GCSE Equivalent FAQ’s
Do I need an English and maths GCSE to go into teaching?
Not necessarily, most universities now accept these equivalency tests in place of GCSE maths and English. You can see a full list of universities that accept external equivalency test qualifications
I have a level 3 in my maths, is this enough?
No, most universities require a minimum of a level 4 in maths and English, so you have the choice of taking an equivalency test or resitting your GCSE maths.
What is covered in the maths equivalency test?
The following document details the topics that appear in the maths equivalency test. Please note that each university may have a variation of this specification so please check with the university directly to get their topic list if you are sitting the test directly through them.
What is covered in the English equivalency test?
The following PDF outlines what is covered in the English equivalency test. However, please make sure you check with your university directly to ensure you cover the right specification for their test.
Is the maths equivalency test easier than GCSE maths?
The short answer is yes, as there are fewer topics to cover and generally more people pass the equivalency tests in comparison to those resitting their GCSE maths.
Do you have tutors to help with my GCSE equivalency test?
Yes we have specialist GCSE equivalency tutors who help people that really struggle with maths and English to pass these tests.
Are there any resources for the equivalency tests?
Yes, please see our resource list below for both the maths equivalency and English equivalency tests.
Maths Equivalency Resource List