Helping students and teachers to
realise their potential
Our assessments are accessible, fair, and reliable, providing a valuable stepping stone for students.
Mark Bedlow, AQA Chief Executive (Interim)
Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.
Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are taught mainly in schools and colleges and include GCSEs, AS and A-levels, the Extended Project Qualification, Tech-levels and Technical Awards.
We also offer a range of qualifications specifically designed for international British curriculum schools through our joint venture with Oxford University Press, Oxford International AQA Examinations.
We set and mark over half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken in the UK every year. As an independent education charity, our income is reinvested back into AQA’s charitable activities. It also funds our cutting-edge research, which sits at the heart of our assessments and supports our initiatives to help young people facing challenges in life realise their potential.
We also provide support and services that enable learning. These include a comprehensive support and training package for teachers, opportunities for professional development (CPD) and online resources to help teachers in the classroom.