Failed maths GCSE twice- Have questionsWatch
I am in my first year of sixth form btw.
Plenty of people have a blindspot for certain subjects and maths is a common one.
It is still an important subject to have and you need to keep on retaking till 18 or you pass.
GCSE maths is offered twice a year in the UK, during the Summer April to June and in the Autumn about November time. Its in your interest to pass asap and use up those attempts.
I think now you are in the new school the responsibility for retakes lies with them.
I would get feedback and possibly your script back to id why you failed.
You dont say how close you were.
I would talk to your maths teacher or head of maths at the new school and explain the situation.
Its unknown whether you will fare better with calculator or non calculator papers. You might do better without, bit if you can make a case for 2x calculator options, then ask.
They are not bound to put you in for November so you could pay yourself and select 2x calculator.
What you really need to do is find out where you are going wrong and practice rather than give up and feel you cant do it.
Not passing GCSE Maths shouldnt have any effect on getting to year 13, but it may well affect your uni applications as nearly all require you to have GCSE Maths and English.
It is therefore in your interest to pass as soon as possible.
If Maths is an absolute blindspot, then you may need to consider Functional Skills maths as backup because some (not all) unis accept it.
I think that answered everything.