Alan Smith, a shelf-stacker for Asda in Wolverhampton is suing his old school for ‘failing to ensure I got a C or above in English or sumfing’ in his GCSEs back in 2001. ‘If I’d got better grades I could have been on the tills by now,’ he maintained, as he stacked dog food. ‘At the very least I could have been on the packet soup aisle.’
Smith believes his three GCSE results, a D in art and Es in woodwork and Home Economics do not reflect his potential. ‘They let me play truant and accepted poor homework,’ he said, adding, ‘and Mr Wadsworth, my philosophy tutor, didn’t know what he was talking about, in my humble opinion.’ Alan is hoping to sue his school for £32 in lost earnings over the last 15 years.