George Mounokoliavitz

Dear University of Bristol,

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

University of Bristol FOI mailbox, University of Bristol

Thank you for your e-mail.  The University will endeavour to respond to
your request under the Freedom of Information Act within 20 working days.

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University of Bristol FOI mailbox, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Mounokoliavitz,

 

Freedom of Information Request (our reference FOI19-475)

 

We refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 22^nd October. We
apologise for the delay in responding to your request. You requested the
following information:

 

“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.”

 

University’s Response

 

Further to Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) we
confirm that the information requested is held by the University of
Bristol (the “University”), however the information is exempt from
disclosure.

 

The information requested in questions 1 – 5 can be obtained from
UCAS through their EXACT service
([1]https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-...).
This information is therefore exempt under section 21 of the act as it is
accessible by other means.

 

In relation to question 6, we are unable to provide a line by line
analysis for each applicant as it could be possible to identify the
individuals concerned. The information is exempt from disclosure under
Section 40 (2) of the Act -third party personal information. This is an
Absolute exemption therefore there is no requirement to conduct public
interest test. Any information is exempt from disclosure under the Act if
it relates to or is supplied by another individual and disclosure of that
information would contravene any of the principles of the Data Protection
Act (1998).

 

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University of Bristol

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Kind Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

University of Bristol

 

 

 

 

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