Assessment and Qualifications Alliance


Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

Infobox Organization
name = AQA


formation = 1999
purpose = Examination board
headquarters = Guildford, UK
region_served = England, Wales and Northern Ireland
website = [http://www.aqa.org.uk/ www.aqa.org.uk]

AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) is an examination board in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It compiles specifications for and holds examinations in various subjects at GCSE, AS and A Level. AQA is a registered charity and independent of the Government. It is regulated by Ofqual, which is the regulator for the public examinations system in England and Wales.

AQA is one of five examination boards which are recognised by the regulators of the public exams systems for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to offer GCSE, AS and A Levels in the United Kingdom. The other four examination boards are OCR, Edexcel, WJEC and the CCEA.

AQA was formed after the merger of the Associated Examining Board/Southern Examining Group (AEB/SEG) and Northern Examinations and Assessment Board (NEAB) in 1999. The organisation has several regional offices, the two largest being in Guildford and Manchester. The current Director-General of AQA is Mike Cresswell.

External links

* [http://www.aqa.org.uk/ Official site]


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