Admission Statistic A-Level Choices for Computer Science

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Dear University of St Andrews,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the
following information about undergraduate Computing
(G400/G401) admissions at the University of St Andrews.

- A-Level subject choices of applicants who were accepted
- A-Level subject choices of applicants invited to interview
- A-Level subject choices of applicants interviewed, who were made an offer
- Percentage of applicants who were accepted that held an AS-Level in Further Mathematics
- Percentage of applicants who were accepted that held an A-Level in Further Mathematics

Please provide this information for the past two admissions cycles.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Patel

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Patel,

Thank you for your information request dated 8 May 2022 in relation to applications for computer Science in the past two admission cycles.

You will receive a response as soon as possible and within the timeframe prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 i.e. no later than 7 June 2022.

Should any clarification be needed to assist in the processing of your enquiry I will be back in touch at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, should you have any queries about your information request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Walter Bower House
Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews KY16 0US
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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Dear Mr Patel,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Walter Bower House

Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews KY16 0US

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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Dear University of St Andrews,

I would be grateful if you could offer me guidance into how I could best reframe the request in order to obtain as much of the information as possible, while bringing it below the cost limit.

As you may be aware, Section 16 of the FOI Code of Practice (https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...) advises that bodies should 'provide advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do so' and ICO guidance (https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...) interprets this as a suggestion that the authority should provide suggestions of this nature.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Patel

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Patel,

 

Thank you for your email dated 11 June 2022 seeking advice and assistance
on how to reframe an information request so that it does not fall out-with
the prescribed cost limit under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.  You have not included a reference to the information request that
you are referring to but having looked back my records I believe this to
be our Ref 158-22.  If this is not the case, I would be grateful if you
could clarify.

 

As part of the University’s duty to advise and assist, the response
provided on 7 June 2022 did suggest that if the scope of your enquiry was
to be reduced from two to one admission cycle then this would half the
amount of work involved and bring the processing of the data that is held
in our records within the fee limit.  It is noted that there were also
elements of your request where no recorded information is held.  For the
avoidance of doubt, if you would like to refine your information request
to the following, then on receipt of confirmation, arrangements will be
made for this to be processed for you:

 

                "Provision of the following data for admission to
undergraduate Computing (G400/G401) in academic year 2021/22:

 

• A-Level subject choices of applicants who were accepted;
• Percentage of applicants who were accepted that held an AS-Level in
Further Mathematics; and
• Percentage of applicants who were accepted that held an A-Level in
Further Mathematics.”

 

I trust this is helpful and look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Walter Bower House

Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews KY16 0US

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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Dear University of St Andrews,

I would be grateful if you could kindly process the following:

Provision of the following data for admission to
undergraduate Computing (G400/G401) in academic year 2021/22:

• A-Level subject choices of applicants who were accepted;
• Percentage of applicants who were accepted that held an AS-Level in
Further Mathematics; and
• Percentage of applicants who were accepted that held an A-Level in
Further Mathematics.

This would be for the FOI request with reference 158-22.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Patel

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Patel,

Thank you for your revised information request dated 26 June 2022 in relation to admission to undergraduate Computing (G400/G401) in academic year 2021/22.

You will receive a response as soon as possible and within the timeframe prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 i.e. no later than 22 July 2022.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Walter Bower House
Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews KY16 0US
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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Dear Mr Patel,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Walter Bower House

Main Street, Guardbridge, St Andrews KY16 0US

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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