GCSE Results 2021: What Happens If You Fail Maths? Your Next Steps

August 13, 2021
GCSE Results Day 2021

GCSE results day brought joy for many students but disappointment for others. If you have been left disheartened by your GCSE maths grade, don’t panic, you are not alone and have options.  

Firstly, there is the appeal procedure in place. You can appeal if you do not feel your school or college followed the correct procedures when grades were awarded. 

The initial appeal application will go through the school or college first. The school is required to check for any errors or issues in the teacher assessment. If the grading is still not satisfactory after this, you can raise an appeal with Ofqual’s Exams Procedure Review Service (EPRS). At this point, they will make a final determination if the assessment by the teacher was fair. However, you should be aware that on appeal, grades can go down as well as up.

 

Resitting Your Maths GCSE

If you do not wish to appeal, the autumn maths retake examinations is the route for you. The new grading scheme, introduced in 2016, requires that all students secure at least a grade 4 in GCSE English and maths. Those who achieved a grade 1, 2, or 3 will be required to resit the exam to gain their maths qualification.

Resits for maths GCSEs will take place in November. So, you have around 12 weeks to study to make sure you get the grade you need. In 12 weeks, TuitionWorks can make sure you are completely ready to master your maths exams. Our tutors are all Fully Qualified Teachers and know what it takes to pass, and excel, in GCSE maths.)

 

Next Steps

Start with a free 15-minute meet-and-greet, take a free informal maths assessment, and find out where you need to improve. Your TuitionWorks tutor will devise a lesson plan that focuses on helping you gain the skills, knowledge, and techniques you will need to ace your maths exams. 

You are not alone or without hope. There are clear routes to success at maths GCSE, and TuitionWorks can help you find the right one for you.

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