If you are applying for an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course and do not currently hold a GCSE in Mathematics, English or Science then you can sit an equivalence assessment on campus to meet this entry requirement for your course. The assessments follow the AQA subject specification. Each assessment costs £35 and you must pre-book your assessment by visiting the University of Wolverhampton online store.
It is advisable to complete the test before applying (or as soon as you can afterwards) as many of our ITT Courses have limited places and these fill up quickly. If you do not currently hold a GCSE or equivalent and are made an offer you will only have a short timeframe during which to pass the on campus assessment.
Prepare for your Assessment
Initial Teacher Training FAQ
Each assessment takes 2 hours.
The English assessment is hand-written and consists of sections on Reading and Writing. It is aligned with the AQA past papers which are available here.
The Maths Assessment is completed on a computer. It is aligned with the AQA Foundation Mathematics papers which are available here.
The Science Assessment is completed on a computer. The assessment has three sections, Biology, Chemistry, Physics. These sections are based on the AQA Foundation Science Trilogy papers which are available here.
You should bring writing materials (pens, pencils, highlighters) to the assessment with you. For the mathematics & science assessments you will also need a scientific calculator. You must also bring photographic identification.
Results will be communicated to you within 10 working days.
You have the option to book another assessment on the University of Wolverhampton Online Store. We encourage you to carry out additional preparation and revision prior to booking another assessment. For maths and English, you can use our free self-paced courses. For science, we suggest you use BBC Bitesize or other revision materials.
For the English Assessment you can register and complete the free online Equivalency Course
For the Maths Assessment you can register and complete the free online Maths
We do not offer a Science Equivalency Course. To prepare for the Science Assessment you should use the AQA Foundation Science Trilogy papers which are available here.
No. Initial Teacher Training applicants must complete the on campus assessments.
If you pass the assessment you will be issued with a certificate of completion which you must upload to your University application.
No. These assessments are only valid for ITT courses at the University of Wolverhampton.
You need to complete the assessments before your course application deadline. We recommend that you complete the assessments as soon as possible to secure your place on your course. failure to complete the assessments may result in your place being withdrawn.