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Prae Wongprasertphon

Dear University College London,

Under the terms of Freedom of Information Act, I kindly request the following information regarding the IB subjects choices, offer holders and changes due to COVID-19 pandemic in Architecture ARB Courses (Architecture MSci and BSc).

1. Top three most chosen IB subjects for offer holders
2. Average IB scores for offer holders during the academic cycles 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
3. Total number of applicants and offer holders during the year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
4. The offer rate for international students
5. The numbers and percentage of IB applicants who received offers
6. If there will be any changes towards the admission due to COVID-19 pandemics
7. Specific requirements for portfolio

Yours faithfully,

Pornrawin Wongprasertphon

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Dear Prae

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

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

 

Please provide the requested clarification within 20 working days of this
email.

 

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

I kindly request the following information regarding the IB subjects
choices, offer holders and changes due to COVID-19 pandemic in
Architecture ARB Courses (Architecture MSci and BSc).

 

1. Top three most chosen IB subjects for offer holders 2. Average IB
scores for offer holders during the academic cycles 2017, 2018, 2019,
2020, and 2021 3. Total number of applicants and offer holders during the
year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 4. The offer rate for international
students 5. The numbers and percentage of IB applicants who received
offers 6. If there will be any changes towards the admission due to
COVID-19 pandemics 7. Specific requirements for portfolio

 

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

 

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

For questions 6 and 7, this request seems to be asking specifically for IB
students but is it forward facing? i.e. you are asking for any forthcoming
changes to admission and portfolio compilation as a result of the pandemic
or during the pandemic? Are you focusing on any particular future year or
are you simply interested in our current guidance?

********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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Prae Wongprasertphon

Dear University College London,

Thank you very much for your kind reply for clarifications. Regarding question 6, due to COVID-19 pandemic, are there going to be any changes to the admission and portfolio compilation for the year 2022? (i.e. is the IB requirements going to be higher than 36). As per question 7, is there any requirements for the portfolio (i.e. minimum pages/pieces)

Yours sincerely,

Prae Wongprasertphon

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Prae

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 26^th April 2021 and
clarification of 10^th May 2021.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about the IB subject choices, offer holders and
changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic for UCL’s Architecture ARB courses
(Architecture MSci and BSc).

 

Your clarified that:

o For question 6, you are asking whether due to the Covid-19 pandemic,
there are going to be any changes to the admission and portfolio
compilation for the 2022 year (i.e. is the IB requirement going to be
higher than 36)
o For question 7, you are asking whether there are any requirement for
the portfolio i.e. minimum pages/pieces.

 

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

 

Your Request:

 

1.            Top three most chosen IB subjects for offer holders

 

BSc
Architecture Session
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Study of Study of Study of Study of Study of
Visual Art Visual Art Visual Art Visual Art Visual Art
Mathematics Mathematics Physics Mathematics Physics
Social
Physics Physics Mathematics Physics Anthropology

 

MSci Architecture Session
2020 2021
Physics Study of Visual Art
Mathematics Mathematics
Study of Visual Art Social Anthropology

 

 

2.            Average IB scores for offer holders during the academic
cycles 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

 

Course title Session Mean IB
BSc Architecture 2017 39
BSc Architecture 2018 38
BSc Architecture 2019 38
BSc Architecture 2020 39
BSc Architecture 2021 41
MSci Architecture 2020 39
MSci Architecture 2021 41

 

 

3.            Total number of applicants and offer holders during the year
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

 

Course title Session Applicants Offers
BSc Architecture 2017 1877 203
BSc Architecture 2018 1910 210
BSc Architecture 2019 2203 242
BSc Architecture 2020 2112 232
BSc Architecture 2021 2201 147
MSci Architecture 2020 352 35
MSci Architecture 2021 464 50

 

 

4.            The offer rate for international students

 

Course title Session Applicants Offers Rate
BSc Architecture 2017 957 90 9%
BSc Architecture 2018 979 92 9%
BSc Architecture 2019 1079 95 9%
BSc Architecture 2020 1088 109 10%
BSc Architecture 2021 1057 50 5%
MSci Architecture 2020 156 11 7%
MSci Architecture 2021 196 23 12%

 

 

5.            The numbers and percentage of IB applicants who received
offers

 

Offers with
Course title Session Applicants with IB IB %
BSc Architecture 2017 166 33 20%
BSc Architecture 2018 160 19 12%
BSc Architecture 2019 190 27 14%
BSc Architecture 2020 187 31 17%
BSc Architecture 2021 20-25 <5 10-15%
MSci Architecture 2020 25-30 <5 10-15%
MSci Architecture 2021 5-10 <5 10-15%

 

As you will see within the table above, where the number of offers is
fewer than 5, we have withheld the information and have presented the
corresponding number of applicants and percentages as ranges because this
is personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become personal
data.  This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the FOIA
by virtue of Section 40(3A)(i).

 

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As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.

 

6.            If there will be any changes towards the admission due to
COVID-19 pandemics

7.            Specific requirements for portfolio

 

o The IB requirements for both the BSc and MSci have already been
published for 2022 – 36 points overall, with a total of 17 points in
three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.  There are no
specific subject requirements and a portfolio and interview are still
in place.

 

All the details can be found in the undergraduate prospectus at:
[1]https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-studen...
and
[2]https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-studen....

 

Until the brief has been set, we cannot confirm further details.  If
applicants believe their grade have been affected due to Covid, UCL would
expect extenuating circumstances to have taken place by the school and
adjustments made prior to application – the Headteacher or applicant’s
referee could outline this on their application form.  The applicant can
also discuss this with the central admissions office or Faculty office
after they apply.

 

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Janine

 

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