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13th

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3,165 posts

99 months

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me how I can find out what o'levels I got and the grades I achieved?

I'm doing my C.V. for the first time in years and years and really can't remember...........

I'm not really hoping that there isn't a way to check and therefore I can use "artistic licence" to enhance my C.V. wink Honest!

mybrainhurts

77,708 posts

141 months

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(1) Get out your certificates

(2) Read them

Blue Meanie

73,668 posts

141 months

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Erm... How the hell do you expect them to hire you if you don't even know what you got at school?

13th

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Blue Meanie said:
Erm... How the hell do you expect them to hire you if you don't even know what you got at school?
You have a point! but in my defence it was 22 years ago and at the time I really didn't care; I know stupid I was a fickle young lady in my youth redface

Corpulent Tosser

4,018 posts

131 months

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If you are going to lie about qual's aim higher than O'levels.

I doubt that any potential employer is going to check your O'level results, stick a MA and a MBA in there and they might check though. wink
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Engineer1

10,429 posts

95 months

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given how long ago O levels finished you may well be safe just jumping to A level and higher education results

parakitaMol.

10,187 posts

137 months

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What on earth are you doing that an employer wants evidence of your 22 year old qualifiations?


13th

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3,165 posts

99 months

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mybrainhurts said:
(1) Get out your certificates

(2) Read them
Didn't bother to pick them up and as I left home at the same time I didn't get them by post and my parents can't remember ever having them....... school doesn't have them either...... ooops

mybrainhurts

77,708 posts

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13th said:
I was a fickle young lady in my youth redface
There's a gag in there, but I'd get banned....

13th

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parakitaMol. said:
What on earth are you doing that an employer wants evidence of your 22 year old qualifiations?
Not sure I should admit this but it's for a post with the Highways Agency laugh

littlegreenfairy

9,644 posts

107 months

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How about just putting 10 GCSE's, A*-C? Or something similar.

DrTre

12,428 posts

118 months

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13th said:
parakitaMol. said:
What on earth are you doing that an employer wants evidence of your 22 year old qualifiations?
Not sure I should admit this but it's for a post with the Highways Agency laugh
You're already overqualified then.

But I'd go with the suggestion above (the range of grades). i do the same and it has never been raised in the 12 years i've been, successfully, applying for jobs.


Edited by DrTre on Wednesday 27th February 12:25

Jimboka

3,753 posts

90 months

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Still had mine on my CV until recently, I still have the papers, almost as old as the dead sea scrolls!.
There must be some time limit as to when qualifications become irrelavent. Still, if you cant check, neither can they, so add a few good ones!. But they may want some proof if they are too good..

Chainguy

2,893 posts

86 months

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13th said:
Hi,

Can anyone tell me how I can find out what o'levels I got and the grades I achieved?

I'm doing my C.V. for the first time in years and years and really can't remember...........

I'm not really hoping that there isn't a way to check and therefore I can use "artistic licence" to enhance my C.V. wink Honest!
Your Education issuing authority will release them to you. They did for me, and waived the fee also.

If your tempted to lie, then on your own head be it. Employers DO check, in the same way they check Bebo/Myspace etc. Mine did, and still do, and Its been a long time since I was at school.

13th

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littlegreenfairy said:
How about just putting 10 GCSE's, A*-C? Or something similar.
I'm too old for GCSE's redfacetongue out

No they want subjects and grades...... I'm pretty sure I got at least 5 and know one was pottery and another RE but can't remember my grades for the maths, the 2 english subjects and biology!

DrTre

12,428 posts

118 months

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Genuinely I'd lie.

They will not check. Never been asked for proof of any of my quals.

Oh, and good luck dude!

Edited by DrTre on Wednesday 27th February 12:28

13th

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[quote=ChainguyYour Education issuing authority will release them to you. They did for me, and waived the fee also.

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Thank you I'll do that, I couldn't lie I'd spend every day waiting to be hauled over the coals and booted out!

Imagine being under qualified to scrape dead deer off the road

redface

Edited to correct spelling, seems I didn't get English Language wink

Edited by 13th on Wednesday 27th February 12:25

fido

10,743 posts

141 months

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13th said:
littlegreenfairy said:
How about just putting 10 GCSE's, A*-C? Or something similar.
I'm too old for GCSE's redfacetongue out

No they want subjects and grades...... I'm pretty sure I got at least 5 and know one was pottery and another RE but can't remember my grades for the maths, the 2 english subjects and biology!
Bejesus - are you a child of the sixties .. you know with all that wacky-baccy about?
Most jobs require A-C for Maths/English so you might as well put down a couple of C's if you're not sure!

whatever

2,174 posts

156 months

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Chainguy said:
Employers DO check, in the same way they check Bebo/Myspace etc.
...PH? hehe

I wonder... scratchchin

13th

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[quote=fidoBejesus - are you a child of the sixties .. you know with all that wacky-baccy about?
[/quote]

lol just squeased in to 1969 and no wacky-baccy wasn't my thing even years later, the drugs test is the one test I can be sure to pass angel
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