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    I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. My son got grade D in his gcse maths which he'll be doing again in November. He's at college now studying music so does the maths class once a week, so my question is if he fails it again has he got to resit it again or is that it?
    Also is it the same paper?
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    He can re-sit as many times as he needs, and no every time it will be a different paper.
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    Not the same paper, no.

    I don’t imagine you will have to resit if you fail, but having no Maths GCSE will, I imagine, severely impact his life chances later on.
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    (Original post by Weeza1977)
    Hi

    I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. My son got grade D in his gcse maths which he'll be doing again in November. He's at college now studying music so does the maths class once a week, so my question is if he fails it again has he got to resit it again or is that it?
    Also is it the same paper?
    Many thanks
    The government wants every student to leave school/college education with a qualification in maths and English at grade C or above.
    If he fails in November he should be offered another chance in summer 2017. The November and summer resits will be a new paper but will be the same maths he has been tested on before.
    If he were to fail again in summer his college may decide he should switch to a functional skills equivalent qualification or may encourage him to continue GCSE BUT this would be a new GCSE maths qualification using a new specification with harder content and a new grading system.


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    Thanks so much for the replies, hopefully he'll get the C he needs
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