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Why AQA ICT and Computer Science?

We offer a variety of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Computer Science qualifications for a wide range of abilities. Students can learn valuable skills and prepare for the workplace with our Functional Skills, GCSE and A-level qualifications.

Students can progess through our qualifications to study A-level Computer Science or ICT and then follow-on to pursue courses in higher education or careers in computing.

Our free resources, events and support, along with professional development opportunities, will help you to inspire and help your students fulfil their potential. With us, your students will get the right results from an exam board you trust.

The Department for Education announced on 3 November 2015 that GCSE ICT cannot be redeveloped under government changes to GCSEs. We are developing a Technical Award in IT (equivalent to a single GCSE) for first teaching in 2017. Sign up for updates, or find out more about the changes to GCSEs and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future.

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Our team

computer_science"We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our ICT and Computer Science 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 our dedicated ICT and Computer Science team who are able to offer guidance and support on the assessment of the qualifications. We speak to teachers every day, from every type of school, and are proud of the support we give schools." 

Steve Kenny, Qualifications Manager
AQA understands how hectic it is to be a teacher and they really keep us up to date and show their awareness.
Juliette McGirr

Juliette McGirr,

ICT and Computer Science news preloader

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 and A-level specifications

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

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