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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
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    Thank you! Did your school need a copy of your passport to send to the exam boards or what?
    Depends on the school - most of them just do it right there and then as they have full control over your candidate number, etc as they are a school centre.
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
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    Hey robbie! But I'm convinced the exam officer has no idea my real name is robinson
    Ah as said above best go get that checked then, though I'm certain when you join the school your name will be implanted in the data-bases, they're usually very organised
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    If I were you, I'd just go to the exams office (if your school doesn't have one, see the person in charge of exams or just ask at office) and explain to them, they'll sort it out for you. The most important thing is your candidate number. Aslong as you've done your candidate number correctly, and your signature, they'll know it's you. I once wrote Becky rather than Rebecca on an exam(oops) I still got my result back for that exam with no problem. good luck!
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    If I were you, I'd just go to the exams office (if your school doesn't have one, see the person in charge of exams or just ask at office) and explain to them, they'll sort it out for you. The most important thing is your candidate number. Aslong as you've done your candidate number correctly, and your signature, they'll know it's you. I once wrote Becky rather than Rebecca on an exam(oops) I still got my result back for that exam with no problem. good luck!
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    But it's not that I've accidently written my wrong name on the paper, I've actually been registered and entered as the wrong name
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
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    But it's not that I've accidently written my wrong name on the paper, I've actually been registered and entered as the wrong name
    Just go to your exams office.. YOU WILL BE FINE!!!

    I'm seriously starting to think you might be trolling!

    C'mon just get it sorted.

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    (Original post by dathtom)
    <u><b>Just go to your exams office.. YOU WILL BE FINE!!!<br />
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    I'm seriously starting to think you might be trolling! <br />
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    C'mon just get it sorted.<br />
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    Haha I'm really not! I just get worried really easily!
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
    But it's not that I've accidently written my wrong name on the paper, I've actually been registered and entered as the wrong name
    Do not worry! It happens surprisingly often (I speak as an ex-exams officer) and is easily corrected. Go and talk to the exams officer.
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    Do not worry! It happens surprisingly often (I speak as an ex-exams officer) and is easily corrected. Go and talk to the exams officer.
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    Thanks! Will the exam officer contact the exam boards individually? How does it work?
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
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    Thanks! Will the exam officer contact the exam boards individually? How does it work?
    I still think you may find there isn't a problem at all, as some exams software distinguishes between the name you are normally called by (and calls you that) and the formal name that needs to go on the certificates (and puts that on them). However, if they haven't got your legal name properly recorded then they will change it to the correct one on the school system (having asked for whatever evidence they require from you). The next time they send an electronic amendment file to an exam board (these get sent as often as needed to withdraw people, make late entries, correct mistakes etc) your change of details will be included and the exam board's records will be updated. Job done.
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    (Original post by Data)
    I still think you may find there isn't a problem at all, as some exams software distinguishes between the name you are normally called by (and calls you that) and the formal name that needs to go on the certificates (and puts that on them). However, if they haven't got your legal name properly recorded then they will change it to the correct one on the school system (having asked for whatever evidence they require from you). The next time they send an electronic amendment file to an exam board (these get sent as often as needed to withdraw people, make late entries, correct mistakes etc) your change of details will be included and the exam board's records will be updated. Job done.
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    Thank you so much!
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
    I am currently in year 11. I have sat some exams and controlled assessments and will do my final ones this summer. My birth name and the name on my passport etc is Robinson, I have never been called that I have always been called Robbie, by everyone. Sometimes I even forget it's not my birth name. When regidtering for school it asked for my legal name (Robinson) and chosen name (Robbie). So at school I've always been Robbie and on the registers too. Whenever I've sat my exams the little bit of paper on my allocated desk with my candidate number on etc has said Robbie. So I wrote Robbie. Is there any way I could change Robbie on the exam boards' records to Robinson, possibly after I've done all my exams and am waiting for my certificate? Will this cause me any problems?
    You need to notify your school's exam officer about this ASAP. This shouldn't cause any big problems, but you need to be more careful in future.
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    (Original post by Data)
    I still think you may find there isn't a problem at all, as some exams software distinguishes between the name you are normally called by (and calls you that) and the formal name that needs to go on the certificates (and puts that on them). However, if they haven't got your legal name properly recorded then they will change it to the correct one on the school system (having asked for whatever evidence they require from you). The next time they send an electronic amendment file to an exam board (these get sent as often as needed to withdraw people, make late entries, correct mistakes etc) your change of details will be included and the exam board's records will be updated. Job done.
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    Hey, I spoke to my exams officer and she has changed my name with the exam boards, all that is fine. However, my physics, chemistry and biology ocr gcse controlled assessment marks are being submitted soon. I've seen the submitting sheet thing from ocr, it's a list of the candidate numbers then the names next to them. Then it seems the marks are entered by dashing the correct box, just like doing a lottery ticket. The whole sheet is on paper designed for being scanned with a computer. The name on there is robbie not robinson. So, what if each letter in the name represents a number or something? It won't match the corrected name so will my controlled assessment mark not be added to my exam results due to a computer error? Like what if they add my candidate number to my name values to get a number like 1234-278843993 that doesn't match their system...The exam officer said it's only my candidate number that matters but I'm not convinced
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
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    Hey, I spoke to my exams officer and she has changed my name with the exam boards, all that is fine. However, my physics, chemistry and biology ocr gcse controlled assessment marks are being submitted soon. I've seen the submitting sheet thing from ocr, it's a list of the candidate numbers then the names next to them. Then it seems the marks are entered by dashing the correct box, just like doing a lottery ticket. The whole sheet is on paper designed for being scanned with a computer. The name on there is robbie not robinson. So, what if each letter in the name represents a number or something? It won't match the corrected name so will my controlled assessment mark not be added to my exam results due to a computer error? Like what if they add my candidate number to my name values to get a number like 1234-278843993 that doesn't match their system...The exam officer said it's only my candidate number that matters but I'm not convinced
    Your exam officer knows better than you. Stop worrying and start studying, your candidate number is all that counts.
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
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    Hey, I spoke to my exams officer and she has changed my name with the exam boards, all that is fine. However, my physics, chemistry and biology ocr gcse controlled assessment marks are being submitted soon. I've seen the submitting sheet thing from ocr, it's a list of the candidate numbers then the names next to them. Then it seems the marks are entered by dashing the correct box, just like doing a lottery ticket. The whole sheet is on paper designed for being scanned with a computer. The name on there is robbie not robinson. So, what if each letter in the name represents a number or something? It won't match the corrected name so will my controlled assessment mark not be added to my exam results due to a computer error? Like what if they add my candidate number to my name values to get a number like 1234-278843993 that doesn't match their system...The exam officer said it's only my candidate number that matters but I'm not convinced
    Your exams officer is right, only your candidate number will matter so it's fine, OCR will get your controlled assessment papers and mark it correctly to your name.

