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Information about exam results free under GDPR.

Information about exam results free under GDPR.

Students in the UK will now have the right to obtain key information about their exam results for free, says the Information Commissioner's Office.

Exam boards must provide marks, examiner comments and appeals panel minutes for tests including GCSEs, A-levels, Highers and university exams.

The new rules cover this summer's tests and come from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation.

The move could cause "problems for the exam bodies", one expert told the BBC.

Information requests

While students can request more information from their exam boards, certain types of information will not be available freely under the rules.

An ICO spokesperson told the BBC "The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the right to see information held about you. This means you can request information about you and your exam performance."

"It does not give you the right to copies of your answers to exam questions or for your paper to be re-marked."

The exam board AQA charges £11.30 per paper for those wanting to look at their exam papers, while OCR charges £11.35 to access scripts, according to their company websites.

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