Equivalency Programmes

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If you are applying to Edge Hill University and don’t have the GCSEs or Level 2 qualifications required for entry onto your course, one of our equivalency programmes may be for you.

The equivalency tests offer you the opportunity to demonstrate that you satisfy our entry requirements for GCSE English, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Science at Grade C or Grade 4 or above for most of our programmes, excluding Social Work.

We offer tutor-led revision courses in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science. Alternatively, you can revise at home and sit standalone tests in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science, as well as Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

All tutor-led revision courses are delivered at Edge Hill University only. You can choose to sit the standalone tests on selected dates throughout the year at either Edge Hill University or Holy Cross College in Bury.

GCSE Equivalency: 12 Week Revision Courses

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Our revision courses offer you the support of tutor-led revision sessions, one evening per week for 12 weeks, in preparation for your equivalency exam.

English, Mathematics and Science revision programmes are available at a cost of £250 per subject, with start dates typically offered every January, April and September. The 12-week courses requires some prior subject knowledge (i.e. they are not suitable for complete beginners).

You will be required to attend tutorials for one evening per week, from 6pm-9pm. It is essential that you attend these sessions in preparation for an exam at the end of the course.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject from the options below for a full list of dates and a link to register and pay.

GCSE English Equivalency Course – September 2019 Intake

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GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Course – September 2019 Intake

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Dates

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GCSE Science Equivalency Course – September 2019 Intake

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Dates

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GCSE Equivalency: 4 Week Intensive Revision Courses

Students stand up and leave their seats at the end of a lecture.Our intensive revision courses offer you the support of tutor-led revision sessions, two evenings per week for four weeks, in preparation for your equivalency exam.

The intensive revision courses are aimed at applicants who have applied to study at Edge Hill later in the year and have a limited amount of time to meet the entry requirements for their course.

English, Mathematics and Science intensive courses are available at a cost of £250 per subject. The courses take place in mid-summer and are suitable if you have a sufficiently advanced level of existing subject knowledge and understanding to not require the longer 12-week programme.

You will be required to attend tutorials for one evening per week, from 6pm-9pm. It is essential that you attend these sessions in preparation for an exam at the end of the course.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject from the options below for a full list of dates and a link to register and pay.

GCSE English Intensive Equivalency Course – July 2019 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Tuesday 9th July 2019

Subsequent Dates

  • Thursday 11th July 2019
  • Tuesday 16th July 2019
  • Thursday 18th July 2019
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2019
  • Thursday 25th July 2019
  • Tuesday 30th July 2019
  • Thursday 1st August 2019

Exam

  • Monday 5th August 2019

GCSE Mathematics Intensive Equivalency Course – July 2019 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Monday 8th July 2019

Subsequent Dates

  • Tuesday 9th July 2019
  • Monday 15th July 2019
  • Tuesday 16th July 2019
  • Monday 22nd July 2019
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2019
  • Monday 29th July 2019
  • Tuesday 30th July 2019

Exam

  • Monday 5th August 2019

GCSE Science Intensive Equivalency Course – July 2019 Intake

Registration

Start Date

  • Thursday 11th July 2019

Subsequent Dates

  • Wednesday 17th July 2019
  • Thursday 18th July 2019
  • Wednesday 24th July 2019
  • Thursday 25th July 2019
  • Wednesday 31st July 2019
  • Thursday 1st August 2019
  • Wednesday 7th August 2019

Exam

  • Monday 12th August 2019

GCSE Equivalency: Standalone Tests

A student works at a computer in the University library.If you are not able to join an equivalency course or feel that, with some self-revision, your subject knowledge is already sufficient, we offer standalone GCSE equivalency tests in English, Mathematics and Science.

The cost is £100 per subject. After registering and paying for a test, you will receive a revision pack to help you study at home and revise at your own pace.

When you’re ready to sit your exam, which can be taken either on campus or at Holy Cross College in Bury, you can email us at edgehilltests@edgehill.ac.uk and tell us your preferred date from the lists below.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the test in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject from the options below for a full list of exam dates and a link to register and pay.

GCSE English Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 22nd July 2019, 9:30am (Edge Hill University)
  • Thursday 8th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th August 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 12th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)

GCSE Mathematics Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 22nd July 2019, 9:30am (Edge Hill University)
  • Thursday 8th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th August 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 12th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)

GCSE Science Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 22nd July 2019, 9:30am (Edge Hill University)
  • Thursday 8th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th August 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 12th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)

Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy Equivalency: Standalone Tests

A student works at a computer in the University library with a book open alongside her.Literacy and Numeracy equivalency tests are for applicants to health and social care programmes (excluding Social Work) where Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy are included in the entry requirements.

The cost is £60 per subject. After registering and paying for a test, you will receive a revision pack to help you study at home and revise at your own pace.

When you’re ready to sit your exam, either on campus or at Holy Cross College in Bury, you can email us at edgehilltests@edgehill.ac.uk and tell us your preferred date from the lists below.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the test in the first instance you will have two further opportunities to resit at no extra cost.

Please select your required subject from the options below for a full list of exam dates and a link to register and pay.

Level 2 Literacy Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 22nd July 2019, 9:30am (Edge Hill University)
  • Thursday 8th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th August 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 12th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)

Level 2 Numeracy Equivalency Test

Registration

Dates

  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 6th June 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 6pm (Holy Cross College, Bury)
  • Thursday 4th July 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 22nd July 2019, 9:30am (Edge Hill University)
  • Thursday 8th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)
  • Saturday 10th August 2019, 10am (Edge Hill University)
  • Monday 12th August 2019, 5:30pm (Edge Hill University)

Contact Us

The Equivalency Tests team are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

If you have any queries about equivalency tests, please get in touch by calling 01695 657148 or emailing edgehilltests@edgehill.ac.uk.

If you register for a test outside these hours we will be in touch when we return to the office.

Disclaimer

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  • The equivalency courses and tests meet the GCSE and Level 2 entry criteria for Edge Hill University courses only (excluding Social Work programmes) and do not necessarily hold any currency with other institutions;
  • You should allow a minimum of four weeks for papers to be marked. Tests are held on a monthly basis. You will be eligible to complete one test (and two resits if unsuccessful) in each subject;
  • It is your responsibility to book onto and sit the equivalency test(s) in a timely manner, allowing enough time for resits (if required) and to meet offer deadlines. This is typically 31st August prior to a September intake;
  • If English is not your first language, please note that in order to meet the assessment criteria for the English and Literacy examinations, you must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English language proficiency through the use of appropriate grammar in your answers;
  • A test must be taken within twelve months of payment being made;
  • If you are unable to sit an exam on any of the published dates there are allowances for mitigating circumstances. Should this situation occur, you should email edgehilltests@edgehill.ac.uk for advice;
  • The running of equivalency courses is subject to sufficient numbers of students registering.