Undergraduate law admissions: data on candidates applying through non-traditional routes

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Dear University of Warwick,

I would like to request the following data relating to all law courses (i.e. both the single honours LLB or BA and any joint honours law courses) offered by your university.

I am requesting the data for candidates who received offers for one of the aforementioned law courses in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admissions cycles (I refer to these candidates as ‘the offerholders’).

If the data for 2018/2019 is not available for whatever reason, please provide it for 2016/2017 (I am looking for at least two admission cycles’ worth of data, in order to ensure that it is reliable).

I request the following data for each admissions cycle:

1. The total number of offerholders for the aforementioned law courses.

2. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed BTECs as their most recent qualification.

3. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed a Higher National Diploma (‘HND’) or Higher National Certificate (‘HNC’) as their most recent qualification.

4. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent qualification.

5. The number of offerholders who received offers while planning to resit their A-levels. (These individuals will show up on your system as having completed one set of A-levels already, with predictions for at least one other A-level).

I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Samira El Amein

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick



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Dear University of Warwick,

Do you have any updates regarding my request? Your response is overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Samira El Amein

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear Samira El Amein,

Thank you for your email dated 16 October 2019 requesting information from
the University of Warwick under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please find below your request and our response.

I would like to request the following data relating to all law courses
(i.e. both the single honours LLB or BA and any joint honours law courses)
offered by your university.

 

I am requesting the data for candidates who received offers for one of the
aforementioned law courses in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admissions
cycles (I refer to these candidates as ‘the offer holders’).

 

If the data for 2018/2019 is not available for whatever reason, please
provide it for 2016/2017 (I am looking for at least two admission cycles’
worth of data, in order to ensure that it is reliable).

 

I request the following data for each admissions cycle:

 

1.      The total number of offer holders for the aforementioned law
courses.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2018/2019 |2017/2018 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|1,884 |2,097 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

2.      The number of offer holders who were either planning to complete
or had completed BTECs as their most recent qualification.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2018/2019 |2017/2018 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|17 |10 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

3.      The number of offer holders who were either planning to complete
or had completed a Higher National Diploma (‘HND’) or Higher National
Certificate (‘HNC’) as their most recent qualification.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2018/2019 |2017/2018 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|0 |0 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

4.      The number of offer holders who were either planning to complete
or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most
recent qualification.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2018/2019 |2017/2018 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|<5 |12 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Please note that where we have stated the value as ‘< 5’ we decline to
provide the actual figure on the grounds that the numbers are very small
and could potentially lead to the identification of individuals, which may
place the University in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation
2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018. We are relying on the exemption
under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in this regard.

 

5.      The number of offer holders who received offers while planning to
resist their A-levels. (These individuals will show up on your system as
having completed one set of A-levels already, with predictions for at
least one other A-level).

 

Section 1(1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 imposes a duty on
public authorities to inform the requester whether or not the information
requested is held.

The University can confirm that it does not hold information on who is
resitting a qualification.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled you can request an internal review within one month of our
response and, in the first instance, you are advised to follow the
procedure outlined here:
[1]http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/legal...

If you remain dissatisfied with how your request has been handled, you
have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Walter Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF (0303 123 1113) ([2]https://ico.org.uk/) There is no charge for
making an appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Rowley

Ian Rowley | Director of Development, Comms & External Affairs| External
Affairs
University House | University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 8UW

 

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