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Dear Aston University,

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the BSc Physics, BSc Chemistry and BSc Biology courses or nearest equivalent where the precise course doesn't exist. All requests are for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many thanks.

Please can I have the following anonymised data about candidates who applied for each course. Please could you provide the data separately for each course.
1. For each applicant, can I know their A-Level predicted grades.
2. For each applicant, can I know their GCSE grades, and whether there were any extenuating circumstances involved.
3. For each applicant, could I know, where relevant, whether they were successful in getting an interview and how this was graded.
4. For each applicant, if their personal statement was given a score or grade, could I know the corresponding score.
5. For each applicant, can I know whether they were successful in receiving an offer.
6. For each applicant, please could I know which type of school they attended (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or boarding)
7. For each applicant, could I please know whether they were home or international.
8. For each applicant, whether they were on a gap year or taking a deferred place.

Please could I have all this data in an excel document or at least a machine readable format.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Normand

FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Mr Normand

Our ref: FOI/1920/133

Thank you for your email of 20 December 2019. Your request will be dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be
answered within twenty working days of receipt. We will endeavour to
provide the information as early as possible.

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting the reference number above.

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely,

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
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aston.ac.uk

 

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From: Mr Normand [mailto:[FOI #629886 email]]
Sent: 20 December 2019 17:13
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

 

Dear Aston University,

 

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the BSc Physics, BSc
Chemistry and BSc Biology courses or nearest equivalent where the precise
course doesn't exist. All requests are for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many
thanks.

 

Please can I have the following anonymised data about candidates who
applied for each course. Please could you provide the data separately for
each course.

              1. For each applicant, can I know their A-Level predicted
grades.

              2. For each applicant, can I know their GCSE grades, and
whether there were any extenuating circumstances involved.

              3. For each applicant, could I know, where relevant, whether
they were successful in getting an interview and how this was graded.

              4. For each applicant, if their personal statement was given
a score or grade, could I know the corresponding score.

              5. For each applicant, can I know whether they were
successful in receiving an offer.

              6. For each applicant, please could I know which type of
school they attended (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or
boarding)

              7. For each applicant, could I please know whether they were
home or international.

              8. For each applicant, whether they were on a gap year or
taking a deferred place.

 

Please could I have all this data in an excel document or at least a
machine readable format.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Normand

 

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FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Mr Normand

 

Further to your request, we require further clarification in order to
identify the information you require.  Where requests are unclear, the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and current ICO guidance require us to
clarify requests and not to make assumptions as to the information
required.

 

In 2017/8 the University did not offer a BSc Physics programme but did
offer BSc Applied Physics.  We also do not offer a BSc Biology.  There are
related degrees in Biological Sciences and Human Biology.  Please can you
confirm which of these programmes is covered by your request?  By way of
assistance, further information on the courses offered by Aston University
can be found at
[1]https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/course-fi....

 

We will provide a response within 20 working days of receiving your
clarification. 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[2]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: Mr Normand [mailto:[FOI #629886 email]]
Sent: 20 December 2019 17:13
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

 

Dear Aston University,

 

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the BSc Physics, BSc
Chemistry and BSc Biology courses or nearest equivalent where the precise
course doesn't exist. All requests are for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many
thanks.

 

Please can I have the following anonymised data about candidates who
applied for each course. Please could you provide the data separately for
each course.

              1. For each applicant, can I know their A-Level predicted
grades.

              2. For each applicant, can I know their GCSE grades, and
whether there were any extenuating circumstances involved.

              3. For each applicant, could I know, where relevant, whether
they were successful in getting an interview and how this was graded.

              4. For each applicant, if their personal statement was given
a score or grade, could I know the corresponding score.

              5. For each applicant, can I know whether they were
successful in receiving an offer.

              6. For each applicant, please could I know which type of
school they attended (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or
boarding)

              7. For each applicant, could I please know whether they were
home or international.

              8. For each applicant, whether they were on a gap year or
taking a deferred place.

 

Please could I have all this data in an excel document or at least a
machine readable format.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Normand

 

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Dear Mr Normand

 

Further to my email below, please could you provide the clarification
requested so that we can answer your freedom of information request. 

