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1 Hubble Bubble Some Qualifications Bring Trouble June 2012 Debbie Grossman Emma Williams Planning and Statistics

2 Aim: To understand the way qualification data is collected, processed and used both within the University and by outside organisations.

3 Qualification Levels 1.GCSE grades G - D 2.GCSE grades A* - C 3.A Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate etc. 4.HNC 5.HND, Foundation Degree etc. 6.Honours degree 7.Masters Degree 8.PhD

4 Qualifications recorded Currently have 231 codes in BANNER 142 Level sent to HESA

5 UG New Entrants (Excluding Foundation Degrees) Highest QualificationFull timePart time Level 4 and above A Levels BTECs Access Course (accredited) Task

6 New Entrants (Excluding Foundation Degrees) Highest QualificationFull timePart time Level 4 and above 22.05%67.74% A Levels 38.39%5.97% BTECs 8.74%1.83% Access Course (accredited) 3.94%0.88% Values

7 Applicant Qualifications submitted as part of the application process –L3 and/or above –GCSEs & equivalents from –Professional qualifications/experience –Foundation degrees studied at Greenwich UCAS –Electronic Applications System –ABL Non UCAS Applicants –Entered manually by Admissions

8 Student OLR –Review of qualifications held in BANNER –Update or comment Qualifications checked at Stage 2 registration. –Original Certificates –SOATEST (BANNER) updated if required

9 ELQ Status determined by qualifications held prior to starting the new programme Generated within BANNER Rules updated by PAS

10 AAB+ and Equivalents Unlimited recruitment for Not based on a tariff score Determined by HEFCE –Specific list of qualifications with certain grades –Best 3 A Levels, BTECs, Best 5 Scottish Highers, 35 or more International Baccalaureate ABB for

11 Tariff Tariffable Qualifications –Generally Level 3 –Not all level 3 have tariff scores UCAS determine tariff scores –Currently based solely on GLH

12 Tariff Challenge 1 Place the qualifications in order (lowest to highest) according to their tariff score.

13 Tariff Challenge 1 PositionQualification & GradePoints 1International Baccalaureate BTEC Diploma QCF - D*D*280 3CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education - C240 4GCE A Level with additional AS – AB170 5AAT NVQ level 3 in Accounting - Pass160 6GCE A Level – A*140 7Cambridge Pre–U – D3130 8Irish leaving Certificate – A190 9Diploma in Fashion Retail – Pass80 10Sports Leaders UK - Pass30

14 HESA Tariff Most qualifications that have UCAS tariff No qualifications that don’t have UCAS tariff Provided to institutions Provided to league table providers Dependent on league tables request

15 Internal Tariff Score HESA tariff methodology In session calculation Available for student and applicant Applicant –Predicted –Actual Student –Actual

16 Tariff Challenge 2 Which of the qualifications listed have tariff points? –UCAS –HESA

17 Tariff Challenge 2 QualificationUCASHESA Access course British Horse Society Horse knowledge & care BTEC: Subsidiary Diploma QCF Foundation Degree Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education iMedia Diploma International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificate Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers Music Theory Examinations Professional Qualifications at Level 3 Vocational (VCE) A-levels City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 Qualification: Extended Diploma Key Skills level 2

18 Tariff Challenge 2 Answers QualificationUCASHESA Access course NN British Horse Society Horse knowledge & care YY BTEC: Subsidiary Diploma QCF YY Foundation Degree NN Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education YY iMedia Diploma YN International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificate YY Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers YN Music Theory Examinations YY Professional Qualifications at Level 3 NN Vocational (VCE) A-levels YY City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 Qualification: Extended Diploma YY Key Skills level 2 YN

19 Four Main League Tables Times Complete Guide Guardian Sunday Times

20 Measures in League Tables TimesCompleteGuardianSunday Times Student satisfaction√√√√ Research quality√√ Student – staff ratio√√√ Spend per student on academic services and/or facilities √√ Tariff scores on entry√√√√ Good honours (1 st & 2:1)√√ Completion rates√√ Value added√ Dropout compared with benchmark√ Graduate prospects√√√√ Peer assessments√

21 Tariff in League Tables Average tariff First degree, new entrants Level 3 Tariffable qualifications Includes partner college students Excludes those on year 0

22 Tariff on entry 2012 Guides TimesCompleteGuardianSunday Times First year, first degree All modesFull-time & sandwich Aged under 21No age limit Excluding those on foundation years Excluding those with 0 tariff points Based on those with A-levels or equivalent, SQA Higher or Advanced Higher, ONC and OND including BTEC, Baccalaureate Ceiling set at 500 points & %-age of available points calculated – scores then halved to give score out of 250 Data from 2009/10 HESA student return i.e entrants

23 Tariff on entry 2012 Guide (2009/10 data) Greenwich scoreApprox equivalent to Greenwich rank Times215 CDD-CCD 109 of 114 Complete of 116 Guardian of 119 Sunday Times104 (=208)118 of 122

24 Times and Complete University Guide: Tariff on Entry Changes from 2013 Up to 2012In 2013 First year, first degree, all modes Aged under 21Times: aged under 21 Complete: dropped age cut-off Excluding those with 0 tariff points Excluding those on foundation years Based on those with A-levels or equivalent, SQA Higher or Advanced Higher, ONC and OND including BTEC, Baccalaureate Based on wider group than previously: A-levels, Scottish & Welsh Baccalaureate, IB, various qualifications at level 3 and, crucially, ‘Level 3 qualifications of which some or all are subject to UCAS tariff’ Data from 2009/10 HESA student return i.e entrants Data from 2010/11 HESA student return, i.e entrants

25 Expected values for 2013 Guides compared with 2012 TimesComplete 2012 Greenwich score215 A Level Grade equivalentCDD-CCD Expected 2013 score including mixed qualifications A Level Grade equivalentCCC-BCCCCC + Expected 2013 score excluding mixed qualifications A Level Grade equivalentAlmost BCCCCC-BCC


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