were offered a place to study a second undergraduate degree in Oriental Studies (Assyriology and Arabic);

3) OLAT scores for applicants that were offered a place;

4) Any marking scheme that were used to grade interviewees, and/or guidance/advice for interviewers

If possible, I request that all information for 1-4 be listed chronologically, and if applicable, separated into each college under each year.

Yours faithfully,

George Ishak

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear George Ishak

Thank you for your recent request. BA Oriental Studies is not available with the course combination "Assyriology and Arabic". Before we can proceed, please can you clarify which variant of BA Oriental Studies your request refers to? A full list is given on the course webpage: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergra...

Alternatively we can report on all variants of BA Oriental Studies. Please let us know if you would like us to do this.

Kind regards,

Information Compliance Team
Council Secretariat | University of Oxford

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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Dear University of Oxford,

Many thanks for your response and I apologise for the confusion. I was enquiring about the BA Oriental Studies in Arabic with a subsidiary language (namely Aramaic and Syriac).

Yours sincerely,

George

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear George

Thank you for this clarification. I would also like to query item 2 - does the predicted or achieved Bachelor's degree classification for offer holders refer to their first degree, i.e. the one they studied before applying to BA Oriental Studies?

Kind regards,

Information Compliance Team
Council Secretariat | University of Oxford

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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Dear University of Oxford,

Thank you once again for your response. To clarify item 2: yes, it does refer to their first degree - the one they studied before applying to BA Oriental Studies.

Yours sincerely,

George

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear George

Thank you for this further clarification. Your request has been assigned the reference FOI/20190625/1 and we aim to provide a substantive response no later than the statutory deadline of 23/07/2019.

Kind regards,

Information Compliance Team
Council Secretariat | University of Oxford

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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Dear George

Please find attached the University's response to your request.

Kind regards,

Information Compliance Team
Council Secretariat | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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