BSC economics retake admissions

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Dear Durham University,

Please may I know the number of people who received offers to study BSC economics after retaking their A-Levels for the following years. 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

John Adams

ACCESS I., Durham University

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ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Mr Adams

 

Colleagues have asked me to get in touch with you to request clarification
in relation to your request below.  Specifically, they would be grateful
if you could clarify the following:-

 

·        Durham University does not offer a BSc Economics, we do offer a
BA – is this the programme that you would like us to report on?

 

·        Are you asking us to respond on applicants who receive an offer
while they are re-taking one or more A levels, rather than receiving
offers after re-taking their A levels?

 

·        We identify applicants who are re-taking A levels based on their
application including both achieved and predicted grades.  If you would
like us to identify applicants who apply after completing an A level
retake we would be unable to do this, as we only receive their most recent
grade they have achieved.

 

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I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Dear ACCESS I.,

1.) Sorry for the confusion but yes I meant BA Economics not BSc Economics.

2.) Applicants who receive offers while retaking their A Levels.

I hope this is helpful.

Thank you for the quick reply.

Yours sincerely,

John Adams

ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Mr Adams

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University. 
Colleagues have provided the information below in response to your
questions.

 

Please may I know the number of people who received offers to study BSC
economics after retaking their A-Levels for the following years. 2016,
2017 and 2018.

 

Clarification received as follows:-

·         Meant BA Economics not BSc Economics

·         Applicants who receive offers while retaking their A Levels.

 

Please find below the number of BA Economics applicants retaking 1 or more
A levels who received an offer:

 

Number
of
Year of Offer
Application Holders
2015/16 15
2016/17 22
2017/18 24

 

We have linked achieved A Levels to predicted A Levels based on title, so
if an applicant was re-taking an A Level with a slightly different title
they will not be picked up.  Our admissions selectors assess the whole
application for merit, potential, and motivation to make the most out of
the wide range of opportunities available at Durham University.  Therefore
many factors will have contributed to the decision to make an offer to
these applicants, not just the achieved and predicted grades.

 

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