The main thing that lets me down is my lack of Math GCSE so I am doing my key skills through the learn direct website up to level 3.
Currently about to sit level 2 exam.
Through Learn direct I can do it at home and fit it around university rather than attend a class
Doing up to level 3 as from phone calls to the universities, level 2 is not accepted but level 3 is which is equivalent to A level Math (more than the required GCSE.
To make sure though I am using the key skills course as revision software to do an equivalency at Liverpool John Moore’s
The course at John Moore’s is £60 a sitting and I don’t have to do a course just sit the exam.
GCSE Equivalence Tests
Exam Dates for 2011/12The next available dates are;
AMFIT - Thursday 5th April 2012 BOOKED IN FOR THIS (sat last year but failed so doing it again)
Exam Cost: £60
Please note: you must bring with you photographic ID which is checked at the beginning of the exam.
As a provider of Initial Teacher Training (ITT), LJMU understands that not everyone who wants to become a teacher has the qualifications required. This is particularly true when it comes to your GCSEs. For Primary Education, you require English language, mathematics and a science at grade C or above. For Secondary Education, you require English language and mathematics only.Every academic year, the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure at IM Marsh offer GCSE Equivalence tests which the University will accept on its ITT courses in place of the relevant GCSEs. These run at various times each year. You are welcome to sit as many times (subject to sufficient numbers) as it takes to pass. These tests are available in English language (AEFIT), mathematics (AMFIT) and science (ASFIT).
It is important to note that these tests are designed to be equivalent to a Foundation grade C in the relevant subject at GCSE. They are not any easier or harder than the national tests offered currently. We do not currently run courses to accompany these tests - we recommend that you buy an Foundation Tier GCSE text book from a good bookstore to help you revise.
The examination syllabus and papers are written by GCSE examiners and assessed by academic staff who specialise in the subject areas of English language, mathematics or science. Assessors mark the papers against a set marking criteria. Guidance on the marking criteria can be found in the syllabus for each subject which are available for all candidates who book on to sit LJMU's GCSE equivalence tests using the online application form below.
Candidates must achieve 50% to pass the GCSE equivalence exam which is either pass (50%+) or fail (49% or lower). LJMU do not award grades - we recognise any mark of 50% as equivalent to a grade C in GCSE English language, maths and science. The paper is aimed to be at the same level as a Foundation GCSE in the subject; the highest grade you can achieve in a foundation GCSE is grade C. Therefore, all candidates with a mark of 50% or more will pass the equivalence exam at grade C. All candidates with a mark of 49% or less will not pass the equivalence exam.
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