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Villiers High School

A level report 2014


Report number 01 - 12.09.14

A level

/ 2014

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Alps
the student centred approach

Index

2.

3.

4.

Introduction

p4

The database

p7

The Alps national benchmark


National benchmark data - Performance by subject

p8

National benchmark data - National minimum target grades

p8a

National benchmark data - Performance - number of subjects

p9

National benchmark data - Performance per student

p10

What an Alps score of 1.0 means in this report

p12

Understanding the performance indicators

p13

Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth scores thermometer

p14

Subject value added score thermometer

p16

Subject value added scores at different percentiles

p18

Quality of teaching and learning indicator RED

p20

Quality of teaching and learning indicator BLUE

p22

T score

p24

Student progression score

p26

Student performance report

p28

Analysis of your data

p31

Explanation of the Alps grading system

p33

Raw A level results

p35

Statistical overview

p37

Analysis of students banded by ability current year

p39

Analysis of students banded by ability tabular representation

p41

Analysis of students banded by ability four year summary

p43

Calculation of Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score

p45

Subject value added overview

p47

Quality of teaching and learning measurement

p49

Alps T scores

p51

Student progression score

p53

Students not included in key indicator calculations

p54

Single subject reports (follows)


Student performance report (follows)

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Introduction
Alps (Advanced Level Performance Systems) is the result of 25 years of careful research and development, initially
at Greenhead College, Huddersfield by Dr Kevin Conway CBE, the principal, and over the last thirteen years at Alps.
All our development in this time has been geared to helping staff in schools and colleges and their advisory colleagues
at Local Authority levels, to enhance the recruitment, retention and achievements of students studying A levels,
AS levels and BTEC National qualifications. Annually, our A level reports cover well over 70% of all A levels taken
nationally, with our reports taken by over 1,400 schools and colleges. Alps has been developed educationally
by teachers for teachers and we believe this is one key factor for its popularity.

There are three sets of principles which underpin all our work
Firstly, the simple idea that each of us is an individual, an exception and needs to be valued
Secondly, aspiration, inspiration and motivation are key elements needed in work with young people
Thirdly, powerful leadership and high quality teaching and learning, coupled with high quality target-setting,
monitoring, guidance and support are the three elements that define good schools and colleges.
(Constant organisational change does not!!!)
Powerful Alps schools work to these principles consistently year on year and their students benefit.

Over this past thirteen years, we have developed into a team of 22 employed staff with a further team of educational
consultants. We have some of the most outstanding educationalists at this level both past and present working
for us, as many of you will know from your training sessions. Equally, we are blessed with outstanding administrators
and technical staff. Our sole aim has been to develop our reports to give schools and colleges the clearest view
of where their performance lies for each individual student, for each subject/course department, for each provider
annually, and then to support any provider who asks for advice on how improvements can be made. As the decade
has progressed we have created summative reports for Local Authorities and groups of providers, federations
and trusts who have worked with their providers to improve performance.
Thus we have risen from around 40 schools and the collective group of Sixth Form colleges in 2001 to well over 1,400
schools, sixth form colleges and FE colleges, representing over 70% of students taking A levels. We have a presence
in every LA in the country.
The key feedback we have got and continuously work on is that the presentation of our reports is simple to understand
while creating a powerful common language for students, staff, parents and LA staff alike. The performance indicators
we have developed and continue to develop are each significant in their own right for each provider. Summative reports
for LAs and groups of providers, such as trusts, allow the identification of good practice down to subject/course level
which can be spread between providers in organised training sessions.
Alps reports and training are aids to culture change within senior leadership teams for staff and for students.
They challenge participants to continuously improve incrementally to the levels of the 75th percentile providers.
They identify strengths and weaknesses on a nine point scale, first developed by Alps, so that good practice can
be shared and weaknesses can be strengthened. It is a positive process.
What defines us ahead of others is the timeliness of our reports, which can be available for the start of the Autumn
term, the clear yet detailed presentation of analysis in the reports as well as the ease of sending in the data we
require. However, the biggest difference is that we do not just give information, but are available to help spread
the proper use of data in an integrated fashion through the training we offer.
In 2010 we introduced the progression measures from AS to A level in our student performance reports. This indicator
is a very significant one. It shows drop-out rates of over 20% nationally and identifies that providers are demanding
D grades and sometimes higher at AS level for progression. We passionately disagree with this as a policy in any
college/school. What futures do youngsters have who are prevented from continuing their courses in this way?
There are many examples of providers demonstrating that such students going on to be very successful at A level
when given the chance.

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New Benchmarks for 2014


We have used the full Department for Education national dataset to create new benchmarks for our 2014 A level
and AS level reports. In the Alps BTEC reports this affects the Student Performance (A level & BTEC) Indicator only.
Each time we change benchmarks, the performance will change in your report relative to the previous year.
When we re-benchmark, only the top 25% of performers will receive a RED grade 1, 2 or 3, while only the bottom
25% of performers will receive BLUE grades of 7, 8 and 9 in the first year.
Obviously as we start anew, then, some centres that were RED will drop back to the BLACK in the first year with
a challenge to aim to break through to RED grades 1, 2 and 3 again.
The landscape of students programmes has changed over the last few years, due to a number of influences
including funding and students studying mixed programmes. Due to fluctuations in trends, in 2014, the new A level
and AS level benchmark tables (Tables 1a, 2a and 3a on pages 8, 9 and 10) have been created using students
who are studying A levels or AS levels only. This creates the starting point for all our benchmark calculations.
Each benchmark indicator has then been calculated based on all students, to reflect the performance of the whole
cohort at a national level.
Important: For this reason, because we have changed the methodology for this indicator, we will compare your
2014 performance against the new benchmark in each report, and keep the previous 3 years against the previous
benchmark, as used last year. You will still be able to chart trends over time, as the Alps grades are comparable.

Finally
Government policies in education over the past few years have radically changed the landscape with schools,
new academies and free schools now co-existing. We also see new groupings of schools in trusts, federations
and consortia emerging alongside different roles for Local Authorities. Post-16 funding is also being squeezed,
and the role of Local Authorities is being developed with increased demands in school improvement services.
Key planks of the new arrangements are the qualities of provider leadership and teaching and learning. The emphasis
on results is clear and so we see our reports and training as being ever more helpful to senior staff and teachers in
delivering better results through the forensic analysis we provide for you.
Alps reports have been used in Ofsted inspections by many schools to support judgements. It is official Ofsted policy
that where Alps reports are made available, they must be given due consideration by inspectors. The timeliness of our
reports has often come into play here, especially in showing up-to-date progress being made. The uniqueness of our
4 year profile of A, AS and BTEC reports is especially helpful. Our helpdesk is always at hand at inspection time!
So we remain happy to help any school, academy, college or LA to implement Alps systems using our highly qualified
and experienced trainers, all of whom have been or are in senior positions in top performing schools and colleges.
We are at the end of the telephone Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm 01484 887600 or you can email
us at info@alps-va.co.uk
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Alps A level - The database


1. The process we are looking at compares input data derived from students GCSE results at the start
of level 3 A level courses with output data relating to results at A level and Applied A level.
2. Only students who have taken at least 2 A levels are included in the Provider A level value added Quality
and Breadth score. AS levels are not included in the analysis. AS level and BTEC National reports are
available separately.
3. Input data
The input data is an average GCSE score calculated for each student. There are two different GCSE scoring
systems that you can use. You can use whichever one you have on your management system.

GCSE points: GCSE points are the original way to calculate a level of performance based on level 2
qualifications. Each subject is given points as shown below.
Qualification

GCSE equivalents

A*

Full GCSEs

Short GCSEs

0.5

3.5

2.5

1.5

0.5

QCA points: QCA points are a different way to calculate a level of performance based on level 2
qualifications. The points scores are different to GCSE points scores but make no difference
to the value added score in your Alps report.
Qualification

GCSE equivalents

A*

Full GCSEs

58

52

46

40

34

28

22

16

Short GCSEs

0.5

29

26

23

20

17

14

11

Note: We do not include BTEC First awards or equivalent, level 1 or key skills qualifications in the GCSE
score as they distort the input data and make the reports less useful. The main educational reason is that
they inflate a students GCSE score and can lead to unrealistic level 3 target grades for the student.
4. Output data
Only results for A levels are included. We exclude A level General Studies and the Extended Project
Qualification as these distort outcomes.
5. Students have been allocated output scores based on the present system of UCAS scoring.
A level grade

A*

UCAS pts

140

120

100

80

60

40

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Alps A level - National benchmark


Using the national dataset supplied to Alps by the Department for Education
(2,580 sets, 241,036 students, 685,377 A levels taken)

Performance per subject


1.

The national database is created from the results of 685,377 A levels taken by 241,036 students in June 2013
in 2,580 providers, taken from the complete national dataset supplied to Alps by the Department for Education.

2.

The results of these examinations are displayed in Table 1a below in bands according to student GCSE scores.
These are taken as a baseline measure of students abilities and application at the start of their level 3 courses.
There are 11 key GCSE bands ranging from GCSE scores of 7.58.0 (55.0-58.0 points) showing 22,723 students
starting level 3 courses with mainly A*/A grades at GCSE to 0.04.0, showing 290 students starting with
4 or fewer grades of C plus Ds and Es etc. Most of this latter group actually have scores of >3.5 to <4.0.

3.

For each band, the 2,580 sets of data have been ranked according to the UCAS score per subject entry in Table
1a and the average UCAS score per student in table 2. From the ranking, scores have been tabulated from best
to worst at the specific percentiles shown.

4.

For example, subject data for the 24,766 students with GCSE scores of 5.86.1 (44.8-46.6 points), equivalent
to around 8 grades of B at GCSE, shows that students in the best provider averaged a grade B+ (103.33 points)
but students in the worst provider averaged a grade D- (55.00 points) per subject entry.

