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 Post subject: Is that it?...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:34 am 
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Really proud of dd1 after all her hard work and good results in GCSE's but she was given her results (as I'm sure all students were) on a piece of school letter head paper, in fact her maths result was on a blank piece of paper as it was sat earlier in the year. At the bottom of the pages it says 'All results are provisional'. Do they get their results in a more official looking format later (a gold edged certificate perhaps??!!) or is that it?


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 Post subject: Re: Is that it?...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:44 am 
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As I recall DD did get some kind of certificate several months after the event. (Note to self: maybe try to locate this before it is needed in anger).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:51 am 
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There is some more fancy certificate produced. Some schools give them out at an awards evening, particularly if they have gone on elsewhere for 6th form - the kids like to get back together.

I think in fact the DS's GS kept all the certs together until they finally left and handed them over in one go. He was already at university when they were collected so doesn't sound as though they need them that much - probably more likely in several years time.


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 Post subject: Re: Is that it?...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:59 am 
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Thanks Amber... you mean it's not framed and hanging in pride of place above the mantelpiece?!

Thank you herman, my worry now is we moved in the school holidays and dd goes to another school for sixth form - what are the chances we will ever see that certificate? Oh well, at least they let her into sixth form with her bits of paper!


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 Post subject: Re: Is that it?...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:12 pm 
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worth contacting the old school to check what they are doing.

Have just done a quick browse of schools and they had the awards evenings last year between early November and mid January. If kids can't get to one of the sessions then they hang on to the certificates until they are picked up.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:34 pm 
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It is worth keeping the certificates - I have had certain employers ask for them. It is a challenge finding them in my ancient filing cabinet.


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 Post subject: Re: Is that it?...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:03 pm 
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mystery wrote:
It is worth keeping the certificates - I have had certain employers ask for them. It is a challenge finding them in my ancient filing cabinet.

You mean trophy cabinet, surely mystery? Little point in breeding if you're not going to force visitors to the house to admire all the spoils of one's offspring's talents across musical, sporting and academic spheres from a young age (ideally birth). I still fondly gaze on the genuine plastic 'Best attitude ' trophy DD got at a soccer camp, every second of which she had detested.

Kiwimum- DD also moved schools for sixth form. The old school emailed her and asked her to go and pick up the certificate. Happily (for the Amber Clan dislikes such events passionately) there was no awards evening to sit through to get the thing- a simple visit to the office sufficed, and I didn't have to worry about what to wear.


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 Post subject: Re: Is that it?...
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:21 pm 
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The certificates won't be sent out yet as results are still provisional until re-marks are back.

I think they normally arrive in November.

Replacements cost £60+ so keep them safe!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:25 pm 
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I don't remember DD getting any and neither does she!


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 Post subject: Re: Is that it?...
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:45 am 
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Definitely keep them in a safe place. I had to dig mine out for an employer a few months back a fairly staggering 37 years after taking my Maths O-level. Yes, I still know where they are! Can't find my glasses though...and the nurses are stealing my clothes...


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