Become an associate

Join a community of subject matter experts who work with us to design and deliver exams

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What's in it for you

As an associate, you'll be able to:

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Progress your career

Continue your professional development and enhance your current role.


Work flexibly

Fit work around your regular job and your home and work commitments.

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Enhance your knowledge

Keep your subject knowledge up to date.

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Develop new skills

Work with us to become a recognised expert in assessment.

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Discover more about the positions we have available and how to apply:

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Training and support

Alongside the support AQA and our associate community will give you, you'll also get detailed training on our core systems and processes. These include:

  • Assessment writing and reviewing
  • Online marking and monitoring
  • Digital assessment creation
  • Awarding and statistical analysis

Our teams

Discover how our teams of associates design, develop and deliver AQA exams.

Assessment banking

Associates help us build banks of questions, papers and parts of papers. This means we can create new assessment materials as and when they're needed – we call this process assessment banking.

What is assessment banking?

Watch the video to find out why we’re adopting this way of working and the role you could play in it.

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Paper production

For some specifications, whole papers are planned, drafted, agreed and managed from beginning to end.

Exam delivery

Our exams and non-exam assessments (NEA) are marked by 30,000 examiners and moderators. Progress and quality is monitored by groups of associates, starting with standardisation and regular checking of marking through to awarding – where grade boundaries are set and applied to each student’s mark.

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