5.

The aspiration is for all providers to achieve the scores at or greater than the 75th percentile, by focusing
on both strengths and weaknesses and using the experiences of the stronger departments/institutions
to promote good practice to those showing relative weakness. This may take one year, or maybe more
depending on your starting position.

6.

This table does not include A level General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification. GCSE scores
do not include other courses such as key skills as these distort aspirational target grades leading to a flawed
methodology.

Subject data average performance per subject


For each band and percentile, the UCAS points per subject are tabulated in rank order of provider. A student with a GCSE score of 6.7-<7.0 at the middle ranking
provider (50th percentile row) in that band was scoring 100.00 UCAS points per subject, equivalent to a B grade. (GCSE score computed from A*=8pts, A=7pts,
B=6pts etc, totalled and divided by the number of GCSEs taken. UCAS points score: A*=140pts, A=120pts, B=100pts, C=80pts, D=60pts, E=40pts).
Student GCSE score

7.5-8.0

7.0-<7.5

6.7-<7.0

6.4-<6.7

6.1-<6.4

5.8-<6.1

5.5-<5.8

5.2-<5.5

4.7-<5.2

4.0-<4.7

0.0-<4.0

Student QCA score

55.0-<58.0

52.0-<55.0

50.2-<52.0

48.4-<50.2

46.6-<48.4

44.8-<46.6

43.0-<44.8

41.2-<43.0

38.2-<41.2

34.0-<38.2

10.0-<34.0

Total student numbers

22,723

31,929

21,048

25,502

27,482

24,766

23,472

16,549

15,726

4,920

290

Total student %

10.6%

14.9%

9.8%

11.9%

12.8%

11.6%

10.9%

7.7%

7.3%

2.3%

0.1%

133.33

123.64

118.33

112.50

108.33

103.33

102.22

96.00

95.56

93.33

101.82

A*-

A+

A-

A/B

B+

B-

B-

B-

127.56

115.53

108.57

102.03

97.33

91.43

87.37

83.33

79.51

76.36

77.78

100%

UCAS points

90%

UCAS points

75%
60%
50%
40%
25%
10%
0%

Representative grade
Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade

A*/A

A-

A/B

B-

B/C

C+

C+

C-

125.17

112.47

104.58

97.73

92.50

86.79

82.61

78.33

74.17

70.00

68.89

A+

A/B

B+

B-

C+

C+

C-

C/D

C/D

123.23

110.00

101.61

95.00

89.09

84.00

80.00

75.00

70.77

66.25

64.00

A+

A/B

B-

B/C

C+

C-

C/D

D+

D+

122.12

108.57

100.00

93.33

87.37

82.22

77.78

72.94

68.57

64.00

61.82

A/B

B-

C+

C-

C/D

D+

120.92

107.10

97.93

91.43

85.35

80.00

76.00

71.11

66.36

61.67

60.00

B+

B/C

C+

C-

C/D

D+

118.67

104.08

95.29

88.46

82.22

76.97

72.50

67.43

62.58

57.33

55.00

B+

B-

B/C

C-

C-

D+

D+

D-

D-

114.29

100.00

90.00

83.13

76.36

71.67

67.14

62.22

56.36

50.00

46.67

A-

B/C

C+

C-

C/D

D+

D-

D/E

E+

102.35

82.22

74.55

69.00

61.11

55.00

50.91

47.50

41.82

29.23

11.43

C-

C/D

D-

D/E

D/E

E-

Table 1a
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Using the national dataset supplied to Alps by the Department for Education
(2,580 sets, 241,036 students, 685,377 A levels taken)

Performance per subject - target grades


Data at the 75th percentile from the national benchmark table on page 8 clearly defines the minimum target grades
students should be aiming for relative to their incoming GCSE scores in accordance with the scoring system on page 7.
A

QCA score band

GCSE score band

Student numbers

UCAS pts/subject
Representative grade

Band 55.058.0

Band 7.58.0

22,723
10.6%

125.17
A+

Band 52.0<55.0

Band 7.0<7.5

31,929
14.9%

112.47
A/B

Band 50.2<52.0

Band 6.7<7.0

21,048
9.8%

104.58
B+

Band 48.4<50.2

Band 6.4<6.7

25,502
11.9%

97.73
B

Band 46.6<48.4

Band 6.1<6.4

27,482
12.8%

92.50
B-

Band 44.8<46.6

Band 5.8<6.1

24,766
11.6%

86.79
C+

Band 43.0<44.8

Band 5.5<5.8

23,472
10.9%

82.61
C+

Band 41.2<43.0

Band 5.2<5.5

16,549
7.7%

78.33
C

Band 38.2<41.2

Band 4.7<5.2

15,726
7.3%

74.17
C-

Band 34.0<38.2

Band 4.0<4.7

4,920
2.3%

70.00
C/D

Band 10.0<34.0

Band 0.0<4.0

290
0.1%

68.89
C/D

Table 1b

National minimum target grades - 2014


The minimum target grades the national data suggests are as follows:

Approx GCSE grades

GCSE score band

QCA score band

Target grade
aspiration

Mainly A and A*

7.58.0

55.058.0

A*/A

Mainly As

7.0<7.5

52.0<55.0

Mainly As few Bs

6.7<7.0

50.2<52.0

Mainly As & Bs

6.4<6.7

48.4<50.2

Mainly Bs few As

6.1<6.4

46.6<48.4

B/C

Just over all Bs

5.8<6.1

44.8<46.6

B/C

Mainly Bs few Cs

5.5<5.8

43.0<44.8

Mainly Cs few Bs

5.2<5.5

41.2<43.0

Mainly Cs

4.7<5.2

38.2<41.2

C/D

D/Es with 4 Cs

4.0<4.7

34.0<38.2

C/D

Mainly 2/3 Cs+

0.0<4.0

10.0<34.0

C/D

Table 1c
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Alps A level - National benchmark


Using the national dataset supplied to Alps by the Department for Education
(2,580 sets, 241,036 students, 685,377 A levels taken)

Performance - number of subjects


1.

The national database is created from the results of 685,377 A levels taken by 241,036 students in June 2013
in 2,580 providers, taken from the complete national data-set supplied to Alps by the Department for Education.

2.

The results of these examinations are displayed in the Table 1a in bands according to student GCSE scores.
These are taken as a baseline measure of students abilities and application at the start of their level 3 courses.
There are 11 key GCSE bands ranging from GCSE scores of 7.58.0 (55.0-58.0 points) showing 22,723 students
starting level 3 courses with mainly A*/A grades at GCSE to 0.04.0, showing 290 students starting with
4 or fewer grades of C plus Ds and Es etc. Most of this latter group actually have scores of >3.5 to <4.0.

3.

Table 2a below, shows the average number of subjects taken by students in each band of ability excluding
General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification. For example in band 4.0-4.7 (34.0-38.2 points)
at the 75th percentile students took on average 2.75 A levels excluding General Studies and EPQ, which equated
to 75% of students completing 3 A levels and 25% completing 2 A levels.

4.

The aspiration is for all providers to achieve the scores at or greater than the 75th percentile, by focusing
on both strengths and weaknesses and using the experiences of the stronger departments/institutions
to promote good practice to those showing relative weakness. This may take one year, or maybe more
depending on your starting position.

Student data average number of A levels taken per student


For each band and percentile, the average number of A levels taken per student is tabulated in rank order of provider. A student with a GCSE score
of 6.4-<6.7 at the middle ranking provider (50th percentile row) in that band was taking 3.00 A levels per student. (GCSE score computed from A*=8pts,
A=7pts, B=6pts etc, totalled and divided by the number of GCSEs taken. UCAS points score: A*=140pts, A=120pts, B=100pts, C=80pts, D=60pts, E=40pts).
Student GCSE score

7.5-8.0

7.0-<7.5

6.7-<7.0

6.4-<6.7

6.1-<6.4

5.8-<6.1

5.5-<5.8

5.2-<5.5

4.7-<5.2

4.0-<4.7

0.0-<4.0

Student QCA score

55.0-<58.0

52.0-<55.0

50.2-<52.0

48.4-<50.2

46.6-<48.4

44.8-<46.6

43.0-<44.8

41.2-<43.0

38.2-<41.2

34.0-<38.2

10.0-<34.0

Total student numbers

22,723

31,929

21,048

25,502

27,482

24,766

23,472

16,549

15,726

4,920

290

Total student %

10.6%

14.9%

9.8%

11.9%

12.8%

11.6%

10.9%

7.7%

7.3%

2.3%

0.1%

100% Subjects/student

4.33

3.82

3.75

3.67

3.61

3.50

3.50

3.33

3.33

3.14

3.60

90% Subjects/student

3.64

3.33

3.20

3.17

3.08

3.04

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

75% Subjects/student

3.41

3.18

3.08

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

2.88

2.75

2.67

60% Subjects/student

3.33

3.11

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

2.91

2.86

2.78

2.67

2.67

50% Subjects/student

3.25

3.06

3.00

3.00

3.00

2.92

2.86

2.80

2.71

2.63

2.50

40% Subjects/student

3.20

3.00

3.00

3.00

2.92

2.88

2.81

2.75

2.67

2.50

2.33

25% Subjects/student

3.12

3.00

3.00

2.89

2.86

2.80

2.75

2.67

2.57

2.38

2.33

10% Subjects/student

3.00

2.92

2.83

2.75

2.71

2.67

2.60

2.50

2.36

2.25

2.00

0% Subjects/student

2.33

2.50

2.33

2.33

2.33

2.33

2.25

2.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

Table 2a

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Alps A level - National benchmark


