...well, the official looking certificate that I can now hang on my wall! Its been a stressfull 6 months! Wrote my last exam early November and final marks were supposed to be out by 7 Dec latest...not mine. Only 4 of my 5 marks were showing. They had lost my one exam So, started the stress of trying to find the person marking it (she had marked it, I had passed so it got lost after that), find the person responsible for double checking marks (yes, she'd seen it), the person responsible for putting the information into the computer...nope, she'd not seen it. Sigh. Apparently it was sitting in a file on someone's desk and they had gone on holiday or something (someone, somewhere screwed up). I waited till mid May 2008 (yes, LAST MONTH) till they found it and issued me with my formal degree, which I received in the post this past week. So, for 6 months my student record showed I had NOT completed my degree which meant I could NOT apply for jobs or teacher registration for this year (our year runs Jan - Dec). Which means I'm now a year behind everyone else. And no-one would employ me for teacher assistant positions because I was 'over' qualified. But, not I've got it YAY!!! I'm so happy! Now I've managed to get a part time TA position for the rest of the year (whilst I homeschool a little girl part-time in the afternoons) and hopefully get my foot in the door for future teaching positions to start in Jan 09.