Dear London School of Economics,
I would like to know the following :
-(1)the number of offer holders from the mature student category
- (2)Do students with a single gap year need any additional qualifications to those who don't?
-(3)The number of students taking accounting in A level for the course Accounting and finance
-(4)The number of students getting 4A*'s at A level (actual if possible, if not then predicted)
-(5)The number of students who didn't take (I)gcse's
Please note that the questions refer to home,EU and abroad students & as for the time period:last two years should be fine.
Can you please confirm if question 4 and relate to all students or just those on Accounting and finance?
Your request will be placed on hold until we receive this confirmation.
Thanks for the reply!Question number 4 relates to only the Accounting and Finance
Apologies, one further clarification on this please.
Does point 3 refer just to offer holders, or all applicants?
Thank you for the reply
All the questions refer to offer holders.
With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find attached and below the School's response.
1) The number of offer holders from the mature student category
2017/8 = 122
2018/9 = 150
N.B. ‘Mature Student’ for the purposes of this query has been defined as
students that would be 21 years or older at the point of registration.
2) Do students with a single gap year need any additional qualifications
to those who don't?
No additional qualifications required, all applicants need to meet the
standard academic entry requirements for the programme in question.
Questions 3-5 – Please see attached spreadsheet.
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
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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 Undergraduate
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