For 2017 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:
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.
Applicants will be informed by Admissions of their achievement within 7 working days, 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. For further information on Equivalency Testing please visit www.equivalencytesting.com to see the upcoming dates available and contact
Equivalency Testing direct by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: 01277
If you have any queries in the meantime, please feel free to contact Admissions
by calling 029 2041 6010, by emailing email@example.com or on Twitter @CMetAdmissions.