Using the national dataset supplied to Alps by the Department for Education
(2,580 sets, 241,036 students, 685,377 A levels taken)

Performance - number of subjects


Table 2b shows the data at the 75th percentile from the national benchmark defining the minimum number
of subjects students should be aiming for relative to their incoming GCSE score. Table 2b does not include AS levels
or students with fewer than 2 A levels and excludes A level General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification.
GCSE scores do not include other courses such as key skills as these distort aspirational target grades leading
to a flawed methodology.
A

QCA score band

GCSE score band

Student numbers

Avg no. of As taken

On average

Band 55.058.0

Band 7.58.0

22,723
10.6%

3.41

41% take 4
59% take 3

Band 52.0<55.0

Band 7.0<7.5

31,929
14.9%

3.18

82% take 3
18% take 4

Band 50.2<52.0

Band 6.7<7.0

21,048
9.8%

3.08

92% take 3
8% take 4

Band 48.4<50.2

Band 6.4<6.7

25,502
11.9%

3.00

Band 46.6<48.4

Band 6.1<6.4

27,482
12.8%

3.00

Band 44.8<46.6

Band 5.8<6.1

24,766
11.6%

3.00

Band 43.0<44.8

Band 5.5<5.8

23,472
10.9%

3.00

Band 41.2<43.0

Band 5.2<5.5

16,549
7.7%

3.00

Band 38.2<41.2

Band 4.7<5.2

15,726
7.3%

2.88

88% take 3
12% take 2

Band 34.0<38.2

Band 4.0<4.7

4,920
2.3%

2.75

75% take 3
25% take 2

Band 10.0<34.0

Band 0.0<4.0

290
0.1%

2.67

67% take 3
33% take 2

100% take 3
100% take 3
100% take 3
100% take 3
100% take 3

Table 2b
The minimum number of A levels the national data suggests each student should complete are as follows:

Approx GCSE grades

GCSE score band

QCA score band

Subjects to be
taken (exc Gen St)

Mainly A and A*

7.58.0

55.058.0

4/3

Mainly As

7.0<7.5

52.0<55.0

3/4

Mainly As few Bs

6.7<7.0

50.2<52.0

Mainly As & Bs

6.4<6.7

48.4<50.2

Mainly Bs few As

6.1<6.4

46.6<48.4

Just over all Bs

5.8<6.1

44.8<46.6

Mainly Bs few Cs

5.5<5.8

43.0<44.8

Mainly Cs few Bs

5.2<5.5

41.2<43.0

Mainly Cs

4.7<5.2

38.2<41.2

D/Es with 4 Cs

4.0<4.7

34.0<38.2

3/2

Mainly 2/3 Cs+

0.0<4.0

10.0<34.0

3/2

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Using the national dataset supplied to Alps by the Department for Education
(2,580 sets, 241,036 students, 685,377 A levels taken)

Performance - per student (total points)


1.

The national database is created from the results of 685,377 A levels taken by 241,036 students in June 2013
in 2,580 providers, taken from the complete national data-set supplied to Alps by the Department for Education.

2.

The average perfomance per student is displayed in Table 3a below in bands according to student GCSE scores.
These are taken as a baseline measure of students abilities and application at the start of their level 3 courses.
There are 11 key GCSE bands ranging from GCSE scores of 7.58.0 (55.0-58.0 points) showing 22,723 students
starting level 3 courses with mainly A*/A grades at GCSE to 0.04.0, showing 290 students starting with
4 or fewer grades of C plus Ds and Es etc. Most of this latter group actually have scores of >3.5 to <4.0.

3.

For each band, the 2,580 sets of data have been ranked according to the UCAS score per student in Table
3a. From the ranking, scores have been tabulated from best to worst at the specific percentiles shown.

4.

For example, subject data for the 24,766 students with GCSE scores of 5.86.1 (44.8-46.6 points), equivalent
to around 8 grades of B at GCSE, shows that students in the best provider averaged the equivalent to ABB+
(325.56 points) but students in the worst provider averaged the equivalent to grades DEE+ (146.67 points)
per student entry.

5.

The Alps value added Quality and Breadth indicator is calculated from this table. It is affected by the breadth
of study and by the number of UCAS points a student achieves in each subject.

Student data average performance per student


For each band and percentile, the UCAS points per student is tabulated in rank order of provider. A student with a GCSE score of 6.7-<7.0 at the middle ranking
provider (50th percentile row) in that band was scoring 300.00 UCAS points, equivalent to grades BBB. (GCSE score computed from A*=8pts, A=7pts, B=6pts etc,
totalled and divided by the number of GCSEs taken. UCAS points score: A*=140pts, A=120pts, B=100pts, C=80pts, D=60pts, E=40pts).
Student GCSE score

7.5-8.0

7.0-<7.5

6.7-<7.0

6.4-<6.7

6.1-<6.4

5.8-<6.1

5.5-<5.8

5.2-<5.5

4.7-<5.2

4.0-<4.7

0.0-<4.0

Student QCA score

55.0-<58.0

52.0-<55.0

50.2-<52.0

48.4-<50.2

46.6-<48.4

44.8-<46.6

43.0-<44.8

41.2-<43.0

38.2-<41.2

34.0-<38.2

10.0-<34.0

Total student numbers

22,723

31,929

21,048

25,502

27,482

24,766

23,472

16,549

15,726

4,920

290

Total student %

10.6%

14.9%

9.8%

11.9%

12.8%

11.6%

10.9%

7.7%

7.3%

2.3%

0.1%
296.00

100%

UCAS points

90%

UCAS points

75%
60%
50%
40%
25%
10%
0%

Representative grade

546.67

437.95

405.00

356.67

340.00

325.00

315.00

295.00

280.00

253.33

A*A*A*A

AABB

A*A*A+

AAA-

AAB

ABB+

ABB-

BBB-

BBC

BCC-

BBB-

446.67

370.77

335.00

310.67

292.00

273.33

256.00

241.79

225.71

207.00

213.33

Representative grade

A*AAA

A*AA-

AAB-

ABB-

BBB-

BBC-

BCC-

CCC

CCD+

CDD+

CCD-

UCAS points

421.25

350.77

320.00

293.85

274.76

255.56

240.00

222.50

205.00

186.67

180.00

Representative grade

A*AAA/A*AA

AAA-

ABB

BBB-

BBC-

BCC-

CCC

CCD+

CDD+

DDD+

DDD

UCAS points

405.00

340.26

308.00

283.64

262.86

244.00

228.57

211.67

193.33

173.33

160.00

Representative grade

A*A*A+

AAB

BBB+

BBC+

BCC+

CCC+

CCD+

CCD-

CDD-

DDD-

DDE

UCAS points

396.00

334.65

300.00

276.67

256.00

237.39

221.25

204.44

185.68

165.71

153.33

Representative grade

A*A*A-

AAB-

BBB

BBC-

BCC-

CCC-

CCD

CDD+

DDD+

DDE+

DDE-

UCAS points

388.00

327.83

295.00

270.00

249.41

231.54

214.00

196.67

180.00

156.00

146.67

Representative grade

A*AA+

ABB+

BBB-

BBC-

CCC+

CCC-

CCD-

CDD-

DDD

DDE-

DEE+

UCAS points

374.71

315.71

284.00

258.13

237.50

220.00

202.22

185.00

165.00

140.00

133.33

Representative grade

A*AA-

ABB-

BBC+

BCC

CCC

CCD

CDD

DDD+

DDE+

DEE

DEE-

UCAS points

353.33

296.67

263.33

240.00

215.71

201.54

183.75

162.50

145.00

120.00

113.33

Representative grade
UCAS points
Representative grade

AAA-

BBB-

BCC+

CCC

CCD-

CDD

DDD+

DDE+

DEE+

EEE

DD-

277.78

220.00

200.00

180.00

164.00

146.67

130.00

120.00

100.00

65.00

26.27

BBC

CCD

CDD

DDD

DDE+

DEE+

DEE-

EEE

DE

EU+

EU

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Using the national dataset supplied to Alps by the Department for Education
(2,580 sets, 241,036 students, 685,377 A levels taken)

Performance - per student (total points)


Data at the 75th percentile from the national benchmark table on page 10 clearly defines the minimum total performance students
should be aiming for relative to their incoming GCSE scores in accordance with the scoring system on page 7.
A

QCA score band

GCSE score band

Student numbers

UCAS pts/student
Representative grades

Band 55.058.0

Band 7.58.0

22,723
10.6%

421.25
A*AAA/A*AA

Band 52.0<55.0

Band 7.0<7.5

31,929
14.9%

350.77
AAA-

Band 50.2<52.0

Band 6.7<7.0

21,048
9.8%

320.00
ABB

Band 48.4<50.2

Band 6.4<6.7

25,502
11.9%

293.85
BBB-

Band 46.6<48.4

Band 6.1<6.4

27,482
12.8%

274.76
BBC-

Band 44.8<46.6

Band 5.8<6.1

24,766
11.6%

255.56
BCC-

Band 43.0<44.8

Band 5.5<5.8

23,472
10.9%

240.00
CCC

Band 41.2<43.0

Band 5.2<5.5

16,549
7.7%

222.50
CCD+

Band 38.2<41.2

Band 4.7<5.2

15,726
7.3%

205.00
CDD+

Band 34.0<38.2

Band 4.0<4.7

4,920
2.3%

186.67
DDD+

Band 10.0<34.0

Band 0.0<4.0

290
0.1%

180.00
DDD

Table 3b

Performance - per student (indicative grades)


The indicative student target grades the national data suggest are as follows:

Approx GCSE grades

GCSE score band

QCA score band

Indicative grade
outcomes

Mainly A and A*

7.58.0

55.058.0

A*AAA/A*AA

Mainly As

7.0<7.5

52.0<55.0

AAA

Mainly As few Bs

6.7<7.0

50.2<52.0

ABB

Mainly As & Bs

6.4<6.7

48.4<50.2

BBB

Mainly Bs few As

6.1<6.4

46.6<48.4

BBC

Just over all Bs

5.8<6.1

44.8<46.6

BCC

Mainly Bs few Cs

5.5<5.8

43.0<44.8

CCC

Mainly Cs few Bs

5.2<5.5

41.2<43.0

CCD

Mainly Cs

4.7<5.2

38.2<41.2

CDD

D/Es with 4 Cs

4.0<4.7

34.0<38.2

CDD/DDD

Mainly 2/3 Cs+

0.0<4.0

10.0<34.0

CDD/DDD

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What an Alps score of 1.0 means in this report


1.

