English Qualifications

Why AQA English?

Every teacher remembers the spark of inspiration that got them into the subject in the first place. But sometimes the pressure to deliver great exam results makes it hard to keep the spark alive. We want to help you inspire the next generation.

That's why we offer a variety of support and resources, including:

  • the English e-Library, a unique digital teaching resource that will support you in teaching our new English GCSEs, AS and A-levels
  • our AQA English advocates, who have been specially recruited to facilitate free termly discussion groups across our hub school network
  • dedicated resources and subject experts available to support you.

Let us know if you'd like to hear from us

Our team

Head of Curriculum for English

AQA English is the popular choice for an overwhelming majority of teachers, due to our commitment to high-quality resources and specialist support.

Our specifications are designed to help teachers and students prepare for their assessments with confidence. We offer engaging qualifications that help students to achieve their best and encourage enjoyment of English at all levels.

Deborah Pearson, Head of Curriculum for English

AQA do understand how hectic it is to be a teacher and they really keep us up to date and show their awareness.
Juliette McGirr

Juliette McGirr,

Textbooks (print and digital)


We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with the new GCSE, A-level and ELC specifications

Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged ‘AQA approved’.

English teaching resources for KS3, GCSE and A-level


Looking for a starter, lesson idea, worksheet or literacy activity? Teachit has a wealth of resources, activities, worksheets and interactive games - plus teaching packs with everything you need for a series of lessons.

The EPQ and your subject


The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a standalone qualification designed to extend and develop your students' skills in independent research and project management.

Free Hub schools network meetings

Hub schools

Hear the latest news on all things English, meet other teachers and share ideas at one of our free hub school network meetings taking place around the country. Check hub school meeting dates and availability