Dear London School of Economics,
I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, the following information:
1. The number of students from the international programme who applied for 2nd year entry into the university in the last 3 admission cycles( 2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16).
2. The number of applicants that were accepted in each of these admission cycles.
3. The degree courses that these accepted applicants had applied for(BSc Economics, BSc Accounting and Finance etc) entry into.
4. The overall median percentage score/GPA of the accepted applicants in each of the aforementioned admission cycles, in the first year examinations of the international programme.
5. The grades of the accepted applicants in the final year of high school( 3A*s at A level, 92% in CBSE etc) or foundation course.
With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find attached and below the School’s response.
Each applicant to LSE is considered on his/her merit and in competition
with the rest of the applicant cohort in a given admissions cycle. Each
application is viewed holistically; assessing the merit, potential,
motivation, skills and qualities of applicants by considering all the
information presented on the application form. This includes, but is not
limited to, academic achievements and qualifications. The personal
statement, academic reference and additional social and educational
contextual data also form an important part of the selection process. For
more information on exactly what contextual information is used in the
admissions decision making process please refer to the Undergraduate
Section 40(2) of the FOIA states that information is exempt from
disclosure if it constitutes the personal data of a third party and its
disclosure under the Act would breach any of the data protection
principles or section 10 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the DPA’).
Since questions 4 and 5 relate to data on less than five individuals over
the period we are unable to provide this information.
If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact me on 020 7955 7554 or write to Louise Nadal, School Secretary,
London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London,
WC2A 2AE. We will then review the response to your request and get back to
you within 20 working days. You can also contact the Information
Commissioner's Office http://www.ico.gov.uk , though they expect the
internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint directly.
The provision of information by the LSE under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 does not imply a right to copy, reproduce publish or otherwise
use such information.
Copying or reproducing such information in any way either in whole or in
part without prior written consent may be an infringement of copyright or
other intellectual property right belonging to the LSE or a third party.
Executive Assistant to the School Secretary The London School of Economics
and Political Science Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE
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