Harsh Agnihotri

Dear London School of Economics,

1)How many places are available on the course?

2)How many applications were submitted?

3)How many of the applicants were selected to attend the selection
centre?

4)Of those successful to attend the selection centre, what were the
minimum and maximum UCAS tariff points?

5)Of those gaining places after the selection centre, what were the
minimum and maximum UCAS Tariff points?

6)How do you score applications (e.g. percentage weighting etc)?

7)The list of criteria used to
assess the personal statements of candidates for Computer and
Business Studies
course for 2013/14 entry and 2014/15 entry if this has been
created.

8)How are personal statements scored? Is it a score out of 10 for
each criteria or anything along these lines?

9)I would also like to request any scoring or grading system used
to assess personal statements and if a form or such is provided to
admissions staff to score personal statements and record this score
I would also like to kindly request this.

All above requests are specific to the BSc Accounting and Finance course for
2013/14 entry and 2014/15 entry if this has been created yet.

Yours faithfully,

Harsh Agnihotri

Maguire,RE, London School of Economics

Dear Harsh,

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please find below the School's response.

1)How many places are available on the course?

2013/4 = 120 (registration target)
2014/5 = 135 (registration target)

2)How many applications were submitted?

2013/4 = 1726
2014/5 = 1673

3)How many of the applicants were selected to attend the selection centre?

Unable to answer - LSE does not have a selection centre.

4)Of those successful to attend the selection centre, what were the minimum and maximum UCAS tariff points?

Unable to answer - LSE does not have a selection centre.

5)Of those gaining places after the selection centre, what were the minimum and maximum UCAS Tariff points?

Unable to answer - LSE does not have a selection centre.

6)How do you score applications (e.g. percentage weighting etc)?

Decisions are made holistically using all the information available on the application form.

7)The list of criteria used to
assess the personal statements of candidates for Computer and Business Studies course for 2013/14 entry and 2014/15 entry if this has been created.

Unable to answer - LSE does not offer any undergraduate programmes in these subject areas.

8)How are personal statements scored? Is it a score out of 10 for each criteria or anything along these lines?

Decisions are made holistically using all the information available on the application form. Guidance on personal statements can be found on the LSE website:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergraduate...

9)I would also like to request any scoring or grading system used to assess personal statements and if a form or such is provided to admissions staff to score personal statements and record this score I would also like to kindly request this.

No such form (or grading system) exists so we are unable to supply it.

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request, contact me on 020 7849 4622 or write to Kevin Haynes, Head of Legal Team, Governance, Legal and Policy Division, 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 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
Records Manager
London School of Economics

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