GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Test

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GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Test

Book Your GCSE combined science equivalency test and course through A Star Equivalency to get a low cost exam and course with unrivalled service.

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  • GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Exam & Course - Lowest Cost!
  • Course Contains: Revision Notes, Mock Papers, Practice Questions and Webinar Tutorials - High Pass Rates
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics in One 2 Hour Home Exam
  • New Course for 23-24: Revision materials & Webinar tutorials New Course
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GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Course - Updated 23/24

The A Star Equivalency GCSE Combined Science course for the 2023/2024 academic year provides everything you need to effectively prepare for the Combined Science Equivalency Test. The course arrives within 2 working days and is delivered by Royal Mail (international orders will take longer). Once you are signed up to the course you will also be invited to the weekly science tutorials that are free to attend, that include additional revision resources. The course pack contains:

(Live outside the UK? Please visit A Star Equivalency International for International Courses) 

  • Revision guides for each subject - New for 23/24 year

  • Exam questions by topic for all key areas of the course

  • Model solutions for every question

  • Mock exams that emulate the real exam - New for 23/24

  • Mark schemes provided for each paper

  • Free Webinar Tutorials - Additional resources included!
    Lesson Schedule

  • This provides access to our outstanding course for 1 year.

How do I prepare for the GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Test?

Assessment objectives and guidance

See our detailed content guide below Edexcel IGCSE Science Specification Guide
You can also use the detailed Edexcel IGCSE Specification to help you revise Edexcel IGCSE Science Specification

More Free General Science Revision with MME

MME provides free general Science revision worksheets by topic. Using the assessment objectives and specification you can select which topics to revise:
Free Combined Science Revision

Free Practice Paper

GCSE Science Equivalency Test practice paper and corresponding mark scheme
Combined science practice - Questions
Combined science practice - Answers

Combined science Insert

iGCSE Past papers

The closest papers to revise from are the Edexcel IGCSE Combined Science practice papers. You can find these here:
Sample Paper 1
Biology   Question Paper   Answers
Chemistry   Question Paper   Answers
Physics   Question Paper   Answers

Sample Paper 2
Biology   Question Paper   Answers
Chemistry   Question Paper   Answers
Physics   Question Paper   Answers

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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 Webinar Lessons

A Star Equivalency offers free webinar lessons to all learners. You can register for there here
Free Weekly lessons
Each lesson includes an additional targeted revision resource for students to use!

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 2 high-quality mock papers so you know what you expect from the real exam.

Contact our expert exam team

Contact our expert exam team to receive advice about which qualification is best suited for your situation, or call 020 8135 8868 to book now.

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How we create our exams

Our GCSE Combined Science equivalency exams are made to follow strict criteria, to make sure they are as suitable as possible to specifications that they follow.

If you would like further detail on this, click the button below.

What are the A Star Equivalency Combined Science Grade Boundaries

The Combined Science Grade Boundaries


Grade Marks Percentage
Grade A*, A**, (9) 90/100  90%+
Grade A*-, (8) 84/100  84%+
Grade A-, A, A+, (7) 75/100  75%+
Grade B+, (6) 68/100  68%+
Grade B-, B, (5) 60/100  60%+
Grade C-, C, C+ (4) 51/100  51%+


We closely monitor all exam results, and how these change over time, to ensure our exams match the difficulties of the specifications they are benchmarked against and so the grade boundaries are set accordingly.

How to prepare for the GCSE Science Equivalency Exam?

This specification has very limited resources available for it outside of this service. Our team have developed a dedicated course pack for the combined science exam and it is advised that these course materials are used to help you prepare for the exam.

GCSE Science Equivalency Test Information

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.

Please prepare the following for the day of your exam:

  1. An internet connection capable of video calling (please test before your exam day, you don’t need to install any software for this).
  2. A web cam and audio capability (please test the set up works).
  3. An acceptable form of ID
  4. A pen, paper and scientific calculator.
  5. A Smartphone (to submit your answers if you complete them on paper).

The online exams are easy to access and you do not need any technical experience in order to be able to do this. The invigilators will connect with you over Google Meets and then share the exams system. The questions will be on-screen with the answer boxes directly underneath for you to type into.

SINGLE AWARD (1 GCSE ) Science is a  requirement of Primary Initial Teacher Training courses.

This GCSE Equivalency Exam has been benchmarked the current Edexcel (IGCSE) Science (Single Award) specification and follows the UK National Curriculum.

This provides the best fit for UK primary teacher trainees with a single award (9-1) (un-tiered -includes foundation and higher) GCSE Combined Science Equivalency award.

This single 2-hour GCSE Equivalency Exam effectively covers the assessment objectives of the Edexcel IGCSE specification. There is No direct assessment of science practical work. This exam provides an excellent foundation to teach the primary science curriculum.

