About us

Helping students and teachers to

realise their potential

Teacher and student

Being a charity means our focus is always on what benefits education – and any money we make gets invested back into education.

Andrew Hall, 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. We also work in partnership with the Chinese Society of Education (CSE) to support schools in China by sharing UK best practice and teaching approaches. 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.

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

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

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

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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.