Our Alps score of 1.0 has been created as the benchmark based on the average performance of students
taking A levels in 2013 in 2,580 providers and performing at the 75th percentile of the sector at that time.

2.

It is created as an aspirational target for all colleges and schools that are involved in using Alps systems
to raise student and staff esteem and achievement. This will be used as a fixed point for schools and colleges
against which to measure themselves and their annual progress.

3.

The aspirational targets for students differ using the incoming average GCSE scores at the start
of the advanced course as in Table 4 below. This represents what was achieved at the 75th percentile
nationally in June 2013.

QCA
score

GCSE
score

Student
numbers

% of sample
in each band

Typical GCSE
grades

Avg A level UCAS


pts/subject entry

Avg A level UCAS


pts/student

Subjects per
student taken

Minimum
target grade

55.058.0

7.58.0

22,723

10.6

A*s, few As

125.17

421.25

3.41

A*/A

52.0<55.0

7.0<7.5

31,929

14.9

As, few A*s

112.47

350.77

3.18

50.2<52.0

6.7<7.0

21,048

9.8

As, some Bs

104.58

320.00

3.08

48.4<50.2

6.4<6.7

25,502

11.9

Half As/Bs

97.73

293.85

3.00

46.6<48.4

6.1<6.4

27,482

12.8

Mainly Bs/As

92.50

274.76

3.00

B/C

44.8<46.6

5.8<6.1

24,766

11.6

Mainly Bs

86.79

255.56

3.00

B/C

43.0<44.8

5.5<5.8

23,472

10.9

Bs with Cs

82.61

240.00

3.00

41.2<43.0

5.2<5.5

16,549

7.7

Cs with Bs

78.33

222.50

3.00

38.2<41.2

4.7<5.2

15,726

7.3

Mainly Cs

74.17

205.00

2.88

C/D

34.0<38.2

4.0<4.7

4,920

2.3

Cs and Ds

70.00

186.67

2.75

C/D

10.0<34.0

0.0<4.0

290

0.1

Few Cs and Ds

68.89

180.00

2.67

C/D

Table 4
4.

The GCSE score is computed giving A*=8pts, A=7pts etc.... G=1pt and dividing by the total number of GCSEs
taken. BTEC/OCR level 2 scores are not included. Scoring at A level is A*=140pts, A=120pts, B=100pts etc.
For the QCA equivalents see page 7.

5.

In analysing a set of data from any institution, the UCAS points expected from an institution can be computed
using column B as multipliers applied to the number of students in each GCSE band in the year group.
This is compared to the actual UCAS points scored by the year group.

6.

A score of 1.0 means the year group in a provider on average matched the total UCAS points score predicted
by using the scores in column B multiplied by the numbers of students in each band. This accurately reflects
the quality of the providers student group as measured by their GCSE scores.

7.

At a subject level, an Alps score of 1.0 means that students in this subject group on average achieved
the target UCAS points set in column A. However, subject thermometers show that some students may need
to exceed their minimum target grade to match the top 25% for that subject.

8.

We do not differentiate between subjects in setting target grades as the variation between the vast majority
of subjects is +/- 0.25 of a grade. Effectively this means that in most classes 75% of students at least should
achieve the target grade in the table above. Please look at pages 18/19 for more detail on this important
dimension.

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Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score Thermometer
1. Each school or college will receive a Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score. This will give
a feel of where your school or college is performing relative to data on the next page represented in the form
of a thermometer.
2. The scale on this thermometer is created from the Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth scores
achieved by 2,580 providers covering all schools and colleges offering A levels in 2013.
3. In total, there are over 241,036 students involved who have taken 685,377 A levels in these 2,580 providers,
covering all regions in England, all types of economic and social environments and all types of religious
and ethnic backgrounds.
4. The thermometer is divided into two sections. The 2,580 sets are each given a value added score.
In the right-hand thermometer these scores are ranked from best to worst. The left-hand thermometer
gives an identifying provider number.
5. The right-hand thermometer has scores highlighted at key percentile markers (90th, 75th, 60th, 40th,
25th etc). You will then be able to see with your own score at what percentile you reside for each year,
usually within this scale.
6. Alps grades
The numbers running down the centre of the thermometers show how Alps grades are identified for this
indicator. These run from 1 (best) to 9 (worst). The grades are related exactly to the percentiles as shown
in the central thermometer.

1
2

---- Alps grade 1 - better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator - Outstanding

100%

---- Alps grade 2 - scoring between the 90th and 99th percentile - Outstanding

90%

---- Alps grade 3 - scoring between the 75th and 89th percentile - Excellent

75%

---- Alps grade 4 - scoring between the 60th and 74th percentile - Very good

60%

---- Alps grade 5 - scoring between the 40th and 59th percentile - Satisfactory to Good

40%

---- Alps grade 6 - scoring between the 25th and 39th percentile - Below average

25%

7
8

---- Alps grade 7 - scoring between the 10th and 24th percentile - Less than satisfactory

10%

---- Alps grade 8 - scoring between the 1st and 9th percentile - Relatively poor

Bottom

---- Alps grade 9 - worse than the worst score achieved in the indicator - Poor
The challenge is to get out of the BLUE and move towards the RED. If you are already
in the RED the challenge is to stay there. Continuous improvement is the underlying theme.

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Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score Thermometer
These are derived from 2,580 sets of data gathered from the national data-set supplied to Alps by the Department
for Education covering 685,377 A levels taken by 241,036 students in June 2013. 0.20 represents one grade difference
in one subject per student, 0.40 represents one grade difference in two subjects per student or two grades in one subject.
Your Provider value added Quality and Breadth score is on page 45.

Ranked providers

Provider VA Quality & Breadth score

1
2

100%

1.46

1
2

100%

258

90%

1.01

90%

3
645

3
0.88

75%

75%

1,032

60%

0.79

60%

1,290

0.74

1,548

40%

0.69

40%

6
1,935

25%

6
0.59

25%

2,322

7
8

10%

0.42

7
8

2,580

Bottom

-0.21

Bottom

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An Example of a subject value added scoreThermometer
1. Each provider will receive a subject analysis producing a set of subject value added scores. This will show
you exactly where your school/college is performing for each subject relative to the Department for Education
national data-set for that subject, represented in the form of a thermometer as on the next page.
2. The scale on the thermometer is created from the subject value added scores achieved by groups
of generally 10+ taking the subject, collected from 2,580 providers in 2013. Numbers of groups vary
by subject depending on its popularity nationally. However, where more than 15% of students are taught
in groups of fewer than 10, we include a sufficient number of groups to make up to 85% of students taking
the subject irrespective of size. For A level English literature in 2013, there were 38,438 students in 1,527
sets used to produce the A level English literature subject scores.
3. On the thermometer opposite, these scores are ranked from best to worst.
4. Scores are highlighted at key percentiles (90th, 75th, 60th, 40th, 25th etc). You can see with your own
score at what percentile you reside for each subject, for example, English literature, for each year.
5. Alps grades
The numbers running down the centre of the thermometers show how Alps grades are identified for this
indicator. These run from 1 (best) to 9 (worst). The grades are related exactly to the percentiles as shown.

1
2

---- Alps grade 1 - better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator - Outstanding

100%

---- Alps grade 2 - scoring between the 90th and 99th percentile - Outstanding

90%

---- Alps grade 3 - scoring between the 75th and 89th percentile - Excellent

75%

---- Alps grade 4 - scoring between the 60th and 74th percentile - Very good

60%

---- Alps grade 5 - scoring between the 40th and 59th percentile - Satisfactory to Good

40%

---- Alps grade 6 - scoring between the 25th and 39th percentile - Below average

25%

7
8

---- Alps grade 7 - scoring between the 10th and 24th percentile - Less than satisfactory

10%

---- Alps grade 8 - scoring between the 1st and 9th percentile - Relatively poor

Bottom

---- Alps grade 9 - worse than the worst score achieved in the indicator - Poor
The challenge is to get out of the BLUE and move towards the RED. If you are already
in the RED the challenge is to stay there. Continuous improvement is the underlying theme.

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An Example of a subject value added scoreThermometer
1,527 sets (38,438 students) of A level English literature with 10 or more students completing.
0.20 represents one grade difference in one subject per student.

