GCSE certificates

How long do Schools keep GCSE Certificates?

Information 1

GCSE results arrive at schools in August after exams in mid-late June. Certificates from the exam board come 2 to 3 months later. Students can collect certificates after a year, and schools can return or discard them afterward.


Information 2

GCSE certification shows P1 and P2 grades for differentiating high and normal passes. Schools vary in keeping results due to storage methods and online systems, impacting record-keeping past 12 months. After Year 11, aiming for strong A-level grades is crucial.



GCSE records are stored in schools for 12 months, but further retention varies. Schools might dispose due to space constraints. Lost records can be requested from the exam board, which maintains a student database.


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