GCSE English Equivalency Test
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
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GCSE English Equivalency Course
The A Star Equivalency GCSE English course 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. Once you have signed up to the course you will also be invited to the weekly tutorials.
6 full mock papers & mark schemes
Model solutions with marking criteria highlighted
English revision cards posted to you
Access to an online revision platform
Free weekly tutorials to help you learn the key concepts
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 here
AQA GCSE Engish Specification
Assessment objectives and guidance
Our assessment objectives are benchmarked against recognised examination criteria
English Equivalency Exam Breakdown
GCSE English Equivalency Exam writing questions
As per your actual exam these writing questions are formatted with the option of doing 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 Engish 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 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.
With the GCSE English equivalency course, you are able to submit two exams for examiner feedback. Getting genuine 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 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 6 high-quality mock papers so you know what you expect from the real exam.
English Equivalency Exam Grade Boundaries
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.
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%|
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How is the English GCSE Equivalency Exam Marked and Graded
Mark and grade boundaries are benchmarked to the June 2019 AQA grade boundaries for English Language for combined papers and marked out of 160. These have been converted to marks out of 100 and expressed as percentages with corresponding grades 1-9.
Note: Training Providers will require a minimum of 4 (old C) or in Wales a 6 (old B)
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
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Carol BTeacher Trainee, Nov 2020
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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!