GCSE Maths Equivalency Test

GCSE Maths Equivalency Test

With this maths equivalency test you can get onto teaching and nursing courses, University courses, and improve your career prospects. The GCSE maths equivalency test is an official qualification and is equivalent to a full maths GCSE, meeting the requirements for your course and is therefore accepted across the UK.

  • Official GCSE Maths Equivalency Exam
  • Take from the comfort of your own home, 6 days a week!
  • Calculator and non-calculator papers taken online with remote invigilation
  • Foundation and Higher option available
  • Used for access into nursing, teacher training and lots more!
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GCSE Maths Equivalency Test Details

Is the GCSE maths equivalency exam online?

The GCSE maths equivalency test is taken online, from the comfort of your own home, with remote invigilation. Your answers are written on paper and then scanned in at the end.

What is included?

With your GCSE equivalency test purchase, you get the following:

  • Registration fee
  • One GCSE maths equivalency exam
  • Electronic certificate

Will the qualification be accepted by my training provider?

A Star Equivalency has been delivering equivalency tests since 2002, and their qualifications are accepted by the majority of training providers across the UK. However, since there are hundreds of providers across the UK, their requirements can change at any time. If you have any questions regarding this, please email [email protected]

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite requirements to take this exam. If you require extra time for your exam, please call 020 8135 8868

Technical Setup

To sit the maths equivalency test online, please make sure you have the following:

  • A Windows PC or laptop or a Mac
  • A Microphone and a webcam, which can be built in or external. These need to be setup and working before the exam.
  • Strong enough Wi-Fi connection suitable for a video call.
  • A pen, paper and a scientific calculator.
  • A smartphone to scan in your answers at the end (this must be out of reach during the exam).

Exam day setup

On the exam day, you will need to be in a room where you will not be disturbed. You must show a valid form of ID. You can use a scientific calculator for the calculator section of the exam.

When can I take the exam?

The GCSE maths equivalency exams can be taken 6 days a week, including Saturdays, year round.

When will I receive my results?

Results will be emailed to you within 10 working says of taking the exam, via email. If you need it sooner then you can select the fast track option. This provides results up to 2 working days after your exam.

What is in the maths GCSE equivalency exam?

The maths equivalency test consist of:

  • Non-calculator paper - 1 hour - 50 marks
  • Calculator paper - 1 hour - 50 marks
These exam papers are sat back to back in a 2 hour examination window. The A Star GCSE maths equivalency follows the Edexcel GCSE maths specification (Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths (Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths (Specification 2015 first certification 2017)).

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Maths Equivalency Test Features


Online Exam

The GCSE maths equivalency test is taken online from home, at a time that suits you, with 1-1 remote invigilation.


Convenient Exam Dates

GCSE maths equivalency slots are open 6 days a week, all year round, making them much more convenient than a traditional GCSE.


No Entry Requirements

The GCSE maths equivalency qualification is accessible to learners of all ages, as long as you have a strong enough internet connection and a PC or laptop.


Recognised Nationwide

The A Star Equivalency test is recognised by the majority of training providers across the UK.


Certification Provided

You will be provided by an official certificate from A Star Equivalency when you pass your GCSE maths equivalency test.


Course Option

You can choose an Exam & Course option to help you prepare for your exam and pass on the first attempt.

Maths Equivalency Course Contents

Revision Guide

Revision Cards


Mock Exams

Formula Z-Card

Free weekly tutorials


The exam takes place through an online platform, in which you would see the questions on the screen, and then write your answers on paper, and scan them in at the end.

You will be emailed a Google meets video call link around 15 minutes before the exam start time, and the invigilator will go through the instructions and do some pre-exam checks.

Yes, you can choose which tier you would prefer to sit. If you require a grade 4 or 5, then we would recommend the foundation exam as there is much less course content to learn. However, if you need a grade 6 or above, then you will need to take the higher exam.

There are no entry requirements for the exam. If you require a GCSE maths equivalent grade 4 or above, then the equivalency may be more suitable for you, as it is more accessible and can be taken throughout the year.

Yes, there is also a full paper based exam product option available.

A Star Exams have been accepted by providers throughout the UK for many years. However, it may be best to check with your provider first to make sure they are accepted.

If you are unsure, you can email [email protected]

MME offer lots of free GCSE maths revision materials, including web pages, worksheets, and past papers, all relevant to the Edexcel specification for the GCSE maths equivalency test.

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