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The Examination Boards

The Basics & FAQ's
Schools in the USA
GCSE Courses
The Examination Boards
Registering for the Examination
Definitions and Glossary
GCSE & Homeschool
GCSE & Traditional Education
News & Updates
Higher Nationals
AICE IGCSE & Cambridge Program
IGCSE Teaching Materials

SQA Scotland
The Cambridge Program
CCEA Northern Ireland)
WJEC Welsh Examination Board
Boards Outside the Uk

The GCSE Examination Boards although non-profit making and independent of government are regulated by the QCA, a UK government body that ensures all UK qualifications fit into the National Qualification Framework or NQF.

The object of the NQF is to make all qualifications at one level comparable, thus an AQA GCSE = Cambridge Program IGCSE = SQA Standard Grade.

Each Examination Board generally has a regional base and a specialist marketing area. CIE specialise in the international market, the SQA and EDEXCEL specialise in 'Associate Degree programs in addition to GCSE, AQA produces the widest variety of GCSE's