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Passed, took the plunge and did the higher on the last go and passed with grade 4, that’s all I needed for the ITT course so was ecstatic at finally passing!

Sk - Verified Purchase

Very good service. Lovely relaxed approach

Katy Laura Holmes - Verified Purchase

Good service. Highly recommend this company for exams!

Marthijs Oosterhof - Verified Purchase

I’m very pleased with the service of “a star equivalency”. Once I passed GCSEs Maths and English, I received my electronic certificates on the same day. I’ve been able to meet the requirements and get a place at University. I would definitely recommend it.

Melissa Janneh - Verified Purchase

Thank you soo much to Astar! Such good customer service and really easy to use. Theres always someone able to help you when needed

Saira - Verified Purchase

Astar have enable me to be able to start my radiography degree in September. I had to obtained my biology and maths. The content is a lot but if you dedicate time to it you will definitely pass the exam. If you pay for fast-track you get the results in less than 24 hours. However, the price of the exam and having to pay for the course materials separately seems unfair!

Lisa - Verified Purchase

I love the whole experience, plenty of resources and the fast track is really fast.

Humphries kantazi - Verified Purchase

Communication with A star has been very efficient. My exam vigilator has been very helpful when a technical problem with scanning my exam answers appeared.

Maria Tsanasidou - Verified Purchase

A would highly recommend A Star. I needed a pass level 4 (55%+) in Maths as an essential requirement for teacher training. I paid A Star for the course Materials which were extensive and included a booklet, practice papers, mock exam papers and access to the MME website including a personal learning portal. The website was particularly helpful and contained an extensive library of video tutorials on every single topic as well as practice papers and mock exams that gave you feedback and advice. The MME website was an essential learning tool that helped me gain my pass. In addition A Star’s own weekly live video tutorials were also very useful. The fast track service exceeded my expectations, this service promises results within two working days and I received my results within 14 hours of completing the exam. A Star is a very effective supportive choice for those seeking to gain a maths equivalency certificate.

Charmaine Kingwell - Verified Purchase

I took both Maths and English. Every one is very helpful. During the English test Lucas and particularly Elise was very very helpful to sort my exam to be marked

Mohammad - Verified Purchase

Booked and took exams within 1 week and passed at 4 required of me. Great staff, very understanding and very cooperative . Will recommend on any day .

BB Ibrahim - Verified Purchase

Smooth and easy process of any exam. I took English eq.and if you follow to the GCSE English study guideline, easy to pass. Thanks for a good expereince.

Tanzer - Verified Purchase

Excellent service, as soon as you’ve booked an exam they keep in touch to make sure you have everything in place; on the day of the exam the invigilator was brilliant.I did a fast track for my maths results and it arrived in less than 24hrs. The E-Certificate which was supposed to take three working days also arrived within less than 24hrs.

Andi - Verified Purchase

Although the price appears high for the course and exam, I fully recommend you spend the money, rather than keep paying for resits. The guide is comprehensive, though unfortunately I didn't manage signing up to the classes, and you can't watch them after the fact, hence the 4 stars. The process was strand the Invigilator for the exam was thorough and patient. Fingers crossed I won't be eating my words as the results aren't for three days!

Lynn Ramsay - Verified Purchase

Very efficient, excellent communication.

Sue Allen - Verified Purchase

Thank you astar equivalency I was very pleased with the service I received. I bought the theory package for my exam and unfortunately missed my first exam by 5 points I was gutted but more determined to revise. I used the revision guides and recommendations for the online YouTube lessons. It is a lot of information to learn and not everything is in the packs. But I found with everything all together and lots of exam practice papers I passed second time around.

Claire - Verified Purchase

Great service, support and professional set up when conducting the exams. Many thanks

David Groucutt - Verified Purchase

Joe, online maths lecturer was really supportive and helpful. He deserves 5 stars. I would leave 5 stars for A star but I won't for the following reasons: * I had no source of time during my exam and the invigilator knew this. I had to surrender my watch as it's a smart watch - I wasn't given any indication on time, only when there was 10 minutes left. Would expect a half way announcement. * The physical certificate is a rip off at £20.00....... I got the grade I needed first time but this was down to me studying everyday. The course arrived promptly and the customer service was good. Just those two points above that I felt unhappy about.

