AQA boss Andrew Hall postpones retirement to help with major exam reforms

The exam board chief executive will stay in post until at least August when GCSE and A-level results are released.


Exam board boss Andrew Hall has put his retirement plans on hold to help with this year’s significant qualification reforms.


Mr Hall (pictured), the chief executive of AQA, will stay in the role for eight more months while the exam board searches for a suitable successor.


The chief executive will stay at the helm as thousands of students across the country sit new GCSEs in English and maths – graded from 9 to 1 – and new AS and A levels in 13 subjects this summer.


In April last year, AQA announced that Mr Hall would retire from full-time work at the end of 2016 and recruitment for his successor would start imminently. 


Mr Hall, who joined the awarding body in 2010, had originally planned to retire last month to spend more time with elderly relatives that needed his support.


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