Soo um, my GCSE certificates have my short name on it Watch

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Last year I did my GCSE’s and got the certificates but on every certificate I had my short name instead of my long name. (E.g. like Dave instead of David). My name’s African and my full first name is quite long. I’m just wondering if that’s a problem or if I need to change the name on the certificates
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Last year I did my GCSE’s and got the certificates but on every certificate I had my short name instead of my long name. (E.g. like Dave instead of David). My name’s African and my full first name is quite long. I’m just wondering if that’s a problem or if I need to change the name on the certificates
Ye you do ...
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Ah okay, do you reckon it’s possible?
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Ah okay, do you reckon it’s possible?
Yep just ring your school and they’ll ring exam boards and they’ll sort it out
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Last year I did my GCSE’s and got the certificates but on every certificate I had my short name instead of my long name. (E.g. like Dave instead of David). My name’s African and my full first name is quite long. I’m just wondering if that’s a problem or if I need to change the name on the certificates
This should be connected to the name you used when you enrolled with your school. Your exams office have entered the name they have down for you to the exam board. I doubt many employers when requesting evidence of your qualifications will be too concerned about a mildly different name on a GCSE certificate, but it can be important to be consistent with names on official documents and certificates.
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This should be connected to the name you used when you enrolled with your school. Your exams office have entered the name they have down for you to the exam board. I doubt many employers when requesting evidence of your qualifications will be too concerned about a mildly different name on a GCSE certificate, but it can be important to be consistent with names on official documents and certificates.
Ahh okay, the thing is the name I was enrolled with in the school has been changed on the system
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Ahh okay, the thing is the name I was enrolled with in the school has been changed on the system
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By your request or their error?
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Then the exams office have followed the name you've chosen to be identified as when inputting you as a candidate to exam boards. If you continue to use different names later in life then this could prove complicated at some stage. If you wish to have your correct name given to you at birth on your GCSE certificates then there's probably a process that you have to go through and I'll be surprised if the school offer to pay that fee for you - so you may have to fund it yourself and have the school ratify that it is you. I'd also advise you to check what name they have entered you under for any further qualifications you may be taken like A Levels so that this doesn't happen again.
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Then the exams office have followed the name you've chosen to be identified as when inputting you as a candidate to exam boards. If you continue to use different names later in life then this could prove complicated at some stage. If you wish to have your correct name given to you at birth on your GCSE certificates then there's probably a process that you have to go through and I'll be surprised if the school offer to pay that fee for you - so you may have to fund it yourself and have the school ratify that it is you. I'd also advise you to check what name they have entered you under for any further qualifications you may be taken like A Levels so that this doesn't happen again.
Ah okay thank you
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I have the same problem but I just took my GCSE's, I am worried that I wont get my results because I used my shortened name. Did you have any problems receiving the results or is it just the name on the certificates that cause problems?

I put the same candidate number and last name for all of them.
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I have the same problem but I just took my GCSE's, I am worried that I wont get my results because I used my shortened name. Did you have any problems receiving the results or is it just the name on the certificates that cause problems?

I put the same candidate number and last name for all of them.
Hey there, don't worry about it. I solved my problem by just asking my school to send it off and get the name changed, as long as you give them your certificates. Everything will be cool.
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