Can they force me to re-sit GCSE maths at 18?

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    Ok long story short everyone, I'm 18 and early into year 13. I failed GCSE maths severely - I got something like a G. I've never been good at maths. Neve have, never will. Trust me, I've had tutors, personal sessions with teachers, etc. None of it has helped. And I am so ****ing sick of it, to be blunt. I've got the next resit exams in half term, the 2nd and 4th of November, my fifth time. Highest grade I've gotten is an F.
    It goes beyond me being unable to do it... Consequently, I despise it. It's wrecks any of my already shaky confidence and makes me feel so stupid, like such a tool, etc. And I do want to stress, I'm not really that dim. I was in the top sets for the likes of English, RS at GCSE - but always the lowest of the low in maths.
    More recently I attained an A in my AS level drama and am working at distinction level in level 3 media and a merit in level 3 forensics. I have to remind myself why I shouldn't leave at this stage due to those decent results but it's damn tempting with this thing... I'd like to stress btw I've got no interest nor intention to go to Uni
    So it is..maths it's like my cryptonite...
    Point being, I read up that when the government made this change, it says that it applies to 16-18 Y/Os. So my basic question is - does that apply to 18 year olds in sixth form or is it a generalisation as 18 is the general leaving age?? Thanks.
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    (Original post by LG0510)
    Ok long story short everyone, I'm 18 and early into year 13. I failed GCSE maths severely - I got something like a G. I've never been good at maths. Neve have, never will. Trust me, I've had tutors, personal sessions with teachers, etc. None of it has helped. And I am so ****ing sick of it, to be blunt. I've got the next resit exams in half term, the 2nd and 4th of November, my fifth time. Highest grade I've gotten is an F.
    It goes beyond me being unable to do it... Consequently, I despise it. It's wrecks any of my already shaky confidence and makes me feel so stupid, like such a tool, etc. And I do want to stress, I'm not really that dim. I was in the top sets for the likes of English, RS at GCSE - but always the lowest of the low in maths.
    More recently I attained an A in my AS level drama and am working at distinction level in level 3 media and a merit in level 3 forensics. I have to remind myself why I shouldn't leave at this stage due to those decent results but it's damn tempting with this thing...
    So it is..maths it's like my cryptonite...
    Point being, I read up that when the government made this change, it says that it applies to 16-18 Y/Os. So my basic question is - does that apply to 18 year olds in sixth form or is it a generalisation as 18 is the general leaving age?? Thanks.
    Basically once your 18 you can do what you want. You don't have to. But your going to need C at maths GCSE if you want to go anywhere lol i think
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    well you can opt not to attend college anyway, I don't think the rules are well enforced

    however regardless of your age your college can have their own policies and most colleges/6th forms will require students to either have a C in maths or take maths GCSE resits

    and as the poster above me said, GCSE maths will be required for so many jobs and courses during your life, you're really going to be held back if you don't manage to get it... I find it very odd that you are clearly intelligent if you can get an A on other courses but repeatedly fail maths, have you been tested for specific learning disabilities relating to maths? if there is nothing I would really fall on the side that this is a mental block, the vast majority of people can pass GCSE maths if they put their mind to it
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    it depends if your're in college or not, when I resat maths gcse at sixth form there was a girl in the group who needed to resit it again because at the time when they did it, a D grade was an acceptable pass (like a C), but now employers and unis want a C grade she had to resit because of the course requirements, have you looked into equivalents of qualifications like functional skills maths? even that would show employers you've tried to improve your maths skills, (also maybe oogle dyscalculia too?
    good luck with your exam
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    (Original post by LG0510)
    Ok long story short everyone, I'm 18 and early into year 13. I failed GCSE maths severely - I got something like a G. I've never been good at maths. Neve have, never will. Trust me, I've had tutors, personal sessions with teachers, etc. None of it has helped. And I am so ****ing sick of it, to be blunt. I've got the next resit exams in half term, the 2nd and 4th of November, my fifth time. Highest grade I've gotten is an F.
    It goes beyond me being unable to do it... Consequently, I despise it. It's wrecks any of my already shaky confidence and makes me feel so stupid, like such a tool, etc. And I do want to stress, I'm not really that dim. I was in the top sets for the likes of English, RS at GCSE - but always the lowest of the low in maths.
    More recently I attained an A in my AS level drama and am working at distinction level in level 3 media and a merit in level 3 forensics. I have to remind myself why I shouldn't leave at this stage due to those decent results but it's damn tempting with this thing... I'd like to stress btw I've got no interest nor intention to go to Uni
    So it is..maths it's like my cryptonite...
    Point being, I read up that when the government made this change, it says that it applies to 16-18 Y/Os. So my basic question is - does that apply to 18 year olds in sixth form or is it a generalisation as 18 is the general leaving age?? Thanks.
    If you are in government funded education yes they can.


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    (Original post by LG0510)
    Ok long story short everyone, I'm 18 and early into year 13. I failed GCSE maths severely - I got something like a G. I've never been good at maths. Neve have, never will. Trust me, I've had tutors, personal sessions with teachers, etc. None of it has helped. And I am so ****ing sick of it, to be blunt. I've got the next resit exams in half term, the 2nd and 4th of November, my fifth time. Highest grade I've gotten is an F.
    It goes beyond me being unable to do it... Consequently, I despise it. It's wrecks any of my already shaky confidence and makes me feel so stupid, like such a tool, etc. And I do want to stress, I'm not really that dim. I was in the top sets for the likes of English, RS at GCSE - but always the lowest of the low in maths.
    More recently I attained an A in my AS level drama and am working at distinction level in level 3 media and a merit in level 3 forensics. I have to remind myself why I shouldn't leave at this stage due to those decent results but it's damn tempting with this thing... I'd like to stress btw I've got no interest nor intention to go to Uni
    So it is..maths it's like my cryptonite...
    Point being, I read up that when the government made this change, it says that it applies to 16-18 Y/Os. So my basic question is - does that apply to 18 year olds in sixth form or is it a generalisation as 18 is the general leaving age?? Thanks.
    If your in sixth form then I'm pretty sure they can make you re-sit it.
 
 
 
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