About us

AQA Research and Analysis aims to shape advances in assessment, qualifications and educational attainment. We are proud of the positive benefits our work has had in informing practice, contributing to policy decisions and extending knowledge frontiers for over 40 years.

Today our interdisciplinary team of researchers continue to provide world-class analysis, insights and evidence to address the ever-evolving practical challenges and realities facing the education sector.

Our research focuses mainly on high-stakes qualifications such as GCSEs and A-levels and covers a broad spectrum of topics including social mobility, new ways to assess practical skills and future applications of technology in assessment.


Our leadership team


Alex Scharaschkin, Director of CERP

Alex Scharaschkin
Director of Research and Regulation

Lena Gray

Lena Gray
Director of Research and Analysis

Ben Jones, Head of Standards

Ben Jones
Head of Standards and Awarding

Ruth Johnson, Principal Research Manager

Ruth Johnson
Head of Research and Development

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For any and all enquiries, please email us.

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