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Dear University College London,

I hope you are keeping well and safe. Could you please kindly give me the following information for the 2017/2018 and 2019 cycle for BSc economics and BSc economics and business with east European studies:

1. The average number of As and Bs at GCSE of the successful applicants that haven't got A*s

2. The number of successful applicants that had been given an exception with GCSE or Alevel requirements due to extenuating circumstances
Yours faithfully,

John Clarke

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Dear John

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

In order to proceed with your request below, we need clarification and
this is mentioned below.

 

********FOI********

Could you please kindly give me the following information for the
2017/2018 and 2019 cycle for BSc economics and BSc economics and business
with east European studies:

 

1.            The average number of As and Bs at GCSE of the successful
applicants that haven't got A*s

2.            The number of successful applicants that had been given an
exception with GCSE or Alevel requirements due to extenuating
circumstances

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********CLARIFICATION********

·         What do you mean by “successful applicant”?

·         What do you mean by “that haven’t got A*s” – A stars in what?

********CLARIFICATION********

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

Janine

 

Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

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Data Protection: [1][email address] FOI: [2][UCL request email]

 

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Could you please ignore the first question and instead answer:
What weight age do you give to GCSE results when looking at someone's application e.g 20% GCSEs 40% predicted grades and 40% personal statement .
By successful applicants I mean people who have been given an offer

Yours sincerely,

John Clarke

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Mr Clarke

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 11^th May 2020 and
clarification containing a replacement question of 11^th July 2020. 
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about UCL’s BSc in Economics and BSc Economics and
Business with East European Studies programmes for 2017/2018 and 2019
cycle.

 

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

 

Your Request:

 

1.       What weightage do you give to GCSE results when looking at
someone's application? e.g 20% GCSEs 40% predicted grades and 40% personal
statement .

 

-          UCL does not give a set weighting to GCSE results when
selecting applicants who will receive an offer.  In fact, many of our
applicants (i.e. internationals) do not have GCSEs.  An applicant’s GCSE
results are a factor taken into account when looking at the likelihood of
an applicant achieving the A Level grade required and an indicator of the
applicant’s academic ability.  Applications are looked at holistically
with all elements contributing to our overall assessment.

 

2.       The number of successful applicants that had been given an
exception with GCSE or Alevel requirements due to extenuating
circumstances.

 

You clarified that by ‘successful applicant’ you mean people who have been
given an offer.

 

-          Zero - UCL does not consider extenuating circumstances, but
asks that they be considered by the GCSE and A Level Examination Body. 
This way, UCL knows that the grade received takes account of any
circumstances and ensures that there is a fair and consistent approach to
applicants.

 

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