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
0121 204 4055
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: FOI Requests
Sent: 23 January 2020 12:12
To: Mr Normand <[FOI #629886 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

 

Dear Mr Normand

 

Further to your request, we require further clarification in order to
identify the information you require.  Where requests are unclear, the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and current ICO guidance require us to
clarify requests and not to make assumptions as to the information
required.

 

In 2017/8 the University did not offer a BSc Physics programme but did
offer BSc Applied Physics.  We also do not offer a BSc Biology.  There are
related degrees in Biological Sciences and Human Biology.  Please can you
confirm which of these programmes is covered by your request?  By way of
assistance, further information on the courses offered by Aston University
can be found at
[2]https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/course-fi....

 

We will provide a response within 20 working days of receiving your
clarification. 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[3]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
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accept service by email.

 

From: Mr Normand [[4]mailto:[FOI #629886 email]]
Sent: 20 December 2019 17:13
To: FOI Requests <[5][Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

 

Dear Aston University,

 

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the BSc Physics, BSc
Chemistry and BSc Biology courses or nearest equivalent where the precise
course doesn't exist. All requests are for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many
thanks.

 

Please can I have the following anonymised data about candidates who
applied for each course. Please could you provide the data separately for
each course.

              1. For each applicant, can I know their A-Level predicted
grades.

              2. For each applicant, can I know their GCSE grades, and
whether there were any extenuating circumstances involved.

              3. For each applicant, could I know, where relevant, whether
they were successful in getting an interview and how this was graded.

              4. For each applicant, if their personal statement was given
a score or grade, could I know the corresponding score.

              5. For each applicant, can I know whether they were
successful in receiving an offer.

              6. For each applicant, please could I know which type of
school they attended (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or
boarding)

              7. For each applicant, could I please know whether they were
home or international.

              8. For each applicant, whether they were on a gap year or
taking a deferred place.

 

Please could I have all this data in an excel document or at least a
machine readable format.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Normand

 

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Dear Mr Normand

 

Further to our two emails below, as we have not received the clarification
required to answer your query we will now close this FOI request.  If you
still require information, we will of course be pleased to respond to a
new request.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: FOI Requests
Sent: 31 January 2020 09:25
To: Mr Normand <[FOI #629886 email]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

 

Dear Mr Normand

 

Further to my email below, please could you provide the clarification
requested so that we can answer your freedom of information request. 

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[2]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
0121 204 4055
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: FOI Requests
Sent: 23 January 2020 12:12
To: Mr Normand <[3][FOI #629886 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

 

Dear Mr Normand

 

Further to your request, we require further clarification in order to
identify the information you require.  Where requests are unclear, the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and current ICO guidance require us to
clarify requests and not to make assumptions as to the information
required.

 

In 2017/8 the University did not offer a BSc Physics programme but did
offer BSc Applied Physics.  We also do not offer a BSc Biology.  There are
related degrees in Biological Sciences and Human Biology.  Please can you
confirm which of these programmes is covered by your request?  By way of
assistance, further information on the courses offered by Aston University
can be found at
[4]https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/course-fi....

 

We will provide a response within 20 working days of receiving your
clarification. 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[5]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: Mr Normand [[6]mailto:[FOI #629886 email]]
Sent: 20 December 2019 17:13
To: FOI Requests <[7][Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for Physics,
Chemistry and Biology

 

Dear Aston University,

 

My request is regarding regarding statistics for the BSc Physics, BSc
Chemistry and BSc Biology courses or nearest equivalent where the precise
course doesn't exist. All requests are for the 2017/2018 cycle. Many
thanks.

 

Please can I have the following anonymised data about candidates who
applied for each course. Please could you provide the data separately for
each course.

              1. For each applicant, can I know their A-Level predicted
grades.

              2. For each applicant, can I know their GCSE grades, and
whether there were any extenuating circumstances involved.

              3. For each applicant, could I know, where relevant, whether
they were successful in getting an interview and how this was graded.

              4. For each applicant, if their personal statement was given
a score or grade, could I know the corresponding score.

              5. For each applicant, can I know whether they were
successful in receiving an offer.

              6. For each applicant, please could I know which type of
school they attended (independent, maintained, grammar, academy or
boarding)

              7. For each applicant, could I please know whether they were
home or international.

              8. For each applicant, whether they were on a gap year or
taking a deferred place.

 

Please could I have all this data in an excel document or at least a
machine readable format.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Normand

 

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