GCSE Biology Equivalency Test

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GCSE Biology Equivalency Test

Book a GCSE Biology Equivalency Test through A Star Equivalency and get the support you need to pass your exam and access your course.

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GCSE Biology Equivalency Course

Our GCSE Biology Equivalency test course provides everything you need to effectively prepare for your exam. The course pack is posted to you and contains:

  • Exam questions on every topic

  • In depth detailed answers

  • Mock exam papers & mark schemes

  • Revision booklet to teach and test knowledge

  • Tutorials to help you prepare for the exam

How do I prepare for the GCSE Biology Equivalency Test?

Assessment objectives and guidance

See our detailed content guide below; Assessment objectives You can also use the detailed Edexcel IGCSE Biology Specification to help you revise
Edexcel IGCSE Biology Specification

More Free Biology Revision revision with MME

MME provides free Biology revision worksheets by topic see the link below.
Free Biology Revision

Free Practice Paper

Use the GCSE Biology Equivalency Test sample paper to help you revise
Biology Question Paper
Biology Mark Scheme

iGCSE Past papers

The best papers to revise for the Biology equivalency test are the IGCSE Biology practice papers. You can find these here:
IGCSE Biology - Paper 1 - Question
IGCSE Biology - Paper 1 - Mark Scheme
IGCSE Biology - Paper 2 - Question
IGCSE Biology - Paper 2 - Mark Scheme

Ask the community

A star Equivalency has set up a Facebook support group to help every Equivalency student. Take a look at the A star Equivalency Facebook Group.

Everything you need in one place

With our course options, you get all the materials you need to revise for and pass the exam. Additionally, we also have webinar tutorials to help prepare learners, which is inclusive of the exam booking fee. See the block above for more information. 

Specifically designed for the exam

The course has been specifically designed to match the content of the exam. Providing genuine mock papers designed by examiners.

100s of Practice Questions

100s of expertly designed practice questions. Giving the ability to practice every possible exam question type you could face in the exam.

Free Weekly Lessons

A Star Equivalency offers free weekly lessons to all learners. You can register for there here
Free Weekly lessons

Make a study Plan

Making a study plan to pass your Equivalency Test is a good place to start. Plan out when you want to revise and how you want to revise.

Start revising early

Start your revision early. Give yourself enough time to cover the entire course without needing to rush.

Do lots of practice papers and questions

Exam-paper practice is the most important thing. This is why the A star course comes with 3 high-quality mock papers so you know what you expect from the real exam.

GCSE Biology Equivalency Testing Info

This exam is an online exam. The timings have been modified to allow you to sit the exam online. Your answers must be submitted online.

If you wish to sit a paper-based exam please see the link below:
Paper-based Exam

The combined Science equivalency consists of short-form answers along with multiple choice. Questions range from 1 to 6 marks of different lengths and formats.

For your exam day please prepare the following:

  1. The ability to carry out a video call on a laptop or desktop computer
  2. A web cam and audio
  3. An acceptable form of ID
  4. Pen, paper and scientific calculator.
  5. A Smartphone (to submit your answers if you complete them on paper).

You connect with the invigilator on the day of the exam. You log into the exams system then start once the invigilator gets you set up. You can either enter your answers on screen by typing, or on paper. If you write on paper you need to scan in your answers at the end using your smart phone. All of this process is straight forward and doesn’t require any technical knowledge.

This Biology IGCSE specification enables the assessment objectives to be effectively met by studying a single benchmarked  paper (1B).  In addition, there is no  coursework component. Therefore, the Biology IGCSE is the better option for equivalency students, studying remotely for a Biology GCSE Equivalency test.  Please note, this exam is therefore benchmarked to the Edexcel Biology International.

The GCSE Biology equivalency test is a 2-hour exam benchmarked to Edexcel IGCSE Biology PAPER 1B. This is a single GCSE award. The Biology Equivalency exam covers grades 9 to 1 (A* to G) for both foundation and higher students.

You require a GCSE Biology equivalency for entry into a higher education course that accepts GCSE equivalencies (typically teacher training QTS, midwifery and nursing).

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 test is spread more across Biology, Chemistry and Physics and therefore it has greater breadth but slightly less depth.

The A Star Biology equivalency course is the perfect way to revise for this exam. The course contains all the resources you need to prepare effectively for this exam.

Results are returned to you within 10 working days via email

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Then select the Fast track option shown above. This guarantees the results within 24-72 hours of sitting your exam.

Biology Mark Percentage
 Grade A*+, (9) 74/100 (74%+)
 Grade A(8), 65/100 (65%+)
 Grade B/A (7) 56/100 (56%+)
 Grade: B (6) 50/100 (50%+)
 Grade C+ (5) 44/100 (44%+)
 Grade C / C- (4) 38/100 (38%+)

We have modelled our papers and grade boundaries against the actual IGCSE Specification and grade boundaries. We are using the Pre-Covid grade boundaries for this specification. (Grade Boundaries)

We take the standardisation of our exams very seriously to ensure the integrity of our exams. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Most reputable teacher training providers accept the Biology equivalency test results. For Nursing and Midwifery it varies from course provider to course provider. If you need any further help with this please email [email protected] 

Yes! we do offer the option of a paper based exam. Please follow the link to see our paper based exam product. 

To find out what you need to sit an online exam and for instructions on the day, please see the Equivalency test instructions page.

A Star Equivalency Test Instructions

These instructions will be sent to every learner when they book an exam with A star Equivalency.

GCSE Biology Equivalency Course and Exam

EXAM ONLY EXAM AND COURSE
Lowest cost online Examination
Online Examination
Certificate Included
Exam questions by topic Included
3 Mock Papers Included
Details mark schemes included

Simple Steps to your GCSE Biology Equivalency

3 Easy Steps

  • 1

    Book your Biology Equivalency Through A Star

  • 2

    Revise using the Biology course materials

  • 3

    Complete the exam - get your results & certificate

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  1. I am pleased to have passed my Biology Exam with A Star Equivalency. I cannot thank Dave and the team enough for their support. No test is easy and it is imperative to revise and use all the resources available on the website – which was a big help for me. I am greatful for the supportive team and looking forward to doing my Teacher Training in September.

    Margaret S
  2. I was sooo nervous about my science equivalency test I can’t tell you how much. I have not studied science for 20 years and had no idea what the differences between a plant and animal cell was, but after 10 weeks of getting my head down and working through the course I managed to overcome one of my greatest fears and at the same time pursue my dream of booking a primary school teacher. Thank you so much to the team at A star, you were supportive all the way through.

    Gemma Taylor
  3. A very helpful service and made the revision for the test not as painful as it could have been.

    Pari Singh