Degree Classifications for Law Graduates since 2010

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Dear University of Reading,

I would like to request the following information:

[1] The percentages of students who graduated from law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

who were awarded First Class Honours. Please provide the % of Firsts separately for each year (e.g. 10% for 2010, 15% for 2011, 12% for 2012, etc.)

[2] The percentages of students who graduated from law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

who were awarded Upper Second Class Honours (‘2.1’). Please provide the % of 2.1s separately for each year.

[3] The percentages of students who graduated from all law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

who were awarded Lower Second Class Honours (‘2:2’). Please provide the % of 2.2s separately for each year.

Do let me know if you would like me to clarify any aspect of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Kat Ammann

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Ms Ammann,

 

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below and
to let you know it is being processed.

 

We'll get back to you as soon as we can, but in any case within 20 working
days from 24/07/2019.

 

In the meantime, if you wish to add any further details or check on
progress, please quote reference number IMPS#02533, so that we can track
your input and respond promptly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

t: +44 (0)118 378 8981       www.reading.ac.uk/foia  

 

 

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IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Ms Ammann,

I’m writing to ask for some clarification on the requested information.  

You ask for information for students on courses with a JACS subject code
beginning in M1 (Law by area). However the University’s undergraduate
programmes in Law have a JACS code of M000 (Law) and therefore would not
fit the wording of the request. The only University programmes with a
subject code beginning in M1 are postgraduate programmes where the courses
do not receive classifications of 1^st, 2:1, and 2:2.

Would you like us to proceed with undergraduate courses (M000) with 1^st,
2.1, 2.2, or postgraduate courses (M1) with different classification?

Your request is on hold pending receipt of this clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Sinead Latham

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

t: +44 (0)118 378 8981       [1]www.reading.ac.uk/foia  

From: IMPS
Sent: 24 July 2019 11:55
To: Kat Ammann <[FOI #592289 email]>
Subject: IMPS#02533 - Degree Classifications for Law Graduates since 2010

 

Dear Ms Ammann,

 

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below and
to let you know it is being processed.

 

We'll get back to you as soon as we can, but in any case within 20 working
days from 24/07/2019.

 

In the meantime, if you wish to add any further details or check on
progress, please quote reference number IMPS#02533, so that we can track
your input and respond promptly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

t: +44 (0)118 378 8981       [2]www.reading.ac.uk/foia  

 

 

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Dear IMPS,

Please proceed with any undergraduate law courses you have data on.

Yours sincerely,

Kat Ammann

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Ms Ammann,
Thanks for your clarification, your request is off hold and we'll back to you as soon as possible but in any case within 20 working days from the date of your request (24/07/19).
Kind regards,
IMPS

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IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Ms Ammann, 

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do not hold the information specified in your
request. We do not the percentage of students who graduated from
law-related courses with a 1^st, 2.1 or 2.2, as requested below. However,
under Section 16 (Duty to provide Help & Assistance), we have provided the
number of degree classifications and the total number of degrees awarded.
Our responses are given in table below.

 

********************** FOI RESPONSE ********************

Degree
classification
(M000 subject
courses) 2009/0 2010/1 2011/2 2012/3 2013/4 2014/5 2015/6 2016/7 2017/8
First class
honours 7 9 14 14 14 28 29 22 37
Upper second
class honours 119 123 128 137 170 160 204 149 183
Lower second
class honours 72 51 54 73 61 43 33 55 48
Total no. of
degrees
awarded
(including
thirds) (M000
subject
courses) 203 188 203 226 248 233 269 229 271

 

The data provided in the table above is from the HESA standard
registration population.

 

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Yours sincerely, 

 

Sinead Latham

Information Compliance Officer

 

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

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Thank you for letting me know.

Yours sincerely,

Kat Ammann