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 GCSE Certificate 

Your certificate provides official confirmation your results and can act as a passport to a job or further study.  This page will help you identify the information contained on your certificate.

Hover your mouse over a piece of information on the certificate below to find out what it means.

 

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The type of certificate (GCSE)
The exam session in which you completed your courses
Your name
The name of your school, college or training provider
The number of subjects for which you received an overall grade in the exam session covered by the certificate
The subjects for which you received an overall grade in the exam session covered by the certificate The overall grades you received for your subjects, given in upper case and confirmed in lower case The Ofqual qualification number for each of your courses
Your centre number Your candidate number Your certificate number Your date of birth The date your certificate was issued Security hologram.
The details of our Accountable Officer - the person with overall responsibility for the standard of our qualifications The Ofqual logo - this indicates the courses listed on the certificate are regulated within England. The Welsh Government logo - this indicates the courses listed on the certificate are regulated within Wales. The CCEA logo - this indicates the courses listed on the certificate are regulated within Northern Ireland.
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When you complete your GCSEs we will send your certificate to your school or college.

I completed my GCSEs in... My certificate will be sent to my school or college no later than...
November 28 February
January 31 May
June 31 October

You need to collect your GCSE certificate from your school or college within 12 months, of completing your course.

If you didn't collect your certificate from your school or college or training, or have lost it we can issue you a Certifying Statement of Results (CSoR).

A Certifying Statement of Results is, to all intents and purposes, a certificate. It is printed on the same certificate paper as an original certificate (which includes the hologram that proves the document’s authenticity) and, just like with your original certificate, all of your subjects and grades you achieved for a particular qualification are listed on it.

However, the CSoR has a statement at the top that says ‘Certifying Statement of Results’ and at the bottom it says ‘this is not a certificate’. We are required to print this at the bottom of all CSoRs, just as other exam boards are, by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). The JCQ is an independent organisation that ensures that exam boards follow similar policies to ensure fairness in the exam system.

If your prospective employer, university or other education institution to whom you are giving your replacement certificate has concerns about this, you can reassure them that the CSoR is a genuine replacement certificate, issued by Edexcel.

You can apply for a Certifying Statement of Results by completing an online application for a replacement certificate.