About Alps Key Stage 4
Since we started producing reports in 2001 Alps has built a strong reputation as a powerful tool to both measure and improve student progress. We are currently used by the majority of colleges and school sixth forms in England and Wales. In total, we analyse three-quarters of all A level results.
At the heart of this success is a simple educational philosophy: that every student is an individual, an exception and to be valued. We believe that this idea is equally applicable to Key Stage 4.
Our KS4 reports are uniquely able to provide valuable insight at three key levels: student level (for class teachers), strategic (for senior management teams) and area-wide (for local authorities). The simplicity of our reports removes barriers of understanding for those who are not familiar with data analysis, while the sophistication behind our methodology ensures our reports maintain high credibility with data specialists.
All our reports are designed by highly successful teachers with experience of using the Alps system to achieve outstanding results in schools and colleges. This wealth of experience helps ensure that Alps reports continue to reflect the real needs of teachers. We are also available to deliver a wide range of training sessions, focusing on best practice and the use of the Alps system.
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There is a trend at Key Stage 4 towards an increased focus on progress. This idea, that the educational journey of every student is both unique and important, is absolutely central to Alps. All of our experience and expertise is focused on helping you to ensure that all students make exceptional progress.
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Training available – see our training flyer for more information and costs
If you require any support, we have a dedicated team of data specialists who can help you to use Connect data, the way in which you submit data to Alps. They will be happy to answer any questions you have about using the software.
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We can support you with both educational questions and data queries.
If you require any support, we have a dedicated team of data specialists who can help you to use Connect Data, the way in which you submit data to Alps. They will be happy to answer any technical questions you have about using the software.
We also have educational specialists on hand to answer any questions you might have about the content of your reports. They can help you to really understand the indicators and to help ensure there is nothing in your report which you have missed. We are also happy to discuss the interpretation of your report and to offer strategic advice on translating Alps information into strategic action to improve student outcomes.
We also recommend that you look at our FAQ page.
The Alps office is open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:00. If you have any questions at all please contact us
Key Stage 4 Training
We offer high quality training to schools, groups, local authorities and multi-academy chains. We focus on the three essential elements for top performance:
- Effective leadership
- Target setting, monitoring and guidance
- Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning for classroom teachers and heads of subject
All of our trainers are either current or former senior teachers with experience in top performing schools. They are experienced Alps experts who are passionate about improving the life changes of young people. They deliver training which is relevant, practical and inspiring.
More information about Alps Key Stage 4 training.
To book training please contact us today.
For each school we will produce a:
- Main KS4 report
- Teaching Set report
These are separated into two reports for ease of use and should be used together in analysing performance. Our Key Stage 4 report includes both your GCSE and BTEC level 1 & 2 results.
The KS4 reports give you a broad overview of performance across your school, with a range of indicators to help you highlight subjects, teaching sets and individual students who are performing either above or below target. It also contains overall indicators which measure progress across your school, using a range of measures.
The main report contains:
- Analysis of student performance by ability band (based on KS2 outcomes)
- Overall value added score for your school
- Alps Quality Indicator & QI8
- Single subject pages
- ‘Red’ (top 25%) and ‘Blue’ (bottom 25%) teaching & learning scores
- Teaching Set analysis
- Student performance overview
The KS4 Teaching Set report gives detailed performance analysis by teaching set.
Our Key Stage 4 report is a powerful tool to enable your leadership team to focus on addressing weaknesses and reinforcing strengths.
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If you would like to discuss KS4 reports further to find out if they are right for you then please contact us directly.