A level - English literature

1
2

1.18

100%

1.08

90%

3
1.03

75%

4
1.00

60%

5
0.95

40%

6
0.92

25%

0.86

7
8

0.71

Bottom

10%

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Subject value added scores at different percentiles
1. The next table shows Subject value added scores for 91 A level subjects. Column 2 identifies the subject.
Columns 3 and 4 give the number of students and sets of data collected for the subject. For statistical
robustness, we have included results from departments where at least 10 or more students completed
the A level so long as this represents at least 85% of students taking the subject overall. However, where
more than 15% of students are taught in groups of fewer than 10, we include a sufficient number of groups
to make up 85% of students taking the subject irrespective of group size.
2. Columns 5 to 13 show the scores achieved by the individual institutions at a range of percentiles.
3. The scores in the horizontal row for English literature are exactly the same as on the English literature
thermometer on the previous page.
4. The challenge is to get to and consistently beat the score at the 75th percentile, and particularly
to look for systematic change that gets you out of the BLUE region if that is where you are at present.
Showing how this table takes account of subject variations nationally
5. This table provides targets for individual subjects that take account of the national variations in these
subjects. It is clear that the 75th percentile score, for example, varies from subject to subject. The 75th
percentile score for English language and literature is 1.03 which is the score of the English department
placed 25% from the best score for that subject. For physics, the equivalent score is 0.93. As 0.20
of a difference represents exactly one grade per entry difference, and we have a difference of 0.10 here
then this suggests that a student with an equal flair for both will achieve 0.50 of a grade less on average
in physics if both departments are operating at the level of the 75th percentile.
6. As an aside, the usual explanation is that physics and other science subjects are harder, but there is an
equally compelling evidential argument, from analysing a large number of science groups, that the quality
of teaching and learning nationally in these subjects is, on average, not as good as in other subjects.
Equally there has to be a question as to whether the grade boundaries for physics relative to most other
subjects set by examiners continues to be valid. These are both contributing factors.
7. The table can be used to create reasonable targets. A department can then look at systems for improvement.
For example a provider with an English language & literature score of 0.93 sits at the 25th percentile mark,
grade 6/7 boundary. To move to 1.03, grade 3, requires an increase of 0.10. Put another way, half of the
students need to rise by one grade to get to 1.03, an achievable and concrete target for improvement.
8. The question for the department then is what do we need to do to make the change happen?
Applying this analysis to all departments provides the lever for continuous improvement.
9. Collectively, if we continuously improve incrementally in this way we can raise the grades of a significant
number of students which improves both their life chances and their self-esteem.
10. A question that often arises in training sessions is why do we not differentiate target grades depending
on the difficulty of subjects. The 75th percentile score for English language and literature is 1.03,
for physics it is 0.93, why is the target grade the same when it appears there is a difference between subjects
at the 75th percentile? Target grades are set to create a score of 1.00 irrespective of perceived differences
between the subjects. To get a red grade 3 requires a different VA score depending on the subject.
The reasons for these differences are complex - some might say it reflects subject difficulty, others the
quality of resources, or teaching, or the structure of the exam, or perhaps even the UMS/raw mark grade
boundaries. It certainly reflects the comparative performance across these subjects in schools and colleges
nationally. In A level maths, every student would have to hit their target grade for the subject to be a grade 3
(since the VA boundary is 1.00), whereas in A level film studies, half the students will have to exceed their
target grade for the subject to be in the top 25% (since the VA boundary 1.10).

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Subject value added scores at different percentiles
91 subjects are listed. Subjects not included are missing because the number of sets of data was too small to be reliable. 0.20 difference represents one grade difference per entry in comparing sets.

Subject

Students

Sets

100%

90%

75%

60%

40%

25%

10%

0%

<0%

A - Accounting

2,424

146

1.19

1.04

0.98

0.94

0.88

0.83

0.75

0.53

<0.53

A - Ancient History

521

26

1.08

1.05

1.01

0.97

0.94

0.93

0.88

0.82

<0.82

A - Anthropology

123

13

1.15

1.06

1.02

1.01

0.97

0.82

0.79

0.64

<0.64

A - Applied Art & Design - Double Award

297

36

1.51

1.33

1.25

1.19

1.10

1.01

0.97

0.86

<0.86

A - Applied Art & Design - Single Award

320

48

1.49

1.24

1.17

1.13

1.01

0.94

0.84

0.67

<0.67

A - Applied Business - Double Award

978

94

1.43

1.22

1.15

1.12

1.07

1.00

0.93

0.75

<0.75

A - Applied Business - Single Award

4,701

311

1.38

1.18

1.10

1.06

1.01

0.96

0.87

0.54

<0.54

A - Applied ICT - Double Award

393

34

1.20

1.14

1.06

1.00

0.97

0.91

0.81

0.58

<0.58

5,588

A - Applied ICT - Single Award

359

1.31

1.09

1.02

0.96

0.89

0.84

0.75

0.33

<0.33

10

A - Applied Science - Double Award

271

23

0.99

0.96

0.94

0.86

0.83

0.79

0.70

0.27

<0.27

11

A - Applied Science - Single Award

2,178

184

1.16

1.01

0.96

0.92

0.87

0.82

0.74

0.53

<0.53

12

A - Arabic

139

26

1.40

1.31

1.21

1.17

1.07

1.01

0.91

0.84

<0.84

13

A - Archaeology

385

29

1.16

1.13

1.08

1.01

0.99

0.91

0.85

0.59

<0.59

14

A - Art & Design

5,618

542

1.38

1.19

1.12

1.07

1.01

0.96

0.87

0.72

<0.72

15

A - Art & Design (3D Design)

515

48

1.35

1.25

1.21

1.12

1.03

0.96

0.85

0.57

<0.57

16

A - Art & Design (Critical Studies)

218

19

1.35

1.30

1.18

1.16

1.09

1.04

0.93

0.86

<0.86

17

A - Art & Design (Fine Art)

11,246

927

1.38

1.21

1.14

1.09

1.03

0.98

0.91

0.74

<0.74

18

A - Art & Design (Graphic Design)

3,438

188

1.39

1.24

1.16

1.11

1.02

0.99

0.93

0.71

<0.71

19

A - Art & Design (Photography)

10,192

580

1.50

1.25

1.16

1.10

1.05

0.99

0.92

0.72

<0.72

20

A - Art & Design (Textiles)

2,733

286

1.53

1.26

1.19

1.12

1.06

1.02

0.94

0.73

<0.73

21

A - Biology

50,589

1,596

1.06

0.96

0.92

0.88

0.84

0.80

0.74

0.59

<0.59

22

A - Business Studies

20,443

914

1.22

1.10

1.04

1.01

0.96

0.92

0.86

0.73

<0.73

23

A - Chemistry

39,459

1,330

1.04

0.97

0.93

0.90

0.86

0.82

0.76

0.62

<0.62

24

A - Chinese

762

141

1.41

1.22

1.16

1.10

1.05

1.00

0.93

0.65

<0.65

25

A - Citizenship Studies

666

42

1.23

1.18

1.09

1.04

0.97

0.94

0.88

0.55

<0.55

26

A - Classical Civilisation

3,152

257

1.16

1.07

1.02

0.99

0.95

0.92

0.86

0.74

<0.74

27

A - Classical Greek

142

29

1.15

1.08

1.06

1.03

1.00

0.95

0.92

0.77

<0.77

28

A - Classics

268

24

1.24

1.08

1.02

0.97

0.93

0.89

0.83

0.57

<0.57

29

A - Communication & Culture

1,454

71

1.30

1.18

1.14

1.10

1.05

1.01

0.93

0.86

<0.86

30

A - Computing

2,946

282

1.14

1.01

0.95

0.90

0.84

0.79

0.70

0.43

<0.43

31

A - Critical Thinking

826

42

1.01

0.93

0.87

0.85

0.78

0.73

0.65

0.34

<0.34

32

A - Dance

1,706

251

1.38

1.21

1.12

1.08

1.02

0.96

0.89

0.72

<0.72

33

A - Design & Technology (Food Technology)

936

171

1.35

1.15

1.10

1.02

0.94

0.90

0.77

0.43

<0.43

34

A - Design & Technology (Product Design)

7,980

937

1.26

1.11

1.03

0.98

0.92

0.86

0.78

0.49

<0.49

35

A - Design & Technology (Systems & Control Technology)

191

32

1.21

1.10

1.04

0.98

0.94

0.88

0.84

0.76

<0.76

36

A - Design & Technology (Textiles)