Imogen Stocks - Verified Purchase

Astar had great communication and kept me completely up to date with preparations and timelines. The actual exam was seamless (except the link to log in went to my Junk folder and I found it by accident, whilst waiting for it to arrive). The invigilator was professional, friendly and kind, which helped put me at ease. The exam was well organised and easy to access. Thank you for making a very stressful period easier to navigate through.

Maddy Purser - Verified Purchase

Helpful and friendly staff that make you feel at ease. Very straightforward to do my maths equivalency test. Fingers crossed for a pass! :)

Coral Marie Bentley - Verified Purchase

Organising the exam was really easy, they were really helpful and managed my needs well. The revision pack really helped to develop my knowledge, so that I passed.

Hayley Mckeown - Verified Purchase

Excellent customer service. Very helpful and friendly staff. Easy to book a test and fast results. Excellent support and guidance Thanks to Astar Equivalency I passed my GCSE English Equivalency test. Highly recommended.

Shameena - Verified Purchase

Very efficient service and excellent customer service. Easy to book a test and fast results. I passed my English Equivalency test. Thank you A star. Highly recommended.

Shameena - Verified Purchase

Extremely great full to A Star, I took both maths and combined science. The service was excellent, I paid for fast track and got result within 24hrs of sitting exam. I recommend this service if anyone needs to take equivalency exam.

Lisa - Verified Purchase

Amazing team, always there to ask questions to and very quickly in response. Also very supportive when the exam got closer and my stress levels went up! The revision guides were incredibly helpful as they structured my revision and were a great way of testing myself to know my weak areas. Fabulous service, I can now go on and start my pgce…thank you

Dawn Lammin - Verified Purchase

Amazing services, and very helpful staff as the exam can be really tricky if you go unprepared! I failed my first two attempts as I didn’t prepare properly as I thought if I was able to finish my degree with a 1st class, this should be easier. Big thank you to Mr. David Dennis as he helped provided me the right help and very precise information on what I really have to focus in order to smash the exam. Didn’t take me more than 5 days to revise the links David sent to me, and I was able to pass my exam with a level 6. Thank you very much A star team!

Cosmin Cindea - Verified Purchase

The staff are amazing and extremely supportive the only negative is the exam papers examples do not reflect the actual test so I think better exams should be used but apart from that I would highly recommend Astar. Thank you for helping me pass my English, Maths and Combined Science.

Nichola Plane - Verified Purchase

I highly recommend A star to anyone who needs to take the GCSE English equivalent test. I spent nearly 2 months to get 59% Grade 5 and I can start my teacher training finally. I bought the course which is very good and also there are lots of past paper on their website which is really helpful for the exam. I tried my best and A star tried their best to support. They are definitely a real Star! Thank you so much.

Tianlei - Verified Purchase

Did my equivalency test with another company first until a friend recommended A Star and I am soooo soooo glad they did. Brilliant service and everything was easy to set up and understand.

Gabby - Verified Purchase

Easy to book test and very fast results

Pavlina T - Verified Purchase

I found my experience with A Star very pleasing. The staff was very helpful and answered all the questions I had very quickly, and my invigilator was really kind and made me feel comfortable during the exam. I paid for fast track and the results were given the third day after my exam (since I bough it 'out of hours') and that was a bit disappointing, but I understand why. I passed with a 6 and didn't find the exam extremely difficult. I would have like to have received feedback on it though, as I only got my percentage and grade. In general, however, I was very happy with the service.

Paula Novo del Rio - Verified Purchase

Extremely grateful to A star Equivalency test who assist me brilliantly. Its services is phenomenal and open the doors towards my career. Honestly amazing customer service and specially examiner.

Chesha - Verified Purchase

So easy and smooth & I now I can finally start my teaching course.

