If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again: The case of GCSE re-sit students, teachers and policymakers in 2016-17. Joanne Boswer-Angermann is currently researching the effects of educational policy on teaching and learning. Looking in detail at student and teacher, engagement and motivation. What is a student’s motivation to learn and what the effects on student motivation? What are the effects of failure on motivation?