1,583

272

1.24

1.10

1.04

0.99

0.93

0.87

0.78

0.62

<0.62

37

A - Drama & Theatre Studies

10,619

1,004

1.27

1.12

1.06

1.01

0.96

0.92

0.86

0.71

<0.71

38

A - Economics

18,036

725

1.15

1.06

1.02

0.98

0.95

0.91

0.86

0.72

<0.72

39

A - Economics & Business

1,664

96

1.24

1.10

1.04

1.00

0.96

0.93

0.86

0.66

<0.66

40

A - Electronics

875

67

1.31

1.16

1.12

1.06

1.01

0.96

0.89

0.78

<0.78

41

A - Engineering - Single Award

202

25

1.18

1.16

1.10

1.06

0.95

0.84

0.83

0.66

<0.66

42

A - English Language

21,475

709

1.15

1.06

1.02

0.99

0.96

0.93

0.89

0.76

<0.76

43

A - English Language & Literature

13136

512

1.17

1.07

1.03

1.00

0.96

0.93

0.88

0.76

44

A - English Literature

38,438

1,527

1.18

1.08

1.03

1.00

0.95

0.92

0.86

0.71

<0.71

45

A - Environmental Studies

952

75

1.26

1.01

0.92

0.89

0.85

0.79

0.70

0.44

<0.44

46

A - Film Studies

5,137

351

1.30

1.16

1.10

1.07

1.03

1.00

0.95

0.76

<0.76

47

A - French

8,381

1,099

1.18

1.05

0.99

0.95

0.89

0.85

0.77

0.55

<0.55

48

A - General Studies

30,023

407

1.02

0.90

0.85

0.80

0.74

0.70

0.64

0.43

<0.43

49

A - Geography

24,719

1,259

1.15

1.07

1.02

0.99

0.96

0.92

0.86

0.72

<0.72

50

A - Geology

1,687

102

1.17

1.07

1.04

1.00

0.96

0.92

0.86

0.77

<0.77

51

A - German

2,562

492

1.32

1.06

0.99

0.93

0.88

0.81

0.73

0.53

<0.53

52

A - Government & Politics

11,402

698

1.19

1.08

1.04

1.01

0.97

0.92

0.87

0.70

<0.70

53

A - Health & Social Care - Double Award

1,801

152

1.33

1.15

1.09

1.04

0.98

0.94

0.88

0.69

<0.69

54

A - Health & Social Care - Single Award

4,282

311

1.24

1.10

1.03

0.99

0.94

0.90

0.83

0.62

<0.62

55

A - History

40,333

1,505

1.16

1.05

1.01

0.98

0.94

0.91

0.86

0.71

<0.71

56

A - History of Art

681

71

1.21

1.15

1.11

1.05

0.97

0.94

0.87

0.71

<0.71

57

A - Home Economics

<0.45

58

A - Information & Communication Technology

59
60
61
62
63

A - Leisure Studies - Single Award

64
65

<0.76

264

50

1.28

1.09

1.05

0.99

0.91

0.85

0.77

0.45

6,248

438

1.19

1.05

0.99

0.94

0.90

0.85

0.77

0.64

<0.64

A - Italian

331

61

1.38

1.13

1.08

1.05

0.99

0.95

0.90

0.56

<0.56

A - Japanese

62

11

1.15

1.07

1.06

0.97

0.89

0.86

0.80

0.69

<0.69

A - Latin

1,034

187

1.15

1.08

1.05

1.01

0.96

0.91

0.84

0.63

<0.63

A - Law

9,853

364

1.20

1.08

1.02

0.98

0.93

0.88

0.81

0.65

<0.65

421

47

1.23

1.18

1.09

1.06

1.00

0.97

0.91

0.80

<0.80

A - Mathematics

69,225

1,778

1.13

1.04

1.00

0.97

0.92

0.89

0.83

0.65

<0.65

A - Mathematics (Further)

9,851

988

1.24

1.11

1.05

1.02

0.97

0.92

0.84

0.52

<0.52

66

A - Media Studies

17,461

820

1.29

1.15

1.09

1.06

1.01

0.98

0.91

0.75

<0.75

67

A - Media: Communication & Production - Single Award

339

18

1.32

1.24

1.15

1.07

0.94

0.93

0.86

0.81

<0.81

68

A - Music

3,816

685

1.15

1.04

0.97

0.92

0.86

0.81

0.73

0.54

<0.54

69

A - Music Technology

2,324

329

1.26

1.07

0.98

0.92

0.85

0.79

0.67

0.39

<0.39

70

A - Performance Studies

697

64

1.17

1.06

1.03

0.99

0.92

0.87

0.83

0.69

<0.69

71

A - Performing Arts - Single Award

966

112

1.53

1.24

1.17

1.10

1.03

0.98

0.90

0.72

<0.72

72

A - Philosophy

2,310

156

1.14

1.02

0.97

0.92

0.88

0.84

0.78

0.47

<0.47

73

A - Physical Education

11,133

998

1.20

1.06

0.97

0.93

0.87

0.83

0.76

0.48

<0.48

74

A - Physics

25,806

1,246

1.08

0.98

0.93

0.89

0.84

0.80

0.73

0.55

<0.55

75

A - Polish

253

55

1.49

1.40

1.33

1.25

1.16

1.10

0.93

0.75

<0.75

76

A - Portuguese

116

22

1.24

1.21

1.13

1.08

1.01

0.98

0.90

0.68

<0.68

77

A - Psychology

47,545

1,485

1.14

1.03

0.98

0.94

0.90

0.86

0.79

0.63

<0.63

78

A - Religious Studies

16,202

1,009

1.20

1.09

1.04

1.01

0.96

0.92

0.85

0.73

<0.73

79

A - Russian

269

50

1.46

1.44

1.37

1.30

1.19

1.13

1.02

0.64

<0.64

80

A - Science In Society

88

16

1.11

1.03

0.98

0.86

0.80

0.65

0.51

0.34

<0.34

81

A - Sociology

23,176

872

1.25

1.13

1.08

1.04

1.00

0.96

0.90

0.76

<0.76

82

A - Spanish

5,427

774

1.25

1.07

1.00

0.96

0.91

0.86

0.79

0.51

<0.51

83

A - Statistics

536

33

1.10

1.05

0.97

0.95

0.88

0.85

0.80

0.65

<0.65

84

A - Travel & Tourism - Single Award

1,372

157

1.36

1.19

1.13

1.09

1.01

0.96

0.88

0.61

<0.61

85

A - Turkish

259

37

1.35

1.23

1.16

1.11

1.06

1.00

0.84

0.49

<0.49

86

A - Urdu

215

40

1.55

1.40

1.29

1.21

1.13

1.08

0.98

0.58

<0.58

87

A - Use of Mathematics

794

24

1.10

1.00

0.98

0.95

0.93

0.88

0.79

0.75

<0.75

88

A - Welsh

191

22

1.19

1.05

1.01

1.00

0.92

0.86

0.80

0.59

<0.59

89

A - World Development

495

26

1.27

1.22

1.13

1.10

1.03

1.02

0.95

0.86

<0.86

90

CACHE Diploma - Child Care & Education

2,907

117

1.46

1.27

1.19

1.13

1.09

1.03

0.98

0.81

<0.81

91

IFS Diploma - Financial Studies

1,600

80

1.31

1.25

1.21

1.17

1.09

1.05

0.98

0.84

<0.84

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Alps A level - National benchmarks


Quality of teaching and learning indicator RED, top class teaching & learning
1. In terms of an Alps analysis, the definition of top class RED teaching and learning is when a group of
students taking a subject achieves an Alps subject grade of 1, 2 or 3, matching performance in the top 25%
of the Alps national database for that subject.

2. Each provider receives a figure for RED teaching and learning for each year.

3. The calculation is computed as follows


Let us take a provider where there were 300 entries leading to A level grades. These will be spread
across the range of subjects taken in the institution. Say we had 15 students completing art with an Alps
grade 1 outcome, 25 taking chemistry with an Alps grade 2 outcome, 30 taking English literature with
an Alps grade 3 outcome, 30 taking mathematics with a grade 3 outcome and 20 taking psychology with
an Alps grade 2 outcome. In total we have 120 entries in groups where students achieved at grades
1, 2 and 3 RED teaching. So 120 out of the 300 entries or 40% overall fall in the RED category. In this
case, 40% is the RED teaching and learning score for the provider.

4. Each year, each provider receives a figure for this indicator. This can be compared with an Alps national
dataset of scores collected from 2,580 providers in June 2013. The RED teaching and learning thermometer
against which comparisons are made is on the next page.

5. Alps grades
The numbers running down the centre of each thermometer shows how Alps grades are identified for this
indicator. These run from 1 (best) to 9 (worst). The grades are related exactly to the percentiles as shown
in the left-hand thermometer.

1
2

---- Alps grade 1 - better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator - Outstanding

100%

---- Alps grade 2 - scoring between the 90th and 99th percentile - Outstanding

90%

---- Alps grade 3 - scoring between the 75th and 89th percentile - Excellent

75%

---- Alps grade 4 - scoring between the 60th and 74th percentile - Very good

60%

---- Alps grade 5 - scoring between the 40th and 59th percentile - Satisfactory to Good

40%

---- Alps grade 6 - scoring between the 25th and 39th percentile - Below average

25%

7
8

---- Alps grade 7 - scoring between the 10th and 24th percentile - Less than satisfactory

10%

---- Alps grade 8 - scoring between the 1st and 9th percentile - Relatively poor

Bottom

---- Alps grade 9 - worse than the worst score achieved in the indicator - Poor
The challenge is to get out of the BLUE and move towards the RED. If you are already
in the RED the challenge is to stay there. Continuous improvement is the underlying theme.

6. The scores for RED teaching and learning forms one of the key indicators for your institution.

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Quality of teaching and learning indicator RED, top class teaching & learning
The percentage scores in the thermometer below reflect the percentage of examinations
taken by students measured in subject groups that achieved A level Alps grades of 1, 2 or 3
(top class teaching & learning) in a given year group.

RED teaching & learning %

1
2

89.6%

100%

54.9%

90%

3
38.3%

75%

4
28.8%

60%

23.4%

18.3%

40%

6
12.1%

25%

4.5%

7
8

0.0%

Bottom

10%

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Quality of teaching and learning indicator BLUE, relatively poor class teaching and learning.
1. In terms of an Alps analysis, the definition of relatively poor BLUE teaching and learning is when a group
of students taking a subject achieves an Alps subject grade of 7, 8 or 9, matching performance in the bottom
25% of the Alps national database for that subject.

2. Each provider receives a figure for BLUE teaching and learning for each year.

3. The calculation is computed as follows


Let us take a provider where there were 300 entries leading to A level grades. These will be spread
across the range of subjects taken in the institution. Say we had 15 students completing art with an Alps
grade 7 outcome, 25 taking chemistry with an Alps grade 8 outcome, 30 taking English literature with
an Alps grade 9 outcome, 30 taking mathematics with a grade 8 outcome and 20 taking psychology with
an Alps grade 9 outcome. In total we have 120 entries in groups where students achieved at grades
7, 8 or 9 BLUE teaching. So 120 out of the 300 entries or 40% overall fall in the BLUE category. In this
case, 40% is the BLUE teaching and learning score for the provider.

4. Each year, each provider receives a figure for this indicator. This can be compared with an Alps national
dataset of scores collected from 2,580 providers in June 2013. The BLUE teaching and learning
thermometer against which comparisons are made is on the next page.

5. Alps grades
The numbers running down the centre of each thermometer shows how Alps grades are identified for this
indicator. These run from 1 (best) to 9 (worst). The grades are related exactly to the percentiles as shown in
the left-hand thermometer.

