UK Leaders in the support and delivery of GCSE Equivalency Testing since 2002.
4.8 out of 5 from
Hear the personal journeys of some of our learners.
I just booked my GCSE biology with A star through A star web page chat. The A star representor Mr. Josh helped me to book the course and with payment. I am really pleased with the way he listens to my queries patiently. It was easy, fast and smooth way to book. Really Mr. Josh has full knowledge that’s why he was able to assist. I would recommend A star specially Mr. Josh’s support.
I can 100% recommend it. The resources are very helpful as you get an idea of the exam and marking. Online lectures can be better in terms of teaching. Great serves.. the staff are very helpful and understanding. Good luck ..
Hello, the resources are really helpful as they match exactly with the real exam.
When you practice the papers and you attend the online lectures, you will have a great idea about the exam.
Extremely useful maths course with everything you need. Stick to this and don’t waste time on other websites and the BBC stuff which is useless tbh.
Passed with a levl 4 but that is all I needed for my course
I studied for about 6 weeks and spent longer on the Chemistry part as it has never made sense to me. Thankfully I passed first time. I did use the course and it was invaluable with lots of things similar coming up in the exam.
Happy to recommend this exam service to others looking to get onto their PGCE course
I did my gcse maths equivalency test in 3 months and put the effort in and passed witbh flying colours as they say 🙂
It didn’t help me
I had to pass my English equivalency test to get into teaching and it took me two attempts but I managed it. This website and service was good but I feel relieved to have now finioshed it and I can move on
The A star team were very supportive and the Biology exam went smoothly. I had a bad experience with another test provider and was worried about using someone new but A star were great from start to finish.
Absolutely and such great help from Joe David on the lectures! He really gives you a great understanding on what you need to do to pass without making it complicated, and by him just being generally brilliant! I got a Grade D in Secondary School but because of A Star I have passed at a Grade 7 which is the equivalent of an A!!! Thank you for everything!
The staff are quite friendly and polite over the telephone, they help book exam promptly and tried to verify the timeline when the result is needed. The support team, however let the organisation because they will make promises to support you and provide a feedback but this never happen. Obviously, this could be counter productive especially if you need to retake an exam. If you decided to reschedule the exam because you have not been able to get a feedback from previous examiner, then you will be charged administration fee that can vary from £40 to £79. Overall, it is a good service but it can be better.
The exam is so conformable
The exam team were amazing, they respond promptly to all queries and provide details.The fast track service is really helpful.I was in need of my certificate as soon as possible to enrol on a programme, this has saved me or else I would have missed my place.The recorded video courses are of great help and they are free.It actually helps you build better understanding what to expect in the exam and how to approach each question (definitely I would recommend to watch the full 8 lectures) as the tutor highlights VERY important tips.The online exam is easy to navigate through,It was my first time to do an online exam and I was a bit nervous, but it was actually easy as there was a box under each question to fill in your answer on the right side of the screen and the texts were on the left side of the screen.Overall experience was great and efficient service !
I would firstly like to thank Rosie, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her. She is amazing!!
In regards to the science biology exam/course, I feel like it is really expensive. I failed 3 times and passed on the 4th. I paid nearly £1000 to pass this biology equivalency exam. However, a discount was applied but still felt like it was more expensive than other course providers. For example, BCU allow one free resit after each exam. I think this is something that should be considered, it’s already awful to fail without the extra price.
However, it is really easy to book an exam and dates are always available. My results were fast tracked and I got them back the next day and my certificate the same day thanks to Rosie. If I was to ever sit an exam again, I would definitely use A* again just because of the convenience and the lovely customer service advisors.
Very efficient customer service .. very well designed website .. the moment you go to the website to know about .. there is a real person on the chat window to give you all the needed information .. quick booking .. quick payment .. prompt emails before the exam and smooth exam process .. quick results if on fast track .. and all the information available pertaining to the test is in your account .. overall a very prompt and quick process .. I would recommend Star with a 5 star for English Equivalency test .. YR
Brilliant service and good communication and exam arrangements
I needed to complete an science equivalency test at very short notice (4 days) for a job! I found the whole experience from booking the exam to getting my fast track really smooth and quick.
The staff was absolutely amazing, helpful and very supportive and I cannot thank them enough for getting me through this very stressful period. I highly recommend A Star equivalency.
Amazing service, dedicated and friendly staff really very helpful with everything I needed .I highly would recommend Astar equivalency
Thank you so 💓 much
It has been a successful choice %
Needed to complete an equivalency test at very short notice as I was unable to track down my O level results from 40 years ago! Found the whole experience from booking the exam to getting my fast track results to be efficient, reliable and painless. The practice materials were particularly helpful, thank you!
From the beginning, A Star has been supportive in ensuring that I had everything I needed to pass my exams. Having someone on the end of the phone who is calm and collected really helps when things do not go to plan. This has been the most stressful summer I’ve ever endured in gaining qualifications in order for me to progress into teaching.
Materials and past papers really do help, and I would always advise anyone if you can afford it – get the whole course.
Thank you A Star!
Booked my Maths exam online and received confirmation straight away. The day of the course I had several emails giving me updates of what I needed to do for the exam. The exam itself was really easy to access with the instructions from the invigilator and the submitting of work was very easy too. Great service.
I really appreciate the help provided by A star team from enquiry to final exam. A star Live chat service demonstrates a very effective service, I got prompt and precise response during the consultation stage. I received the course material within 3 working days after placing the order. I have to say that I benefited a lot from the Course + Tutorials package , though focusing on the course material and attending the weekly Tutorials, I built up my confidence step by step during the past 8 weeks. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to A star exam team for the help provided to set up fundamental tests account, schedule technical test, and arrange final test. Also, email alerts during the last 24 hours are very considerable.
