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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Subject percentage

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HESA Student Record 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Subject percentage

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Short nameSBJPCNT

This field indicates the proportion of time allocated for each subject studied on a course. It should contain an integer between 1 and 100.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All course subject records


This field allows institutions to assign their own percentages for joint honours courses. It is not expected that these percentages will be derived from a detailed analysis of the contributions of subjects to individual students' programmes of study but will instead be based on a broad assessment of the relative contributions of each subject. It is therefore expected that most institutions will apply the same percentages to all courses and only vary this where there is a substantially different expectation.

For institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales the listed standard percentages are recommended. Where broad assessment of the subject contributions markedly differs from these standard percentages alternative values can be returned.

For institutions in Scotland the listed standard percentages are obligatory.

Balanced50 for each of the two subjects
Major - Minor 67 and 33
Triple34, 33 and 33

For each Course entity the sum of SBJPCNT must equal 100.

The length of this field is 3 characters, however the move to XML enables data to be returned with or without leading zeros, e.g. 003 or 3.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Reason required

To allow analysis and monitoring of the student population by detailed subject of qualification aim including monitoring shortage or important subjects.

Part of
Field length3
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SBJPCNT
Data type: SBJPCNTType
Related fields
Date modified2014-06-26
Change management notesBusiness rule 2 updated to remove institutions in Wales from the coverage of the rule and to correct the JACS3 codes quoted in line with CourseSubject.SBJCA.BusinessRule.14.

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