AQA in numbers

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Setting papers

We set the papers for more than half of all GCSEs and A-levels

Taking exams

More than 1 million students sat our qualifications

Awarding qualifications

We awarded almost 3 million GCSEs

Popular papers

More than half a million students took our most popular GCSE - English Language

Exam support

Around 30,000 academics, teachers, lecturers and subject experts helped us set and mark our exams

Internationally recognised

Our UK qualifications are internationally recognised and are taught in around 40 countries

Exam papers

We developed almost 900 different exam papers

Marking exams

We marked more than 10 million exam papers

Electronic marking

We scanned 6.8 million exam papers for electronic marking


Exampro and Testbase question banks have been used in primary and secondary schools throughout the country for more than 20 years. Exampro provides teachers with easy access to AQA past questions and ready-made resources for use in schools-based assessment.

Question banks

Almost 50 question banks are available to use in Exampro and Testbase

Individual questions

More than 90,000 individual questions available for download

Teacher compilations

At least 2.3 million teacher compilations in our online libraries