Fatima Ali - Verified Purchase

Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend. This was my 4th time of sitting a science gcse in my life time. First time online using astar equivalency and I passed first time. I invested in their course materials and it provided all the information needed.

Danielle Greene - Verified Purchase

excellent service by A star.

Shguj - Verified Purchase

I did my GCSE maths with A star and will definitely recommend the service to anyone who needs equivalency. Before A Star I went with another provider, who although cost me slightly less, they were very disorganised in comparison. A star were super organised, by sending all the info about the exam days before. On the day of exam, the invigilator was very nice and understanding. I wrote my questions on paper and scanned at the end, which made everything so much easier and also saved a lot of time. I paid extra for fast track and got my result in less than 24 hours! The only downside for me was the cost of the fast track, plus the fact that once you’ve passed you need to pay £20 for a hard copy of the certificate. Otherwise I would’ve given A star 5 stars as the service was very professional and I was over the moon to pass first time!

Marlene Mendes - Verified Purchase

Very professional and amazing customer service. I took my first exam with a different well known provider who were absolutely awful and a complete waste of money. I would definitely recommend astar equivalency, I paid for fast track results which were returned to me the next morning.

Rebecca church - Verified Purchase

Great experience with a star. Highly recommend. Staff is very supportive. Given option to write on paper instead of typing on screen online. That helped me most. Passed with a level english equivalency test😍

Shraddha - Verified Purchase

Everything was great. I had the online exam and I could write down the answer. At the end I had to scan the papers. It was quickly and easy. I really recommend it.

Georgia Lamprogianni - Verified Purchase

I was soo worried about sitting this exam as my teacher training course would not be going ahead without the grade. I printed off the Edexcel IGCSE Biology Specification, and studied all areas (as overwhelming the document may seem I highly recommend doing printing it off and highlighting what you've studied as you go along). A STAR really were A Star, no question I asked was ever too much. Fab service from start to finish. The team were super helpful and understanding, they are also very very quick with responding to any questions you may have. I honestly couldn't recommend them enough, very much worth the money! Thank you A Star Equivalency!

Emily - Verified Purchase

I passed the English Equivalency GCSE and the whole process was smooth. The staff at a star were very helpful.

[email protected] - Verified Purchase

Revise for your GCSE equivalency test using the A Star Equivalency support materials and as long as you put the time and effort in you should pass. I am more than happy to recommend this service.

Dillon Wharf - Verified Purchase

Good service and helpful phone staff.

A Pita - Verified Purchase

Excellent service from start to finish. Passed my maths equivalency test on the second attempt but I don't mind as I know I struggle with maths and I needed to do more work, which I did and thankfully passed on the second go. Thanks again for your support.

Andrew P - Verified Purchase

I was so worried about my GCSE maths equivalency test as I haven't done algebra in years and hated it in the first place! The team have been really helpful and I now feel confident about passing this exam.

James Henderson - Verified Purchase

Great services and So friendly staff.

Zahra - Verified Purchase

Really good support and help to pass the equivalency test

Singh - Verified Purchase

Excellent service. I sat GCSE English-equivalency test. Everyone at Astar was very knowledgeable and easy to speak to. I would strongly recommend them if you are looking to sit GCSE exams. Their site is full of free resources- past papers and mock exams. Thanks Astar Team!

Laura Olego - Verified Purchase

I was worried about my GCSE Biology equivalency test but passed first time

Alice P - Verified Purchase

Happy to recommend

Jadan Alison - Verified Purchase

Very helpful and communicative staff!

Abigail Kirschbaum - Verified Purchase

Exceptional service and support. I called A star who offered my insight and advice as to what I would need to do. I followed this guidance and passed my science equivalency first time.

Elena A - Verified Purchase

I bought exam course from A star. The invigilator was quite helping and provided the guidance very well.

HINNA QAISAR - Verified Purchase

Great service for your GCSE equivalency exams. The invigilator gave clear instructions before starting the exam, and the exam platform was generally very easy to use. I got my results within 24 hours!

