Request for data on enrolled students - undergraduate law

John Dimitroulopoulos made this Freedom of Information request to University of Bristol

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear University of Bristol,

All of the requests below pertain to your law (M100) course. Please do not include data from other law-related courses (such as Law with a Language or Law with a Year Overseas) if these courses are available.

THE REQUEST

I would like to request the following information for the 2017/2018 admissions cycle:

1. A complete, anonymised list of all (I)GCSE grades achieved by the students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period.

2. A complete, anonymised list of all A-level grades achieved by the students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period.

3. A complete, anonymised list of all IB grades achieved by the students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period;

4. A complete, anonymised list of all the scores for the LNAT multiple-choice section that were achieved by students who enrolled in the M100 law course following the relevant admissions period.

EXAMPLE

Your response may be expressed in the following format, where each row represents a separate, anonymous student:

(I)GCSE scores
999A*A*A*A*A*A*AAAA
A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A
999888888887765
A*A*A*A*A*A*AAAAB

IB Scores
43
35
39
40
40
38

A-level Scores
A*AA
A*A*AA
AABB
AAA
AAAAB
A*AAB

LNAT Multiple Choice scores
25
30
32
25
28
19

Yours faithfully,

John Dimitroulopoulos

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.

However, we are currently short staffed and have a backlog
of requests which we are working through as quickly as we can. This means
that some responses may be delayed beyond the statutory 20 days.  We
apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. We have contacted the
Information Commissioner’s Office to explain the situation.

We may need to ask you certain questions to clarify your request to ensure
we fully understand what information is being requested. If so, the 20
working day deadline will be calculated once we have received such
clarification. 

 

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University of Bristol FOI mailbox, University of Bristol

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI1971

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Request received on 11th February
2019.

 

Your Request and Our 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”).

 

The University has carefully considered your request with the presumption
in favour of disclosure, however we consider there is a risk to person(s)
being identified by the data. The University relies on s.40 of the Act in
prevent disclosure and to protect a student from being identified by data
we could make available to you. We strongly believe that alone or combined
with other information available from the University, a third party may
use the data to identify a student.

 

I appreciate that this is not the decision you will have expected, however
the University of Bristol is committed to respecting the rights of
subjects under the Data Protection Act.

 

Internal Review Procedure

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request then you have a
right under Section 50 of the Act to request an internal review.  All such
requests must sent to us within 40 days and must clearly state your
reference number and your reason for your request for an internal review. 
We will respond to your request for an internal review within 20 working
days of receipt.

 

Your request for an internal review should be sent to:

 

Director of Legal Services

Secretary’s Office

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queen’s Road

Bristol

BS8 1QU

 

Or you can email your request to [University of Bristol request email],
quoting your FOI reference number at the head of this letter.

 

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Please note the ICO will only review cases that have exhausted the
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The ICO’s contact details are as follows:

 

The Information Commissioners Office

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

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Kind Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

University of Bristol

 

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear University of Bristol FOI mailbox,

Would it be possible for the data to be provided in the form of a range of grades?

For example:

A*A*A*-A*A*A: 4 students
A*AA-AAA: 5 students
AAB-ABB: 10 students

and so on.

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos