Freedom of Information and Exam Grades

Posted in : Quarterly Education Law Updates on 25 October 2021
Paul Upson
Napier Solicitors
Issues covered: Data Protection; Education; Exam Results


This Quarterly Education Law Update looks at the decision of the First-tier Tribunal in Martin Ogazi v Information Commissioner [2021].


As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, GCSE grades issued in the summer of 2020 were assessed by schools, rather than by external examination bodies. The pupil who was the subject of this decision was awarded a grade for GCSE economics by his School. His father was not happy with the grade.

Following correspondence from the pupil’s father in August 2020, the School provided him with three reports; an April report which included the pupil’s trial exam grade; a November report which included a trial exam date and a predicted grade; and

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This article is correct at 25/10/2021

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Paul Upson
Napier Solicitors

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