For parents

Here you can find information and news to help you understand exam processes to support your child. You can also follow us on Twitter @AQA.

You may also like to use the Department for Education website for more information.

Choosing subjects

See Subjects for a list of the subjects and the qualifications we offer. From here, you can follow links to the relevant specifications.

See Subjects and qualifications: private candidates to see what's available to private candidates or home-schoolers.

Supporting children with their revision

Hear from five education experts on their top tips to parents for dealing with the stresses of exam season and supporting their children.

Making the grade

Watch our Making the grades video to see how grades are set.


If you need specific information about your child's options or results, please speak to their school or college directly. We can't discuss their personal circumstances with you.

Visit results days for more information about when results are available to students.

Read more about supporting your child on their results day.

Changes to GCSEs, AS and A-levels

There has been a lot of media attention on how qualifications are changing, especially the new 9 to 1 grading system for GCSEs. Stay up-to-date with all the changes and what they mean for your child on our Changes to GCSEs, AS and A-levels page.