Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter

    I have spoken to my son's college and his school and neither will let him re-sit his Maths GCSE. He got an E.

    I understand that it is now compulsory for under 18's to resit their maths/English exams if they did not achieve at least a C.

    The college are saying that as he got an E, he cannot resit the exam as they do not expect him to be able to achieve a higher grade.

    I feel like he has been written off and I know that if he had revised (by his own admission) he would have gotten a D at least.

    Where do I go now? I was under the impression that as he was in full time education and under the age of 18 that they any resit would be provided for him on request (given the reasons).

    Hmm...What is he currently studying? You are right that the law now states that it is compulsory for under 18's to resit their maths/English exams if they did not achieve at least a C. It would seem the school and college are breaking the law.
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier


Maths Forum posting guidelines

Not sure where to post? Read the updated guidelines here


How to use LaTex

Writing equations the easy way

Student revising

Study habits of A* students

Top tips from students who have already aced their exams

Study Planner

Create your own Study Planner

Never miss a deadline again

Polling station sign

Thinking about a maths degree?

Chat with other maths applicants

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.