About us

Helping students and teachers to realise their potential

About us

Helping students and teachers to realise their potential

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 and Technical Awards.

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.


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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.

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The AQA group

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


Find past paper questions so you can make customised assessments for revision, homework and topic tests for GCSE, AS and A-level.

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Turning education and skills policy into practice

What we do

Our research

Cutting-edge assessment research and technical expertise.

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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.

Assessment services

Expertise in data capture and electronic marking.

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