Dear University of Warwick.

Under the rules set out by the freedom of information act 2000, I would like to request the following statistics…

• Mean mark
• Grade distribution of students across first class (>70%), upper (60%-70%) & lower (50%-60%) second class, third class (40%-50%) and fail (<40%)
• Total number of students who applied for the module
• Total number of students who withdrew from the module

I would like to request the above measures for the modules listed below…

• CS301 Complexity of Algorithms
• CS310: Third Year Project
• CS313: Mobile Robotics
• CS324: Computer Graphics
• CS325: Compiler Design
• CS331: Neural Computing
• CS342: Machine Learning
• CS345/CS912: Sensor Networks and Mobile Data Communications
• CS346: Advanced Databases
• CS347: Fault-Tolerant Systems
• CS348: Social Informatics
• CS349: Principles of Programming Languages
• CS352: Project Management for Computer Scientists
• CS355: Digital Forensics
• CS356: Approximation and Randomisation Algorithms

• CS402: High-Performance Computing
• CS407: Group Project
• CS409: Algorithmic Game Theory
• CS416: Optimisation Methods
• CS419: Quantum Computing
• CS904: Computational Biology
• CS907: Dissertation Project
• CS909: Data Mining
• CS915: Advanced Computing Security
• CS918: Natural Language Processing

Please may I get these measures for the appropriate modules that actually ran in the academic years of 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.

I look forward to your reply within 20 working days.

Mr X Malik

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

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infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Mr X Malik

 

Thank you for submitting an FOI request, requesting information from the
University of Warwick. In order to comply with your request, we would be
grateful if you could please clarify the following:

 

·        When you say ‘The total number of students who applied for the
module’ do you mean the number of students who requested to study these
modules or those that were actually enrolled and studying on them?

·        When you say ‘Total number of students who withdrew from the
module’ – do you mean the number of students who did not complete the
modules – i.e. didn’t take the exams or transferred onto a different
module?

 

Please be advised that the University will also be unable to proceed with
your request until you have provided the requested clarifications and the
20 working day statutory time limit does not begin until clarification has
been received. Should we not receive a reply to this email, your request
will be closed in 20 working days.

 

Kind Regards

 

Legal and Compliance Services

 

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Dear infocompliance, Resource,

I’ll be happy to clarify my requests.

‘The total number of students who applied for the
module’

I was referring to those students actually enrolled on a module who may or may not have carried on their enrolment.

‘Total number of students who withdrew from the
module’

Here I referred to the students who did not complete a particular module by not taking the examination for it.

Mr X Malik

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

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Mr X Malik

 

Thank you for your email dated 14 August 2020 requesting information from
the University of Warwick under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please find below your request and the University’s response.

FOI Request:

 

Under the rules set out by the freedom of information act 2000, I would
like to request the following statistics…

 

1.                Mean mark

 

2.                Grade distribution of students across first class
(>70%), upper (60%-70%) & lower (50%-60%) second class, third class
(40%-50%) and fail (<40%)

 

3.                Total number of students who applied for the module

 

4.                Total number of students who withdrew from the module

I would like to request the above measures for the modules listed below…

 

•             CS301 Complexity of Algorithms

 

•             CS310: Third Year Project

 

•             CS313: Mobile Robotics

 

•             CS324: Computer Graphics

 

•             CS325: Compiler Design

 

•             CS331: Neural Computing

 

•             CS342: Machine Learning

 

•             CS345/CS912: Sensor Networks and Mobile Data Communications

 

•             CS346: Advanced Databases

 

•             CS347: Fault-Tolerant Systems

 

•             CS348: Social Informatics

 

•             CS349: Principles of Programming Languages

 

•             CS352: Project Management for Computer Scientists

 

•             CS355: Digital Forensics

 

•             CS356: Approximation and Randomisation Algorithms

 

•             CS402: High-Performance Computing

 

•             CS407: Group Project

 

•             CS409: Algorithmic Game Theory

 

•             CS416: Optimisation Methods

 

•             CS419: Quantum Computing

 

•             CS904: Computational Biology

 

•             CS907: Dissertation Project

 

•             CS909: Data Mining

 

•             CS915: Advanced Computing Security

 

•             CS918:   Natural Language Processing

 

Please may I get these measures for the appropriate modules that actually
ran in the academic years of 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

 

After the University sought clarification from you on 17 August 2020, you
provided the following further information:

 

o ‘The total number of students who applied for the module’ - I was
referring to those students actually enrolled on a module who may or
may not have carried on their enrolment.
o ‘Total number of students who withdrew from the module’ - Here I
referred to the students who did not complete a particular module by
not taking the examination for it.

Please find the requested information in the attached spreadsheet, titled:
FOI Request – F495.19-20.

 

Data notes:

 

o In relation to questions 1 and 2, please note that the data includes
all students who have taken these modules with a ‘completed’ record
and includes students with zero marks.
o In relation to question 3 of your request, the University has only
been able to provide data on how many students remained enrolled (and
were subsequently assessed) on the modules listed for each academic
year, as opposed to those who enrolled but then may or may not have
carried on their enrolment.
o Please note that where the University has stated the value as ‘< 5’ it
declines 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. The
University is relying on the exemption under section 40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 in this regard.

I trust that this information will be helpful to you, but 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, and
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 Reputation and Culture Change
University House | University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 8UW

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