GCSE Maths Equivalency Test Booking

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GCSE Maths Equivalency Test Booking

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.

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  • GCSE Maths Equivalency Exam - Lowest Cost Guaranteed

  • Used for Access into: Teacher Training, Nursing and Other Courses

  • A Calculator & Non-Calculator Paper - Sit Your Exam at Home

  • Course Contains: Revision Guide, Flashcards, Practice Questions & Mock Papers

  • GCSE Maths Equivalency Specification Download

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GCSE Maths Equivalency Course

Our GCSE maths equivalency course provides everything you need to pass the GCSE maths equivalency test.

  • Industry leading revision guide and revision cards

  • Over 1000 exam questions by topic

  • Mock exams to accurately mimic the real tests

  • Detailed mark schemes for all exams and questions

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

Free Weekly Lessons

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

Foundation 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

Higher Practice Paper

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

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.

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.

Maths Equivalency Information

The online exam is very easy to use. You don’t need any special software. When you book you will be emailed a Zoom link to a meeting. On the day of your exam, 20 minutes before your agreed time you simply click the link and connect with the exam invigilator. They will then talk through the instructions and share the exams 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. Its 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 (B), 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 Maths Made Easy 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 

Foundation Tier Maths Equivalency Exam Grade Boundaries are as follows:

  • Grade 4 (C) (55% to 74%) Grade 5 (B) (75% to 100%)

The Higher Maths Equivalency Exam Grades

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

Higher Tier Maths Equivalency Grade Boundaries are as follows:

  • Grade 4 (25 to 34%)   9 mark band 25 to 34 marks inclusive
  • Grade 5 (35 to 43%)   9 mark band 35 to 43 marks inclusive
  • Grade 6 (44 to 54%) 11 mark band 44 to 54 marks inclusive
  • Grade 7 (55 to 68%) 14 mark band 55 to 68 marks inclusive
  • Grade 8 (69 to 82%) 14 mark band 69 to 82 marks inclusive
  • Grade 9 (83 to 100%) 18 mark band 83 to 100 marks inclusive

Results are returned to you within 10 working days via email

NEED IT SOONER?

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

GCSE Maths Equivalency Course and Exam

Exam Only Exam and Course
Lowest cost online Examination
Online Examination
Certificate Included
Reduced Resit fees Full Price £50 off
Revision Guide included
Revision Cards included
3 Mock Papers Included

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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  1. I am so greatful for A* Equivalency and the outstanding support I have had from Dave and Tracey. Maths is my least favourite subject and knowing I had to sit a Maths test gave me anxiety. However, the expert advice given by Dave and the belief he had in me was truly remarkable as he was always a phone call away and ready to answer any concern I had.

    I had initially tried a different provider, who where shocking to say the least and was extremely difficult to get hold of as they didn’t have a contact number (I’m surprised they are still allowing people to use them to be honest) and couldn’t remember who I was nor give me my results as I had to call and chase for it.

    A* are amazing and everything is transparent. I’m looking forward to doing my Biology and would forever recommend and speak highly of such a helpful and supportive Equivalency Team.

    Maggie
  2. I have a conditional offer for a school direct programme starting in September, but because I come from Italy, we do not have anything like GCSEs. So i was really concerned to not be able to access the course as it is mandatory to have Maths and English. Initially I was worried and skeptical to use these types of companies, but my training provider adviced me and so i booked the exams with A Star Equivalencies. Well, the invigilator Dave has been so helpful, clear and professional. They are great and I would indeed give them A*. Thank you all for the support and help, i can pursue my dream to become a teacher!

    Federica D.
  3. Excellent service. I booked over a month ago, did my recommended revision and passed the maths test first time. Thank you so much!

    Alana C
  4. Just wanted to let you know I passed the Science exam. I got C/4

    Thank you so much for all your help and support. I really enjoyed the lessons they got me through.

    Thanks again, stay safe and best wishes Sabrina

    Sabrina M
  5. I just wanted to say Maths is a real weak point for me. I know the basics but I didn’t think it was doable,

    I have now passed the exam because of your help.

    Again thanks for your great teaching, advice and support.

    Andrea S