AQA Unit Award Scheme

The AQA Unit Award Scheme (UAS) offers our students the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate issued by AQA each time a short unit is successfully completed.

There are no limits on:

what can be accredited, as long as it is worthwhile and meaningful for the student

  • who can achieve, in terms of age or ability
  • how long it takes to achieve or when this takes place
  • how learning can be evidenced.

All of our students work towards Unit Awards alongside their current curriculum, whether that is core subjects, vocational courses or work experience. Since rolling out the scheme during the 2015-16 academic year our students have achieved over 2000 AQA Unit Awards in total.

Flexibility is key with UAS, and their motto is ‘Achievement for All’. We encourage and support students to show them what they can do, rather than what they can’t.

Here is a quote from a fellow school, Little Heath School in Redbridge, who also use AQA Unit Awards…

“The AQA Unit Award Scheme is invaluable as it is an important pathway for our students to receive accreditation for their achievements. It provides a wide range of units which are differentiated, making accreditation accessible to all pupils regardless of their ability. Furthermore, through allowing amendments and writing our own units, we are able to expand and customise units to our pupil’s individual learning interests and needs”.

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