Hi, I know this is an ancient thread now, but how did things work out for you? I'm also a single mother that failed maths GCSE (but budgets and does business accounting with no issues!) Curious to see how you got on. Hoping to retake GCSE and become an officer myself. Hope it came good for you.cheers guys, much appreciated! being a thicko at school I managed to fail maths gcse, but in my civvy job i am a whizz with spreadsheets etc...Im a qualified project manager for DWP...there are a few roles that seem to be suitable...guess Id better find a babysitter for tuesday nights then...at least I know I can do the fitness test!...well Im emailing HMS Sherwood now to find out when I can go down for a chat!