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    I found out this week that my surname on my birth certificate is completely different to my actual surname

    My whole life is a lie
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    (Original post by spocckka)
    I found out this week that my surname on my birth certificate is completely different to my actual surname <img src="images/smilies/redface.png" border="0" alt="" title="" smilieid="2" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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    My whole life is a lie
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    Haha good luck with all the paperwork!
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)

    Your UPN is connected to your Examination Number
    Actually it isn't - pupils at private schools don't even have UPNs. As far as I know, there are at least numbers associated with pupils, 3 of which are used for exams :

    Unique Pupil Number (UPN), allocated by the first state school a child attends, it should follow them round. It starts with a 3 number code for the local authority and then a 4 number code for the school.

    Admission Number. A local number issued by the school which is shorter and simpler than the UPN.

    Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI), allocated by the first exam centre to enter you for GCSE or GCE exams. It starts with the centre's centre number. It should follow them round and never change as this is the piece of information that all your results are tied to (not your name).

    Exam number. A 4 digit code that, if you are still at the school where you first took exams, is also the last 4 digits of your UCI. However, it does change when you change schools. In the short term, it can be used to identify you when linked to your centre number, but as there are a maximum of 10000 exam numbers they do get reused after a while.

    Unique Learner Number (ULN). These were invented when the now defunct diploma was invented and are designed to tie all your exam results together, not just GCSEs and GCEs. I believe it was intended to replace the UCI eventually. They are centrally allocated and schools were meant to download them for all students above the ages of 14. In practice this only had to happen for diploma students and lots of schools (particularly private schools who didn't do diplomas) didn't bother. State schools will have to go back to using them next year as they are linked to the pupil census. In theory they're a good idea but there have been a lot of problems students being allocated more than 1.

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    (Original post by Data)


    Unique Pupil Number (UPN), allocated by the first state school a child attends, it should follow them round. It starts with a 3 number code for the local authority and then a 4 number code for the school.
    my mistake

    hopefully I was correct when I told the OP to just stop worrying
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    my mistake

    hopefully I was correct when I told the OP to just stop worrying
    Definitely - it really does happen all the time, is easily sorted and is not worth this level of angst!
 
 
 
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