Edexcel GCSE Combined Science revision materials outlined in the information on where to find support can be used. However, it is important to note all other Combined Science GCSEs currently offered **(not IGCSE) are DOUBLE award so use this Combined Science Guide to avoid doing the additional material covered in the double award (2 GCSE) courses.

Biology content       33.3%

  • The nature and variety of living organisms
  • Structure and functions in living organisms
  • Reproduction and inheritance
  • Ecology and the environment
  • Use of biological resources

Chemistry content     33.3%         

  • Principles of chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

Physics content    33.3%

  • Forces and motion
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Energy resources and energy transfers
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Radioactivity and particles
  • Astrophysics

A Star Equivalency Testing has been the leader in delivering Equivalency Tests since 2002. Our Science equivalency exam and certificate is accepted by most training providers and SCITT’s. Some nursing and midwifery courses also accept our test results, but please check with your course provider to be certain.

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.

Still can’t find what you want?  Please call or email [email protected] should you require any further information regarding any aspect of the course content, dates or location.

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

A Star Equivalency Testing is a leader in the provision of Science equivalency testing services and as such we are accepted by the vast majority of training providers.

If you have any questions about our service or its acceptance please email [email protected] or call 020 3488 0960.

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.

Yes, you will be provided with a data-sheet if your exam needs one.

The data-sheet can be found here.


UCL only accept level 5’s for all GCSE Science qualifications and equivalencies.

In order to get booked in for an extra time exam, you MUST call 020 8135 8868 or email [email protected] to discuss your requirements. It may take longer to get booked in for an exam as we verify your evidence of extra time.

Please be aware: Due to the extended nature of an extra time exam, it is not possible to sit these exams in every available exam slot due to invigilator availability.

Book now choose date later exams expire after 1 year after purchase.

GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Exam and Course

Lowest cost online Examination Lowest cost online Examination
Online Examination Online Examination
Certificate Included Certificate Included
3 Revision Guides Included 3 Revision Guides Included
3 Revision Booklets Included 3 Revision Booklets Included
Worksheet Question Booklets Included Worksheet Question Booklets Included
2 Mock Papers Included 2 Mock Papers Included
Detailed mark schemes included Detailed mark schemes included
Free Webinar Tutorial Sessions Free Webinar Tutorial Sessions

3 Steps to Obtaining Your GCSE Combined Science Equivalency

3 Simple Steps

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    Book your Course & Exam

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    Prepare effectively using the course materials

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    Sit the exam and receive your results

Some Guidance on your exams

The video below gives some guidelines on the exam, what happens on the day of the exam, as well as gives you handy information on how to prepare for your exam.


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  1. Everything was smooth and the staffs were professional.

    Nami - GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Test (verified owner)
  2. The reason why I gave 2 stars because I kept on getting lock out during my exam for accidentally touching the screen of my computer because its touch screen couple of times I tried using ruler and I accidentally tried to use my own laptop calculator and I got lock out there too. I needed couple of more minutes at the end as I didn’t manage to finish my exam and the examiner said he ca. only allow me 10 seconds to finish my sentence which really upset me as he knew that I kept getting lock out I was not getting hand of it.

    Shabana Karim - GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Test (verified owner)
  3. Hugely impressed – thank you for making what seemed like a stressful obstacle at first, so stress-free and readily achievable! Excellent materials, helpful & friendly customer support staff and invigilators. An all-round great experience.

  4. Materials were helpful, exam was administered efficiently, and results came back promptly

    Myles Gardiner - GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Test (verified owner)
  5. I purchased all of the course materials and they were vital for the questions that came up in the exam, I highly recommend purchasing them. I passed the exam first time and would recommend the service from a star again, it has been very efficient.

    Olivia Gow - GCSE Combined Science Equivalency Test (verified owner)
  6. The biology was fine as was the physics, i just struggled to get my head around the chemistry. The course workbooks did really help. I passed on the second go after I actually did some work. Make sure you revise which is obvious to say, but I thought my general knowledge of science would be enough, it wasn’t!

  7. I studied for about 6 weeks and spent longer on the Chemistry part as it has never made sense to me. Thankfully I passed first time. I did use the course and it was invaluable with lots of things similar coming up in the exam.

  8. Very easy to book. Communicative team working at A Star.
    I’m a bit of a ludite and was afraid of taking such an important exam online but even I managed to navigate my way through it with so added stress.
    Fingers crossed I pass

  9. Very pleasant experience after the initial shock of having to study again. I actually found the science facts I had to learn interesting and by the end got into a good routine of reading and making notes each evening to a point where it didn’t feel that much of a job.

  10. I covered the course in about 8 weeks and went straight for the exam after a bit of a wobble a couple of days before. I passed with flying colours, level 7!!! I was so relieved and happy to finally think about starting my teaching career. Thank you so much

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