Tina Isaacs returned to higher education (Institute of Education, London) in November 2009. She is Programme Director for the MA in Educational Assessment, Principal Investigator of the Aligned Instructional Systems Project for the National Center on Education and the Economy and a Co-Director at the Institute’s Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation. Tina joined the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ), which in 1997 became QCA, in 1994. She started out as GNVQ health and social care adviser and subsequently managed five GNVQ subjects. From 1996 - 1999 she ran the GNVQ pilot and from 1997 - 1999 the AS level pilot. In 1999 her main responsibilities shifted from vocationally related to general qualifications, taking on responsibility for GCSE, A levels and Advanced Extension Awards (AEA). She was seconded to the reviews that QCA produced on Curriculum 2000 during 2001-2002. She then led the Arts and Humanities, the Assessment Development and Secondary Curriculum (Key Stage 3 Review), Curriculum Standards and 14-19 Policy teams. She joined Ofqual as Head of 14-19 Regulation in June 2007.