The AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) is the largest exam board in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It sets the syllabuses for, and holds examinations in, various subjects at both GCSE and A Level. The other major English, Welsh and Northern Irish exam boards are OCR, Edexcel, the WJEC and the CCEA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Assessment and Qualifications Alliance"
The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA) is an examination board in Northern Ireland. As well as setting examinations, the CCEA advises the government on what should be taught in Northern Ireland's schools, and monitors the standard of qualifications and examinations in Northern Ireland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment"
Edexcel is a London-based organisation and one of England, Wales and Northern Ireland's five main examination boards. The others are AQA, OCR, the WJEC and the CCEA. Its name is a portmanteau word derived from the words "educational" and "excellence". Edexcel offers a variety of qualifications to UK students, including A-levels and GCSEs. It also operates on an international level, awarding over 1.5 million certificates to students around the world every year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edexcel"
The OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) exam board is a British organisation that sets examinations and awards qualifications (including GCSEs and A-levels). It is one of England, Wales and Northern Ireland's five main examination boards: the others are AQA, Edexcel, the WJEC and the CCEA. ...more on Wikipedia about "OCR (examination board)"
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Executive responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees in Scotland. It is a non-departmental public body, partly funded by the Scottish Executive Education Department, employing 650 staff, based in Glasgow and Dalkeith. SQA is perhaps best known for the delivery of the annual diet of public examinations within Scotland; each year the Authority organises public examinations in a wide range of subjects, at various levels, for school pupils and college students. However, a greater number of candidates of all ages participates in SQA specialist, vocational and higher education qualifications. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scottish Qualifications Authority"
The Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) is an examination board traditionally serving Wales, but now also serving England and Northern Ireland. Established in 1948, it is based in Cardiff. ...more on Wikipedia about "WJEC"
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