1
2

---- Alps grade 1 - better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator - Outstanding

100%

---- Alps grade 2 - scoring between the 90th and 99th percentile - Outstanding

90%

---- Alps grade 3 - scoring between the 75th and 89th percentile - Excellent

75%

---- Alps grade 4 - scoring between the 60th and 74th percentile - Very good

60%

---- Alps grade 5 - scoring between the 40th and 59th percentile - Satisfactory to Good

40%

---- Alps grade 6 - scoring between the 25th and 39th percentile - Below average

25%

7
8

---- Alps grade 7 - scoring between the 10th and 24th percentile - Less than satisfactory

10%

---- Alps grade 8 - scoring between the 1st and 9th percentile - Relatively poor

Bottom

---- Alps grade 9 - worse than the worst score achieved in the indicator - Poor
The challenge is to get out of the BLUE and move towards the RED. If you are already
in the RED the challenge is to stay there. Continuous improvement is the underlying theme.

6. The scores for BLUE teaching and learning forms one of the key indicators for your institution.

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Alps A level - National benchmarks


Quality of teaching and learning indicator BLUE, relatively poor class teaching and learning.
The percentage scores in the thermometer below reflect the percentage of examinations
taken by students, measured in subject groups that achieved A level Alps grades of 7, 8 or 9
(relatively poor teaching and learning) in a given year group.

BLUE teaching & learning %

1
2

0.0%

100%

3.6%

90%

3
10.7%

75%

4
18.8%

60%

24.7%

31.6%

40%

6
43.5%

25%

61.3%

7
8

96.3%

Bottom

10%

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T score
The Alps 3 year T score can provide a more accurate overall picture of the performance of a school or college
than the Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score alone. It gives extra weight to the quality of teaching
and learning over the number of subjects taken, which in extreme cases can distort the Provider A level value added
Quality and Breadth indicator for some schools and colleges.
Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score
The Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score shows the overall student performance within a provider.
This indicator takes into account the number of subjects taken per student as well as the quality of teaching and
learning of the subjects.
% RED Teaching & Learning
The % RED teaching & learning indicator shows how many students experienced teaching and learning at a high
level in a school as measured by examination performance. This measure takes into account variations in subject
value added scores and focuses on performance in each subject. This measure does not take account of the number
of subjects taken per student.
% BLUE Teaching & Learning
The % BLUE teaching & learning indicator shows how many students experienced teaching and learning at a poor
level in a school as measured by examination performance. This measure takes into account variations in subject
value added scores and focuses on performance in each subject. This measure does not take account of the number
of subjects taken per student.
Creating a 3 year T score
Each of the measures above is graded each year. The grading system ranges from 1 to 9 with 1 being the best,
5 being average and 9 being the worst grade achievable.
The 3 year T score for a provider sums all of the grades for each indicator over the last three years and averages
the result.
e.g. Grades over the last three years in the three indicators for an example school
Year

Provider A level (VA) Q&B grade

% RED T&L grade

% BLUE T&L grade

2012

2013

2014

The 3 year T score is equal to the average of these 9 results = 44/9 = 4.89
The table shown above provides several pieces of information. The Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth
score is around 5 for all three years which is close to the national average. The % RED teaching & learning is a grade
3 or 4 in all three years. This indicates a high number of students in classes performing well. The % BLUE teaching
& learning is a grade 6 or 7 in all three years. This indicates a high number of students in classes performing below
target.
So from these three indicators we can see that the school performs averagely overall but there is a large number
of classes that perform well and also a large number of classes that perform badly to produce this average result.
The 3 year T score brings together all of these factors to give one score that represents the performance in all three
of these indicators over three years.

The Alps T score thermometer


We have created a T score thermometer that shows the position of schools against the position of the 2,580 providers
that undertook Alps analysis in 2013. The position of each provider on the thermometer gives a good indication
of the performance relative to national performance.
A provider that appears high up on the thermometer has done well, a provider that appears towards the bottom
of the thermometer has done relatively poorly.

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Alps A level - T score


Alps - Example School-College
2014 | A level | Report no: 12 | 09.06.14

2012

2013

2014

1.

Provider A level (VA) Q&B score grades

2.

% RED teaching & learning grades

3.

% BLUE teaching & learning grades

4.

T score - single year

3.00

3.00

3.67

T score - single year grade (1 to 9)

5.

Three year T score

3.22

Three year T score grade (1 to 9)

Single year T score

Three year T score

100%

1.67

100%

1.78

90%

2.67

90%

2.89

75%

3.78

2
3

75%

2012-2014
3.67

2014

4
60%

4
4.33

60%

5
40%

4.50

5
5.67

40%

5.33

25%

6.33

25%

6.11

10%

7.33

10%

7.00

bottom

8.33

bottom

8.00

7
8
9

7
8
9

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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Alps A level - National benchmarks


Student progression scores
1. Success rates for A and AS level courses compare how many students achieved their qualification aims with the number
who started the courses. There are separate success rates for AS and A levels but no measure of how many students
progress from AS level to A level programmes of study. In response to requests from schools and colleges, we have
developed a student progression score which will enable them to see how their progression rate, from AS to A level,
compares with other schools and colleges.
2. The Alps student progression measure looks at how many students, who completed 2 or more AS levels, go on to
complete 2 or more A levels.
3. The progression rate benchmark is created from the progression rates achieved by the 2,580 providers in 2013.
Table 1 on page 27 gives the Alps 75% progression rates in column D for the 11 GCSE bands
4. The progression rate benchmark allows a provider to compare its actual progression rates to the national benchmark.
Educationally we believe, and have the evidence, that students who achieve an E grade or higher at AS level should
and can progress successfully to A level. In some schools and colleges students may do a mixed programme of study.
For example a student taking two AS levels with a BTEC certificate in the first year of study, and one A level and the
BTEC certificate in the second year, would not be included in the calculation of the progression score. In such
circumstances it is important to refer to the student performance report, as this includes all A level and BTEC/OCR
qualifications achieved, to obtain an overall view of courses completed.
5. Table 1 on page 27 shows the actual and expected A level student progression rates for an example school or college
and compares them with the progression rates for providers at the 75th percentile in the national benchmark (column D).
The national data clearly shows that students in the lower GCSE bands have lower progression rates than those
in the higher ability bands. To calculate the number of students expected to progress the number of AS level students
(column C) is multiplied by the national progression rate (column D). For example, the number of AS level students
(who completed 2 or more AS levels) in the band of ability 5.5-5.8 was 13: of these 11 completed 2 or more A levels,
a progression rate of 84.6% (column G). The target progression rate (derived from the 75th percentile provider in the
database) is 86% (column D), therefore on average we would have expected 11.2 students to progress (column E).
In this example the actual progression rate (84.6%) is less than expected (86%).
6. To calculate a providers progression score the total number of AS level students completing 2 or more A levels
is divided by the expected number of students using the 75th percentile benchmark. In our example 53 students
completed 2 or more A levels out of the 72 who completed 2 or more AS levels. The expected number of students
who progressed (based on the numbers progressing at the 75th percentile provider in the database) was 59.3, therefore
the progression score is 0.89. Schools and colleges have been ranked by their progression scores to produce the student
progression thermometer (see page 27). As with the other Alps indicators grades are assigned. This enables a school
or college to see clearly how they compare with other providers. In our example the progression score of 0.89 is a grade
5 which is a solid outcome as it matches the performance of schools and colleges between the 60th & 40th percentile
in the national benchmark.
7. Schools and colleges who have students on a mixed programme of BTEC and A level will need to interpret this
report carefully and understand the story of the group of young people in this report. For example, some providers
allow a course of one A level to be studied alongside a BTEC Diploma, and this will affect the inputs which inform
the progression score.

1
2

---- Alps grade 1 - better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator - Outstanding

100%

---- Alps grade 2 - scoring between the 90th and 99th percentile - Outstanding

90%

---- Alps grade 3 - scoring between the 75th and 89th percentile - Excellent

75%

---- Alps grade 4 - scoring between the 60th and 74th percentile - Very good

60%

---- Alps grade 5 - scoring between the 40th and 59th percentile - Satisfactory to Good

40%

---- Alps grade 6 - scoring between the 25th and 39th percentile - Below average

25%

7
8

---- Alps grade 7 - scoring between the 10th and 24th percentile - Less than satisfactory

10%

---- Alps grade 8 - scoring between the 1st and 9th percentile - Relatively poor

Bottom

---- Alps grade 9 - worse than the worst score achieved in the indicator - Poor
The challenge is to get out of the BLUE and move towards the RED. If you are already
in the RED the challenge is to stay there. Continuous improvement is the underlying theme.

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Alps A level - Student progression scores


For students completing 2 or more AS levels in year 1 and students completing
2 or more A levels in year 2, excluding General Studies

Alps - Example School-College


2014 | A level | Report no: 11 | 09.06.14

Table 1. AS to A level expected and actual student numbers in 2014


A
GCSE score

B
GCSE grades

Number of AS
students in 2013

Alps 75%
progression rate

Expected number
of A level students

Actual no. of A2
students in 2014

Your provider
progression rate

7.5-8.0

Mainly A* and A

100.0%

7.0-7.5

Mainly As

100.0%

3.0

100.0%

6.7-7.0

Mainly As, few Bs

100.0%

2.0

100.0%

6.4-6.7

Mainly As, few Bs

100.0%

6.0

100.0%

6.1-6.4

Mainly Bs, few As

100.0%

2.0

100.0%

5.8-6.1

Mainly Bs

10

93.0%

9.3

90.0%

5.5-5.8

Mainly Bs, few Cs

13

86.0%

11.2

11

84.6%

5.2-5.5

Mainly Cs, few Bs

11

80.0%

8.8

54.5%

4.7-5.2

Mainly Cs

11

71.0%

7.8

72.7%

4.0-4.7

Mainly 4 Cs with D/Es

11

63.0%

6.9

45.5%

0.0-4.0

Mainly 2/3 Cs with D/Es

75.0%

2.3

33.3%

Totals:

72

59.3

53

Alps student progression scores - calculation


2014 AS to A progression score =

Actual number of A level

Expected number of A level

100%

1.09

90%

0.99

75%

0.94

53
59.3

2014 AS to A progression score = 0.89


2014 AS to A progression grade = 5

4
Table 2 - AS to A level progression scores and grades over 4 years
Year of results
Actual A level student numbers

2011

2012

2013

60%

2014

0.90

60

69

57

53

Expected A level student numbers

78.3

66.0

59.3

AS to A2 progression score

0.88

0.86

0.89

40%

AS to A2 progression grade

0.85

25%

0.81

10%

0.69

bottom

0.39

7
8
9

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
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Alps - National benchmarks


Student Performance Report - Combined A level & BTEC

1.