Bianca - Verified Purchase

Everyone who is working for A Star Equivalency has been very helpful and polite. I mainly used the live chat to ask questions and the help was amazing and quick. I did combined science with A* and the exam was 2 hours long. Although a bit pricey compared to what it was before. The fast track feature i believe is too expensive and should really be maximum £30. Other than money being the issue for me. Everything was perfect especially the customer service.

Selin - Verified Purchase

I completed my foundation maths exam with A Star equivalency online. I was so nervous before the exam, however I feel it couldn't have gone any better! The process from start to finish was smooth, the invigilator made me feel calm and I felt more at ease during the exam than I did before! I would highly recommend this company to do your exam with :)

Aimee Barker - Verified Purchase

I was really worried about taking the GCSE biology equivalency because I have not touched science in over 15 years and I can't recall the differences between a plant or animal cell! However after a few weeks of revising my confidence grew and the exam was that bad in the end. A Star were tremendous all the way through.

Alex - Verified Purchase

excellent service

A Mugabi - Verified Purchase

The service was very good and the invigilation was professional. I did have some noise distraction from the other students during the exam but this can't be helped. I would recommend this service as it was quick and painless, if you don't count the revision haha. I passed both my biology and English exams and have been able to progress onto my initial teacher training course.

Ingrid Ellis - Verified Purchase

Great materials provided, some were missing at first but easy communication and I was sent what I needed within 48 hours. Excellent revision sessions to join each week - definitely helped with tricky areas! Would highly recommend A Star!

L Thomson - Verified Purchase

Excellent service: clarity of instructions, reliability of the prompts, ease of access, professionalism of my invigilator. I could not have hoped for a better experience and I am very grateful.

Barbara Scalvini - Verified Purchase

I'd really like to inform you that booking exams was a very simple process and on top of that the examiner was really helpful. I'm really happy to recommend A star for excellent service and professional approach. Awesome!!

Deepa Shishir Sinha - Verified Purchase

Straight forward exam which smartly gathers writing and reading assessment requirements.

Yves Kemo - Verified Purchase

A star provide an amazing service. Everything was done smoothly. They answer all of the queries and that too very quickly. I was in constant correspondence and got the reply to each and every mail. Got my result within a week. Very highly recommended.

Sundus - Verified Purchase

Good support and the science course materials were really useful. I found the exam tricky, wish there were more multiple choice. I got my level 4 so that's all that matters.

Hannah - Verified Purchase

Great service, easy and quick to book. Thank you so much for the support.

Mary - Verified Purchase

I can’t thank you enough for all the help and support!! After so long out of a classroom and not having done an exam in years and years, I was really nervous about the whole thing. A Star Equivalency made it all so simple and straight forward. THANK YOU

lisamow9091 - Verified Purchase

I did a maths equivalency test and passed first time with A star! Thank you 👍🏼

Joseph Callaghan - Verified Purchase

I thought they were really helpful and friendly throughout the whole process. I finally passed and can now do my Teacher Training programme.

John Gleeson - Verified Purchase

Very helpful course to prepare for the exam! Quick results in 2 working days with the fast track option. Highly recommended

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Keerthy Pulendrarajah - Verified Purchase

Great support! Passed so happy. I can now go on to complete my teaching (QTS). Thank you AStar

Marie - Verified Purchase

The exam was not as easy as I had hoped for.

R G - Verified Purchase

Great service, clear instruction throughout the examination process.

Lindsey Taylor - Verified Purchase

Easy and quick to book. I needed equivalency for English. Easy access, quick updates and very nice and helpful ladies there too. Thank you

Rauca Corneanu - Verified Purchase

I had to pass my GCSE English equivalency test as a condition for my teacher training. I contacted A-Star Equivalency team as I am more comfortable in Paper based exam and it’s only them providing this opportunity. I booked my exam with them and it was very easy. Anytime I needed any help they promptly responded. I didn’t want to leave any chance to pass it so I bought their course as well. The mocks paper in the course were very helpful and I revised from some other resources. The examination process was very authentic. I passed my exam in first attempt with distinction 😃. I am very pleased with their service and will definitely recommend to others.

