Is it true you can't retake GCSE exams from 2018 onwards?Watch
But you would have to resit the whole thing.
For legacy GCSEs:
At GCSE will require exam boards to provide:
- two re-sit opportunities in relation to legacy GCSEs in English, English language and mathematics (including linked pair maths GCSEs – ‘applications of mathematics’ and ‘methods in mathematics’), one in November 2016 and one in summer 2017
- a re-sit opportunity, no later than summer 2018, in all GCSE science and additional science qualifications they currently offer. Exam boards may decide to offer GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics but we will not require them to.
Any rules about who can re-sit based on previous grades are just ones made up by a school/college for their students but they do not apply to private candidates or at other centres.
I think it's more council set rather then college, as the fees not paid (ie free courses to the student) come out of their education fund.