LLB Law Admission Statistics

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Dear University College London,

I am writing to you regarding your LLB Law (M100) course.
Could you please provide myself with an Excel spreadsheet with the following data/information from the last 2 admission cycles:
1) A Level grades (predicted)
2) A Level grades (achieved)
3) Whether an offer was made
4) LNAT score
5) How many contextual offers were made

Also, what was the lowest GCSE grade combination for those given an offer?

Yours faithfully,

J Singh

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear University College London,

Could you please provide an ETA for the request I made in regards to your LLB Law (M100) course?

I look forward to hearing your response.

Yours faithfully,

J Singh

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear J Singh

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 17^th May 2020. 
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have considered your request for the following information about
admission statistics for UCL’s LLB Law (M100) programme for the last two
admission cycles:

 

1)      A Level grades (predicted)

2)      A Level grades (achieved)

3)      Whether an offer was made

4)      LNAT score

5)      How many contextual offers were made

 

Also, what was the lowest GCSE grade combination for those given an offer?

 

I am writing to advise you that the information is being withheld under
Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act by virtue of Section
40(3)(a)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information from a response to a request under the FOIA when the
information requested is personal data relating to someone other than the
requester, and its disclosure would breach any of the Data Protection
principles.

 

In this case, the information requested is individualised data for
thousands of individuals – there are roughly 3000 applicants every year
for this programme.  We believe that the disclosure of such information
would not be within the reasonable expectations of the individuals
concerned, and as such would be unfair and in breach of the first Data
Protection principle which requires personal data to be processed fairly
and lawfully.

 

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

 

As an alternative to the requested information, we could provide the
average predicted A Level grades for those who were given an offer, and
the same for those who were not given an offer.  We can also provide the
average A Level grade achieved for those who became students – we do not
hold the grades for those who did not receive offers.  We might also be
able to do something similar for the LNAT scores, and provide data on
contextual offers if there is any. 

 

Please do let me know if you would like us to provide you with this
alternative information.

 

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
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Kind regards

Janine

 

Janine Small

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University College London

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Dear Janine Small,

Thank you for your response.

Yes, I would like the alternative information.

I look forward to hearing your response.

Yours sincerely,

J Singh

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear J Singh

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

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

 

********ALTERNATIVE FOI********

Could you provide (for the last two cycles):

 

·         the average predicted A Level grades for those who were given an
offer, and the same for those who were not given an offer. 

·         the average A Level grade achieved for those who became students

·         something similar for the LNAT scores

·         provide data on contextual offers if there is any. 

********ALTERNATIVE FOI********

 

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

As your original request was in May, we wanted to check whether you wanted
us to provide the alternative information for either:

·         September 2018 and September 2019; or

·         September 2019 and September 2020

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

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

Janine

 

 

Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [1][email address] FOI: [2][UCL request email]

 

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

September 2019 and September 2020 will suffice.

Yours sincerely,

J Singh

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear J Singh

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 12^th August 2020 and
clarification of 22^nd August 2020.  Apologies for the delay in responding
to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
acceptance of the following proposed alternative information about
admission statistics for UCL’s LLB Law Programme for September 2019 and
September 2020:

 

·         Predicted A Level grades for the applicants for LLB Law (for
those with 3+ predicted A Levels)

·         Predicted A Level grades for the applicants who received an
offer for LLB Law (for those with 3+ predicted A Levels)

·         Actual A Level grades for the applicants for LLB Law (for those
with 3+ actual A Levels)

·         Actual A Level grades for the applicants who received an offer
for LLB Law (for those with 3+ actual A Levels)

·         Average LNAT scores of LLB Law applicants who received an offer

·         Contextual offers made to LLB Law applicants

·         The lowest GCSE grade combination (for those with 5+ GCSE
results) for those who received an offer.

 

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

 

As you will see within the attached spreadsheet, where the number of
applicants is fewer than 5, the information has been withheld because this
is personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would likely to become personal data. 
This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the FOIA by
virtue of Section 40(3)(a)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the Data Protection principles.  In this case, we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
individuals and therefore would be personal data.  The disclosure of these
personal data would not be within the reasonable expectations of the
individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first Data Protection principle.

 

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

 

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example by publishing or issuing copies to the public, will require the
permission of the copyright owner.

 

If you are unhappy with our response to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please email
[1][email address]. Emails should include the words ‘Internal
Review’ in the subject and be marked For the Attention of the Chief
Operating Officer, alternatively you should write to:

 

Chief Operating Officer

University College London

Gower Street

London

WC1E 6BT

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner at the address given below.
You should do this within two months of our final decision. (Please note,
complaints and requests for internal review received more than two months
after the initial decision will not be handled.)

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me using the details
provided in this email and including the request reference number.

 

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available from
the Information Commissioner’s Office:

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

 

01625 545700

[2]www.ico.org.uk

[3][email address]

 

Kind regards

Janine

 

Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [4][email address] FOI: [5][UCL request email]

 

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