GCSE Certificates.

AuldYin

Badgeman
Kitsunegari said:
So if you don't have your original GCSE certificates, you're f*cked?

That's the end of my application then.

Ultimately I cannot conjure up what doesn't exist.

They do exist. You just need to get copies. You may need to pay, but surely that is a minor inconvenience if you are that serious about a future career.
 

Kitsunegari

Midshipman
AuldYin said:
Kitsunegari said:
So if you don't have your original GCSE certificates, you're f*cked?

That's the end of my application then.

Ultimately I cannot conjure up what doesn't exist.

They do exist. You just need to get copies. You may need to pay, but surely that is a minor inconvenience if you are that serious about a future career.
You can't get a copy if you cannot prove that they have been destroyed/lost/stolen - so says the AQA website. The best I can obtain is a statement of results, or else I can arrange for AQA to send 'proof of results' directly to a prospective employer. If neither suffices then what's the point? Like I said, I can't conjure up what does not and cannot exist.

I'd happily part with a lot of time, £100 and me having to go to AQA's Manchester Office myself if it would get me anywhere. But I know for a fact having just rung them that it's a no go in terms of obtaining a new certificate.
 

entwistlesj

Midshipman
Kitsunegari said:
AuldYin said:
Kitsunegari said:
So if you don't have your original GCSE certificates, you're f*cked?

That's the end of my application then.

Ultimately I cannot conjure up what doesn't exist.

They do exist. You just need to get copies. You may need to pay, but surely that is a minor inconvenience if you are that serious about a future career.
You can't get a copy if you cannot prove that they have been destroyed/lost/stolen - so says the AQA website. The best I can obtain is a statement of results, or else I can arrange for AQA to send 'proof of results' directly to a prospective employer. If neither suffices then what's the point? Like I said, I can't conjure up what does not and cannot exist.

I'd happily part with a lot of time, £100 and me having to go to AQA's Manchester Office myself if it would get me anywhere. But I know for a fact having just rung them that it's a no go in terms of obtaining a new certificate.
That's my situation and personally I think its a load of bullsh*t.
Since you took the tests you should be entitled to your certificates, not some statement thats not worth the paper its printed on.
 

AuldYin

Badgeman
entwistlesj said:
Kitsunegari said:
AuldYin said:
Kitsunegari said:
So if you don't have your original GCSE certificates, you're f*cked?

That's the end of my application then.

Ultimately I cannot conjure up what doesn't exist.

They do exist. You just need to get copies. You may need to pay, but surely that is a minor inconvenience if you are that serious about a future career.
You can't get a copy if you cannot prove that they have been destroyed/lost/stolen - so says the AQA website. The best I can obtain is a statement of results, or else I can arrange for AQA to send 'proof of results' directly to a prospective employer. If neither suffices then what's the point? Like I said, I can't conjure up what does not and cannot exist.

I'd happily part with a lot of time, £100 and me having to go to AQA's Manchester Office myself if it would get me anywhere. But I know for a fact having just rung them that it's a no go in terms of obtaining a new certificate.
That's my situation and personally I think its a load of bullsh*t.




Since you took the tests you should be entitled to your certificates, not some statement thats not worth the paper its printed on.



I stand corrected. I am a College Tutor and have had students apply for -and receive- replacement certificates recently. However, it appears that AQA are the only exam board that do not isssue replacements. http://www.warrington.gov.uk/educationandlearning/Schoolsandcolleges/lostcertificate.aspx shows that you can apply to all others.
 

entwistlesj

Midshipman
Ive been to a few of my exam boards and they all say the same thing.
"We cannot duplicate a certificate unless the original has been damaged, lost in fire or stolen where the correct documents can be produced to prove this.
For certificates lost or uncollected we can only provide a Certified Statement of results or letter to prospective employers outlining the qualifications achieved."
 

Kitsunegari

Midshipman
You and I both, which leaves me in the position of a leper in terms of how I shall be perceived, despite having obtained 10 GCSEs and 2 A-Levels, both of which can be proved but not to an acceptable extent (or so it seems) to my local AFCO. Personally, I was not informed about any of my certificates, nor was I asked to collect them. I've contacted my school and unsurprisingly they've gone in the bin. There is literally nothing more in my power to do which means I may as well just not bother going for my choice of trade - and I'm certainly not going to go for second best just for the sake of it, that would defeat the point. I'll have to stick with the Reserve boys unless I can convince the AFCO boys to see some sort of reason. Given that two of the guys in there already seem to hate me . . .
 

lonestar

War Hero
Write to the exam board asking for certificates, they will write back saying we don't give certificates but you can have a statement of results, keep the letter and kindly accept their offer of a statement of results, take the statement of results and the letter (not copys or website printouts etc) and submit them to your AFCO. If you have done everything in your power to get the required documents they aren't going to slam the door in your fare.

It really isn't rocket science, use your brain. :roll:
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Kitsunegari said:
I'll have to stick with the Reserve boys unless I can convince the AFCO boys to see some sort of reason. Given that two of the guys in there already seem to hate me . . .
"No certificates, in the position of a leper, school/society/the system failed to help, the AFCO won't see reason & everyone seems to have a problem...!"

My heart appears to be circulating a mauve fluid.

One cannot help but feel it's somewhat remiss to spend at least 11 years in compulsory education, at a cost to the taxpayer of about £5000 per year per pupil, only to "forget" to collect the certificates which, including A levels, took 13 years to achieve for the sole intent of gaining employment & then blaming the school for not collecting them oneself when seeking employment without them.

Already the apparent skills of a future potential leader of men. :wink:




Lonestar already alludes to the correct course of action - you can always blame your postman if it doesn't work.
 

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