Classics admission statistics (state vs private)

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Dear Durham University,

I am writing to you in order to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know for each of the last 10 academic years (2010-11 to 2019-2020):

A) How many students in total were admitted to study the BA Classics (Q801) and BA Classical Civilisation (Q820) degrees? (I.e. how many accepted their offers and started the courses)
B) How many of this total number were educated at private schools?
C) How many of this total number were educated at state schools?

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

I would also like to request that the information is sent back in an Excel spreadsheet. Please send confirmation of receipt of this request and I look forward to hearing back within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Robyn Schaffer

ACCESS I., University of Durham

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ACCESS I., University of Durham

Dear Mr Schaffer

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University. 
Colleagues have provided the information below/attached in response to
your questions.

 

I would like to know for each of the last 10 academic years (2010-11 to
2019-2020):

 

A) How many students in total were admitted to study the BA Classics
(Q801) and BA Classical Civilisation (Q820) degrees? (I.e. how many
accepted  their offers and started the courses)

B) How many of this total number were educated at private schools?

C) How many of this total number were educated at state schools?

 

The data is provided on the following basis:

·         As at our 1^st December census point

·         School type categorised using the HESA mapping of previous
institution into “State School” and “Non-State School”

 

      2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Total Entrants 32 44 59 42 46 42 42 64 64 59
Not
Applicable 5 2 2 1 0 3 1 5 7 5
Q801 School (Non-UK)
Type State 8 4 19 9 14 11 12 9 14 19
School
Non-State 19 38 38 32 32 28 29 50 43 35
School
Total Entrants - - - - - - 16 14 10 12
Not
Applicable - - - - - - <5 - <5 <5
Q820 School (Non-UK)
Type State - - - - - - 10 7 5 6
School
Non-State - - - - - - <5 7 <5 <5
School

 

Under Section 40 (2) (b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (personal
data) the University refuses to release figures which total fewer than
five, in order to ensure that no individual can be identified.  Where this
is the case, we have stated such figures as ‘<5’.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Unit

Durham University

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Dear ACCESS I.,

Thank you for your response to my request. I asked for the information to be sent to me in an Excel spreadsheet. I was wondering therefore if you could do this please? Also I am a Miss, not a Mr!

Many thanks,

Robyn Schaffer