Retaking Maths GCSE

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There is nothing as disappointing as failing an exam, right? Especially, if it is a maths exam. But, making a grade less than what you were expecting for your GCSE maths is no reason to beat yourself up. 

Some factors such as the cancellations of this years exams, the pandemic, etc, may have contributed to this result. Whichever is the case, it’s not the end of the world, and you can still try again. You just have to add more positivity to this exercise.

Why you should resit Maths GCSE

The government in 2016, required that all students who did not achieve a Grade 4 in either maths or English will have to resit.

Asides from this, GCSE maths is an essential qualification for you. If you intend to further your education, skilled employment, or training, then you have to score between a GCSE grade 9 – 4, that is A*- C.

As a result, if your score is a Grade 1, 2, or 3, you will have to consider the option of resitting.

Benefits of retaking

Wondering if there is a point in retaking your GCSE maths? The benefits abound and here are some of them.

  1. It opens you up for more career opportunities
  2. It’s a huge boost to your CV and portfolio
  3. It makes you eligible for further education in any course of choice
  4. It gives you more leverage with regards to job applications and apprenticeship
  5. It increases your earning capacity and potential.

Options available for you

So have you decided to take this brave step and resit your GCSE maths? Great! Here are two options available for you.

1.  Resitting in a school or college

You can explore the option of taking the exam in a school or college. All you need do is enrol and work with the school’s timetable prepared for all GCSE students like you.

Again, many schools and colleges provide night classes for students with a less flexible itinerary. So, if your schedule is not flexible enough to accommodate the time allotted for these classes, you could enrol for the evening classes.

2.  Resitting on online

Not looking forward to going back to school to resit your exam? Or are you busy with work and family, that sitting down at regulated hours, sounds like a hassle? No worries. Taking the GSCE exams online is now an available option so long as you are up to 18 or already have a pass.

The benefits of using the online option include the possibility of working your study time around your schedule. But, you must be up to 18 years old or have already received a pass to use this option.

Cost of resitting

To resist your GCSE maths, there are two different fees you must make. The first is your course fee and the second is your exam fee. There is also the possible fee of using an online maths tutor which will help consolidate any gaps in knowledge. 

Your course fee covers the cost of your tutorials and course materials. It changes, subject to where you are studying and how you chose to study. The course fee for students studying with schools or colleges is known to be costlier than that of its online counterpart.

The exam fees are paid to the exam centres when you come for the exams. Each exam centre is responsible for fixing their rates and so the exam fees may differ with exam centres.

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Of course, if you are looking for some help then our GCSE Maths Videos, will give you an insight into how to answer some of the harder questions

Should you require support throughout the year then you can use a online GCSE Maths Tutor. Also, our classroom based courses cater for a small group of students at any one time and are highly bespoke catering towards student needs.

Our maths revision courses for  take place in a variety of locations including Manchester, Lymm, London and also York. These include our popular GCSE Maths Revision Course and our popular A Level Maths Revision Course

Our courses take place during half term holidays and we are currently taking bookings for all our courses. With exams in England taking place in 2021 we expect our next February Half Term Maths revision courses and we expect our revision courses for A Level & GCSE maths during Easter to be very popular in 2021. With the current situation with Covid-19 this course will of course be online. The course will be packed full of information to help students prepare for their exams in summer 2021. It is hoped that we can offer our traditional group based maths revision courses as soon as possible.

If you, or your parents would like to find out more, please just get in touch via email at or call us on 0800 689 1272.