Law Admissions - Clearing 2018

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George Mounokoliavitz

Dear Kingston University,

Please provide the following admissions data in relation to the law-related courses that were offered by your university in UCAS Clearing 2018 (i.e. any courses with course code M1xx):

1. The total number of candidates who applied for one of these courses through Clearing;
2. The number of candidates whose applications through Clearing were accepted.

For the candidates whose applications were accepted through Clearing:

3. The number of candidates who achieved AAA or above at A-level;
4. The number of candidates who achieved AAB;
5. The number of candidates who achieved ABB;
6. The number of candidates who achieved BBB;
7. The number of candidates who achieved BBC;
8. The number of candidates who achieved BCC;
9. The number of candidates who achieved CCC;
10. The number of candidates who achieved CCD;
11. The number of candidates who achieved CDD;
12. The number of candidates who achieved DDD or below.

If no candidate achieved one of the grades, please insert ‘0’ or ‘N/A’ as a response. Please exclude data related to UCAS Adjustment from your response.

Yours faithfully,

George Mounokoliavitz

Kingston University, FOI, Kingston University

Dear George,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Kingston
University. Your request was received on 18/07/19 and is now being dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable prior to
information being supplied.  If a charge is applicable in this case I will
contact you to request payment before proceeding further.  Details of the
University’s charging policy can be found in section 3 of its Freedom of
Information Policy, available at the link below:

 

[1]http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonu...
 

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than
15/08/19 this being twenty working days following receipt of your request.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further
assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lyn

 

…………………………………………….

Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

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Kingston University, FOI, Kingston University

Dear George,

Further to your recent request for information, the University’s response
follows.

Please provide the following admissions data in relation to the
law-related courses that were offered by your university in UCAS Clearing
2018 (i.e. any courses with course code M1xx):

 

1. The total number of candidates who applied for one of these courses
through Clearing;  29

 

2. The number of candidates whose applications through Clearing were
accepted.  28

 

For the candidates whose applications were accepted through Clearing:

 

3. The number of candidates who achieved AAA or above at A-level; 4. The
number of candidates who achieved AAB; 5. The number of candidates who
achieved ABB; 6. The number of candidates who achieved BBB; 7. The number
of candidates who achieved BBC; 8. The number of candidates who achieved
BCC; 9. The number of candidates who achieved CCC; 10. The number of
candidates who achieved CCD; 11. The number of candidates who achieved
CDD; 12. The number of candidates who achieved DDD or below.

We use total tariff scores as many students are accepted with
qualifications other than A Levels. Please note that we have reported
bands e.g. 100-200 total tariff points in order to provide the maximum
detail possible. The University believes that small numbers (<5 students
in a category) could lead to the identification of individuals. We are
therefore invoking the exemption at s.40 of the Freedom of Information Act
in that the detail requested constitutes personal data, the disclosure of
which would contravene the first data principle of the Data Protection
Act.

100 – 200 points               6

50 – 99 points                    17

<50 points                           5

This completes the University’s response to your information request. If
you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our
decision please contact:

Director of VCO and DPO, email : [1][email address] or
by post:  Kingston University, 10 Crescent House, Grove Crescent, Penrhyn
Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE.

In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint
you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Kingston
University. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

I hope that you now have the information you require.

Kind regards,

Lyn

 

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Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

From: Kingston University, FOI <[email address]>
Sent: 18 July 2019 09:44
To: George Mounokoliavitz <[FOI #589948 email]>
Cc: Kingston University, FOI <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Law Admissions - Clearing
2018 - FOI102032

 

Dear George,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Kingston
University. Your request was received on 18/07/19 and is now being dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable prior to
information being supplied.  If a charge is applicable in this case I will
contact you to request payment before proceeding further.  Details of the
University’s charging policy can be found in section 3 of its Freedom of
Information Policy, available at the link below:

 

[2]http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonu...
 

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than
15/08/19 this being twenty working days following receipt of your request.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further
assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lyn

 

…………………………………………….

Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

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George Mounokoliavitz

Hi Lyn,

Thank you for the detailed response. I have three questions:

1. When you say that you received x many applications, does this include phone calls made by a candidate when they received their results, or just applications through the digital 'UCAS Clearing' portal?

2. Does the information provided for Q.3 apply to all candidates accepted for a law course at Kingston University, or just the candidates accepted through Clearing? I find it difficult to reconcile the data with the UCAS entry tariff breakdown.

3. Would it be possible to split the UCAS entry tariff data further? The range of 100-200 tariff points encompasses a very wide range of A-level grades, ranging from BBB to A*A*A* or thereabouts.

Yours sincerely,

George Mounokoliavitz

Kingston University, FOI, Kingston University

Dear George,

 

Thank you for your enquiry in relation to this response. I will check and
get back to you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lyn

 

-----------------------------------------

Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

 

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Kingston University, FOI, Kingston University

Dear George,

 

In relation to the queries which you raised in relation to our response, I
have received the following explanan

 

1. When you say that you received x many applications, does this include
phone calls made by a candidate when they received their results, or just
applications through the digital 'UCAS Clearing' portal?

 

The numbers provided are just applications received via UCAS. We do store
clearing phone contact records but these are not as reliable (not all
calls are entered, sometimes callers don’t agree to the declaration or
their information isn’t recorded as it becomes clear an offer wouldn’t be
appropriate) and also we would be unable to link this data to entry
qualifications as we do not store student IDs with this data.

 

2. Does the information provided for Q.3 apply to all candidates accepted
for a law course at Kingston University, or just the candidates accepted
through Clearing? I find it difficult to reconcile the data with the UCAS
entry tariff breakdown.

This is just for the students who applied through clearing, as you
requested.

 

3. Would it be possible to split the UCAS entry tariff data further? The
range of 100-200 tariff points encompasses a very wide range of A-level
grades, ranging from BBB to A*A*A* or thereabouts.

 

180 – 200 points               <5

160 – 179 points               0

140 – 159 points               <5

120 - 139 points                0

100 - 119 points                <5

80 – 99  points                  7

60 – 79  points                   7

40 – 59 points                    5

0 points                                <5

 

We use total tariff scores as many students are accepted with 
qualifications other than A Levels. Please note that we have reported 
bands e.g. 100-200 total tariff points in order to provide the maximum 
detail possible. The University believes that small numbers (<5 students 
in a category) could lead to the identification of individuals. We are 
therefore invoking the exemption at s.40 of the Freedom of Information
Act  in that the detail requested constitutes personal data, the
disclosure of  which would contravene the first data principle of the Data
Protection  Act.

 

This completes the University’s response to your information request. If 
you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your 
request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our 
decision please contact:

 

Director of VCO and DPO, email : [1][email address] or  by post:  Kingston
University, 10 Crescent House, Grove Crescent, Penrhyn  Road Campus,
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE.

 

In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint 
you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a 
decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision 
unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Kingston 
University. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, 
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I hope that you now have the information you require.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lyn

 

-----------------------------------------

Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

 

From: Kingston University, FOI <[email address]>
Sent: 08 August 2019 15:32
To: George Mounokoliavitz <[FOI #589948 email]>
Cc: Kingston University, FOI <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Law Admissions - Clearing
2018 - FOI102032

 

Dear George,

 

Thank you for your enquiry in relation to this response. I will check and
get back to you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lyn

 

-----------------------------------------

Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

 

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