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 your registered on this website.
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 Combined Science equivalency exam dates with the “You Choose When” option.
Who should sit this GCSE (single award) Combined Science equivalency Exam?
You require a GCSE Science equivalency for entry into a higher education course that accepts GCSE equivalencies.
How to prepare for the Science Equivalency Exam?
Please refer to Science equivalency test guide on Preparing for Science Equivalency Exam page for exam content. We strongly recommend candidates use these recommended and inexpensive revision books. Other books maybe also useful but ensure they match with all topics outlined in the guide above.
- 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 a workbook is provided
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.
What’s in the GCSE Combined Science equivalency exam?
The (Single Science) Combined Science equivalency exam is specially prepared 2 hr test covering the 2 Biology modules, 2 Chemistry Modules and 2 Physics Modules. The details of the topics as outlined in the Science 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 Preparing for Science Equivalency Exam .
Where and when is the GCSE Combined Science equivalency exam held?
The scheduled Combined Science equivalency exam will be held in Islington Arts and Media College, Turle Road, Islington, London, N4 3LS
We also offer flexible Science equivalency 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” as an option to sit the Science equivalency exam in a school anywhere in the UK
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Useful Information – GCSE Combined Science 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 Science 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 Science 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 generally assist.
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.
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. All candidates must arrive by 5.30 pm to the exam centre. Photo ID (license or passport) is required prior to entering the Science equivalency exam room.