Who we are

We are an independent education charity, providing high quality assessments that are fair, reliable, and support students in their educational journey.

Our qualifications expertise dates back to 1903, when our predecessor boards were founded by five leading universities. Today, we are the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges.

We set and mark the papers for over half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year. But exams are only part of the story – we also ensure the content of our qualifications support great teaching.

Our qualifications are designed to suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, AS and A-levels, the Extended Project Qualification, Tech-levels and Technical Awards. Our qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in more than 40 countries around the world and they are highly valued by employers and universities.

We are led by our Executive Team and governed by a Board of trustees drawn from schools, colleges, higher education, children's services and the business community.