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*ONLINE GCSE Biology Equivalency Exam
Multiple exams weekly-SEE ONLINE GUIDANCE BELOW
£ 180.00
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*Exam Centre GCSE Biology Equivalency Exam
All Months Multiple exams weekly-SEE Exam Centre GUIDE below
£ 140.00
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ONLINE Equivalency Exam Testing Guidance

These exams are the same as the standard exam centre equivalency exams. When you book we send you an email within the working day offering multiple exams through the week and a Sunday 2.30pm (available if fast track results are purchased). In addition you can pick any day and time if you purchase a “you choose when” addon.

If you have a special date in mind mention it in the (optional) order notes that appear on the checkout page.

They are administered using technology specifically designed to ensure the highest security standards in remote testing. Examinees are closely monitored throughout the process and their Photo ID is verified (Photo Driver’s Licence or Passport).

To do these exams you require a computer with camera, microphone, key board, browser with a stable internet connection and a phone with the ability to scan or photograph. No special hardware, software or training is required.

Exam Centre Equivalency Exam Guidance

Multiple slots – when you book a scheduled exam above we will email you within 1 working day offering multiple exam slots each week.

If you have a special date in mind mention it in the (optional) order notes that appear on the checkout page.

Equivalency Exams are operating daily under the “new normal” social distancing regime. We have exceeded government expectations with an alternative venue at Suite 210, The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, IslingtonN1 0QH (closest tube station Angel ) using thermal temperature detectors, individual isolation rooms along with the mandatory facemasks, hand sanitisers and social distancing.

In addition we continue to use high quality examinations benchmarked on AQA and Edexcel GCSE syllabuses administered under JCQ (Joint for Qualifications) regulations, by trained invigilators and marked by a team of independent markers who have/or currently mark for the exam boards.

We are ensuring the needs of all students are being met safely and well within the required time!

School Based Equivalency Exam Testing

This option is used by some candidates where the headteacher is prepared to commit to the school hosting while following our security procedures and JCQ examination protocol to ensure the security and integrity of the equivalency examination.

If you have a school prepared to support your exam please check for more details by viewing the “You Choose Where” Option.

Embassy/ British Council based testing

We are working with embassies and the British Council for special cases where students are overseas and travel restrictions preclude their attendance to an Equivalency Examination in the UK.

Again these are ONLY offered where you have evidence of your training provider’s approval for you to sit the examination this way. To maintain transparency with our training providers, the alternative option used is clearly recorded on the equivalency certificate with our standard unique security code for training provider’s reference.

General Exam Information

NB We also offer additional extra flexibility in GCSE Biology equivalency exam dates with the “You Choose When” option.

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 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 Science for some time may find more success with the Combined Science equivalency.

How to prepare for the Biology equivalency exam?

Please refer to Biology equivalency test guide on Preparing for Biology Equivalency Exam for exam content. We strongly recommend candidates use the recommended and inexpensive revision books.

  • 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 (cheaper second hand) 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.

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%. Remaining grade boundaries are on the Preparation for Biology GCSE page of website.

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)

Still can’t find what you want?  Please call or email test@astarequivalency.co.uk

General Information about GCSE Biology Equivalency Exams

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 Biology equivalency certificate (sent to the address you registered on website) with a security code on it. 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, 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.

NB Once the Biology 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 and rebooking will require repaying (so please give us notice). 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 Biology 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.

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 Biology equivalency exam room.

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