Alps 2017 – maximising the potential of staff and students

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Monitoring Reports at Key Stage 5

Available as a report or in Connect – to be on top of likely value added progress in 2018, upload a new data set to Connect or send data via ADCS to Alps to establish Monitoring Point Zero for your new Y13. Only include the students who have progressed to Y13 and only the subjects […] Read more

Alps Connect 2017

Alps Connect is our exciting new on-line interactive reporting platform, allowing internal analysis using our familiar Alps benchmarks via simple yet accessible new tools. Click here for more information Read more

New A level, AS level and KS4 Benchmarks and Target Setting information for 2017

Our updated benchmarks are available now. These are based on our analysis of the full national datatset from the Department for Education
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Briefing Papers – See our briefing papers on raising standard leader priorities

Head of Sixth / Post-16 Raising Standards Leader Priorities - England

Head of Sixth / Post-16 Raising Standards Leader Priorities - Wales / Cymru

Head of Sixth / Post-16 Raising Standards Leader Priorities – Northern Ireland

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See our latest Briefing Paper on KS4 raising standard leader priorities:

KS4 Raising Standards Leader Priorities
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Briefing Paper – How to calculate average GCSE score baseline with a mixture of A*-G and 9-1

Alps' approach to calculating a baseline in order to set aspirational MEGs for KS5 starters in September 2017.
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ADCS 2017 – now available

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Alps are launching free online training in the form of webinars. Book now for our "Introduction to Connect" webinars.

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We host conferences throughout the year, covering everything about Alps - from our core principles through to the advanced application of the Alps report.

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Want to find out more about the services we offer? Watch our new video for a quick introduction to Alps KS5.

How can Alps help you?

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  • Alps for Senior Managers
  • Alps for Local Authorities, Academy Chains, Multisite Colleges & Groups
  • Alps for Data Managers
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  • Alps for Governors
  • Alps for Students
  • Alps for Parents

Alps for Senior Managers

The Alps process is particularly valuable for senior leadership teams. Our reports provide detailed analysis that allows you to celebrate areas of success and make focused, positive steps towards addressing areas of weakness. Our high quality training can also help you to make the most of Alps, embedding our ethos and helping to improve outcomes for all students.

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Alps for Local Authorities, Academy Chains, Multisite Colleges & Groups

We work with a number of local authorities, school consortia and academy chains to provide area wide analysis of provision. Our projects give you a ‘common language’ which enables schools, colleges and the authority to engage in conversations about Key Stage 4 & 5 outcomes. We help you to identify and share best practice. Our bespoke projects include reports and tailored, high quality training.

Please call us on 01484 887600 to discuss how our work could help you to improve focus on progress.

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Alps for Data Managers

Alps provides an easy and simple way to visualise your data and to measure value added performance. Our indicators are robust and are backed up by over 25 years’ experience. Our Alps Data Collection Software and our online portal myAlps make it easier than ever to prepare your data for submission and to upload it to us.

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Alps for Teachers

Alps is a process designed to improve the life chances of young people. Our target grades are aspirational, raising students’ expectations and performance.  Our targets are based on what is actually being achieved by the top 25% of schools and colleges, against our national benchmarks. Our reports are clear, concise and easy to follow, while also detailed enough to allow forensic analysis.

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Alps for Governors

Our analysis can provide valuable insights for everyone involved in the management of post-16 learning in a school or college. The overview contained within our reports gives a clear picture of overall value added performance. We indicate which pages in particular would be useful to share with governors. Our reports can form an important discussion point during governors meetings. If you are unsure whether your school or college uses Alps you should speak to your head/principal. Many schools also ask Alps to provide training for their governing bodies.

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Alps for Students

We provide students with minimum expected grades which are based on the performance of all students nationally. We use your performance in external assessments as a measure of ability and assign target grades based on a range of prior ability ‘bands’. The minimum expected grade given is based on the grades achieved by the top 25% nationally.

These grades are not intended to place a limit on achievement. They are minimum expectations which some students will exceed. They are based on national statistics which include the achievements of all students. By working closely with your teachers you can challenge yourself to be ambitious and to meet or exceed the grades achieved by previous groups of students.

Alps for Parents

The Alps system is based on a powerful educational philosophy which emphasises encouraging high aspirations for all students. Our reports are intended for internal use by schools and colleges to  measure the value added progress of GCSE, A level and BTEC students.

We provide a framework for schools and colleges to use when setting targets with their students. This is based on setting students a minimum expectation of matching the achievements of the top 25% of similar ability students based on our national benchmarks. The Alps target grades are not intended to place a limit on achievement, they are a minimum target grade which some students will aim to exceed. Some schools and colleges may share these targets directly with their students, while others may incorporate them into their own target setting and monitoring methodologies.

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