Average Grades of Undergraduate Admits

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Dear London School of Economics,

Please provide the following details:

The number of undergraduate students (across all subjects/departments) who enrolled in the university who achieved the following grades at A Level for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 years of entry:

For each year please list the number of students in totality, then for each grade:

1. Higher than A*A*A* (i.e. A*A*A*A, A*A*A*A*, etc)
2. A*A*A*
3. A*A*A
4. A*AA
5. AAA
6. AAB
7. ABB
8. BBB
9. Below BBB

1. Higher than A*A*A* achieved : 50 students
2. A*A*A* : 40 students
3. A*A*A : 50 students


In addition to this, for students who enrol into the School, please list the same for IGCSE, UK GCSE and Singaporean / Cambridge O Level combined (average them all out) for entry years of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, listing the number of students who have achieved the following grades:

(where 'A' = grades A and A*

1. 16 A grades or higher
2. 15 A grades
3. 14 A grades
4. 13 A grades
5. 14 A grades
6. 13 A grades
7. 12 A grades
8. 11 A grades
9. 10 A grades
10. 9 A grades
11. 8 A grades
12. 7 A grades
13. 6 A grades
14. 5 A grades
15. 4 A grades
16. 3 A grades
17. 2 A grades
18. 1 A grades
19. No A grades


1. 12 A grades - 3 students
2. 11 A grades - 30 students
3. 10 A grades - 60 students


Yours faithfully,

Alex Kris

Dear London School of Economics,

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Yours faithfully,

Alex Kris

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Alex,


Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided in
the attached spreadsheet.


Please note:

1. To enable a fair comparison of A levels we have limited this to all
students who achieved three A levels so we're unable to provide
information on A*A*A* or higher as not everyone is able to do more than
three A levels. Also those offering a mixed qualification so a combination
of A levels and another qualification will show as less than three A
levels but this won't show their full educational achievement so these
have not been included either. 

2. For GCSEs, we limited this to those who achieved five or more GCSEs to
enable a fair comparison. In some instances a letter grade wasn't offered
and so these have been excluded. 

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
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Secretary, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton
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Data Protection Officer (Interim)

The London School of Economics and Political Science

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