I would recommend A start to anyone looking to sit the exams.
Thank you, “A Star Equivalency” Team!
I’m happy to say that the “Fast Track” option is working correctly. In two days, I receive the exam result.
Great job, A Star Equivalency!
I must start by thanking everyone in the A Star team for all the support and excellent advice you have given me throughout my preparations. You guys are awesome, and I will wholeheartedly recommend your institution to everyone out there trying to achieve an equivalency GCSE grade in all areas offer by A Star.
The swift response to emails, making and overall organisation for students’ success are amazing. Keep the good work!!
Very supportive than expected in evaluation
Great services all along in each department.
Supports are fantastic, very inclusive and kind.
I would recommend this service for anyone needing to gain a GCSE maths equivalency.
Thank you to the whole team. I looking forward for my maths results and upcoming English test.
Overall, I am happy so far. I give 5 Stars.
Brillant Service! Great communication throughout! I have opted for the maths course which has helped my maths knowledge massively! I didn’t pass the first time around as the nerves got the better of me! However second time around opted for the paper based exam as that’s just me found it a lot less stressful without having to worry about numbering questions and then scanning them on and I have passed! A bit cheeky asking to pay extra for the certificate that’s the only downside. Other than this! Thanks so much! I can now go on with my teacher training.
Brilliant service, fast track is excellent and results are back very quickly. I agree that the paper certificate should be included in the price. Overall good experience and I’m now able to go on to complete my teacher training. Many thanks Astar!
Great choice as a provider to sit your exams! Very professional and quick process. Employees are very helpful. Would defo recommend 👍🏻
Passing is easy, but make it clear on your website what’s the passing mark exactly.
More sample answers should be provided for free.
It’s outrageous that you charge separately for a paper certificate. The test £200 should cover that.
It’s very complex test mixing Paper 1 and Paper 2 questions. Time should be extended by one hour. 30 min for reading, planning, annotations etc and extra 30min for writing.
High achievers require more time to plan and write an outstanding story, article etc.
My feedback is 3h new extended time.
The course and exam were great. I did not use all of the support and resources available but my experience was great nevertheless. Thank you.
This is an excellent service which made my dream come true. The exam system was easy to understand and it made me comfortable during the exam time.
I undertook the English & Maths equivalency tests online, found the process very easy- from booking, to receiving up to date information. On the test day in itself, the invigilator ensured I was aware and comfortable before the exam started. I received the results and the e-certificate promptly. Thank you for the free samples available on the site.
Would recommend to anyone looking to sit the exams.
A Star Equivalency were very helpful throughout the entire process, from booking the exam to getting the results. The invigilator was super kind, patient, and have a positive attitude.
I recently had the pleasure of using the website “A Star Equivalency” to take the GCSE English test, and I must say, it was a fantastic experience. I was a bit skeptical about trying an online platform for a similar exam. However, my doubts were quickly put to rest.
From the moment I landed on their website, I was impressed by the user-friendly interface and the clear instructions provided. The process of registering and scheduling my test was seamless, and I appreciated the flexibility to choose a time that suited me best.
On the day of the test, everything went smoothly and the test format was well-structured.
One aspect that stood out to me was the prompt and helpful support provided by the team at A Star Equivalency. Whenever I had a question or needed assistance, their customer service team or the administration was readily available to assist me. After completing the test, I received my results promptly, which was a huge relief. The certificate I received from “A Star Equivalency” is recognized and accepted by various institutions, which is a testament to the credibility of their assessments.
Thank you, “A Star Equivalency” Team!
I just finished the A star Equivalency| GCSE test. Excellent customer service team! The entire procedure was really pleasant and the fast track service was great. I’m glad I passed just in time to begin my PGCE!
On the whole, I have been very satisfied with the services provided by A-Star equivalency, as they provided me with the necessary guidance promptly and accurately. The online exam also ran smoothly and straightforward with the invigilator explaining the procedure in detail. If the course material I purchased had also included model answers in addition to the indicators provided, I would have given 5 stars.
I would recommend A Star Equivalency to anyone who needs to get a grade C or above in a GCSE English Equivalency test.
The service from a star was very good and the staff were very helpful and efficient. I would recommend this service for anyone needing to gain a GCSE maths equivalency. The maths foundation exam is very challenging and completing a few past GCSE papers will not be sufficient revision.
I will recommend to do exam from A star equivalency. Very good staff service always happy to help us anytime.
Customer service – excellent.
Webinars – Sam was thorough, knowledgeable and really helpful.
Course notes, revision questions and exam papers, sadly do not reflect the exam difficulty. They were useful to help retrieve knowledge as a basic form. But the exam questions should reflect the level of difficulty, and the material did not.
Exam process – the questions go blank once completed. I found this awkward and not user friendly. Only when you click on the question will it reappear. Not helpful when you want to scroll and review answers either. I found drawing a line to another box not intuitive. It should say, click box and click the answer, as it is this process that draws the line. Instead I wasted time dragging the line from box to box, thinking that was what was required.
Exam content – only 12 questions broken in parts. This meant that of the vast material to learn, you’ll only be tested on a few areas, which I found made it harder.
I paid for the full course and I don’t think it was value for money.
I haven’t got my results, but I doubt I passed based on the difficulty of the exam in comparison to the course material provided. Such a shame as I was feeling positive after completing all the material. The actual exam definitely was a shock, sadly, and will be reflected in my results. I don’t have the money to resit and the process has left me demoralised after all my efforts, and the loss of a teacher training opportunity.
A Star were super helpful throughout the whole process. Always very quick to respond and very accommodating. An excellent service.
Our Equivalency Experts are on hand to answer any queries you may have.