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Launch of KS4 Monitoring In Alps Connect (England) 13th February 2018

We are delighted that KS4 monitoring is now available in Connect. We are hosting a series of webinars to support data managers with your KS4 upload and show how you get the most from Connect at KS4. Please register here to book your place. Please note that the submission of monitoring data at KS5 will continue to be through your myAlps account until Spring 2018. Read more

Latest briefing paper updates: 2nd February 2018

KS4 England
KS5 England
KS4/KS5 Wales
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Using Connect to Monitor Progress at KS4 1st February 2018

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? 12th January 2018

To read on, click here
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Interacting with your subject thermometers and empowering your teachers 11th January 2018

Download the PDF 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 […] Read more

Northern Ireland Post-16: A Level and AS – the last 5 months, January – May 2018 11th December 2017

Advice for Heads of Sixth and Raising Standards Leaders in Northern Ireland Read more

The Alps Five Foundations of Effective Monitoring 20th November 2017

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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Monitoring Reports at Key Stage 5 15th September 2017

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

Head of Sixth / Post-16 Raising Standards Leader Priorities – England 24th August 2017

Accountability and assessing progress from KS4 We are all aware that the 5 key pillars of Post-16 Accountability are destinations, retention, GCSE progress, average grade(s) and the progress score(s). The Floor Standards are based on progress and in 2016 for Academic VA the Floor was -0.50 and for Applied General -0.75. However, it is impossible […] Read more

GCSE and A Level Results Days: Update 22nd August 2017

To submit your GCSE Results to us, please download the Key Stage 4 version of the ADCS software by clicking on the link on the side tab. All Alps data collection and submissions are working effectively. Don’t forget to request Alps Connect for access to online, interactive data analysis. The Alps office is open, for […] Read more

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Latest Blog Posts

Launch of KS4 Monitoring In Alps Connect (England) 13th February 2018

We are delighted that KS4 monitoring is now available in Connect. We are hosting a series of webinars to support data managers with your KS4 upload and show how you get the most from Connect at KS4. Please register here to book your place. Please note that the submission of monitoring data at KS5 will continue to be through your myAlps account until Spring 2018. Read more

Using Connect to Monitor Progress at KS4 1st February 2018

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

Connect Monitoring Update – KS4 13th January 2018

Monitoring at KS4 was launched in Connect in January 2018 Read more

Has your BTEC world been turned upside down? 12th January 2018

To read on, click here
Read more

Interacting with your subject thermometers and empowering your teachers 11th January 2018

Download the PDF 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 […] Read more

Northern Ireland Post-16: A Level and AS – the last 5 months, January – May 2018 11th December 2017

Advice for Heads of Sixth and Raising Standards Leaders in Northern Ireland Read more

Assessing your students’ progress from KS2 to KS4 in 2017 23rd June 2017

Alps' approach to changes in KS2 input and KS4 output data. Read more

Issues for Success in a Sixth Form 26th May 2017

In this blog we look at some common problems that are faced by Sixth Forms everywhere, and explore some questions that you can use to start developing strategies for improvement Read more

Are ‘Staff Predicted Grades’ an Art? 17th May 2017

Staff are regularly asked to predict grades for students both at KS4 and KS5. Intervention and mid-year school improvement plans are all based around these grades. But how confident are you that the grades predicted by staff are accurate? Read more

How clear is your crystal ball? 17th May 2017

The ups and downs of teachers predicting grades for new courses. Read more

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Featured Blogs

Latest briefing paper updates:

KS4 England

KS5 England

KS4/KS5 Wales

Read more >

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Has your BTEC world been turned upside down?

To read on, click here

Read more >

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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 >

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Launch of KS4 Monitoring In Alps Connect (England)

We are delighted that KS4 monitoring is now available in Connect. We are hosting a series of webinars to support data managers with your KS4 upload and show how you get the most from Connect at KS4. Please register here to book your place.

Please note that the submission of monitoring data at KS5 will continue to be through your myAlps account until Spring 2018.

Read more >

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Connect Monitoring Update – KS4

Monitoring at KS4 was launched in Connect in January 2018

Read more >

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Assessing your students’ progress from KS2 to KS4 in 2017

Alps’ approach to changes in KS2 input and KS4 output data.

Read more >

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How clear is your crystal ball?

The ups and downs of teachers predicting grades for new courses.

Read more >

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Are ‘Staff Predicted Grades’ an Art?

Staff are regularly asked to predict grades for students both at KS4 and KS5. Intervention and mid-year school improvement plans are all based around these grades. But how confident are you that the grades predicted by staff are accurate?

Read more >

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Planning for the Year with Alps

One of the most important elements for any successful organisation is forward planning. In educational terms, this means looking towards the next academic cycle – while still striving towards excellence in the current one. Schools and colleges who use Alps find that our system follows this academic cycle closely, with key points in the year when our reports and training are most effective.

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The Pillars of Alps

For Kevin Conway, the founder of Alps, one of the keys to success was to keep things simple. At Greenhead College, where Kevin was Principal, this simplicity meant encouraging staff and students to work towards a small number of clear and achievable targets. Outstanding Ofsted grades, and exceptional student progress, followed. This simplicity is embedded in Alps.

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