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Old 07-06-2008, 20:29
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Does anyone know how long exam results are held on record?
My brother has recently applied for a job, and they are now calling for a few more qualifications than he actually has.
He left school in 1983 so I would assume there is no way they can check up on his claims. He wouldn`t normally have done this, but it is the job he is actually doing and the company have made them apply for their own jobs.
I think they plan a cull to be honest and he needs the job. He is only adding 3 O levels, he didn`t need these 8 years ago when he got the job originally.
Sorry if this sounds a bit muddled, but I`m a bit worried for him.
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Old 07-06-2008, 20:34
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my RE and physics teacher says there held for years and years but there the same teachers that said a lion nearly ate them and they used to have their own tv show so i duno
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Old 07-06-2008, 20:35
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I'm sure they are kept for quite a while but might be a tad expensive to get them! All depends on exam board I guess!
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Old 07-06-2008, 20:36
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my RE and physics teacher says there held for years and years but there the same teachers that said a lion nearly ate them and they used to have their own tv show so i duno
Hehe that made me giggle
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Old 07-06-2008, 20:37
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Well, where I have worked so far, they have asked to see exam certificates for the qualifications I claim to have.
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Old 07-06-2008, 21:23
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Does anyone know how long exam results are held on record?
My brother has recently applied for a job, and they are now calling for a few more qualifications than he actually has.
He left school in 1983 so I would assume there is no way they can check up on his claims. He wouldn`t normally have done this, but it is the job he is actually doing and the company have made them apply for their own jobs.
I think they plan a cull to be honest and he needs the job. He is only adding 3 O levels, he didn`t need these 8 years ago when he got the job originally.
Sorry if this sounds a bit muddled, but I`m a bit worried for him.
I still have my 'O' level certificate from 1982, but no job I have had (and I work in a university as a lecturer) has asked to see any of my exam certificates, including my first degree certificate!

The exam boards in 1983 are completely different from now and I would be amazed if complete records of 'O' levels taken in 1983 are available.

Your brother may have problems if he adds more 'O' levels to his CV that he did not have 8 years ago with the same company - they are likely to check their records if they have them.
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Old 07-06-2008, 21:52
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I still have my 'O' level certificate from 1982, but no job I have had (and I work in a university as a lecturer) has asked to see any of my exam certificates, including my first degree certificate!

The exam boards in 1983 are completely different from now and I would be amazed if complete records of 'O' levels taken in 1983 are available.

Your brother may have problems if he adds more 'O' levels to his CV that he did not have 8 years ago with the same company - they are likely to check their records if they have them.
Good grief, you would think you would have had to show your Degree certificate!!!
He didn`t need a CV 8 years ago as he was employed by a friend who was the boss then and is no longer there.
I would tend to agree that I too would be amazed if records were still available 25 years later. Just still a wee bit worried for him. Oh well just need to hope for the best.
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Old 07-06-2008, 22:30
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I've never been asked to provide proof of qualifications, which has been a bit annoying after hunting the damn things out. I haven't even seen my main two qualification certificates for about 10 years, so if a prospective employer wanted to check, I'd just have to give them the phone number of the universities involved and let them get on with it.

If companies were to check up, I don't think they'd be terribly interested in O and A levels (or whatever they're called now) unless it was a first job.

I know people who've lied and they were never checked up on.
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Old 07-06-2008, 22:36
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Try here

http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_4521.aspx
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:45
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Exam boards keep records, in the 90s when I applied for teacher training I had to supply certs to prove I had O level Maths and English, I could not find the Cert but Cambridge board supplied me with a copy from the 1970s.

Every job since then I have had to supply evidence of qualifications, they have been photocopied for HR records.

To OP, re your brother, surely his experience is now more important than exams taken 25 years ago? I would advise him not to exaggerate, just in case they ask for certs. He could say he took his O levels with various boards and never got his cert from one of them, AEB/Oxford/Cambridge etc.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:06
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I guess then in theory, I could get a replacement certificate for my GCSE results, the original certificate was lost by my college (ironically now my employer) and, to be honest, I can't actually remember what I got. (I've also been told that the certificate that was lost was also not an actual certificate but it looked like one to me...)
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Old 08-06-2008, 14:06
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Hehe that made me giggle
haha lol well it makes the lessons go quicker so i dont mind
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Old 08-06-2008, 22:10
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My school has results going back to the 70s. You'd be amazed how often someone turns up asking for their certificates from years ago and then gets angry when they realise that they did not get the grade they need for the job they are applying for 20 years later.
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