For 2018 entry, Cardiff Met will be offering an in-house equivalency exam for GCSE English Language and Maths. The tests are designed to meet the GCSE B grade requirements for entry into Cardiff Met ITE programmes only.
To be eligible to sit the exams, applicants need have received an offer and replied, or intend to reply, 'Firm'. Applicants will also need to have already achieved GCSE grade C for PGCE Primary or GCSE grade D for PGCE Secondary. For those choosing the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) route, applicants will be permitted to sit the exams prior to offer. There is no fee attached to the equivalency exams and applicants are permitted to sit one retake, in each exam, during the year in which they apply.
The dates that have been organised for both English Language and Maths exams to be taken at our Cyncoed campus, have been confirmed as below:
Wednesday 14th February 2018
Wednesday 18th April 2018 Full
Wednesday 13th June 2018
Monday 16th July 2018
Tuesday 28th August 2018
Thursday 30th August 2018 - This will be the final date offered and the last opportunity for applicants to meet the B grade condition before the start of the programme.
For English tests:
Applicants are asked to arrive at our Cyncoed campus (CF23 6BN) for 12pm, ready for a 12.30pm exam start time. You will need to report to main reception on arrival. The exam is 90 minutes and further information on the content and preparation guidance can be viewed here.
For Maths tests:
Applicants are asked to arrive at our Cyncoed campus (CF23 6BN) for 2pm, ready for a 2.30pm exam start time. You will need to report to main reception on arrival. The exam is 90 minutes and further information on the content and preparation guidance can be viewed here.
Applicants with a declared learning need must inform Admissions when booking a place and provide evidence in advance of the exam so that reasonable adjustments can be made on the day. Applicants will be allowed 15 minutes extra time for each test. Evidence will also need to be provided on the day.
If applicants wish to take the papers through the medium of Welsh, this must be requested when booking your place with Admissions.
Photographic ID, e.g. passport or driving license, will need to be provided on the day. Applicants will not be permitted to sit the test if this is not shown.
To book your place for one of the exams above please email Admissions with your name, date of birth and state whether you are booking for Maths or English.
Applicants will be informed by Admissions of their achievement within 7 working days of the exam, via email.
Please note that, although Cardiff Met offers its own equivalency examinations, we also accept a number of other equivalencies such as Equivalency Testing, the University of South Wales and the National Extension College.
Equivalency Testing have also confirmed that they will be holding a GCSE equivalency exam at Cardiff Met Cyncoed Campus on 26th July 2018. Applicants wishing to sit their exams on this date should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly recommend that, whichever equivalency option you choose, you seek and engage in extra tuition so that you are fully prepared. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer extra tuition at Cardiff Met. Applicants that have not gained a suitable equivalent qualification by induction will not be able to enrol on our ITE programmes.
If you have any queries, please contact Admissions
by calling 029 2041 6010, by emailing email@example.com or on Twitter @CMetAdmissions.