Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cardiff University Architecture Entry Requirements/Failure rates RIBA Part 1

Cardiff University, Wales - Entrance Requirement/Failure rates for BSc in Architectural Studies, RIBA Part 1

Following a FOI (Freedom of Information Request) to the department of architecture at Cardiff University, this the number of students who were failed at the end of third year from 2006-2013.

Year       Resit      Repeat Year   Passed    Withdrawn    Required to withdraw after resit 
2006-07       4                0                 61               15               0 
2007-08       5                0                105               6                1 
2008-09       1                1                127              11               0 
2009-10       4                0                122              22               0 
2010-11       3                0                135              22               0 
2011-12       3                1                114              10               1 
2012-13       4                0                113              12               0 


In 2013, the minimum entrance requirements for the BSc in Architectural Studies (Architecture) at Cardiff were:

QualificationGrade
SQA Advanced HigherAAA 
OtherThe typical offer for the BSc in Architectural Studies is AAA in three Advanced level qualifications
These figures show that a worryingly high number of academically gifted students "withdraw" from their course during third year. During a seven year period 104 students, who gained 36 points in the International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualifications upon leaving school, did not obtain an undergraduate Degree. Conclusion: despite having possibly the highest minimum entry requirements in the country the drop out rate in 3rd year is massive.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Kingston University Architecture Entry Requirements / Failure rates RIBA Part 1

Kingston University, London - Entrance Requirement/Failure rates for BA in Architecture, RIBA Part 1

Following a FOI (Freedom of Information Request) to the department of architecture at Kingston University, this the number of students who were failed at the end of third year from 2006-2013.





In 2013, the minimum entrance requirements for the BA in Architecture at Kingston were:

QualificationGrade
GCE A-Level320 tarriff pointsto include at least two A-levels or recognised equivalent (General Studies not accepted)
The above figure do not include students who were offered the opportunity to repeat the year, or those who voluntarily withdrew. We intend to write again to Kingston to find out how many students "voluntarily" withdrew and who were "offered the opportunity to repeat the year".

Queens University Architecture Entry Requirements / Failure rates RIBA Part 1

Queens University, Ireland - Entrance Requirement/Failure rates for BSc in Architecture, RIBA Part 1

Following a FOI (Freedom of Information Request) to the department of architecture at Queens University, this the number of students who were failed at the end of their third year from 2006-2013.

YEAR            NUMBERS FAILED TO GAIN A DEGREE
2006/2007       1 Failed 3rd year  at Queens University
2007/2008       1 Failed 3rd year  "        "               " 
2008/2009       0 Failed 3rd year  "        "               " 
2009/2010       Failed 3rd year  "        "               "
2010/2011       2 Failed 3rd year
  "        "               "
2011/2012       0 Failed 3rd year
  "        "               "
2012/2013       0 Failed 3rd year  
"        "               " 

In 2013, the minimum entrance requirements for the BSc in Architecture at Queens University were:

QualificationGrade
GCE A-LevelABB - to include GCSE Maths
These figures show that Queens University is one of the safest places to study architecture in the uk. However, the same crazy, unfair system of marking project work will be in operation at Queens as thinking up a number is the system that the RIBA has "validated".

Edinburgh University Architecture Entry Requirements / Failure rates RIBA Part 1

Edinburgh University - Entrance Requirement/Failure rates for BA in Architecture, RIBA Part 1

Following a FOI (Freedom of Information Request) to the department of architecture at Edinburgh University, this the number of students who were failed at the end of their third year from 2006-2013.

YEAR            NUMBERS FAILED TO GAIN AN ORDINARY DEGREE
2006/2007       0 Failed 3rd year  at Edinburgh University
2007/2008       0 Failed 3rd year  "        "               " 
2008/2009       0 Failed 3rd year  "        "               " 
2009/2010       Failed 3rd year  "        "               "
2010/2011     <5 Failed 3rd year
  "        "               "
2011/2012       0 Failed 3rd year
  "        "               "
2012/2013       0 Failed 3rd year  
"        "               " 

In 2013, the minimum entrance requirements for the BA in Architecture at Edinburgh were:

QualificationGrade
SQA HigherBBBB 
GCE A-LevelBBB 
Of the Scottish Universities, from our findings, it would be safest to study architecture at Edinburgh University followed by the Glasgow School of Art.