Maths - Higher
Equivalency Testing is the examination board and awarding body
16 weeks in duration and consists of 12 assignments. It requires approximately 4 hours self-study time per week. Designed for students who need an equivalent qualification at GCSE level.
Students should study all the topics on the Equivalency Testing syllabus in depth before booking an examination. Details of the syllabus are provided below.
An assignment booklet and revision guide is provided.
Students who enrol on the course will be designated a specialist tutor who will mark assignments and give constructive feedback where necessary. Tutor contact is by email only.
Going to University?
Check our list of which establishments accept our qualification, and what grade level is required, before signing on to a course.
For UCAS reference, choose ‘Other’, then write ET GCSE.
The Higher Level Mathematics examination is 2 hours 30 minutes in duration. It comprises two separate papers, one calculator and one non-calculator paper. No formulas given in the exam. A maximum of 140 marks is awarded over the two papers.
Students need to study the full syllabus. It is important to note that completing a sample examination paper is not sufficient revision.
Pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber, pens, working scientific calculator
Students need to achieve Grade 4 to pass, but some universities stipulate that a Grade 5 pass is necessary:
Grade 1 (25% to 43%)
Grade 2 (35% to 44%)
Grade 3 (45% to 54%)
Grade 4 pass (55% to 64%)
Grade 5 pass (65% to 74%)
Grade 6 pass (75% to 84%)
Grade 7 pass (85% to 100%)
Topics covered in this unit:
- Calculations and Calculator Skills
- Further calculations, Non Calculator Skills
- Areas and Volumes
- Pythagoras and
- Number Patterns
There are no prerequisites for starting this course, however a reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.
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 can 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.