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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

 

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.

Students should contact the relevant Department for more information, who should draw up a Departmental Examinations Data Retention Policy for the parts of the Natural Sciences Tripos that they contribute to.

Routinely available data for Part II and Part III Materials Science:

Data Retention period Accessible through:
Mark from the Final Mark Book Indefinitely College DoS or Tutor, CamSIS, or Director of Undergraduate Teaching
Classes awarded Indefinitely CamSIS

Total marks and marks for each element of the examination

Indefinitely CamSIS

Rank-in-class (where recorded)

Indefinitely CamSIS

Minutes of Examiners’ meetings

Indefinitely Online on the DMSM intranet or Director of Undergraduate Teaching

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 for Part II and Part III Materials Science (where available):

If you require more granular information, such as marks for individual questions, further information may be available for at least one year after publication on results.  Please contact the the Director of Undergraduate Teaching.

 

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

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.

In line with University policy, examiners and assessors are expressly instructed not to write comments on examination scripts, and they are not returned to students.

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

 

Release of data under this policy does not constitute a subject access request under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Formal requests for access to all other personal data should be directed to the University’s Information Compliance Office (https://www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/subject-access-request).