GCSE English Equivalency Test Paper Based
GCSE English Equivalency Test Paper Based
The A star equivalency testing service enables you to book and take your GCSE English equivalency test at home.
GCSE English Equivalency Online Exam for Teaching, Nursing, & Other Courses
Based on the AQA GCSE English Language Specification - 2 Hour 10 Minute Exam
Recommended by Training Providers - Lowest Cost Exam Guaranteed
New Course for 22-23: Revision Materials & Tutorials New Course
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GCSE English Equivalency Course 22/23
The A Star Equivalency GCSE English course for the 2022/2023 academic year provides everything you need to pass the GCSE English equivalency test.
Once you order the course, it gets posted out to you by Royal Mail and arrives within 2-3 working days.
After signing up to the course you will also be invited to the weekly English tutorials.
(Live outside the UK? Please email [email protected] for international Courses)
Mock papers & mark schemes - Updated for 22/23
Model solutions with marking criteria highlighted
English revision cards posted to you - Updated for 22/23
Access to an online revision platform - Updated for 22/23
Free weekly tutorials to help you learn the key concepts
This provides access to our outstanding course for 1 year.
Asma's Story: Getting into Teaching
Asma needed a qualification equivalent to GCSE English to teach in the UK. After finding Asma chose A Star Equivalency after finding our high quality training support including examples, explanations, answers and webinars made a difference that competitors couldn't make. Also benefitting from our outstanding customer service, Asma was supported throughout the process of getting the grades she needed with A Star Equivalency. A Star Equivalency helps thousands of people get into teaching. Listen to Asma's story for yourself. Testimonials
How do I prepare for the GCSE English Equivalency Test?
The A Star Equivalency exam and specification is similar to the AQA exam GCSE English language qualification and as such materials designed for this exam will be relevant.
The full AQA GCSE English Language specification can be found below.
AQA GCSE English Specification
Assessment Objectives and guidance
Our assessment objectives are benchmarked against recognised examination criteria.
English Equivalency Exam Breakdown
GCSE English Equivalency Exam writing questions
This pack includes the style of writing questions from your actual exam, and you will have the option of the writing question 5 from paper 1 or 2.
The writing section is important as it is 40% of your assessment.
English practice writing paper
AQA Past Papers
You can find English past exam papers and mark schemes here.
AQA GCSE English Past papers
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 included in the exam booking fee. See the page above for more information.
Specifically designed for the exam
The course has been specifically designed to match the content of the exam. We pride ourselves on providing you with genuine mock papers designed by examiners.
With the GCSE English equivalency course, you are able to submit two exams for examiner feedback. You can receive personalised feedback from real examiners on how you can improve.
Free weekly lessons
A Star Equivalency offers free weekly lessons to all learners.
You can register for these below.
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 you can do to step-up your revision. This is why the A star course comes with 6 high-quality mock papers, so you know what you expect from the real exam.
How we create our exams
Our GCSE English equivalency exams are made according to strict criteria, and we make sure they are as close as possible to these specifications.
If you would like further detail on this, and out process, click the button below.
English Equivalency Exam Grade Boundaries
We closely monitor all exam results, how these change over time, and regularly alter our grade boundaries to reflect these fluctuations.
This analytical approach ensures that our exams are always up to date in terms of their level of difficulty, and match the specifications they are benchmarked against.
GCSE English Equivalency Grade Boundaries
|Level 9:||79 – 100 Marks||79%|
|Level 8:||73 – 78 Marks||73%|
|Level 7:||68 – 72 Marks||68%|
|Level 6:||61 – 67 Marks||61%|
|Level 5:||54 – 60 Marks||54%|
|Level 4:||48 – 53 Marks||48%|
|Level 3:||35 – 47 Marks||35%|
|Level 2:||23 – 34 Marks||23%|
|Level 1:||10 – 22 Marks||10%|
Unclassified: 0-9 Marks 0%
How is the English GCSE Equivalency Exam Marked and Graded?
Mark and grade boundaries for our combined papers are benchmarked to the June 2019 AQA grade boundaries for English Language, and marked out of 160.
These have then been converted to marks out of 100, and are expressed as percentages. We have also provided their corresponding grades, from grade 1-9.
Note: Training Providers will require a minimum of 4 (equivalent to an old C grade) or in Wales a 6 (equivalent to an old B grade).
GCSE English Equivalency Information
GCSE English Equivalency Exam & Course
|Exam Only||Exam and Course|
|Lowest cost online examination Lowest cost online examination|
|Online examination Online examination|
|Certificate included Certificate included|
|6 Full mock papers exactly like the real exam 6 Full mock papers exactly like the real exam|
|Model solutions for each paper Model solutions for each paper|
|2 Examiner-marked mock papers 2 Examiner-marked mock papers|
Three Steps to your GCSE English Equivalency
3 Easy Steps
Book a date for your GCSE English Equivalency Test
Prepare for your exam with the course materials
Get your result and certificate
Genuine customer reviews
I am so pleased i decided to use A Star Equivalency. I had previously contacted another provider that was also recommended but they were hard to get a hold of,the exams dates were limited and it would have required me to do an expensive course. These guys saved me money and took the pain out of doing my equivalencies -well most of it :-)
Amy K.Teacher Trainee, March 2021
I wish I had come to you first. The last place said they were cheaper then added shipping fees and I then had to wait for exam to be posted. You did what you said in the tin without hidden costs and made this easy for me. Thank you
Carol BTeacher Trainee, Nov 2020
Thanks you so much for all your help! I had been to another company before you and it was a very disappointing experience. You are the polar opposite, and the support you provided made all he the difference for me. Also the way you do the exams online is definitely the best !!
Cindy H.Teacher Trainee, Feb 2021
I appreciated that all the necessary support material for my exam were easily and cheaply available online and I didn't require any special course materials with extra costs. With your help I was able to pass my exam without having to pay for a course on top of it all :-) Thank you
Daniel ATeacher training applicant, Nov 2020
I would like to thank you and the team for making these two tests I have passed with A Star Equivalency an enjoyable time. Wishing you all the best.
Elsa GTrainee Teacher London, Nov 2020
I’m shocked that I passed!!! Great revision sessions!!
Hannah JTeacher Trainee, Nov 2020
I found out last minute I needed my English Equivalency. I was able to sit my Equivalency at short notice at home (Online) and get my results back fast track.
Karen JTrainee Teacher , Oct 2020
And I was impressed with the entire testing process and support in preparation by A* Equivalency Testing!
Kurt BTeacher Trainee, Feb 2021
I was already prepared to sit my Maths GCSE and booked the exam fast track in evening , sat the exam the next day, had my results the following day and had my certificate within a week. I am really pleased. Thank you A Star!
Natalie JTrainee Teacher Natalie P , Nov 2020
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