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    *i everyone I just wanted to see if anyone else has/is in a similar situation as I am unsure if or what I can do

    When I was born I was registered in my dad's name but my parents separated shortly afterwards and as I lived with my mum she placed me in school under her name so when I did my GCSEs I took them with her surname, a few years after I was given the choice whether to change my *name to hers officially or start using my dad's name (my official name)

    As my passport, birth certificate etc was already in my dad's name I decided to just use his as seemed the easier option, but I now wish I hadn't as I am in the process for trying to gain a statement of results (moved several times and certificates have been misplaced) but they want ID and I have no official ID with my name under my mums surname the only thing I have is my birth certificate which has my mums surname and am hoping this will be proof enough and have no idea what to do if its not

    Also if I do manage to gain statement of my results does anyone know how this will work when applying to university? will they except them if I write and explain or will I be better off re-doing the GCSEs?

    Sorry its long and thanks for reading if you did x
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    Isn't a university application based purely on A Levels, not GCSEs?


    Later on, for work, if you have A Levels, nobody willl ask to see GCSE certificates. And if you have a degree, nobody will ask for your A Level certificates.
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    (Original post by Simes)
    Isn't a university application based purely on A Levels, not GCSEs?


    Later on, for work, if you have A Levels, nobody willl ask to see GCSE certificates. And if you have a degree, nobody will ask for your A Level certificates.
    Hi thanks for your reply, I know the application is based on A-levels (mine were poor but am studying with the Open Uni to meet requirements) but the entry requirements state that you need 5 A-C Gsces so I thought they would want to see them but just wondered if they would still count as they were under a different name? x
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    The OU never asked me to provide ID, academic qualifications or anything. I'm in my second year and I could be anyone, anywhere. Very strange.
 
 
 
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