What are contextual requirements?

What are contextual requirements?

Contextual offers recognise that academic potential is not always indicated in grades and considers how personal circumstances may have impacted achievement. Contextual offers often offer a grade reduction below the standard entry requirements for the course.

What is contextual admissions policy?

Contextual admissions is the practice of using additional information, such as where a potential student lives or which school they go to, to assess their attainment and potential.

How do you qualify for contextual offers?

Contextual offers

  1. You have attended an aspiring state school or college.
  2. You live in an area with low progression to higher education.
  3. You have completed a University of Bristol outreach programme.
  4. You have spent time in care.
  5. You attend a Venturers Trust secondary school.

What is contextual information UCAS?

UCAS offers a contextual data service, which provides data about an applicant’s school or college and local area. This can be used for contextualised admissions – to help assess an applicant’s prior attainment, and potential to succeed in light of their circumstances.

What is a contextual offer for university?

Contextual offers are when universities take into account applicants’ personal circumstances when considering each candidate.

What is contextual consideration?

Contextual considerations refer to social or ethical priorities that shape to some extent how the value of any effective treatments for a particular condition will be judged.

What is contextual admission university?

‘Contextual admissions’ is a term used to describe the use of additional information, including school performance data and socio-economic markers, to provide context for individual applicants’ university applications and achievement.

Why do universities give contextual offers?

Contextualised admissions may encourage aspirational applications to higher education, and can help explain why a student has received a certain offer. It seeks to identify those applicants with the greatest potential to succeed on the course.

Why do Unis give contextual offers?

Will universities lower entry requirements 2021?

If you are still unsure, check the university’s website for further clarification. Universities may accept lower grades or reduce the entry requirements for some courses in Clearing 2021. Be sure to reach out to the university first, explain your situation and see what they can verbally offer you.

Are contextual offers good?

A contextual offer is usually 1-grade lower than the standard entry requirements for any given course. Contextual offers are displayed on our website when you search for a course you’re interested in, so you can easily see what you would be offered if you were identified as eligible.

What are examples of contextual factors?

Include factors such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, special needs, achievement/developmental levels, culture, language, interests, learning styles/modalities or students’ skill levels.

What is a contextual offer?

How do I get a contextual offer from university?

Typical criteria for contextual offers

  1. You have a disability.
  2. You’re a young carer.
  3. You’ve had your educational studies hindered by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life.
  4. You’ve been separated from your family.
  5. You’re applying from an eligible school, college or sixth form.

What are student contextual factors?

Contextual factors, a way to categorize the outside effects, are attributes of the community, the students, and the school itself that may affect the process of teaching and learning.

What is contextual data?

Contextual data is the background information that provides a broader understanding of an event, person, or item. This data is used for framing what you know in a larger picture. These relevant facts can be utilized to analyze your customers’ behavior patterns, thereby improving their experience.

What is contextual data example?

Contextual data is that which is delivered to the right person, at the right time, within an actionable context. For example, the user reads an article about renting a Finca in Cala Millor on the island Mallorca in Spain.

What is contextual admissions?

Contextual admissions is information in addition to academic qualifications that helps universities identify students with the greatest potential to succeed in higher education.

How many points do I need for contextual data and fair access?

Applicants who meet the criteria for contextual data and fair access would be expected to offer at least 12 points at GCSE (scoring system as outlined in our Departmental Supplement) However, English Language and Maths GCSEs would need to meet minimum requirements of grade 6.

How is a candidate’s contextual score calculated?

A candidate’s contextual score is calculated using data from the Department of Education in England or equivalent data from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. GCSE data considers achievement of both Mathematics and English/Welsh in the school performance information.

What is the purpose of contextual data?

This information is simply intended to provide academic assessors with the fullest possible picture of an applicant, and the context in which their achievements occurred. We use up to three types of contextual data (where available) as a way of obtaining a more in-depth profile of an applicant: