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Need help for GCSE equivalency test for Maths & English

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Yogitaa, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Yogitaa

    Yogitaa New commenter

    Hi All,

    I have been asked to go through GCSE equivalency test for English and Math’s for ITT.

    Could someone please provide me links for previous test? any other helpful related site.

    Earlier I was searching for math’s exam and found one with calculator and non-calculator, do we need to write 2 tests?

    Sorry about too many questions, just getting bit nervous as not much time left for preparation and I even don't have any idea about these exams.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Need to check your use of apostrophes!
  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I understand that functional skills is accepted as a level 2 GCSE equivalent.
    That now has two papers, calculator and non-calculator.
    Some adult education centres still run these courses in the evenings - I taught one myself for a while.


    Good luck.
  4. Yogitaa

    Yogitaa New commenter

    Sorry for use of apostrophes, looks like word document has done the trick and I failed to notice it
  5. VeronicAmb

    VeronicAmb Occasional commenter

    I thought most courses don't accept functional skills as an equivalent GCSE because functional skills do not offer the same about of breadth and depth that GCSE (or equivalent) tests have.

    https://www.equivalencytesting.com is the standard to what many course providers will accept.
  6. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I've never heard of the organisation "equivalency testing".
    Functional skills is not equivalent, but the same difficulty as. I apologise for using a misleading word.
    My advice is to talk to the ITT provider that you are going to use and get a list from them of the qualifications they will accept.

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