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GCSE Equivalents

GCSE Equivalents

There are multiple GCSE equivalent qualifications for maths and English that people can take in order to get into universities and improve their personal status. The most relevant GCSE equivalent qualification depends on which course you are choosing to do. The guidelines below will help you mind out which qualification is best for you. 


Maths equivalency test

English equivalency test

Combined science equivalency test 

Biology equivalency test 


For those looking to gain entry into University courses, or enhance their employment prospects, functional skills level 2 qualifications are usually the most relevant GCSE equivalent. Since the pandemic it is now possible to sit Ofqual regulated exams from the comfort of your home. The following enable you to revise and book functional skills. 



Other GCSE equivalents include: 

BTECs (Business and Technology Education Council)

BTEC level 1-2 is a GCSE equivalent that learners are able to take while at college. They focus on vocational subjects which target specific job sectors and industries with no GCSE equivalents in maths and English. 


Cambridge Nationals

Cambridge Nationals are comparable to BTECs in that their focus is on vocational subjects aimed at improving employment opportunities in specific sectors. There is no provision for maths and English. 


NVQs (National Vocational Qualification)

An NVQ2 is a GCSE equivalent but again is a vocational qualification. They are recognised by employers in the specific job sector they are relevant to.  They can’t replace a GCSE or functional skills in maths and English and therefore they are supplementary qualifications and you will still require level 2’s. 

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