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    About a year ago i got my GCSE result for maths on results day which was an A. Then today as i was clearing out a folder i noticed that in my certificate it stated that i got a C. Is there something wrong? Will i get in trouble because im nearly finishing AS level and i needed a B to get in AS maths. Should i tell my teacher?
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    The certificate could be wrong


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    (Original post by MarcoCosta)
    About a year ago i got my GCSE result for maths on results day which was an A. Then today as i was clearing out a folder i noticed that in my certificate it stated that i got a C. Is there something wrong? Will i get in trouble because im nearly finishing AS level and i needed a B to get in AS maths. Should i tell my teacher?
    I assume the A was on the results slip while the C is on the certificate and the results slip is the correct one.

    It's not overly important but it's worth making the relevant parties aware. Hopefully you've still got the results slip to show the discrepancy.

    It's also worth getting hold of your exam board and explaining the issue so you can get a replacement certificate. It won't look good at University if you say you got an A at GCSE but your certificate says C. It's the sort of thing that can destroy an application. Save yourself the hassle.

    While it doesn't matter all that much you're currently at the point where it does matter. Get it sorted asap to prevent any issues in the future but don't fret about it.
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    I always thought that the results on your certificate are 100% definitive and verified whereas the one you get in August aren't and subject to change? E.g. if they find out they messed up your marking or something?
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    I don't think you'd get in trouble. The grade B requirement is merely there to select students who apparently will not struggle to take the subject at AS level. With a C grade one could work equally hard, or struggle the same as someone who achieved a B. it is kind of subjective. people mess up on exams or do unexpectedly well all the time.

    it's strange that your certificate has a different grade. On the original paper given on results day the total marks should be visible. So if you still have that, or ask school for it, you should be able to work out your grade using the grade boundaries. Perhaps the certificate has an error.
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    I assume the A was on the results slip while the C is on the certificate and the results slip is the correct one.

    It's not overly important but it's worth making the relevant parties aware. Hopefully you've still got the results slip to show the discrepancy.

    It's also worth getting hold of your exam board and explaining the issue so you can get a replacement certificate. It won't look good at University if you say you got an A at GCSE but your certificate says C. It's the sort of thing that can destroy an application. Save yourself the hassle.

    While it doesn't matter all that much you're currently at the point where it does matter. Get it sorted asap to prevent any issues in the future but don't fret about it.
    Is there any way i can contact them?
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    (Original post by MarcoCosta)
    About a year ago i got my GCSE result for maths on results day which was an A. Then today as i was clearing out a folder i noticed that in my certificate it stated that i got a C. Is there something wrong? Will i get in trouble because im nearly finishing AS level and i needed a B to get in AS maths. Should i tell my teacher?
    Contact the exams officer at the centre where you took the GCSE to find out what really happened with your GCSE..

    (Don't worry about AS - if you've kept up this far they aren't going to mind what GCSE you got).
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    (Original post by MarcoCosta)
    Is there any way i can contact them?
    Either find the exam board contact information or contact the school where you took the exams. Personally I'd just contact the exam board directly, saves hassle with the school.

    Just go to their website and they'll likely have a contact page. Use whatever information is relevant on that. It'll vary for each exam board but a quick Google search will throw up the relevant information.
 
 
 
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