Preparation for GCSE English Equivalency Exam

1. What GCSE English Equivalency course /revision materials are available?. When and Where can I sit them?

What English equivalency exam revision materials are available?

You can easily purchase the recommended materials for the English 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.

Collins New GCSE English – ISBN Number – 9780007341016

This English revision book covers all examinable material and there is no need to spend more money on further resources. Also remember online English resources such as BBC Bitesize are free.

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

Additional online English equivalency revision resources are listed below

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

Where and when can I sit the English Equivalency exam?

The scheduled English 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 English 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 English equivalency exam in a school anywhere in the UK

2. What's in the GCSE English Equivalency Exam? Who should sit them? When do I get my equivalency exam results?

What’s in the GCSE English Equivalency exam?

The English equivalency exam is a 2-hour English Language equivalency exam bench marked with the past Higher AQA 80-mark examination. It is an unseen non-fiction paper. Examples of unseen non -fiction could be a newspaper or magazine article, information leaflet, advertisement, review, letter or a diary that you haven’t seen before.

You need at least 44 marks or 55 percent to achieve the minimum required grade of C/4 (refer to English equivalency exam preparation page for more details)

The English equivalency exam content is outlined in the English equivalency test guide and the above revision guide.

Who should sit this GCSE English equivalency Exam?

You require a GCSE English equivalency for entry into a higher education course that accepts GCSE equivalencies. (Typically Teaching QTS, Nursing and Midwifery).

When will I get my  GCSE English equivalency Exam Results?

Results are returned to you within 12 working days via email (NEED SOONER – check out our FAST TRACK within 48 hrs service). You will receive an official GCSE English equivalency certificate with a security code on it.

Need to sit GCSE English 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 English equivalency exam in your supporting school.

The Day of the English Equivalency Exam
Please arrive at exam venue 20 mins early to register and bring Photo ID (photo license or passport) to be checked before to entering the English equivalency exam room.

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.

3. What are the English Equivalency Test Grade Boundaries?

How is the English Equivalency Exam Graded?

The 2-hour Higher English equivalency exams have 80 marks available, covering the material outlined in the guide and supported by the suggested English revision book.

What are the English Equivalency Test Grade Boundaries?

Grade A-, A, A+, (7)  A*-, A* (8) A*+(9) 59-80 (74%)
Grade B-,B,(5) B+ (6) 51-58 (64%)
Grade C- ,C, C+ (4) 44-50 (55%)
Grade D- D, D+ 37-43
Grade E- E, E+ 30-36
Grade F- F, F+ 23-29
Grade G- G, G+ 15-22
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Useful Information about GCSE English Equivalency Exams

NB Once the English equivalency exam/ course is booked candidates must contact us to inform us of a date change up to 48 hours prior or the booking is lost with no refund. A change of date charge is required to enable a manual change to the equivalency exam numbers, date and ensure the records and the certificate security code are correct.

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

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

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