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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. We want to help you be your favourite English teacher.

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.

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Our team

English"We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our English specifications. Whether you are currently teaching or considering if our specifications are right for your students, our team of subject and assessment experts are here to support you.

You will always get through to a subject expert as we're not a call centre. We speak to teachers every day, from every type of school, and are proud of the support we give schools."

Gary Pollard, Head of 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.