I'll kick it off then... I don't do the new AQA course, but I've delivered the old AQA course and I've marked papers for GCSE ICT with AQA for the past 6 or 7 years. I've also read up on the new spec extensively with a view to starting it next year. I may choose OCR In the end, but only because of the programming module. AQA would be my second choice, certainly ahead of Edexcel. Kids here had no problems at all with the old spec - in our last set of results, we got 82% A*/As, 100% A* - C with 102 students. It's straight forward, does what it says on the tin, etc. I see no reason why the new spec would change any of that. Low abilities were included in that, even a number of students who were in the BY special needs classes. Work is submitted to AQA via the usual printed paper versions, then samples posted off. As far as I know, there's no electronic submission model. But why would you want that? My last experience of submitting work electronically was a moderator from Edexcel getting shirty because work was sent as a Word document rather than a PDF. I don't want that complication thank you! Support from AQA is the main reason that I'd recommend them, it always was tremendous. A named coursework advisor to have a chat with about approaches to teaching, knowledgeable people answering the phones. The very fact that you've referred to "edex-hell" in previous posts means you know what I'm talking about!