AlphaPlus has been acquired by AQA, the UK’s leading assessment organisation.
AQA is the UK’s biggest exam board, setting and marking around half the GCSEs and A-levels taken in England each year. It is a world leader in assessment, with a cutting-edge research department focusing on advancing assessment and a joint venture with Oxford University Press – OxfordAQA – offering qualifications internationally.
This acquisition will allow AlphaPlus to pass on the benefits of AQA’s considerable assessment, research and technological capabilities to our clients while operating as a standalone subsidiary of AQA. AQA’s goal of advancing education by helping teachers and students realise their potential is strongly aligned with AlphaPlus’ values, and we welcome this exciting opportunity to develop our work both in the UK and internationally.
John Winkley, AlphaPlus Director, said: “AlphaPlus is delighted to be joining the AQA group. Founded on our highly compatible cultures and shared commitment to helping learners succeed, we believe that AQA’s scale and capabilities will be complementary to AlphaPlus’ development and allow us to offer a broader and more integrated range of services to our customers.”
Colin Hughes, AQA’s Chief Executive, said: “AlphaPlus is a hugely trusted and respected team of assessment specialists who will bring a wealth of expertise and experience to AQA. AQA’s charitable purpose is to advance learning and teaching by providing the best possible educational assessment. AlphaPlus will greatly extend the range and scale of what we can offer, both in the UK and around the world. We’re making ambitious plans together for the future.”