AQA to refund 26 per cent of entry fees paid

Having saved £45 million this summer, AQA has announced that it will be returning all of this to schools and colleges, meaning refunding 26 per cent of the entry fees paid.

As a not-for-profit organisation, the exam body has said that it doesn’t want to benefit financially from the changes to how qualifications are being awarded this summer.

As the country’s biggest exam board, the rest of the income will cover costs such as collecting grades and supporting schools and colleges through the process, carrying out a complex and completely new quality assurance process and developing new IT systems to support this summer’s awarding process. It will also help AQA prepare a full GCSE and A-level exam series for the autumn.

AQA is keeping the summer 2021 entry fees for its qualifications frozen for the November 2021, January 2022 and March 2022 series.

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