English literature course- what are the A levels achieved by students given places.

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Dear University College London,

I would be most grateful if you could please tell me the A levels subjects and grades of students offered places to read English Literature at UCL. In particular is it possible for a student to be offered a place with A*, A*, B if English is one of the A* or is there no point in applying with these grades?

Yours faithfully,

J. C. Porter

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Dear Ms Porter,

Thank you for request below.

In order to provide you with the information, we will need to know which time period you are wanting the information for please?

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

I am interested in the data over the last 3 years please

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Porter

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

The last 3 years please

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Porter

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Dear Ms Porter,

Thank you for the clarification below.

We need further clarification please.

Just wanted to confirm you are after data for the BA English (UCAS code Q300)? If you are requesting for data, can you let us know if you are looking for predicted grades or actual grades. Also by “students offered places” do you mean those receiving a conditional or unconditional offer? OR do you mean those who became an entrant on to the programme?

With regards to 'In particular is it possible for a student to be offered a place with A*, A*, B if English is one of the A* or is there no point in applying with these grades?' are you wanting a specific answer or require data?

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Bhavika Dhanak
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Dear Bhavika,
Thank you for asking me to clarify

Yes I am after BA English (UCAS code Q300)?
I was asking about actual A level grades of those who became an entrant on to the programme over the last 3 years ?
Are there situations were students with A*, A*, B if English is one of the A* are offered unconditional offers and if so how many students (as a number of a total number; or % of total) does that apply to over the last 3 years

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Porter

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Dear University College London,

Happy Festive Greetings. I appreciate that the college is closed until Jan 2020 but just wanted to remind you about my FOI request from November 2019.

I look forward to hearing from you in the New Year

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Porter

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Dear Joanna

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We are in the process of dealing with your request and aim to get back to
you shortly.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Kind regards

Hina

 

 

Hina Rashid

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Dear Joanna

 

Apologies for the delay in response to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

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

 

Q1. I would be most grateful if you could please tell me the A levels
subjects and grades of students offered places to read English Literature
at UCL. I am after BA English (UCAS code Q300). I was asking about  actual
A level grades of those who became an entrant on to the programme over the
last 3.

 

Q2. Original question – “In particular is it possible for a student to be
offered a place with A*, A*, B if English is one of the A* or is there no
point in applying with these grades?”

 

Then clarified to – “Are there situations where students with  A*, A*, B
if English is one of the A* are offered unconditional offers and if so how
many students (as a number of a total number; or % of total) does that
apply to over the last 3 years”

 

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Thank you so much. This has been very useful and I appreciate the time taken to get this information for me. It will be very helpful for students deciding on potential universities

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Porter

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