Statistics for students with non-preferred subjects

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Dear London School of Economics,
-I am interested in knowing the statistics about the number of students who have gotten an offer from both home and abroad with one or more 'non preferred' subjects.
-Also, the number of EU students who have gotten an offer from the total number of applicants.
-The number of students who have gotten offers despite underperforming at Igcse's/gcse's ,such as taking 6 or 7 subjects or, getting no A*.

I hope lse takes this into consideration.

Yours faithfully,

Shannon

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Shannon/Bob,

Can you confirm your full name please as we cannot process requests using a pseudonym.

Regards,
Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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Dear GLPD.Info.Rights,
I apologize for the confusion.My full name is Shannon Ahmed.

Yours sincerely,

Shannon Ahmed

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Shannon,

I've had a request for clarification from colleagues regarding your request.

Can you please let us know which date range did you want covered.

Once we have received your clarification, we will be able to process your request further.

Regards,
Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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Dear GLPD.Info.Rights,

Thanks for the reply.The last two years should be fine .

Yours sincerely,

Bob

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Shannon,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find below the School's response. Please note that
UCAS data is provided by the applicants, so may not be completely
accurate.

 

-I am interested in knowing the statistics about the number of students
who have gotten an offer from both home and abroad with one or more 'non
preferred' subjects.

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-Also, the number of EU students who have gotten an offer from the total
number of applicants.

Please see that attached spreadsheet.

 

-The number of students who have gotten offers despite underperforming at
Igcse's/gcse's ,such as taking 6 or 7 subjects or, getting no A*.

It is not possible to answer this question as there is no single benchmark
for performance at GCSE level (and therefore no clear definition of
‘underperformance’). The only requirement is that all applicants have at
least grade B in GCSE English or Maths. Each applicant to LSE is
considered on his/her merit and in competition with the rest of the
applicant cohort in a given admissions cycle. Each application is viewed
holistically; assessing the merit, potential, motivation, skills and
qualities of applicants by considering all the information presented on
the application form. This includes, but is not limited to, academic
achievements and qualifications. 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 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 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
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Yours sincerely,

Rachael Maguire

Information and Records Manager

London School of Economics

 

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