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The Way that you Send Data to Alps is Changing

Great news! KS4 and KS5 monitoring are now available in Connect Interactive.

In addition, Connect Data is our new data upload service, you can use this to submit your KS4 and KS5 monitoring data to us now. Connect Data will completely replace the ADCS from August 2018. We are hosting a series of webinars to support data managers with your uploads using Data Connect, please click here book your place and access our user guides.

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Using Connect to Monitor Progress at KS4

You can now use Alps Connect for monitoring at KS4. Read our blog on how to get the most out of your monitoring points as you approach the examination period. Read more

Has your BTEC world been turned upside down?

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Interacting with your subject thermometers and empowering your teachers

As you roll out Connect Interactive across your school or college, our Alps consultants will support you in getting the most from the analysis through our regular blogs. In this blog, Ian Yems takes you through how the ‘What If’ tool can empower subject staff to identify underperforming students and make incisive and timely interventions. […] Read more

Northern Ireland Post-16: A Level and AS – the last 5 months, January – May 2018

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The Alps Five Foundations of Effective Monitoring

Effective monitoring is essential to understanding how your students and subjects are performing, and where to focus interventions if required. We have written five blogs on the Foundations of Effective Monitoring to help you to drive towards monitoring success.

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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

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NEW! Alps Webinars Find out more

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

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How Schools are Using Alps to Support Students at KS4 Events

Interested in using Alps at KS4 and want some practical support on how to implement, use and get the most out of the analysis? We are hosting a series of events in a school near you across the Summer Term to give you an overview of how schools are using Alps to support their students at KS4

Click to see a list of schools hosting an event and book on to an event here

Alps Connect Expression of Interest 10% Discount on Your 2018 Alps Connect

Please express your interest in ordering Alps Connect in Summer 2018 by completing our online expression of interest form at or telephoning the Alps team on 01484 887600. By expressing an interest you will receive a 10% discount on the price of your Alps Connect subscription if ordered for 2018.

The closing date for expression of interest is 31st July 2018

KS4 Expression of Interest 10% discount on KS4 in 2018

Please express your interest in ordering a Alps KS4 Report in Summer 2018 by completing our online expression of interest form at; or telephoning the Alps team on 01484 887600. By expressing an interest you will receive a 10% discount on the price of your KS4 report if ordered for 2018.

The closing date for expression of interest is 31st July 2018

Changes to data protection laws - GDPR

The rules surrounding how we access, store and use data under the Data Protection Act (1998) (DPA) will change with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018.

Please see our Privacy Hub with details on our updated policies and documents, including our GDPR Compliance Statement which will answer many of the questions you may have.

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  • 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.

Why use Alps

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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.

How to Order an Alps Report

How to read an Alps report


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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