A Star Equivalency

The UK Leaders in the Support and Delivery of all GCSE Equivalency Test Services Since 2002.

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Our Simple 3-Step Journey

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    Select the equivalency test needed for your course

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    Prepare for your GCSE Equivalency tests

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    Sit your GCSE equivalency test and get your results within a week

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A Star Equivalency Explainer

Here is our video explainer. This tells you everything you need to know about the A Star Equivalency service.

  • Includes all the details about the exam

  • Details the grade boundaries

  • Explains how our booking process works

Why choose A Star Equivalency?


We Won't be Beaten on Price

We offer lower exam and support costs than other major competitors.


High Quality Exams

GCSE Equivalency Exams set to the most up do date AQA and Edexcel specifications.


Flexible Choice of Dates

Flexible choice of Equivalency Test dates, times and locations.


Proven Track Record

A Star Equivalency Testing have proven track record in QTS Equivalency Testing since 2002.


Widely Recognised

A Star Equivalency Testing is recognised by most schools, colleges & universities


Professional Administration

Professional administration of Equivalency exams under JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) Regulations


Online & Paper Based Exams

Latest technology used in online equivalency exams making them more convenient and accessible for all learners.



Professional invigilators trained to Ofqual standards to ensure and maintain the integrity of the examinations we deliver.



Anti-fraud certificates feature a Unique Identification Code linking the certificate to named examinee’s results.


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About A Star Equivalency test

The GCSE Equivalency Tests are a series of examinations in Maths, English, Science and Biology that follow the UK curriculum and provide learners with an opportunity to take an exam at any time of the year.

GCSE Equivalency Tests are intended for students who cannot evidence they have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C / Level 4 or above in the GCSE examinations. The equivalency exam result is used as an alternative to completing a GCSE for the purpose of meeting the entry requirements of post graduate courses including teacher training and nursing programmes. It is not a GCSE qualification.

A Star Equivalency Testing has been the leader in delivering Equivalency Tests since 2002 and our certificates are accepted by the vast majority of teacher training providers as well as some nursing and midwifery course providers as well.

At the request of many training providers and students alike we provide online GCSE equivalency tests as well as the traditional paper based exams.

To do these exams you require a computer with camera, microphone, keyboard, a stable internet connection and a phone with the ability to scan or photograph. No special hardware, software or training is required.

Results usually take a maximum of 10 working days after you sit the Equivalency Test. Candidates are sent official notification via email. A certificate is sent shortly after the result. If you require a quick turnaround of results (2 working days) we offer an equivalency results fast track service. Please select this option when making a booking.

With our course options, you get all the materials you need to revise effectively. Additionally, we also have webinar tutorials to help prepare learners, which is inclusive of the exam booking fee.

Candidates can re-sit Equivalency Test by rebooking directly through the site. Our resit support service will help you with preparing for your resit to help you reach the pass mark on the next exam.

  • Our exam fees and course options are cost effective.
  • We have free resources to help learners  revise.
  • All the home study materials for our exams can be readily purchased online and are inexpensive.
  • High quality, professionally written exam papers which are well supported, professionally administered.
  • Equivalency exams are professionally assessed and results are returned promptly, generally within one or two weeks.
  • We offer our examinees a range of options that provide flexibility.
  • We also offer a broad range of equivalency training options to support equivalency test examinees.

UCL is one of the leading Universities in the country and are happy to accept the A Star Equivalency test results in Maths, English, Science and Biology as a way of meeting their entry requirements into teacher training. Please note, you will need to achieve a level 5 in this qualification to gain access onto the UCL course as they only accept level 5 qualifications for all GCSE and equivalencies.

PGCE in Wales can sometimes be different in terms of the entry requirements. Sometimes a B grade is requested for access onto teacher training routes in Wales.