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Part IA and Part IB of the NatSci Tripos

The policy for these parts of the Tripos is determined by the Natural Sciences Tripos Committee, and can be consulted at http://www.natsci.tripos.cam.ac.uk/exams/edrp.  For completeness the policy is repeated here.

The following data are retained at Colleges and the Education Section of the Academic Division of the University.

Routinely available data:

Data Retention period Accessible through:
Final Mark Book Indefinitely College DoS or Tutor / NST Secretary

The marks contained in the final mark book include a mark for each subject taken and the overall class. Further information is routinely released (as part of the markbook) and will include ALL information that the Examiners have determined as being meaningful or helpful as indicators of examination performance. 

Data available on request (where available):

Data Retention period Accessible through:
Interim marks held by Examiners 1 month from publication of class list Chairman of Examiners
Marks for individual questions 1 month from publication of class list Chairman of Examiners

Other information that is not included in the mark book is considered to be relatively meaningless as an indication of examination performance, given the moderation processes that are used in determining a class by Examiners.  Such information may be retained by the Examiners for a period of up to one month after the publication of the class list. Students may apply for this further information according to the relevant Departmental Examinations Data Retention Policy.

In line with University policy, examination scripts are not returned to students.

Where any automated compiling or processing of marks is used, the results are subsequently deliberated by the Board of Examiners responsible.

Please request data in writing from:

NST Administrator
Educational & Student Policy
17 Mill Lane
Cambridge
CB2 1RX

Part II and Part III Materials Science

The examinations in each Part II or Part III subject of the Tripos are run exclusively from the Department responsible for the teaching of that subject. The Committee of Management for the Natural Sciences Tripos have agreed that, for Parts II and III of the Tripos, all responsibility is devolved to the relevant Department and that the Department should fully address all concerns relating to those examinations and the format, retention and storing of data.

Inline with that devolution, the following data are retained at Colleges, the Education Section of the Academic Division of the University and in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

Routinely available data:

Data Retention period Accessible through:
Final Mark Book Indefinitely College DoS or Tutor / NST Secretary

The marks contained in the final mark book include a mark for each paper taken, an overall mark for practical or project work, a total mark and the overall class.   Further information may be routinely released (as part of the markbook) and will include ALL information that the Examiners have determined as being meaningful or helpful as indicators of examination performance.

Data available on request (where available):

Data Retention period Accessible through:
Marks for individual questions 1 month from publication of class list Chairman of Examiners

At the end of the retention period, data are either destroyed or anonymised and used for statistical analysis.

Other information, including tickmarks made on scripts and further detailed breakdown of marks are considered to be relatively meaningless as an indication of examination performance.

Please request data in writing from:

The Director of Undergraduate Teaching
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
27 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge
CB3 0FS

MPhil Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise

The following data are retained in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

Routinely available data:

Data Retention period Accessible through:
Final Grade Book Indefinitely Course Director

The marks contained in the final grade book include a mark for each paper taken, an overall mark for project work, a total mark and the overall grade descriptors.   Further information may be routinely released (as part of the grade book) and will include ALL information that the Examiners have determined as being meaningful or helpful as indicators of examination performance.

At the end of the retention period, data are either destroyed or anonymised and used for statistical analysis.

Other information, including tickmarks made on scripts and further detailed breakdown of marks are considered to be relatively meaningless as an indication of examination performance.

Please request data in writing from:

Course Director
MPhil Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
27 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge
CB3 0FS