GCSE Equivalency tests 2024

GCSE Equivalency Tests 2024

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MME Team 26 June 2024


GCSE equivalency tests act as alternatives to traditional GCSEs in the UK. They follow the same curriculum as GCSEs and will be accepted by most education providers and employers in the UK. The exams also run all year round, making them more convenient than GCSEs which run only twice a year. They are typically taken by anyone who requires a passing grade or above in their Maths, English, Science, or Biology GCSEs and requires qualifications in these subjects.

Equivalency tests are a great way to boost your future opportunities. Gaining qualifications in subjects like Maths and English can open doors to education and employment. This is because education providers and employers will use GCSEs as minimum entry requirements for their opportunities. Most sixth-form colleges in the UK, for example, require that applicants have at least a grade 4 in both Maths and English. 

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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 taken entirely online. Therefore, you can complete the exam from anywhere that suits you best. This includes the comfort of your own home. All online examinations run under supervision of a remote invigilator.


Nationally Recognised

Across the UK, organisations widely 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 GCSE 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 that you book 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, 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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