GCSE Maths Equivalency Test Booking Paper Based

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GCSE Maths Equivalency Test Booking Paper Based

The A Star GCSE maths equivalency test and course helps learners to meet the requirements of their training courses in professions such as teaching and nursing.

From: £225.00
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  • Used for Access into: Teacher Training, Nursing and Other Courses
  • A Calculator & Non-Calculator Paper - Sit Your Exam at Home
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GCSE Maths Equivalency Course 23/24

The GCSE maths equivalency course for 2023/2024 academic year provides everything you need to pass the GCSE maths equivalency test. Once your order is complete, you will also be invited to our weekly tutorials. The course pack takes 2-3 days to arrive and contains the following:

(Live outside the UK? Please email [email protected] for international Courses) 



  • Revision guide and revision cards - Updated for 23/24

  • Over 1000 exam questions by topic

  • Mock exams - Updated for 23/24

  • Detailed mark schemes for all exams and questions

  • Unlimited Tutorials

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

How do I prepare for the GCSE Maths Equivalency Test?

Use the specification

A Star provides an easy-to-read GCSE maths specification to help get you started on your revision journey.
Maths Equivalency specification

Free GCSE Maths revision with MME

MME has a huge resource of free GCSE Maths materials, videos, and worksheets all relevant to the maths equivalency test.
MME GCSE Maths Revision

Maths Practice Paper

We offer a GCSE maths equivalency test foundation practice paper to aid with revision. This also comes with an official mark scheme
Foundation Question Paper
Foundation Mark Scheme
If you opt for the higher paper, then use the following equivalency maths practice paper and mark scheme to help with your revision
Higher Question Paper
Higher Mark Scheme

Edexcel Past Papers

If you are looking for additional exam style questions to use, then the Edexcel past papers can also be useful to help you prepare for the exam
Edexcel GCSE Maths 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.

The Exam Tutor

We are happy to recommend maths tuition through our partner service, The Exam Tutor. You can read more about the
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Everything you need in one place

With our course options, you get all the materials you need to revise for your GCSE Maths equivalency test. 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.

Revision Guide, Flashcards, Practice Questions

1000s of practice questions, expertly designed revision cards, and a comprehensive revision guide all designed to match the Edexcel GCSE maths equivalency specification.

Free Weekly Lessons

A Star Equivalency offers free weekly lessons to all learners. You can register for them 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.

How we create our exams

Our GCSE Maths 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.



Maths 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.



Foundation Tier Maths Equivalency Exam Grade Boundaries


Grade Marks Percentage
Grade 5 (C) 75/100  75%+
Grade 4 (low C) 55/100  55%+
Uncategorised (U) 0-54 marks  Below 55%

The Higher Maths Equivalency Exam Grades

The equivalency qualification will be graded and certified on a scale of 4-9.

Grade Marks Percentage
Grade 9 83/100  83%+
Grade 8 69/100  69%+
Grade 7 55/100  55%+
Grade 6 44/100  44%+
Grade 5 35/100  35%+
Grade 4 25/100  25%+


Maths Equivalency Information




The online exam is very easy to use. You don’t need any special software. On the day of your exam, you will be emailed a Google Meets link 10-15 before your agreed start time. You simply click the link and connect with the exam invigilator. They will then talk through the instructions and share the exam link with you. The exam presents questions on screen, and you write your answers on paper, then scan this in at the end of the exam. It’s all straight forward to use and the exam invigilator will be there to help you.



You will need the following for the day of your exam:

  1. An internet connection capable of sustaining a video call (please test before your exam day)
  2. A web cam
  3. Your ID
  4. Pen, paper and a scientific calculator
  5. Smartphone (to scan in your workings if you have done anything on paper).



The GCSE Maths Equivalency Test consists of:

1 hour Non-Calculator Paper – 50 marks 

1 hour Calculator Paper – 50 marks

These papers are sat back to back in one 2 hour examination.

A Star GCSE Maths equivalency exams follow the Edexcel GCSE Maths specifications: Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths (Specification 2015 first certification 2017)

The number of marks has been reduced from 240 marks to 100 marks in order to fit into one examination. However all assessment objectives are maintained from the full specification. This specification gives all the topics required for higher and foundation.

You are able to revise all topics covered in the specification on Maths made easy for free.



Yes we offer both higher and foundation GCSE maths equivalency tests.

Foundation Maths equivalency exam content;

Full specification details can be found in the Edexcel GCSE maths specification.

A less detailed summary of content outlined in the Maths equivalency test foundation guide. The foundation paper has a max grade awarded is a 5, and you’d need a higher number of correct answers than if you sat a higher paper. However, whilst some questions are present in both exams, there is a greater focus on number and ratio than the higher paper and the questions are easier. Those that are less confident generally choose to sit the Maths GCSE foundation exam.

Higher Maths equivalency exam content -refer to pages 12-20 for a summary and page 3 for weightings. A less detailed summary of content outlined in the Maths equivalency test higher guide. The higher paper gives grades from 3 – 9. These exams have some of the same questions as the foundation but have a greater focus on algebra, and geometry and measure than foundation and include more difficult questions. Higher papers are generally sat by more confident students seeking the highest grades (7,8 and 9).



You require a GCSE Maths equivalency for entry into a higher education courses that accept GCSE equivalencies (typically teacher training for QTS, midwifery and nursing).

Where can i sit the GCSE Maths equivalency Exam?

You can sit the exam online or in school (conditions apply).



The A-Star equivalency GCSE maths test follow follows the Edexcel GCSE maths specification. These are loads of free revision materials online. We recommend MME for GCSE maths revision.

MME has a comprehensive set of GCSE Maths revision materials, including video solutions, exam questions, and model solutions for every topic.



MME has GCSE Maths past papers videos for this specification, including free model and video solutions for these papers.

Edexcel GCSE maths past papers 



Results are returned to you within 10 working days via email


Then select the Fast track option shown above. This guarantees the results within 2 working days of sitting your exam.



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



Foundation is a shorter course and has much higher pass rates. We advise that all learners should sit foundation maths as foundation has a higher pass rate. The only exception to this advice is if you are looking to get into teaching in Wales and you need a level 6 in GCSE maths. In this specific scenario you would have to take higher tier.



A Star Equivalency Testing has been the leader in delivering Equivalency Tests since 2002 and our certificates are accepted by most training providers. However, as there are hundreds of existing providers, new providers and policies can be subject to change. We therefore advise candidates to always check with their proposed provider.

If there appears to be any issues with your training provider, please email [email protected] as we can assist.



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.



UCL only accept level 5’s for all GCSE maths 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.



GCSE Maths Equivalency Course and Exam




Exam Only Exam and Course
Lowest cost online Examination Lowest cost online Examination
Online Examination Online Examination
Certificate Included Certificate Included
Revision Guide included Revision Guide included
Revision Cards included Revision Cards included
4 Mock Papers Included 4 Mock Papers Included
7 Worksheet Booklets Included 7 Worksheet Booklets Included
Free Weekly Webinars Free Weekly Webinars

Three Steps to your GCSE Maths Equivalency

3 Easy Steps

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    Select a date for your GCSE Maths Equivalency Exam

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    Prepare for your GCSE Maths Equivalency test

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    Complete the exam, results within 7 days

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




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