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Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA).

City and Guilds
City and Guilds is a skills development organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.

Department for Education
Information about government initiatives for children and schools plus news, consultations, statistics and publications.
http:/// government/ organisations/ department-for-education

Find educational establishments at all levels in England and Wales. edubase/ home.xhtml

Education Otherwise
Education Otherwise provides support and information for those who are educating their children outside school. It has sections on law, home education, links to home education groups by locality and other useful links and publications.
Information on what qualification levels mean and how to compare different levels. How to apply for university or college courses Apprenticeships, Basic Skills information etc
http:/// browse/ education/ universities-higher-education

ISC (Independent Schools Council )
Advice on how to choose a school and find out more about specific independent schools and International schools.

NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre)
NARIC - The National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom, is the only official body providing comparability of international qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide. You can apply online or by post to get your qualifications assessed. A fee is charged.

OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA)
OCR provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Their general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.

OfQual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)
Ofqual regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
http:/// government/ organisations/ ofqual

OFSTED Reports
OFSTED (Office for standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) regulates and reports on education establishments. Select 'Inspection Reports' and then follow the links.
http:/// government/ organisations/ ofsted

Pearson Examinations - details of their exams, past papers and timetables. en/ home.html

School and College Attainment Tables
School and College Attainment Tables (Performance Tables) - find annual comparisons of primary and secondary schools searchable by education authority.

Understanding the National Curriculum -
Information about the National Curriculum Framework from
http:/// national-curriculum/ overview

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