Dear Cardiff University,

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the BSc Physics, BSc Chemistry and BSc Biology courses or nearest equivalent where the precise course doesn't exist. All requests are for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many thanks.

Please can I have the following anonymised data about candidates who applied for each course. Please could you provide the data separately for each course.
1. For each applicant, can I know their A-Level predicted grades.
2. For each applicant, can I know their GCSE grades, and whether there were any extenuating circumstances involved.
3. For each applicant, could I know, where relevant, whether they were successful in getting an interview and how this was graded.
4. For each applicant, if their personal statement was given a score or grade, could I know the corresponding score.
5. For each applicant, can I know whether they were successful in receiving an offer.
6. For each applicant, please could I know which type of school they attended (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or boarding)
7. For each applicant, could I please know whether they were home or international.
8. For each applicant, whether they were on a gap year or taking a deferred place.

Please could I have all this data in an excel document or at least a machine readable format.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Normand

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Mr Normand,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 20/12/19 in
which you requested information regarding biology, physics and chemistry
admissions.. 

 

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and has been allocated reference FOI19-508 which should be quoted in
all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days
starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to
receive a response no later than 23/01/20.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

John Groves   John Groves
Project Officer   Swyddog Prosiect
Strategic Planning & Governance     Adran Cynllunio Strategol a
Cardiff University Llywodraethu
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Greyfriars Road Prifysgol Caerdydd
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Saesneg.

 

 

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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Mr Normand,

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated
20/12/19.

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the BSc Physics, BSc
Chemistry and BSc Biology courses or nearest equivalent where the precise
course doesn't exist. All requests are for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many
thanks.

 

Please can I have the following anonymised data about candidates who
applied for each course. Please could you provide the data separately for
each course.

 

 1. For each applicant, can I know their A-Level predicted grades.

 

Due to the manner in which predicted grades are used by the University, no
development of effective data extraction tools has been undertaken.
Therefore, the time taken to extract, collate and sort this data would
exceed 18 hours and is therefore exempt from disclosure under section
12(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

2. For each applicant, can I know their GCSE grades, and whether there
were any extenuating circumstances involved.

            

The production of GCSE data would exceed 18 hours to produce due to the
difficulty of extraction, de-duplication and sorting of this data, and
would be exempt from disclosure under section 12(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

3. For each applicant, could I know, where relevant, whether they were
successful in getting an interview and how this was graded.

 

We do not interview for these courses.

 

4. For each applicant, if their personal statement was given a score or
grade, could I know the corresponding score.

 

Personal statements are not scored or graded.

 

5. For each applicant, can I know whether they were successful in
receiving an offer.

            

Offers
Applications Made Made
Course Name UCAS Course Code Headcount Headcount
BSc Biological Sciences (3
years) C100 215 184
BSc Chemistry F100 210 207
BSc Physics F300 169 163

 

6. For each applicant, please could I know which type of school they
attended (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or boarding)

 

Please note we hold this data in accordance with the categories defined by
UCAS.

 

Applications
Made School
Headcount Type
UCAS Sixth
Course Further form
Course Name Code Academy education Grammar Independent Other college State
BSc
Biological
Sciences (3
years) C100 47 24 21 58 28 37
BSc
Chemistry F100 49 21 5 25 46 26 38
BSc Physics F300 46 12 2 13 31 25 40

 

7. For each applicant, could I please know whether they were home or
international.

 

Applications Made Headcount Fee Status Name
Course Name UCAS Course Code Home Overseas
BSc Biological Sciences (3
years) C100 194 21
BSc Chemistry F100 194 16
BSc Physics F300 158 11

 

8. For each applicant, whether they were on a gap year or taking a
deferred place.

 

Applications Made Deferred/Gap Year
Headcount Status
Course Name UCAS COURSE CODE Deferred Not Deferred
BSc Biological Sciences (3
years) C100 11 204
BSc Chemistry F100 9 201
BSc Physics F300 5 164

 

I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  The University has a
Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure should you feel dissatisfied
with this response or the way in which your request was handled.
Complaints must be made in writing and must set out why you believe the
University has not met its obligations under the Freedom of Information
Act.  You may email your complaint to [1][email address] where
it will be forwarded to the Director of Strategic Planning and Governance
who will be responsible for overseeing the review.

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
consideration.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the
following address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance please feel free to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Gail Thomas Gail Thomas

Swyddog Sicrwydd Assurance Officer

Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Strategic Planning and Governance
Llywodraethu
Cardiff University
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2^nd Floor, Friary House
2il Lawr, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email: [3][email address] 
Ebost : [2][email address]
   

  The University welcomes
correspondence in Welsh or English. 
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gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.  to any delay.
Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu
unrhwy oedi.

 

 

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