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Andy Goulding

What happens if I fail an exam?

Most teachers tell pupils who don't quite achieve the grades they wanted not to panic as some of the exams can be retaken or even remarked.

Some colleges and sixth forms will still allow pupils to start A-Level courses and equivalent, even if you have missed out on some grades.

Speak to the school to see if they can still accept you, or take you on for a different course or subject.

If you need to resit an English, English literature or maths exam, they can be taken in November and you can start your A-Levels in September.

There are other qualifications you can get if you don't get in to study A-levels, including apprenticeships.