GCSE Equivalence Tests

The GCSE equivalence tests offered by Educate Teacher Training provide a flexible way for you to demonstrate the standards required in English, maths and science to begin an initial teacher training programme. 

The tests are designed and marked by experienced examiners to confirm equivalence to GCSE Grade 4/C.

The cost of each test sat at the Grantham centre is £144 (including VAT).  The cost of each test sat at an approved local setting is £154 (including VAT).  Fees are payable, in full, upon booking. 

Please get in touch for information on how to book a test.  If you are sitting your test at a local setting, Educate Teacher Training will need to approve an invigilator.

Please note: while the majority of institutions and organisations will consider a Grade 4/C or higher pass in an equivalence test as being equivalent to a Grade 4/C or higher GCSE award, they are under no obligation to do so.  We strongly recommend that you check that the organisation you are applying to will accept the GCSE equivalence award from Educate Teacher Training.

Please click to download the following forms and supplementary information:

GCSE Equivalence Booking Information

Booking Form

Terms and Conditions

Candidate Guidance Notes

GCSE Equivalence: English

GCSE Equivalence: Mathematics

GCSE Equivalence: Science


Such a straightforward process made easy by those at Educate to help you achieve what you’d like! Fast and speedy responses with a quick turn around of dispatch of the test as well as getting the results out ASAP for you. All round very impressed and would highly recommend to anyone I know in the future who might need to take the test.

Andrew Reedie

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