    The name is only needed for your certificate and thats it, otherwise the only important thing is your candidate number. I once only wrote my candidate and centre without my name, but they still got the exam and I still got my results back.
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    (Original post by dathtom)
    Your exam officer knows better than you. Stop worrying and start studying, your candidate number is all that counts.
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    I doubt she knows the ins and outs of how the ocr marks form works when scanned through the computer
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    Your exams officer is right, only your candidate number will matter so it's fine, OCR will get your controlled assessment papers and mark it correctly to your name. <img src="images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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    The name is only needed for your certificate and thats it, otherwise the only important thing is your candidate number. I once only wrote my candidate and centre without my name, but they still got the exam and I still got my results back.
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    But this is a computer scanning it, not a human
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
    I doubt she knows the ins and outs of how the ocr marks form works when scanned through the computer
    I bet she knows more than you.
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    Yes I know that! But that doesn't mean she's right
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    (Original post by RobbieMario)
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    Hey, I spoke to my exams officer and she has changed my name with the exam boards, all that is fine. However, my physics, chemistry and biology ocr gcse controlled assessment marks are being submitted soon. I've seen the submitting sheet thing from ocr, it's a list of the candidate numbers then the names next to them. Then it seems the marks are entered by dashing the correct box, just like doing a lottery ticket. The whole sheet is on paper designed for being scanned with a computer. The name on there is robbie not robinson. So, what if each letter in the name represents a number or something? It won't match the corrected name so will my controlled assessment mark not be added to my exam results due to a computer error? Like what if they add my candidate number to my name values to get a number like 1234-278843993 that doesn't match their system...The exam officer said it's only my candidate number that matters but I'm not convinced
    It will be fine. The awarding bodies will have a record of all the names they have attached to your UCI and centre no and exam number. This issue has come up loads of times before and there is not a problem. Stop worrying.
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    It will be fine. The awarding bodies will have a record of all the names they have attached to your UCI and centre no and exam number. This issue has come up loads of times before and there is not a problem. Stop worrying.
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    I'm sure it does happen all the time but not in the middle of exams being taken/controlled assessments being moderated/marks being submitted
 
 
 
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