GCSE Equivalency Tests 2024

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PFS Team June 26, 2024


GCSE equivalency tests follow the same UK curriculum as traditional GCSEs. Most employers and educators also accept them in the same way. However, equivalency tests can be taken all year round, while GCSE exams usually only run twice a year. GCSE equivalency tests are typically taken by anyone who requires a passing grade or above in their Maths, English, Science, or Biology GCSEs.

Taking equivalency tests are a great way to improve your qualifications and your future opportunities. Passing grades in subjects like Maths and English are often used as minimum entry requirements for education and employment. For example, most sixth-form colleges in the UK require that you have at least a grade 4 in Maths and English. Passing equivalency tests can be a great way to achieve this, especially as they run all year round.

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Benefits of GCSE equivalency tests


Convenient Dates

Unlike GCSEs, which run twice a year, equivalency tests run 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, all year round. This makes them more convenient than a normal GCSEs which you must wait for the next available dates (usually in summer or November). This greater flexibility is particularity useful for learners who are managing other commitments, such as work or child care.


Online Exams

GCSE equivalency tests are entirely online. This means you can complete the exam from anywhere that suits you best. This includes the comfort of your own home. All online examinations are completed under supervision of a remote invigilator.


Nationally Recognised

Organisations across the UK recognise equivalency tests as suitable equivalents to GCSEs. This includes most employers, universities, and training providers. This national recognition allows students who pass their equivalency tests to progress in their careers or education the same way as those who pass traditional GCSEs.


Why Book your GCSE equivalency tests with MME Exams?

MME Exams partner with A Star Equivalency to provide equivalency tests to our learners. Passing equivalency tests could help you get into to sixth-form or help you land a job after school. You may want to go back into education but need GCSE or equivalent qualifications to do so. At MME Exams we support learners of all backgrounds and with all kinds of goals.

All GCSE equivalency tests booked through MME Exams are Ofqual regulated. This means you will receive a true GCSE equivalent qualification upon successfully passing one of our exams. Our friendly and professional team arrange everything for you and help you on your journey. MME Exams also offer online courses to help you in your revision. These courses are for anyone sitting an equivalency exam in the future.

To find out more, visit the link below or call 020 3633 2975 to speak to a member of the team today.

GCSE equivalency tests

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