New Subject Results – Important Information for 2018 results Alps blog post - view all

GCSE DA – Combined Science – there will be no initial benchmark

    • As the grade structure of 9-9 to 1-1 is new it is not possible to produce a benchmark for DA – Combined Science until national data is available.
    • We will aim to create a benchmark using client data in Autumn 2018, and so ask that you submit DA – Combined Science grades on Results Day.
    • Impact on KS4 Reports – Until a benchmark is created, your DA – Combined Science results will be included in the main KS4 QI and QI8 measures, as your students will all have expected output and actual scores. However, the results will not be included in the RED and BLUE teaching indicators. This means that you may find your RED and BLUE Alps scores are different compared to previous years.
    • If we are able to create a benchmark based on client data in the Autumn 2018, we will use this to re-calculate your strategic indicators. Be aware then that this could significantly alter your RED and BLUE teaching measures. We will keep you updated on this.

 

2016 BTECs – there will be no initial benchmarks

    • We will not have data to produce 2018 benchmarks for the 2016 Suite.
    • We will aim to create a benchmark using client data in Autumn 2018, and so ask that you submit 2016 BTEC grades on Results Day.
    • We recommend that you still use the current BTEC MEGs for students starting in 2018. Until we have analysed the data, we would not suggest lowering MEGs for these students.
    • As soon as we do analyse the 2018 data we will issue further guidance on this.

 

Foundation/National Skills Certificate (Wales) – there will be no initial benchmarks

    • We will not have data to produce 2018 benchmarks for the Foundation/National Skills Certificate.
    • We will aim to create a benchmark using client data in Autumn 2018, and so ask that you submit Foundation/National Skills Certificate grades on Results Day.
    • As soon as we do analyse the 2018 data we will issue further guidance on this.