This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Grade statistics for 2015/16 , 2016/17 and 2017/18'.


 
 
 
 
 
By e-mail:  Besley Wouter  
Freedom of Information Office 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
4 West 
 
University of Bath 
 
Claverton Down 
 
Bath 
 
BA2 7AY 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
29 November 2019 
Dear Mr Wouter  
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 2000 – 2019/322 
Your request was received on 3 November 2019 and was handled under the provisions of the 
Freedom of Information Act, 2000 and is copied below for your reference.  
 
I would like to request statistics regarding % of students who graduate with a certain grade for 
2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. 
 

For example, 
 
4% of students achieved 70-72%  
7% of students achieved 72-74%  
2% of students achieved 74-76%  
9% of students achieved 76-78%  
12% of students achieved 78-80%  
1% of students achieved 98-100% 

 
Please do this for BSc Accounting and Finance and include grade from 70% up to 100%, with  
divisions every 2%.’ 
 
Section 1(1) usually entitles you to be told whether the requested information is held and have 
that information provided to you unless it is judged to be exempt from disclosure. We can confirm 
the following information for students studying BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance1 receiving 
marks in specified mark ranges, by year.  Please note that no one achieved 80% or over. 
2015/16 
2016/17 
2017/18 
Mark bands 
% of 
Mark bands 
% of 
Mark bands 
% of 
students 
students 
students 
 
 
 
 
 
 
70-71.99 
10.99% 
70-71.99 
<5 
70-71.99 
7.79% 
72-73.99 
<5 
72-73.99 
6.45% 
72-73.99 
<5 
74-75.99 
<5 
74-75.99 
<5 
74-75.99 
<5 
76-77.99 
<5 
76-77.99 
<5 
76-77.99 
<5 
78-79.99 
<5 
78-79.99 
<5 
78-79.99 
<5 
Grand total 
100% 
Grand total 
100% 
Grand total  
100% 
1 BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with placement year and without placement year are included in this count. 
 
 


Under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, personal information is exempt if 
disclosure to a third party would breach the first data protection principle. Because of the small 
numbers involved there is sufficient risk that individuals would be identified (by triangulation of 
requested data with other information held or otherwise known) and are therefore noted as less 
than five students (<5). 
 
The University considers that disclosure of actual percentages would reveal personal data 
relating to specific identifiable individuals and that disclosure would constitute a breach of the first 
data protection principle, fair and lawful processing (as set out in Article 5(1) of the GDPR and 
section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. In reaching this conclusion the University is 
mindful of the conditions for fair and lawful processing outlined in Data Protection and has judged 
that students have a reasonable and legitimate privacy expectation that their personal details are 
only processed according to the conditions outlined in the University’s Data Protection Statement 
for Student Registration: www.bath.ac.uk/student-records/dpstatstu.htm 
 
The individuals concerned have not consented to disclosure in this context and have a legitimate 
privacy expectation that their personal details would not be disclosed. The relevant schedule 2 
condition that applies in determining whether disclosure would be fair is condition 1 (consent). 
The relevant schedule 2 condition that applies in determining whether disclosure would be fair is 
condition 1 (consent). 
 
 
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Yours sincerely 
 
D Bean 
Freedom of Information Officer