Dear Durham University,

I am writing to request information regarding various statistics of Psychology (Bsc) applicants for the past 5 years.

I ask for information to preferably be displayed in an excel file, displaying:

1. The predicted grades of psychology applicants for the past 5 years
2. The A2 grades achieved by psychology applicants for the past 5 years
3. The mean number of A*'s at GCSE's for psychology applicants for the past 5 years
4. The number of applicants, offers and acceptances by UK students for psychology, for the past 5 years
5. The number of psychology students in each college for the past 5 years

Yours faithfully,

Seren Jones

ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Seren Jones

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ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Seren Jones

 

Colleagues have asked me to get in touch with you to request clarification
in relation to your request below.  Specifically, they would be grateful
if you could confirm:

 

·         for Q4 where you ask about acceptances could you clarify that
you require entrants for this and

·          leading on from this, is Q5 about entrants or all psychology
students.

 

Your request will be placed on hold until we receive the requested
clarification from you.  If however we do not receive clarification within
30 days of this email we will consider the request closed.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Durham University

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Dear ACCESS I. (Durham University)

Apologies for the lack of clarity in my initial request.

Yes, for Q4 I'm referring to entrants. For Q5 I'm also referring to the number of new psychology entrants into each college.

Many thanks,
Seren Jones

ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Seren Jones

Thank you for the clarification; much appreciated.

We will continue with your request.

Yours sincerely

Donna Walker
Senior Information Governance Officer
Durham University
University Secretary’s Office
The Palatine Centre
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Dear Seren Jones

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University. 
Colleagues have provided the information below in response to your
questions.

 

I am writing to request information regarding various statistics of
Psychology (Bsc) applicants for the past 5 years.

 

I ask for information to preferably be displayed in an excel file,
displaying:

 

1.     The predicted grades of psychology applicants for the past 5 years

This information is available from UCAS by using the UCAS EXACT service.
The email address is [1][email address] and information about the service
can be found at
[2]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/a...
For this reason, the information you have requested is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), as it is
reasonably accessible otherwise than under the FOIA, even though it may be
accessible only on payment.

 

2.     The A2 grades achieved by psychology applicants for the past 5
years

This information is available from UCAS by using the UCAS EXACT service.
The email address is [3][email address] and information about the service
can be found at
[4]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/a...
For this reason, the information you have requested is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), as it is
reasonably accessible otherwise than under the FOIA, even though it may be
accessible only on payment.

 

3.     The mean number of A*'s at GCSE's for psychology applicants for the
past 5 years

Please see the table below.

 

Mean
number
of A*
at
GCSE
2015/16 4.7442
2016/17 4.2467
2017/18 4.0659
2018/19 3.4059
2019/20 3.6262

 

4.     The number of applicants, offers and acceptances by UK students for
psychology, for the past 5 years (Clarified - Yes, for Q4 I'm referring to
entrants.)

This information is available from UCAS by using the UCAS EXACT service.
The email address is [5][email address] and information about the service
can be found at
[6]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/a...
For this reason, the information you have requested is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), as it is
reasonably accessible otherwise than under the FOIA, even though it may be
accessible only on payment.

 

5.     The number of psychology students in each college for the past 5
years (Clarified - For Q5 I'm also referring to the number of new
psychology entrants into each college)

Please see spreadsheet attached.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Unit

Durham University

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