OxfordAQA is a fresh new international qualifications provider – but with a solid reputation of excellence. This is a partnership between Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and AQA, the UK’s largest provider of GCSEs and A-levels.
This international qualifications are based on the reformed GCSEs and A-levels taught in the UK. They have been adapted to meet the needs of international students, and the exams are scheduled conveniently for students based in the Middle East and Asia.
OxfordAQA enables school to integrate student-led projects into the curriculum without distracting students from their regular subjects or putting pressure on the school’s timetable.
International GCSE Plus as a programme in OxfordAQA introduces students to the process of project work. Students utilise essential planning, research and report writing skills, and are encouraged to demonstrate creativity, risk-taking and reflection. This provides the perfect foundation for A-level specialism.
Students are also able to take International Independent Project Qualification. It allows students to supplement their desired A-levels with a piece of academic work on a subject of their choice. Projects can be discussed in university interviews to help applicants stand out from the crowd. There is also evidence to suggest that taking the IPQ increases students’ chances of achieving higher grades in their A-levels.