Admissions Statistics for BA English Literature and History (QV21) - Durham University

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Dear The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service,

Could you please provide me with information for applicants for 2019 entry or deferred entry in 2020 for the following at Durham:

1) How many applications were there for English Literature and History (QV21)?
2) The predicted A Level grades of each applicant
3) What was the number of places available?
4) How many offers were made?

Yours faithfully,

Bradley Stewart

FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Mr Stewart

FOI-2020-04-28-05

Thank you for requesting information from UCAS under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

UCAS will respond on or before 28 May 2020, the date on which the 20 working day response period permitted by FOIA ends.

I, or one of my colleagues, may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified. If this happens, UCAS may respond later than the date indicated above as permitted by FOIA.

Kind regards,
Jessica

Jessica Heron
Information Governance Officer

www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SCO38598.

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FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Mr Stewart

FOI-2020-04-28-05

Further to your request for information please find below the response from UCAS in regard to the specific information you have requested.

UCAS does not hold data on the number of places available on courses. You may be able to find this out from either HESA (https://www.hesa.ac.uk/) or Durham University (https://www.dur.ac.uk/ig/foi/).

UCAS publishes application and acceptance data on the UCAS website in the End of Cycle data resources. Unfortunately, data this granular is not published and would have to be purchased via our EXACT data service. This service would allow you to purchase course level data for individual providers and break this down by predicted A level grades. Please note however, that competition laws prevent us from providing this data for the 2020 cycle i.e. the current cycle.

Disclosure controls are applied to the data to reduce the risk of disclosing personal data about identifiable individuals. For counts, the controls include reporting each cell count to the nearest five. In particular cell counts of 1 and 2 are reported as 0. Rows that only report 0 are omitted from the output. These controls are applied to each cell independently so this may result in instances where totals do not equal the sum of the components. For derived statistics (e.g. means), to ensure these disclosure controls are not undone, a minor adjustment is applied, if necessary, such that the set of records contributing to each cell matches the reported cell count (to the nearest five). This involves either removing 1 or 2 records at random, or adding in 1 or 2 duplicates at random. If the number of values contributing to a cell is 1, 2 or 0 then it is displayed as 'N'. Rows that only report 'N' are omitted from the output.

EXACT is a charged service and is supplied with terms and conditions that define the extent to which the results can be reproduced in publications. Further details on the service can be found via: https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-....

In terms of the data available upon payment (through the EXACT service), as this information is accessible by other means, it is exempt from disclosure under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have responded to your request you may:

1) Contact us requesting that this matter is reviewed internally by UCAS. Your request will then be subject to our internal review process.
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Kind regards,
Jessica

Jessica Heron
Information Governance Officer

www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SCO38598.

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