Offerholder grades for law - 2019/2020

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George Mounokoliavitz

Dear University of Liverpool,

I am requesting data for candidates who were given offers for your single-honours law course for entry in September/October 2019 or deferred entry in September/October 2020 (“the offerholders”). The UCAS code for this course is M100. These offerholders will have applied during the 2018/2019 UCAS admissions cycle.

The data I am requesting is as follows:

[Q1]
The number of offerholders for this course over the course of this admissions cycle

[Q2]
For offerholders with predicted A-levels:
The average number of A* grades predicted
The average number of A grades predicted
The average number of B grades predicted
The average number of C grades predicted
The average number of D grades predicted

[Q3]
For offerholders who had already achieved A-levels:
The average number of A* grades achieved
The average number of A grades achieved
The average number of B grades achieved
The average number of C grades achieved
The average number of D grades achieved

[Q4]
For offerholders with predicted IB grades:
The average total point score predicted (out of 45)

[Q5]
For offerholders with achieved IB grades:
The average total point score achieved (out of 45)

[Q6]
A full list of GCSE and IGCSE grades achieved by each offerholder at the time of their application. These grades should be grouped/separated by candidate, and expressed in the following format:
Anonymous Offerholder 1: 99988877655
Anonymous Offerholder 2: 998887776
Anonymous Offerholder 3: A*A*A*A*A*A*AAAB
Anonymous Offerholder 4: AAAAAAAABBBBB
etc.

Thank you in advance for your response.

Yours faithfully,

George Mounokoliavitz

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FOI/2019/440

22^nd November 2019

 

Name:  George Mounokoliavitz

By email to: [FOI #615557 email]

 

Dear Mr Mounokoliavitz,

 

Thank you for your email of 25^th October requesting information from the
University of Liverpool.  Colleagues have provided a response to your
request below.

 

I am requesting data for candidates who were given offers for your
single-honours law course for entry in September/October 2019 or deferred
entry in September/October 2020 (“the offer holders”). The UCAS code for
this course is M100. These offer holders will have applied during the
2018/2019 UCAS admissions cycle. The data I am requesting is as follows:

 

The number of offer holders for this course over the course of this
admissions cycle

3030

 

For offer holders who had already achieved A-levels:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |Average number of predicted A Level |
| |grades |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
|The average number of A* grades| 0.2 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
|The average number of A grades | 1.3 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
|The average number of B grades | 1.4 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
|The average number of C grades | 0.2 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
|The average number of D grades | Not applicable |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

For offer holders with achieved IB grades: The average total point score
achieved (out of 45)

35.5

 

For offer holders with predicted A-levels: The average number of A*, A, B,
C and D grades predicted
For offer holders with predicted IB grades: The average total point score
predicted (out of 45)

A full list of GCSE and IGCSE grades achieved by each offer holder at the
time of their application. These grades should be grouped/separated by
candidate, and expressed in the following format Anonymous Offer holder 1:
99988877655

 

Our Admissions Team have advised that the information in relation to
predicted grades and GCSEs is not recorded in such a way that it can be
automatically extracted from a system to present the data in the way you
have requested. It is also not possible to extract this data from the main
student system. Therefore in order to be able to provide the information
you have requested we would need to go into each offer holder’s record
separately and note down the grades predicted and achieved, to collate the
information for you. Therefore we would need to manually check hundreds of
records to extract the data that you have requested.

Due to the large number of records that would need manually checking, we
have been advised that this task would take in excess of the 18 hour
‘Appropriate Limit’ (as defined in the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004). As a result,
Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act applies and this task cannot
be undertaken at this stage.

Section 16 of the Act places an obligation on the University to provide
you with advice and assistance. On this occasion due to the volume of
records held it would not be possible to narrow the scope of your request
to fall within the fee regulations. 

 

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information, you have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act to ask the University to review it; however, you must do
so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Your request
should include our reference number and explain the reason for requesting
a review. Email [University of Liverpool request email] or write to the Freedom of Information
Reviewer, Legal & Compliance, University of Liverpool, Foundation
Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX.  We will respond to your
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There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer 
Legal & Governance

University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69
7ZX

 

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential. Unless
you are the intended recipient, you must not read, copy, distribute, use
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