HSPS Application Statistics

Charlotte Raynlott made this Freedom of Information request to Downing College, Cambridge Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

The request was refused by Downing College, Cambridge.

Charlotte Raynlott

Dear Downing College, Cambridge,

I am making a request regarding the statistics for HSPS undergraduate applicants for entry in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Please provide for each applicant the following data in a single table for each year of entry with one row per applicant, and columns contain the following data:

* an indicator of the country of the applicant (UK, EU, International, etc.) and applicants grouped by countries (e.g. Country 1, 2, ...)
* an indicator of the type of school the applicant attended (independent, grammar, etc.)
*the applicant's number of GCSE A* grades, if applicable
*the applicant's predicted A-Level or IB Higher grades, if applicable
*the subjects the applicant takes/took for A-Level or IB Higher, if applicable
* the UMS of the applicant, if applicable
* a yes/no to indicate if applicant was called for interview
* each interviewer's (please create three separate columns for Social Anthropology, Sociology or Politics and International Relations interviews, so that each interviewee has an interview grade for two of the three disciplines) interview grade for the interviewee (1-10, with NA to indicate if no interview)
* a yes/no to indicate if offer was made
* an option to indicate the type of offer (conditional or unconditional or NA to indicate no offer)
* a yes/no to indicate if applicant was pooled
* a yes/no to indicate if applicant has received offer from the pool, for the pooled applicant
* the name of the college that the applicant received an offer from (with NA to indicate if no offer)

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte Raynlott

Charlotte Raynlott

Dear Downing College, Cambridge,

I would like to clarify that when I wrote ‘Please provide for each applicant the following data in a single table for each year of entry’
I meant please provide the following data for each applicant in a year of entry within a single table, but please create separate tables for each year of entry.

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte Raynlott

Paul Boult, Downing College, Cambridge

Dear Charlotte,

 

Thank you for your further request to Downing College concerning HSPS UG
application statistics for each individual applicant in tabular form.

 

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 we cannot provide you with an
individual’s personal data. Downing is a small community, and in
attempting to answer your precise questions there would be a risk that an
individual could be identified. Therefore, and in order to respect the
personal data and privacy rights of our students, we decline to provide
you with the information you have requested (section 40(2) exemption,
personal information). I have responded to your other FoI request and
provided you with the average and generalised figures for HSPS application
statistics as requested.

 

Further information about making a request to the College, including your
legal rights if you are not satisfied with our response may be found at
[1]http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/about/documents...

 

Best wishes,

 

Paul Boult

Records & Information Manager

Downing College, Cambridge

 

 

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