Dear University of Bristol,
All of the requests below pertain to your law (M100) course. Please do not include data from other law-related courses (such as Law with a Language or Law with a Year Overseas) if these courses are available.
I would like to request the following information for the 2017/2018 admissions cycle:
1. A complete, anonymised list of all (I)GCSE grades achieved by the students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period.
2. A complete, anonymised list of all A-level grades achieved by the students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period.
3. A complete, anonymised list of all IB grades achieved by the students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period;
4. A complete, anonymised list of all the scores for the LNAT multiple-choice section that were achieved by students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period.
Your response may be expressed in the following format, where each row represents a separate, anonymous student:
LNAT Multiple Choice scores
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I refer to your Freedom of Information Request received on 11th February
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University of Bristol
Dear University of Bristol FOI mailbox,
Would it be possible for the data to be provided in the form of a range of grades?
A*A*A*-A*A*A: 4 students
A*AA-AAA: 5 students
AAB-ABB: 10 students
and so on.
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