The complainant has requested statistical information relating to the adjustments made to A-level grades in 2020, based on what is known as ‘the algorithm’. The Commissioner’s decision is that Ofqual has properly engaged section 36(2)(c) (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) of the FOIA but that the public interest lies in disclosure, rather than maintaining the exemption. The Commissioner requires the public authority to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation. Disclose the requested information.
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