16 weeks in duration and consists of 12 assignments
(Approximate Self Study Time 4 hours per week.)
Our courses are designed for students who need an equivalent examination at GCSE level.
Is this for you?
People who use Equivalent Testing want to further their career in some of the following professions: Teaching, Nursing, Paramedics, etc or just to move on to higher education.
An assignment booklet and revision guide is given with each course.
If you decide to enrol on a course you will be designated a specialist tutor who will mark your work and give constructive feedback where necessary.
You can contact your tutor via email.
The examination consists of 2 papers.
A Calculator paper and a Non-calculator paper.
Both are 1 hour in duration. Total examination time, 2 hours.
Grade 4 (70% to 79%)
Grade 5 (80% to 100%)
The foundation level examination carries a total of 140 marks. (70% = 98 marks).
Going to University? Check our list of which establishments accept our qualification before signing on to a course.
Topics covered in this unit:
- Unit 1 – Estimations Sig. Fig. Dec. Places, Prime Numbers and Factors
- Unit 2 – Fractions, Stem and Leaf Diagrams and Moving Averages
- Unit 3 – Calculations (scientific Calculator)
- Unit 4 – Conversions and Ratios
- Unit 5 – Percentages
- Unit 6 – Angles, Perimeter, Areas and Volumes
- Unit 7 – Pythagoras
- Unit 8 – Algebra
- Unit 9 – Number Patterns
- Unit 10 – Graphs
- Unit 11 – Statistics
- Unit 12 – Probability
There are no prerequisites for starting this course, however a reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.
Please note: We cannot accept students who are under 18 years old on this course.
When can I take the exam?
New dates and times for all exams are updated regularly, check back to see new dates and times and venues.
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This course will be followed by an examination.
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Please bring to the exam a passport or driving licence otherwise you may not be able to sit the exam.
We cannot accept students who are under 18 years old on this course.
You can sit the examination more than once, but if you fail, full feedback is sent to you, and this should be studied before sitting another examination. Every time you sit an examination you have to pay the full price.
Results will be available 14 working days (Monday-Friday) from the day after you sit your exam. They are posted to students by 1st Class Royal Mail.
Do not call the office as results are not available by telephone.
You can sit an examination at one of our designated places or an examination paper could be sent to the school you are currently working in. This is only with the agreement of the Head or Deputy Head Teacher or equivalent.
An exam only has a £30 deposit, and the rest is payable on the day. The deposit is non-refundable.
All courses must be paid in full. No monthly terms or part payments.
Yes! All examinations are paper based and are of 2 hour duration. Higher Maths is 2.5 hours.
As with all examination boards we take into account for people that may need more time to complete an examination.