I am a 27 year old who last year decided to re take my exams because I noticed some jobs I want to apply for require both a C grade in Maths and English. I have applied for many similar job positions that do not require these grades. When I was at school, I was in something called lower tier, where you can go from lower tier U to lower tier C grade in total. The other half of the school were in something called higher tier, where you can go from Higher Tier U to Higher Tier A* grade in total. I was never explicitly told you need a lower tier C or above to pass exams until this year when I received a letter from the college I am retaking my exams from. I have applied for many jobs not knowing why I have repeatedly kept being turned down for many of them and not retook my exams many times as I was under the impression that anything above a lower tier U is a pass grade, and me thinking I don't need to improve on my lower tier Ds. I understand that schools wouldn't want to tell the lower tier students that passing exams requires them getting lower tier Cs or above, because they don't want to demoralize those students. The government just cross their fingers and hope that lower tier students go on to work with their hands. Do you believe me? If so, what should we do?