There comes a time each year when the examination results of students are a topic of conversation in many households.
According to guidance issued to universities and colleges by the Information Commissioner, under the Freedom of Information Act students are entitled to information about their exam performance, including examiners’ comments. Universities and colleges should deal with information requests from students within 40 days. This period can however be extended where the results have yet to be published. Examination scripts themselves are exempt from disclosure under Schedule 7(9) of the Act.
For further guidance on the rights of students to information and the responsibilities of educational establishments to provide it, see Rights of Students to Information