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

Samira El Amein made this Freedom of Information request to Durham University

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Dear Durham University,

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

ACCESS I., Durham University

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ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Samira El Amein

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University.
Colleagues have provided the information below in response to your
questions.

 

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).

 

Please see our response below, we are not able to provide data for the
most recent admissions cycle, therefore we have provided data for the
previous two cycles:

 

Please note: All figures have been rounded following the HESA rounding
strategy to anonymise data. More information can be found here:
[1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/about/regulation/...

 

1. Total number of offer holders for M101.

 

Year of Offer
Application holders
2016-17 1150
2017-18 1185
Total 2335

 

 

2. Number of offer holders for M101 that were planning to complete or had
completed BTECS as their most recent qualification.

 

Note: we have provided data on applicants who were taking/had taken any
Level 3 BTEC qualification, this means that some applicants had already
completed, or were in the process of completing, other level 3
qualification types

 

 

Year of Offer
Application holders
2016-17 0
2017-18 5
Total 5

 

 

3. Number of offer holders for M101 that were either planning to complete
or had completed a HND or HNC as their most recent qualification.

 

None.

 

 

4. Number of offer holders for M101 that were either planning to complete
or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most
recent qualification.

 

Year of Offer
Application holders
2016-17 0
2017-18 10
Total 10

 

 

5. Number of offer holders for M101 that received offers while planning to
resit their A-levels.

 

Note: we have provided data for applicants who were planning on resitting
at least one A Level, by identifying applicants who had had a predicted
grade for an A level subject they already held a result for.

 

Year of Offer
Application holders
2016-17 15
2017-18 25
Total 40

 

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Durham University

 

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