We know how important GCSEs are for you to succeed, and we know how challenging it can be if you didn’t achieve the grades you worked hard for.

At Totton College, no matter what GCSEs you left school with, we’ll help you achieve the grades you need to move onto college, university, apprenticeships or work. We offer the chance to retake your GCSE English and maths alongside any one of our vocational courses, meaning you can gain multiple qualifications within the year. If you are interested in applying for one of our apprenticeships, we offer functional skills English and maths alongside your apprenticeship.

Studying at Totton College

We take a different approach to teaching. Life at Totton College is different to other mainstream colleges, we operate a much more individualised way of working to help you achieve your goals.

Our classes are small and friendly, with experienced teachers who understand the challenges and context learners face on a daily basis. With this in mind we make sure you have the opportunity to learn and work in way that bests suits you, all within a supportive learning environment.

I achieved a grade 3/D in GCSE English and maths. Do I have to retake?

Yes. If you have a grade 3 or below, or a D or below, then you will need a grade 4 (C grade) to pass and progress on to further levels of study, or employment. We offer functional skills study alternatives for those who do not wish to retake their Maths GCSE, but would like to have more confidence when it comes their numeracy skills.

For some students, we offer the opportunity for you to retake your GCSEs in Maths and/or English while studying a full-time vocational course. Contact us for more information.

What do I do if I haven’t got the GCSE grades I wanted?

The first thing is not to panic. You have options available to you to ensure you have the tools, resources, and support you need to achieve the grades you need. We have professional tutors ready to support you throughout your learning journey. Use the contact form below to get in touch.