GCSE Science Equivalency Test

GCSE Science Equivalency Test

Improve your job prospects, get onto that teaching or nursing course, or get a place at university, with our GCSE Science equivalency test. This official qualification, equivalent to a Science GCSE is accepted by employers and training providers up and down the country.

  • Official GCSE Science equivalency exam
  • Increases access to professional training courses, including Nursing and Teaching
  • Take your exam online, with a remote invigilator
  • Lowest cost when bundled with the accompanying course
  • The online exam is available 6 days a week, all year round
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GCSE Science Equivalency Test Details

Is the GCSE Science equivalency exam online?

Yes, this is a fully online exam. You will take the GCSE Science equivalency test on a video call with a remote invigilator. Your answers must be submitted online.

What is included?

The following is provided when you purchase your GCSE Science equivalency test:

  • We will cover your registration fee
  • One GCSE Science equivalency exam
  • Paper certificate

Do training providers accept this qualification?

A Star Equivalency have provided these GCSE equivalent qualifications since 2002, they are accepted by the a large majority of training providers around the country. We cannot guarantee that your specific training provider will recognise this qualification, due to the sheer number of different providers around the UK. If you require more information you can email [email protected]

Entry Requirements

There are no prior entry requirements for you to be able to book a GCSE Science equivalency exam, they are available who anyone who wants them!

Technical Setup

Ensure that you have the following resources prepared for your exam day:

  • A Windows PC, laptop, or Mac
  • A Microphone and webcam, these can either be external or built in. You must set these up and test them before the date of your exam to ensure it can run smoothly.
  • A consistent and strong Wi-Fi, which will maintain a video call.
  • A pen, paper, and a scientific calculator.

Exam day setup

Find a location where you will not be disturbed to take your exam in. You must have a valid form of Photo ID for your exam, which you can show to the remote invigilator.

When will I sit the exam?

Your GCSE Science equivalency test can be booked in for a day of your choosing, there are slots available 6 days a week (including Saturdays) all year long.

How long will my results take?

Your results will be emailed to you within 10 working days after you have taken you exam. If you wish to have access to your results quicker than this you can select our fast track option. This reduces the time it takes to provide your results to up to 2 working days.

What is the format of the GCSE Science equivalency exam?

The GCSE Science equivalency exam is made up of:

  • One 2-hour long paper.
A Star Equivalency's Science equivalency test follows the current Edexcel iGCSE Science (Single Award) Specification.

Science Equivalency Test Features


Recognised Nationwide

The majority of UK-based training providers recognise and accept the A Star Equivalency qualifications.


Convenient Exam Dates

The GCSE Science equivalency test is much more flexible than a traditional GCSE, there are exam slots available 6 days a week (including Saturdays) all year long.



Online Exam

The Science equivalency exam is fully online, and you can take it from the comfort of your own home. You will be provided with one-to-one remote invigilation.


Course Option

A Star Equivalency offer a full GCSE Science equivalency course alongside your exam, this will help your preparation and revisions, and can help increase first time pass rates!


No Entry Requirements

You don’t need to worry about entry requirements, there are none. All you need to take your GCSE Science equivalency exam is a laptop or PC with a strong internet connection.


Certification Provided

A Star Equivalency will provide you with an official certificate when you pass your GCSE Science equivalency test.

Science Equivalency Course Contents

Revision Guides

Revision Question Booklets

Exam-Style Worksheet Booklets

Mock Exams

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GCSE Science Equivalency Test FAQs

Yes, the GCSE Science equivalency exam offered here follows the Edexcel (iGCSE) Science (Single Award) specification. The qualification you receive upon passing the exam will be recognised by the majority of employers and training providers in the UK.

The exam is 100% online, the questions will be displayed on your screen, with space for you to manually enter your answers.

15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your exam you will be invited to join a Google Meets video call via a link sent to your email address. On this call your invigilator will walk you through all the instructions for your exam, as well as completing some pre-exam checks. Then your exam will begin.

The exam is in the form of a single 2-hour long paper.

A majority of UK-based training providers have recognised A Star Equivalency qualifications for many years. You should double check whether your provider accepts these qualifications with them, as they may be one of few who do not.

If you are have any questions, you can email [email protected]

Yes, there is an paper based exam product available for you if you would rather complete the exam in that way.

The short answer is, anyone who needs it. A Star Equivalency’s exams are a flexible and accessible alternative to GCSEs, but they provide an equivalent qualification. You can take the exam when it suits you, in the comfort of your own home.

Check out these free GCSE Science revision resources provided by MME, including revision cards and past papers. These resources will all be relevant to the GCSE Science equivalency test.

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