Degree Classifications for Law Graduates since 2010

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Dear University of Nottingham,

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

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

Dear Kat,

Thank you for your request for information on Degree Classifications for Law Graduates since 2010.

We are dealing with your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to your request within twenty working days. Please note this is calculated from the following working day from receipt of your request today.

I hope that this is of help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding this email.
Yours sincerely

Catherine Allin

Information Compliance and Quality Officer – Freedom of Information,
Registrar’s Department
Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...
Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

Dear Kat

Thank you for your request for information regarding degree classifications for Law graduates. Your request was received on 19 July 2019 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to your request within twenty working days. Please note this is calculated from the following working day from receipt of your request.

I hope that this is of help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding this email.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Page

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information
Registrar’s Department

Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...
Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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Dear Kat

I am writing further to your request for information regarding degree classifications for Law graduates. A search of our electronic and paper records has been completed and I can confirm that the information requested is held by the University.

In answer to your request:

[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.

Attached is the information you have requested.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled and wish to request a review of our response or to make a complaint, please see the attached information sheet and form.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding this email.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Page

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information
Registrar’s Department

Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...
Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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Dear Br-Freedom-Of-Information,

Thank you - the data you provided is really straightforward and helpful.

Have a good week.

Yours sincerely,

Kat Ammann

Hi,

On a second look of the data, it doesn't quite appear to make sense. The numbers across each year do not add to 100% (for example, it is suggested that the %s for the three degree classifications in 2019 are 10-13-10, which is very unlikely).

Would it be possible for a member of the team to look into this?

Thanks,

Kat Ammann

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

Dear Kat

Thank you for your further email. I will check with the team who provided this data and get back to you with a response as soon as I can.

Best wishes,
Karen Page

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Thank you - much appreciated!

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

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Dear Kat

I am writing further to your query regarding the information provided in our response.

Our Planning Team has confirmed that in your original request they had interpreted the line “Please provide the % of Firsts [2:1s/2:2s] separately for each year (e.g. 10% for 2010, 15% for 2011, 12% for 2012, etc.)” to mean that you wanted to see the percentage of classifications over the years, i.e. out of all the Firsts given since 2009/10, 3% were in 2009/10, 7% were in 2010/11… etc.

However, if you are wanting to see the distribution of award classifications per year (i.e. in 2009/10 X got Firsts, X got 2:1s, X got 2:2s), these can be totalled by percentage by year instead (see attached).

These statistics assume the 1 / 2:1 / 2:2 degree classifications are the total population (100%). If you also intend that other classifications (such as 3rds) are taken into consideration, please let us know but note that this would mean the 1 / 2:1 / 2:2 degree classifications presented above would not add to 100%. Other classifications were initially excluded as they were not mentioned in the original request.

I hope this explains the data which was provided in our response.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Page

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Hello,

That does explain the data. Thank you for providing the second chart.

Best Regards,

Kat Ammann