Resources and links
There are thousands of resources across the internet for UK students and parents to find support, information, advice and learning tools. We have gathered a few of our favourites to get you started.
(Please note that these sites, while listed here, are not officially endorsed by us, and we will not be held liable for any of these external sites' content or availability.)
A-Z resource links
BBC education news – Keep up to date with all the reform news and related education stories.
Discover Your Learning Style – A site that guides you through a series of personality trait questions to gather and understand how your personal learning style impacts how you study/revise best.
BBC Bitesize – A BBC learning and revision site for all UK students. You can choose activities by subject and qualification. Includes audio, video and game options.
BBC Education – Support and information for parents of A-level students.
Guardian blog – Student blog written and hosted on the Guardian online newspaper site. Most of its content is aimed at university level students, but it often highlights issues and current topics affecting A-level students and their parents.
How to choose subjects – the British Council has this useful guide to selecting the right subjects for GCSE and A-levels.
JCQ Exams Office – Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) is the joint council of the seven largest qualification providers in the UK. Here you find the rules, regulations and exams timetables for all exam awarding bodies.
Mumsnet – Peer support for all parents on a wide range of issues related to your child. We like the education forums. Get chatting with other parents here.
Parent's guide to private tuition – This parent's guide from the Tutor website provides an understanding of how and when a tutor may be useful for your child and how to match a tutor to your child's needs. NOTE: by publishing this link we are not endorsing this organisation or the use of tutors for any student; it is for general information only.
School Life – UK Government resources for all aspects of all types of student life, including information about bursaries and government support agencies for high school and university.
Student Voice – Student Voice is a student-led issues body. Head there to get involved and have your say on studying in the UK. Watch peer-made videos on topics affecting you.
The Student Room – A one-stop forum site for peer support, advice and great revision tips for students of all levels. Includes information about university, careers, apprenticeships, help with writing your CV, interview tips and is useful for answers to your questions.
Twitter – Not just for procrastinating! Twitter is a great tool for researching, finding current affairs information and following industry leaders and discussion related to your subjects. We're on there too! Follow us @Aqa.
UCAS – UCAS is the organisation responsible for university applications and 'clearing'. Head there for everything you need to know about heading to university in the UK. They have a parents' section which we like. We also love their social media pages so check there too.
Unistats – The official website for comparing UK higher education course data.