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In this blog, Alps Education Consultant, John Roe explores the diverse range of super-curricular activities available, their benefits and tips to help students gain the most from them. 

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How does the DfE plan to deal with the headline KS4 Accountability measures in 2025 and 2026, in the wake of cancelled KS2 SATs in 2020 and 2021, for this cohort and current Year 9s?

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Join our free webinar, where we’ll give senior leaders at KS4 an overview of how alternative KS2 baselines can be used to set targets and monitor progress across the whole KS4 curriculum. 

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The most powerful thing about Connect is that the functionality and modelling tools are available throughout the year for your monitoring grades. As we reach the second half of the Autumn Term, you will most likely have data collection points for your key examination year groups. This short blog gives you some tips on how to get the most out of Connect in analysing your in-year data.

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Now that Alps is a growing presence at KS4, in August we were able to generate and release customer-based Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures. Not only did our schools receive their high quality, easy to use Alps analysis but also, for the first time, we offered their KS4 Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores in Connect.

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This page contains an overview of the articles related to the Alps client benchmarks for 2023. These will be updated and published as new client benchmarks become available.

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This article will describe the ways in which you can select benchmarks on the platforms and view your analysis against either the national benchmark or the client benchmark.

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This article contains important information regarding a re-banding of Key Stage 4 analysis in Connect. This has resulted in band changes and therefore MEG changes for your current Year 11 students (September 2023).

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In this blog, Alps Education Consultant, John Roe discuss his experiences of using Alps Connect to support target setting and the development of an aspirational, ‘can do’ culture.  

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In this article we outline why interpretation and analysis of the 2023 Key Stage 5 outcomes should be approached with caution in terms of the value-added grades assigned. We explore the importance of the Alps client benchmarks across 2022, and why full analysis of 2023 should take place once the client benchmarks have been published in Connect and Summit.

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With no SATs taking place in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 9 and 10 students will not have KS2 SAT scores. This article aims to introduce the different options we will make available, enabling providers who currently use KS2 SAT scores to make informed decisions when choosing an alternative prior attainment baseline. Click here for more information.

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IMPORTANT: This article contains important information regarding band changes and therefore MEG changes for your current Year 10 students as they transition into Year 11 this Summer (2023) FOR ENGLAND ONLY. A number of your current Year 10 students are likely to change bands and some will change MEGs as a result.