About us

Helping students and teachers to

realise their potential

Teacher and student

We provide fair assessments and exams that are reliable, world class and support students in their educational journey.

Professor Toby Salt, Chief Executive


We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.

Our qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. They suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, AS and A-levels, the Extended Project Qualification, the AQA Baccalaureate, Tech-levels and Technical Awards. Our UK qualifications are also internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world. Through our joint venture with Oxford University Press, Oxford International AQA Examinations, we offer a range of International GCSEs and A-levels specifically designed for international curriculum schools outside the UK. Read more about our international qualifications and training.

Join us



We're committed to our people, and provide development opportunities to help you grow, innovate and make a real difference.

Our family



The AQA family provides a wide range of education resources and data services.

Teachit
An online community sharing resources created by teachers, for teachers.

Exampro
Customised assessments and homework assignments for GCSE, AS and A-level.

Testbase
Make your own differentiated Key Stage 1-3 tests and revision.


DRS

Experts in data capture and electronic marking.

What we do

Our research

Cutting-edge assessment research and technical expertise.


Education policy

Policy and qualification news, and how we inform the policy debate.


Getting the right result

What goes into exams, from designing qualifications to final results.


Realising potential

We celebrate great teaching and help students realise their potential.