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L100 Economics Application Statistics for 2020 Entry

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Dear London School of Economics,

May I please request the following information for the entry year of 2020 for the L100 Economics course at the London School of Economics:

The specified cohort refers to home student applicants who study 3 or more A-Levels.

1) Number of applicants who belong to the specified cohort
2) Number of offers made to the specific cohort
3) Number of specified cohort applicants who were invited to sit the UGAA
4) Registration Target
5) Mean number of A* predicted grades for applicants from the specified cohort
6) Mean number of A* (Grade 9 or 8) achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an offer from the specified cohort
7) Mean number of A (Grade 7) achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an offer from the specified cohort
8) Mean number of Grade 6 achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an offer from the specified cohort
9) Mean number of Grade 5-U achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an offer from the specified cohort
10) Number of specified cohort offer holders who bear Further Mathematics as a fourth A-Level
11) Number of specified cohort offer holders who bear Further Mathematics as a fourth A-Level and had an A* predicted in it
12) Number of offer holders who bear Further Mathematics as a fourth A-Level and had an A predicted in it
13) Number of applicants who belong to the specified cohort who applied after taking a gap year

Yours faithfully,

Alex Smith

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Thank you for your email. As you will appreciate, information requests
place additional demands on the School in terms of costs and staff time.
At present we are having to prioritise our finite resources in order to
meet the unprecedented challenges we are facing during the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic.  As such, we need to advise you that while we will
continue to process individual requests, you may experience some delay in
our response during the current pandemic.

 

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Alex

 

Further to your recent FoI request, please accept our apologies for the
delay in our response. As you will appreciate, this is a difficult time
for the School, given the pressures of COVID-19 and current A-Level
marking and it is taking longer than normal to obtain the necessary
information. The Schools interim response to your questions are provided
below:

 

The following information relates to the entry year of 2020 for the L100
Economics course at the London School of Economics and the specified
cohort refers to home student applicants who study 3 or more A-Levels.

 

1) Number of applicants who belong to the specified cohort

877 applicants

 

2) Number of offers made to the specific cohort

622 Rejections

234 Offers

21 Withdrawn/Other

 

3) Number of specified cohort applicants who were invited to sit the UGAA

None.

 

4) Registration Target

This information has been witheld under Section 43 of the FoI Act as this
information is commercially sensitive and its release would harm the
commercial interests of the School.

 

13) Number of applicants who belong to the specified cohort who applied
after taking a gap year

Data not held.

 

Please Note:

 

 a. We are still awaiting information from our internal systems staff
relating to Questions 5 to 12 and will forward it you you as soon as
it is available.
 b. Could I ask you to think about the underlying question that is
prompting your data request. If you are attempting to find out what
are your chances of getting a place, remember that this cannot be
answered by reference to data. Each application is viewed holistically
and considered on the individual merit, potential, motivation, skills
and qualities of applicants by considering all the information
presented on the application form and supporting documents in the
context of the current cohort. Figures from previous years will not
offer any insight on your application. Your best way to find the
answer is to apply.
 c. 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 [1]Undergraduate Admissions Policy.

 

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact Rachael Maguire on 020 7849 4622 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 [2]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.

 

Dr Paul R. Duller

Data Protection Officer (Interim)

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE

 

 

 

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GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Alex,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find below the rest of the information you
requested. Apologies for

 

5) Mean number of A* predicted grades for applicants from the specified
cohort

2

 

6) Mean number of A* (Grade 9 or 8) achieved grades at GCSE, of whom
received an offer from the specified cohort
6
 
7) Mean number of A (Grade 7) achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an
offer from the specified cohort
2
 
8) Mean number of Grade 6 achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an
offer from the specified cohort
1 - including Bs in this group
 
9) Mean number of Grade 5-U achieved grades at GCSE, of whom received an
offer from the specified cohort
<1- including 5,4,3,2,1, C, D, E, F in this group
 

10) Number of specified cohort offer holders who bear Further Mathematics
as a fourth A-Level

272

 

11) Number of specified cohort offer holders who bear Further Mathematics
as a fourth A-Level and had an A* predicted in it

165

 

12) Number of offer holders who bear Further Mathematics as a fourth
A-Level and had an A predicted in it

87

 

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact me on 020 7849 4622 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 [1]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.

 

Yours sincerely,

Rachael Maguire

Information and Records Manager

London School of Economics

 

 

 

 

From: GLPD.Info.Rights
Sent: 23 August 2020 21:17
To: [FOI #670991 email]
Subject: [FoI/3491] : Freedom of Information request - L100 Economics
Application Statistics for 2020 Entry

 

Dear Alex

 

Further to your recent FoI request, please accept our apologies for the
delay in our response. As you will appreciate, this is a difficult time
for the School, given the pressures of COVID-19 and current A-Level
marking and it is taking longer than normal to obtain the necessary
information. The Schools interim response to your questions are provided
below:

 

The following information relates to the entry year of 2020 for the L100
Economics course at the London School of Economics and the specified
cohort refers to home student applicants who study 3 or more A-Levels.

 

1) Number of applicants who belong to the specified cohort

877 applicants

 

2) Number of offers made to the specific cohort

622 Rejections

234 Offers

21 Withdrawn/Other

 

3) Number of specified cohort applicants who were invited to sit the UGAA

None.

 

4) Registration Target

This information has been witheld under Section 43 of the FoI Act as this
information is commercially sensitive and its release would harm the
commercial interests of the School.

 

13) Number of applicants who belong to the specified cohort who applied
after taking a gap year

Data not held.

 

Please Note:

 

(a)    We are still awaiting information from our internal systems staff
relating to Questions 5 to 12 and will forward it you you as soon as it is
available.

(b)    Could I ask you to think about the underlying question that is
prompting your data request. If you are attempting to find out what are
your chances of getting a place, remember that this cannot be answered by
reference to data. Each application is viewed holistically and considered
on the individual merit, potential, motivation, skills and qualities of
applicants by considering all the information presented on the application
form and supporting documents in the context of the current cohort.
Figures from previous years will not offer any insight on your
application. Your best way to find the answer is to apply.

(c)     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 [2]Undergraduate Admissions Policy.

 

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact Rachael Maguire on 020 7849 4622 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 [3]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.

 

Dr Paul R. Duller

Data Protection Officer (Interim)

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE

 

 

 

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