What happens if you fail?
In 2020 and 2021, GCSE exams were cancelled and final grades were based on teachers’ assessments and/or predictions. Therefore, not that many students failed their GCSE Maths.
As things are returning to normality, exams are taking place in person and in some circumstance, students may fail. There are many reasons for failing GCSE Maths, but some common reasons include ineffective studying techniques and lack of focus. It is paramount to identify the reasons for failing an exam in order to reflect and avoid it in future.
Consequences of failing GCSE Maths?
The consequences of failing your GCSE Maths depends on your circumstances and the specific requirements of your school and/or sixthform or college you’re wishing to apply to. Sometimes, failing your Maths exams may mean that you need to resit the GCSE Maths papers in order to progress to further education or apprenticeship. It is important to speak with your school or a career counsellor to ensure that you’re well informed of your choices.
Can I resit my GCSE Maths if I fail?
Retaking GCSE Maths is an option if you fail them, however in most instances, you will be required to wait until the next exam sitting period to retake the exams, while in other cases you may be able to retake them sooner. The availability of these exams will vary depending on which exam board you’re sitting your exams with, such as AQA or Pearson Edexcel.