Who we are

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 internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world. 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.

We are led by our Executive Team and governed by a Council of trustees drawn from schools, colleges, higher education, children's services and the business community.