Anupam Gupta - Verified Purchase

Exceptional service and so so relieved I have passed.

Roberta C - Verified Purchase

Anyone who has to do the gcse biology equivalency then a star is the service to help you.

Azi T - Verified Purchase

Words can not describe how supportive the team is to help me achieve my GCSE Maths. I’m confident and provided with all the resources I need.

Damilare Bakinson - Verified Purchase

Fantastic service and Dave is a super star! Fantastic support and he gave me belief in myself. He is amazing at what he does! I was over the moon when I passed! Definitely recommend!

Sophie - Verified Purchase

Absolutely brilliant service, professional support and encouragement when sitting my online maths exam. Dennis is fantastic at what he does. He made me believe in myself and when I passed I was over the moon!

Sophie - Verified Purchase

I am so glad i done my sciences exam with Star equivalency. They were very polite and kind. The exam was quick and easy to book. Thank you so much.

Raisa D'wan - Verified Purchase

5 star service from this company. I needed a Maths, English and science GCSE for entry into a PGCE course. They were very friendly from start of booking to finish. Any problems with bookings or exam dates were dealt with promptly.

Saira - Verified Purchase

5/5 from me

David T - Verified Purchase

I can’t say I’m enjoying the course haha! The course is in depth and there is plenty of support available if you need it. I’m currently studying hard, haven’t taken the exam yet

Clare H Carpenter - Verified Purchase

I contacted 2 equivalency test websites for this science exam and this was the only one that got back to me. I am pleased they did as they have helped me to get set up and ready for the exam. Excellent service.

Poppy K - Verified Purchase

As others have said I can not fault the service. Would definitely recommend to others getting into teaching.

Jessica Collins - Verified Purchase

Just got my results and couldn't be happier. thank you so much for helping me to pass the science equivalency test.

Shirley Y - Verified Purchase

pleased to recommend A Star equivalency to others.

Carl G - Verified Purchase

If you revise for the equivalency test then you have a good chance of passing. I turned up with no prep first time and it was my own fault that I just missed out. A bit of study time and the second attempt went well. Will recommend to others.

Miguel Johnson - Verified Purchase

Having to study after many many years off took me back to my school days which is somewhere that none of us want to go. The work I did paid off as I passed the biology test and got onto my course. The people at A star are very helpful with the tutorials and support.

Antonia H - Verified Purchase

Satisfied with the support but still don't know why the Uni is making people like me do this when I already have a degree.

Gail Turing - Verified Purchase

outstanding support from my first phone call to results day. Maths is not my strongest subject, to put it bluntly, I am terrible!!! The course materials really helped me to understand the concepts that I then transferred into marks in my exam. Although I still dislike the subject, my hatred has definitely softened a little now that I have passed.

Analisa Corbett - Verified Purchase

I agree with the other reviews in terms of how helpful the team were and the fact that the test isn't as bad as you fear as long as you do the work of course.

Candice Warner - Verified Purchase

Didn't like science at school but it didn't seem as bad this time round. The guys at a star equivalency testing helped me to get on top of the materials and i found the input helpful. Now to tackle the challenges of my PGCE.

Dale Havers - Verified Purchase

GCSE English equivalency test is something I had to pass to become a teacher. I did well with my revision and thankfully I passed within 2 months.

Oluwatosin L - Verified Purchase

I will leave a review for others and recommend this equivalency service.

S Hainsworth - Verified Purchase

Very helpful staff

Oladele - Verified Purchase

I did the paper based Biology test at home. Wasn't sure how they would invigilate it but it worked really well as I normally get too nervous with exams but being at home eased my anxiety. This was my last barrier and now I have overcome it I can get on with my dream career.

Emily Freeman - Verified Purchase

Excellent service that helped me to get onto my course. Thank you to David and the team.

Amelia - Verified Purchase