News

News

We are delighted to welcome Stephen Park to the Alps team, as our new Sales Director.

News

In February 2022, the DfE confirmed in their publication of the ‘16 to 18 accountability measures – update’, that there will be no A Level or Applied General Progress Measures (based on the L3VA) published in the 2022 or 2023 Performance Tables.

News

Great news! You can now use GL Assessment’s Cognitive Abilities Test scores (GL CAT4) as your Alps KS4 prior attainment score in Alps Connect. 

News

We want to provide the very best services to our clients and being part of the EdTech Evidence Group means we can carry out this work within a like-minded community and allows us to share best practice and give each other advice. 

Opinions

Opinion

Introducing Simon Wears, one of our skilled Front-End Developers. Simon has been working in software engineering for almost a decade, with software experience in a number of different industries his passion and love for software is what makes him the perfect team member at Alps. 

Opinion

This month we wanted to give you all the opportunity to meet our brilliant Project Coordinator and Scrum Master, Paula Kopiczko. 

Opinion

Introducing the talented Nick Pegg, one of our very own Junior Software Engineers here at Alps.

Opinion

The past two years have seen an explosion of implementation of technology in our schools and colleges, the final part of our fireside chat series explores what should EdTech companies be doing next for school leaders? The keyword in part 5 is transparency. Sue shares her thoughts on the importance of honesty and openness with […]

Opinion

Data can be a really powerful tool in driving student aspirations and attainment. Having worked in education for 30 years, with her last role as Deputy Head at Windsor Girls’ School, Sue now takes on the role of ‘Director of Education & Product Development’ at Alps. At Windsor Girls’ School, Sue worked within a strong team of teachers to […]

Opinion

This month we wanted to give you all the opportunity to meet the newest member of our Marketing Team, Meg Pritchard.

Opinion

When it comes to assessment, a lot has happened over the last few years. Covid has pushed the education system into a different way of teaching and assessing. What can we learn from this experience and how can we use this to improve the way we assess our students? How will our collective experience across […]

Opinion

To be successful, technology and data need to be accessible to users at all levels within a school. Different users will have varying degrees of technical and data ability, and analysis should be simple and easy to use, so that everyone can achieve what they need from it.  As a school leader you are held […]

Opinion

We recently sat down with our new Customer Success Specialist, Adam Aisthorpe to learn more about his fascinating career in Customer Success, what made him want to get into the industry and what led him to join Alps.   

Opinion

In this fireside chat series Alps Director of Education and Product Development, Sue Macgregor, sits down with Nick Finnemore from Finnemore Consulting to talk about the potential outcomes and learnings of the global pandemic, its effect on student progress and grades, and how this might shape the future of assessment.   In the first part of this series, Sue talks from the perspective […]

Opinion

In recent years there has been a welcome emphasis on the central role of the curriculum in determining the quality of education within our schools and colleges.

Opinion

When it comes to assessment, a lot has happened over the last few years. But what can we learn from this experience and how can we use this to improve the way we assess our students? How will this experience now shape the future of assessment and the education system as a whole? 

Briefing Papers

Briefing Paper

A companion piece to our Alps webinar.  At Alps, we are aware you are facing significant challenges in 2022. Your students last year of schooling unaffected by the pandemic was Year 8 in 2018-19. Their KS4 has been significantly disrupted in the pandemic, however well you have managed online / remote learning, whether you run […]

Briefing Paper

A companion piece to our Alps webinar.  At Alps, we are aware you are facing significant challenges in 2022. These students took no GCSE examinations in 2020 or AS exams in 2021. Their Sixth Form journey has been significantly disrupted in the pandemic, however well you have managed online / remote learning. The pandemic is […]

Briefing Paper

A companion piece to our Alps webinar.  At Alps, we are aware you are facing significant challenges in 2022. Your students last year of schooling unaffected by the pandemic was Year 8 in 2018-19. Their KS4 has been significantly disrupted in the pandemic, however well you have managed online / remote learning, whether you run […]

Briefing Paper

A companion piece to our Alps webinar.  At Alps, we are aware you are facing significant challenges in 2022. Your students took no GCSE examinations in 2020. Their Sixth Form journey has been significantly disrupted in the pandemic, however well you have managed online / remote learning. The pandemic is far from over with the […]

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in England, some reflections from Alps on setting Post-16 priorities for Y13 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in England, some reflections from Alps on setting KS4 priorities for Y11 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in Wales, some reflections from Alps on setting Post-16 priorities for Y13 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in Wales, some reflections from Alps on setting KS4 priorities for Y11 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

Setting the scene and providing practical guidance on awarding your students fair and accurate Centre Determined Grades.

Briefing Paper

Setting the scene and providing practical guidance on awarding your students fair and accurate Teacher Assessed Grades.

Briefing Paper

There is no doubt that it is a difficult time in schools & colleges, for all staff and students. Who would have thought 8 months ago that a discussion around blended learning might mean teaching a class with half the students in the room and the other half at home?

Briefing Paper

Alps Connect Interactive supports leaders and teachers to track all students taught in their post-16 provision regardless of where they are enrolled. Connect Data has two ‘Consortia fields’ to enable this analysis which is pertinent where schools work collaboratively.

Case Studies

Case Study

Using Alps has been part of a whole school improvement strategy to use data effectively with the aim of bringing about an improvement in outcomes.

Case Study

Pupils themselves do not aspire to meet a threshold or a performance indicator, they talk about achieving the best grades they can, so it makes sense for us as teachers to be doing the same thing.

Case Study

Our drive has been based on smart multi-dimensional and accessible data with succinct but impactful analysis.

Case Study

Alps Connect Interactive allowed us to have a clear and universal language to analyse and interrogate predicted and actual grades.  At leadership level, the Alps report also provided an analysis of key groups and a teaching and learning grade that would inspire further discussion and action.

Case Study

Alps data and reports can be generated instantly at any time of the year – giving constant diagnosis of anticipated results. Connect Interactive has undoubtedly enabled teachers to have an even closer focus on individual students.

Case Study

The biggest strength of using Alps was the common language being used. If one member of staff was using ‘Red 3’ in a discussion, everyone knew what that meant.

Case Study

The speed of publication of the Alps report in August enables us to immediately identify areas of success or concern for both subject areas and student subgroups. The simplicity of the data presentation allows all stakeholders at Purbeck School to participate in the quality assurance discussion.

Case Study

Alps Connect Interactive has become everyday practice at Penistone Grammar School; it is part of our language. We would highly recommend the use of Connect Interactive as a diagnostic tool to drive continuous improvement for all students.

Case Study

“We believe that the ability to monitor our students using data provided by Alps, helped us to achieve our best ever A Level results.” – Cowbridge Comprehensive School