Preparation for GCSE Biology Equivalency Exam

1. Where do I get the GCSE Biology Equivalency Exam revision materials ?

What are the Biology equivalency exam revision materials?  

You can easily purchase the recommended materials for the Biology Equivalency exam online by inserting the ISBN number below into Google or your preferred web browser. The book is inexpensive and essential to your successful preparation for the exam.

  • The GCSE Biology Revision Guide –  ISBN 13: 9781782946748
  • The GCSE Biology Workbook –ISBN: 9781782946755
  • You do only PAPER 1 Biology single award Science (please leave out material marked for paper 2). Don’t be confused by revision book references to paper 1 for double science candidates who sit additional Chemistry and Physics Exams.
  • Exam content is here in Biology Guidance

These Biology equivalency test revision materials should only cost a few pounds delivered to you and there is no need to spend more money on further resources. Also remember online Biology equivalency test resources such as BBC Bitesize are free (NB Bitesize revises Edexcel GCSE Biology and whilst is it very useful the Edexcel IGCSE is slightly different so we advise to also get the revision book as well).

If you are short of time, or after reviewing the revision guide you feel you require some support, it is advisable (although not compulsory) that you use one of our Biology revision course options. These are specifically designed for the GCSE Biology Equivalency Exam. There are a variety of options using experienced teaching professionals who have successfully helped people like you. This is preferable to sitting an exam ill-prepared and not passing.

Where can I find Maths Equivalency Exam Practice papers?

  • The recommended revision books above include practice maths exams with marking schemes.
  • Past Edexcel GCSE Biology examination papers with the marking schemes and examiners reports going back to 2017 are available here. (Please use exams marked 1B as examples)

Additional Online Biology Equivalency Revision Resources are Listed Below

We advise all candidates to attend at least one revision class prior to sitting this Biology equivalency exam.

Still can’t find what you want?  Please call or email [email protected] should you require any further information regarding any aspect of the Biology exam / course content, dates or location.

2. Who should sit the GCSE Biology equivalency exam? When will I receive my results? When and When can I sit the exams?

Who should sit this GCSE Biology equivalency exam?

You require a GCSE Science equivalency for entry into a higher education course that accepts GCSE equivalencies.

To assist you in satisfying this requirement we offer a GCSE Biology equivalency in addition to GCSE Combined Science equivalency. Be aware the GCSE Biology equivalency is a single science discipline and therefore requires a strong depth of knowledge and understanding. The GCSE Combined Science equivalency test is spread more thinly across Biology, Chemistry and Physics and therefore it has a little less depth.

Consequently, the GCSE Biology equivalency exam best suits candidates with a reasonably strong of knowledge and understanding of Biology and candidates that have not studied Biology or Science for some time may find more success with the Combined Science equivalency.

When will I receive my GCSE Biology Equivalency Exam results?

Results are returned to you within 12 working days via email (NEED IT SOONER – check out our FAST TRACK within 48 hrs service). You will receive an official A* Star GCSE Biology Equivalency Certificate sent to the address you registered on this website, with an anti-fraud personalised security code directly linked to your results.

Where and When can I sit the Biology Equivalency Exam?

The scheduled Biology equivalency exams will be held in Islington Arts and Media College, Turle Road, Islington, London, N4 3LS

We also offer flexible exam dates with the You Choose When” option to sit your GCSE Biology equivalency exam anytime during office hours at Suite 210, The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0QH

With school support we offer “You Choose Where” as an option to sit the Biology equivalency exam in a school anywhere in the UK.

The Day of the Biology Equivalency Exam
Please get to venue 20 mins before to register and bring Photo ID (passport or photo license) to  present before gaining access to the Biology equivalency examination room.

3. What's in the Biology equivalency exam? What are the Biology Equivalency Test Grade Boundaries?

What’s in the GCSE Biology Equivalency exam?

The GCSE Biology equivalency test is a custom prepared 2-hour exam benchmarked to Edexcel IGCSE syllabus PAPER 1. This is a single GCSE award, single tier Biology Equivalency exam covering grades 9 to 1 (A* to G). The details of the topics as outlined in the  Biology Equivalency Exam Test Guide . A grade C/4 threshold requires a minimum of 66/120 marks or 55%. are below.

What are the Biology Equivalency Test Grade Boundaries?

Biology Mark Percentage
 Grade A*-, A* (8), A*+, (9) 102 /120 (85-100%)
 Grade A-, A, A+, (7) 90/120 (75- 84%)
 Grade B-, B, (5) B+, (6) 78/120 (65- 74%)
 Grade C-, C, C+ (4) 66/120 (55-64%)

Other useful Biology Equivalency Exam information

A* Star Equivalency Testing has been the leader in delivering Equivalency Tests since 2002 and this Biology equivalency exam and certificate is accepted by most training providers. However, there are hundreds of existing providers and courses, new providers and policies can be subject to change.We therefore advise candidates to always check with their proposed provider as we do not offer refunds.

Please be advised that the Biology equivalency exam paper remains the property of A*Star Equivalency Testing. Candidates are not permitted to take their exam paper, pictures of or photocopies of the paper. And as such by agreeing to our terms and conditions you agree to the above.

Need to sit GCSE Biology Equivalency in Birmingham?

From Thurso to Truro we have you covered. If your school can meet the Equivalency Test requirements it is possible to sit your Biology exam in your supporting school.

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