Equivalency Testing

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Cardiff Met is pleased to offer a number of opportunities through the year for our applicants to resit GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths in conjunction with Equivalency Testing. If the entry requirements for your chosen course require a GCSE for entry or a higher grade than you currently have, you can register to undertake an examination with Equivalency Testing. You can sit these exams at a number of venues around the UK, including Cardiff Met’s, on specified dates through the year.

The dates for 2017 entry are currently being confirmed, provisional dates are below;


10th April

Exams available - Maths and English Language

16th May

Exams available - Maths and English Language

Afternoon exam only​

29th August​

Exams available - Maths and English Language


If you would like the opportunity to sit either a Maths and/or English equivalency exam, and receive your result(s) the same day, please contact Equivalency Testing direct by emailing: info@equivalencytesting.com or by calling: 01277 203336 to register your initial ‘expression of interest’ for your preferred date and to receive a syllabus and past papers.

To confirm your chosen date, you will then need to complete the 'Application Form' on the Equivalency Testing website: www.equivalencytesting.com on the 1st of the month you intend to take the exam. Please ensure you select 'Mathematics Higher Level' and/or 'English Higher Level' from the options listed. Payment will then be taken on the day of the examination i​tself to ensure that you are firmly available to take the exam/s. If you choose to sit the exam at Cardiff Met, Equivalency Testing will not take payment beforehand.

Please note, if you are currently following a GCSE Maths and/or English programme and are intending to sit examinations in the summer, you may want to register an ‘expression of interest’ for the August session and obtain the syllabus and past papers. This will allow you a further opportunity to sit an exam and receive the result on the same day, one week after the GCSE results have been issued on 24th August 2017, should you not have achieved the required grade(s).

If you have any queries in t​he meantime, please feel free to contact Admissions Team by calling 029 2041 6010, by emailing askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk or on Twitter @CMetAdmissions.