LG13 Economics and Statistics BSc (Econ) applications

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Dear University College London,

Could you please provide the following for BSc Economics and Statistics LG13 starting years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018:

1) The total number of domestic applicants and offers given out.
2) The total number of domestic applicants who had Further Mathematics A-level and of those the number that received an offer.
3) The total number of domestic applicants who did not have Further Mathematics A-level and of those the number that received an offer.
4) The total number of domestic applicants who had Business A-level and of those the number that received an offer.
5) The mean number of A* predicted A-level grades of domestic applicants.
6) Mean number of A* at GCSEs of domestic applicants for those who hold offers and have completed 5 or more GCSEs.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Sharp

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Dear Mr Sharp,

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 where this information is not exempt, it is provided
below.

Q1) The total number of domestic applicants and offers given out.

 

A1)

Session Applicants Offers
2014 88 58
2015 99 61
2016 97 65
2017 95 75
2018 99 62
  478 321

 

Q2) The total number of domestic applicants who had Further Mathematics
A-level and of those the number that received an offer.

 

A2)

Session Applicants Offers
2014 47 42
2015 50 40
2016 62 51
2017 59 56
2018 60 46
  278 235

 

Q3) The total number of domestic applicants who did not have Further
Mathematics A-level and of those the number that received an offer.

 

A3)

Session Applicants Offers
2014 41 16
2015 49 21
2016 35 14
2017 36 19
2018 39 16
  200 86

 

Q4) The total number of domestic applicants who had Business A-level and
of those the number that received an offer.

 

A4)

Session Applicants Offers
2014 <5 <5
2015 <5 <5
2016 <5 <5
2017 <5 <5
2018 <5 <5

As you can see, exact counts totalling five or less have been withheld
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It is for these reasons that this information is exempt under section
40(2) of the Act

 

Q5) The mean number of A* predicted A-level grades of domestic applicants.

 

A5) The mean number of A* is 2 for each year

 

Q6) Mean number of A* at GCSEs of domestic applicants for those who hold
offers and have completed 5 or more GCSEs.

 

A6) There are no predicted grades for GCSEs

 

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Thank you for the response. I just wanted to clarify Question 6. When I said 'Mean number of A* at GCSEs of domestic applicants for those who hold offers and have completed 5 or more GCSEs.'

I meant those who had received an offer, the amount of A* at GCSE they already had, not predicted grades.

If a answer is possible, it would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Sharp

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Thank you for your e-mail Thomas.

I'll go back and check this. I'll try and come back to you as quickly as I can.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Mr Sharp,

We have amended our answer to reflect the mean number of A* at GCSEs of domestic applicants for those who hold offers and have completed 5 or more GCSEs.

Please see below:

Mean GCSE
2014 6
2015 5
2016 4
2017 5
2018 5

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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