Undergraduate law admissions: data on candidates applying with an Access to HE Diploma

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Dear London School of Economics,

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 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021 admissions cycles (I refer to these candidates as ‘the offerholders’).

If the data for 2020/2021 is not available for whatever reason, this is understandable.

I request the following data for each admissions cycle:

1. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent qualification.
2. The average, highest and lowest LNAT scores (where applicable) of the offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent qualification.
3. The average, highest, and lowest number of GCSEs of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent qualification.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr Singh

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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2021. We will reopen 12th April 2021.

 

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GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Mr Singh

 

Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided
below:

 

1. 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.

 

2018/9 = <5

2019/0 = <5

2020/1 = <5

2. The average, highest and lowest LNAT scores (where applicable) of the
offer holders who were either planning to complete or had completed an
Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent qualification.

 

2018/9 = Data not held

2019/0 = Average = 25. Highest = 25. Lowest = 25.

2020/1 = Average = 28. Highest = 31. Lowest = 25.

3. The average, highest, and lowest number of GCSEs of offer holders who
were either planning to complete or had completed an Access to Higher
Education diploma as their most recent qualification.

 

2018/9 = Average = 11. Highest = 11. Lowest = 11.

2019/0 = Average = 9. Highest = 9. Lowest = 9.

2020/1 = Average = 9.5. Highest = 10. Lowest = 9.

 

Could I ask you to think about the underlying question that is prompting
your data request. If you are attempting to find out what are your chances
of getting a place, remember that this cannot be answered by reference to
data. Applications are considered on their individual merits, based on a
holistic view of your supporting documents in the context of the current
cohort. Figures from previous years will not offer any insight on your
application. Your best way to find the answer is to apply.

 

If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact Rachael Maguire 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 [1]http://www.ico.gov.uk/, though they
expect the internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint
directly.

 

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to the LSE or a third party.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Paul

 

Dr Paul R. Duller

Data Protection Officer (Interim)

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE

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Dear Dr. Paul R. Duller,

I appreciate your prompt response to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Singh

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Thank you for your email. As you will appreciate, information requests
place additional demands on the School in terms of costs and staff time.
At present we are having to prioritise our finite resources in order to
meet the unprecedented challenges we are facing during the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic.  As such, we need to advise you that while we will
continue to process individual requests, you may experience some delay in
our response during the current pandemic.