Table 50 - HE qualifiers by subject of study and level of qualification obtained 2019/20 to 2020/21
- Title: HE qualifiers by CAH level 1 subject, CAH level 3 subject, level of qualification obtained, classification of first degree and academic year
- Reference ID: DT051 Table 50
- Location: UK
- Academic years: 2019/20 to 2020/21
- Data source: HESA
- Data collection: 051,054
- Sourced from: Detailed tables (Students)
- Data source link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/students/table-50
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- Disclaimer: Please note that this data includes rounded totals. Caution must be taken when importing into a pivot table so as not to double count.
- Table 2019/20 total: 800,335
- Table 2020/21 total: 872,765
- Last updated: Feb-22
Table 50 - HE qualifiers by subject of study and level of qualification obtained
Academic years 2019/20 to 2020/21
Postgraduate Certificate in Education also includes Professional Graduate Diploma in Education.
In this table, CAH level 1 subjects have been derived using CAH v1.3.4. Please see notes for more information about changes to subject data.
The science grouping is an aggregation of CAH level 1 codes CAH01 through to CAH13 and CAH26 with the exception of CAH26-01-03 (Human geography). CAH26 (Geographical and environmental studies) has been disagreggated so that CAH26-01-03 (Human geography) is presented in the non-science grouping labelled as 'Geographical and environmental studies (social sciences)'. All other CAH level 3 codes within CAH26 are presented in the science grouping labelled as 'Geographical and environmental studies (natural sciences)'. This grouping of science subjects has been created by HESA. Feedback on this grouping is welcomed and can be sent to [email protected]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2019/20 many providers issued public statements that a 'no detriment' approach would be adopted when it came to assessment. This typically ensured that students would be awarded a final grade no lower than the most recent provider assessment of their attainment. Although many of the blanket ‘no detriment’ policies of the previous year were discontinued at the end of the 2019/20 academic year, many providers instituted modified mitigation policies designed to take into consideration the ongoing difficulties faced by students. The continuation of these mitigation policies, coupled with changes to assessment practices, is reflected in the degree classifications awarded in the 2020/21 academic year.
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