Each subject level spreadsheet breaks down the data by provider, subject, level (First Degree, Other Undergraduate), and question. It allows providers to see the percentage of respondents who selected ‘Definitely disagree’ (Answered 1, Column F), ‘Mostly disagree’ (Answered 2, Column G), ‘Neither agree nor disagree’ (Answered 3, Column H), ‘Mostly agree’ (Answered 4, Column I), and ‘Definitely agree’ (Answered 5, Column J) to each question. The value in column M (‘Actual Value’) is the percentage of students who selected ‘Mostly agree’ or ‘Definitely agree’ to a question.
From 2018, the Common Aggregation Hierarchy (CAH) is used for subject level breakdowns. Earlier years of NSS used a subject grouping based on JACS. The CAH has been designed to be a bridge between JACS and its replacement HECoS which will be introduced for the 2019/20 academic year.
Read more about JACS and HECoS/CAH.