Examination Centres are only obliged to retain uncollected examination certificates for a maximum of 12 months. Should a student lose his certificates, he will need to apply in person direct to the awarding body for replacements. Below are links to the main five awarding body websites and the relevant sections.

AQA: https://www.aqa.org.uk/contact-us/past-results-and-lost-certificates

This link will take you direct to the correct place on the AQA website. Scroll down to the section ‘How to make an application and choose the appropriate pdf from their list. You will also find guidance notes for completing the form and a checklist.

CIE: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/exam-administration/results/lost-certificates/

Cambridge International Examinations for IGCSE and Pre-U level qualifications. The above link will take you direct to the section on the boards site to apply for a Certifying Statement Application: Results and Certificates – Form 7.

Pearson (Edexcel): http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/Services/replacement-certificates.html

Scroll to ‘View our certificate services’ and select the appropriate option.

OCR: http://www.ocr.org.uk/ocr-for/learners-and-parents/lost-or-incorrect-certificates/

Click on the link ‘complete the application form online’. There are five steps to the application, you will be required to upload an image of your identification.

WJEC: http://www.wjec.co.uk/students/certificates/

Scroll to the end of their window and select ‘Candidate’, this will provide additional information and a link to the application form.

If your old exam board no longer exists, please click on this link.

Each awarding body will charge between £40 to £60 per certificate. A certificate will include all subjects certificated within an exam series for one level of qualification, therefore two or possibly three charges will apply per board if you are applying GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications. Fees are payable directly by you to each awarding body and replacement certificates can take anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks to be delivered.