Preparation for GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Exam

1. What GCSE Science Equivalency course /revision materials are available?

What Science equivalency exam revision materials are available?

You can easily purchase the recommended materials for the GCSE Combined Science 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.

EDEXCEL Modular science – The Revision Guide – ISBN Number – 1841469416
EDEXCEL Modular science – The Workbook – ISBN Number – 1841469483
NB It is not necessary to purchase the science workbook if you are booking a science “KICK START” or “BOOSTER CLASS” as workbook is provided

If you have problems sourcing these books at a reasonable price  (less than £10 ) please email for assistance.

These 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 resources such as BBC Bitesize are free.

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 Combined Science revision course options. These are specifically designed for the GCSE Science 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.

Additional online GCSE Combined Science equivalency revision resources are listed below

BBC Bitesize

GCSE Answers

GCSE Guide

Edexcel GCSE Past Exam Papers 

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

Additional GCSE Science equivalency test revision material.


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

Who should sit this GCSE Science equivalency Exam?

You require a GCSE Science equivalency for entry into a higher education courses that accept GCSE equivalencies. These are typically Teaching QTS, Nursing and Midwifery.

When will I receive my GCSE Science 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 Science 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 is the Combined Science Equivalency exam?

The scheduled Science equivalency exam 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 Science 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”  we offer additional flexibility with an option to sit the Science equivalency exam in a school anywhere in the UK.

Need to sit GCSE Science 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 exam in your supporting school.

The Day of the Science Equivalency Exam
Please arrive at venue 20 mins before to register and bring Photo ID (Passport or License) to  present before gaining access to the Science equivalency examination room.

NB Once the Combined Science equivalency course is booked candidates must contact us to inform us of a date change up to 48 hours before the exam or the booking is lost with no refund. A change of date charge is required to enable a change to the Combined Science equivalency exam date through the system and ensure the records and the certificate security code are kept correct.

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

What’s in the GCSE Combined Science equivalency exam?

The (Single Science) Combined Science equivalency exam is specially prepared 2-hour test covering the 2 Biology modules, 2 Chemistry Modules and 2 Physics Modules. The details of the topics as outlined in the GCSE Science Equivalency Test guide.

To enable thorough coverage of the syllabus material in the time provided each module is made up of 24 multiple choice questions (worth 1 mark each). The GCSE equivalency exam therefore totals 144 (6 modules x 24 marks). A grade C/4 threshold requires a minimum of 78/144 marks or 55%. The remaining grade thresholds are outlined in column 3.

What are the Combined Science Equivalency Test Grade Boundaries?

Science Marks Percentage
Grade A*-, A*, (8) A*+  (9) 123/144 (85 -100%)
Grade A-, A, A+, (7) 108/144 (75 -84%)
Grade B-, B, (5) B+, (6) 94/144 (65 –  74%)
Grade C-, C, C+ (4) 78/144 (55 – 64%)

Other useful information

A* Star Equivalency Testing has been the leader in delivering Equivalency Tests since 2002 and this Science 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 Science 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.

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

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