Covid – 19 Exam Arrangements
If your equivalency exam booking is affected by a lockdown the following arrangements are in place. At no further cost, as soon as the lockdown is lifted, we will be immediately running continuous exam slots throughout every day to ensure all candidates can sit their exam ASAP.
This will involve an alternative venue with only a handful examinees for each exam slot and will rigidly adhere to government social distancing measures. We will be keeping you informed of the details of these arrangements by email to the address you registered online.
We can also further offer to freeze your exam booking give you a free “You Choose When” date.
This will give the flexibility of holding your exam over and selecting your own preferred date and time to sit the exam immediately or any time after the/a lockdown.
Note: If you have a supportive school it is also possible to sit the exam in your school. For more details please see our ” You Choose Where” Option.
NB We also offer additional extra flexibility in English equivalency exam dates with the “You Choose When” option.
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.
How to prepare for the English Equivalency Exam?
- Collins New GCSE English – ISBN Number – 9780007341016
These revision books cover all examinable material 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 information, revision guide and recommended revision book, you feel you need support it is advisable (although not compulsory) that you attend one of our English revision courses for the GCSE English 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 is in the English equivalency exam?
The English equivalency exam is a 2 hr 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.
Where and when is 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
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Useful Information – GCSE English equivalency exam
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 (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 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.
If there appears to be any issues with your training provider please email email@example.com as we can assist.
NB Once the English 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 English equivalency exam date through the system and ensure the records and the certificate security code are kept 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. And as such by agreeing to our terms and conditions you agree to the above. All candidates must arrive by 5.30 pm to the exam centre. Photo ID (license or passport) is required prior to entering the English equivalency exam room.