Catherine Lough

10 questions with…AQA chief Colin Hughes

As part of our new regular interview series, the chief executive of awarding body AQA settles into the Tes hot seat

Colin Hughes, chief executive of AQA

Colin Hughes was appointed chief executive of the UK’s largest GCSE and A-level exam board, AQA, in February 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic was about to present the exams sector with its biggest ever challenge. The former journalist – he was education editor of three national newspapers – has already been candid about the fact that there are no easy solutions to the 2021 exams conundrum. 

Was he just as forthcoming with his answers to Tes’ 10 questions, designed to show you the person behind the professional profile? Let’s find out …


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