About us

Helping students and teachers to

realise their potential

We provide assessments that are fair, reliable, world class and support students in their educational journey.

Professor Toby Salt, Chief Executive


We believe that everyone has the potential to achieve. That means 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, the AQA Baccalaureate, 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 around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken in the UK every year. As an independent education charity, any money we make 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.

Follow the other links on the page to meet some of our people and find out more about what we do.

Who we are



Join us

We're committed to our people, and provide development opportunities to help you grow, innovate and make a real difference.

Our family



The AQA family provides a wide range of education resources and data services.


Resources created by teachers, for teachers


Customised assessments for GCSE, AS and A-level


Make your own differentiated Key Stage 1-3 tests and revision


Experts in data capture and electronic marking

What we do

Our research

Cutting-edge assessment research and technical expertise.


Getting the right result

What goes into exams, from designing qualifications to final results.


Education policy

Policy and qualification news, and how we inform the policy debate.