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This field collects the grade of qualification obtained on entry to the instance
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All Qualification on entry records
|Base data type||QUALGRADECodeType|
To allow detailed analysis of qualifications on entry and consequent progression.
The awarding bodies have given their consent, via the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), for some of the results data that they forward to UCAS to be shared with HEIs for admission purposes, to also be used in preparing the Student Record from 2007/08. The detail of the agreement is still to be finalised.
This data will be made available to institutions by UCAS (through the *J transaction). The HESA record will work to the existing UCAS coding frame.
Grades may be valid with a number of qualifications, so the list below is a list of all grades valid in this field. The meaning of each grade can vary depending on which qualification it is associated with.
Further explanation of which grades belong to which qualification is available from the UCAS website.
Institutions are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduate students, in order to contribute more complete statistical information for the sector
For Institutions in England where an Access to HE diploma (QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE = LD) has been awarded and an appropriate grade has been achieved for ABB+ equivalency, then the Instance.INITIATIVES valid entry code B 'Access to HE diploma marker' should be completed to support the ABB+ policy for student number control. The appropriate grade to meet ABB+ equivalency is defined as an overall pass which includes 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and the other 15 at Merit or higher, as identified in the HEFCE publication documentation Students outside the Student Number Control in 2013-14 ABB+ population (.pdf).
|Change management notes||Additional guidance added for institutions in England where an Access to HE diploma (QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE = LD) has been awarded and an appropriate grade has been achieved for ABB+ equivalency.|
Data type: QUALGRADECodeContentType
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