This report is useful in indicating how students in a year group fared in attempting to reach the
aspirational Alps targets.

2.

Students are ranked by initial GCSE score in this table, running from 8.0 (straight A* grades) to the
lowest GCSE score in the year group, usually around 4.0 (4/5 grades of C and 4/5 grades of D at GCSE).

3.

There is one line per student. Each line shows the number of subjects per student, the A level
and BTEC subjects taken and grades they achieved. A level General Studies is not included.

4.

Alps A level targets - The Alps A level target grades are set out below. These are based on the
Alps A level benchmarks.
A level
GCSE score

QCA score

Double A level
Alps target

GCSE score

QCA score

Alps target

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

Grade A*

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

A*A*

7.0-<7.8

52.0-<56.8

Grade A or better

7.5-<7.8

56.0-<56.8

AA*

5.8-<7.0

44.8-<52.0

Grade B or better

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<56.0

AB

4.7-<5.8

38.2-<44.8

Grade C or better

6.4-<7.0

48.4-<52.0

BB

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

Grade D or better

5.8-<6.4

44.8-<48.4

BC

5.2-<5.8

41.2-<44.8

CC

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

CD

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

DD

5.

Where a grade meets or exceeds the target grade, the grade is coloured RED. Where the grade is one
grade lower than the target grade, the grade is coloured GREY. Where the grade achieved is two or
more grades down it is coloured BLUE. The aspirational objective is to try to move to all RED pages.

6.

Alps BTEC targets - BTEC subjects have slightly different targets compared to A levels.
The BTEC targets come from the Alps BTEC benchmark. These are aspirational targets
for BTEC students.
BTEC Sub Dip
GCSE score

BTEC Diploma

QCA score

Target

GCSE score

BTEC Ext Dip

QCA score

Target

GCSE score

QCA score

Target

6.1-8.0

46.6-58.0

D*

6.4-8.0

48.4-58.0

D*D*

6.7-8.0

50.2-58.0

D*D*D*

4.3-<6.1

35.8-<46.6

5.5-<6.4

43.0-<48.4

D*D

6.1-<6.7

46.6-<50.2

D*D*D

0.0-<4.3

10.0-<35.8

4.7-<5.5

38.2-<43.0

DD

5.5-<6.1

43.0-<46.6

D*DD

3.5-<4.7

31.0-<38.2

DM

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

DDD

0.0-<3.5

10.0-<31.0

MM

4.0-<5.2

34.0-<41.2

DDM

3.5-<4.0

31.0-<34.0

DMM

0.0-<3.5

10.0-<31.0

MMM

For each student taking a BTEC (or a combination of A levels and BTECs) they will hit their target
if they achieve the grades shown above. Their subject grades will be coloured RED to show that they
have hit their targets. Each entry that is one grade down will be coloured GREY. Each entry that
is 2 grades down will be coloured BLUE.

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7.

Example: Student A has a GCSE score of 6.0 and is taking BTEC Ext Dip - Travel & Tourism, giving
a target of D*DD. Student A has the hit following targets for their BTEC Ext Dip course.
Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No. Exams

Subject 1

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Student A

6.00

46.0

Ext Dip - Tourism

Dist*

Ext Dip - Tourism

Dist

Ext Dip - Tourism

Dist

Subject 4

Grade

The table above shows that when Student A hits the target grades then all three of the subject entries
are coloured RED.

Example: Student B has a GCSE score of 6.1 and is taking a BTEC Dip in Health & Social Care, giving
a target of D*D. Student B just fails to meet these targets.
Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No. Exams

Subject 1

Grade

Student B

6.10

46.6

Dip - Health & Soc

Dist

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

Dip - Health & Soc Merit

When a student misses the target grade by 1 grade it is shaded GREY.

Example: Student C has a GCSE score of 5.9 and is taking an A level in Geography (target grade B)
and BTEC Sub Dips in Travel & Tourism and Engineering (target grade Distinction).
Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No. Exams

Subject 1

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Student C

5.9

45.4

A - Geography

Sub Dip - Eng

Merit

Sub Dip - Travel

Pass

Subject 4

Grade

When the entries are more than a grade down they are shaded BLUE.

8.

Number of exams taken - The third column on the table is called No. Exams. This column shows
the number of A level and BTEC entries that each student has taken. The target number of subjects
for all ability students is 3 subjects.
If a student hits or exceeds their target number of subjects the No. Exams column is coloured RED.
If a student misses their target number of subjects the No. Exams column is coloured BLUE.

9.

RED students - Students who have achieved both the target number of subjects and also the target
grades in their subjects are termed Alps RED students and their identifier is coloured RED.

10. RED student % thermometer - At the top of the Student Performance Table the % of students that
are Alps RED students is shown. We have calculated this value for all schools and colleges in the Alps
benchmark and these results are shown on the RED student % thermometer. This gives an indication
of how many of your students were Alps RED students compared to national performance.

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Student Performance Report - A level programme students only
1.

This report was new in 2013 and indicates how the students who were on pure A level programmes have
performed. This allows comparison without the influence of BTEC qualifications on the indicator.

2.

The same methodology for the Student Performance Report - combined A level & BTEC is applied to this subset
of students.

3.

Students are ranked by initial GCSE score in this table, running from 8.0 (straight A* grades) to the lowest GCSE
score in the year group, usually around 4.0 (4/5 grades of C and 4/5 grades of D at GCSE).

4.

There is one line per student. Each line shows the number of subjects per student, the A level and BTEC subjects
taken and grades they achieved. A level General Studies is not included.

5.

Alps A level targets - The Alps A level target grades are set out below. These are based on the Alps A level
benchmarks.
A level

Double A level

GCSE score

QCA score

Alps target

GCSE score

QCA score

Alps target

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

Grade A*

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

A*A*

7.0-<7.8

52.0-<56.8

Grade A or better

7.5-<7.8

56.0-<56.8

AA*

5.8-<7.0

44.8-<52.0

Grade B or better

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<56.0

AB

4.7-<5.8

38.2-<44.8

Grade C or better

6.4-<7.0

48.4-<52.0

BB

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

Grade D or better

5.8-<6.4

44.8-<48.4

BC

5.2-<5.8

41.2-<44.8

CC

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

CD

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

DD

6.

Where a grade meets or exceeds the target grade, the grade is coloured RED. Where the grade is one grade
lower than the target grade, the grade is coloured GREY. Where the grade achieved is two or more grades
down it is coloured BLUE. The aspirational objective is to try to move to all RED pages.

7.

The RED student percentage in the Student Performance Report now has two thermometers.

Student Performance Report Combined A level & BTEC

Student Performance Report A level programme students only

66.7%

100%

1
2

63.6%

100%

42.3%

90%

41.3%

90%

3
35.2%

3
33.3%

75%

4
30.6%

75%

4
28.6%

60%

5
25.0%

1
2

60%

5
23.1%

40%

40%

20.5%

25%

18.0%

25%

14.0%

7
8

10%

11.1%

7
8

Bottom

0.0%

Bottom

0.0%

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Alps A level
Analysis of your
2014 A level data

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Index of Statistical Data

Explanation of grading system

p33

Raw A level results

p35

Statistical overview

p37

Analysis of students banded by ability current year

p39

Analysis of students banded by ability tabular representation

p41

Analysis of students banded by ability four year summary

p43

Calculation of Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score

p45

Subject value added overview

p47

Quality of teaching and learning measurement

p49

Alps T scores

p51

Student progression score

p53

Students not included in key indicator calculations

p54

Single subjects reports follows


Student performance report follows

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Explanation of the Alps grading system


1. In the pages following, your institutional data for A levels is compared with a large dataset created
from data collected in 2,580 providers covering A levels taken by 241,036 students in over 685,377 entries
in June 2013.
2. There are 8 key indicators for you to consider, which should help you as a provider to create agendas
for development leading to higher levels of recruitment, retention and achievement.

Analysis of student banded by ability


Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score
Subject value added overview
Quality of teaching and learning measurement
Alps T scores
Student progression score
Single subject reports
Student performance report

3. Throughout this analytical section, there is a common grading system that works at three levels which
are interlinked and allow a reader to look at the analysis at different depths.
4. These are:

Matching top 25%+

RED

Alps grades 1 - 3

Matching middle 50%

BLACK

Alps grades 4 - 6

Matching bottom 25%-

BLUE

Alps grades 7 - 9

5. Colours

RED means your performance is within or exceeds the top 25% of the A level benchmark for the indicator.

BLUE means your performance is within or is worse than the bottom 25% of the A level benchmark
for the indicator.

6. Alps grades - basis of the grading system

1
2

100%

---- Alps grade 1 - better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator - Outstanding
---- Alps grade 2 - scoring between the 90th and 99th percentile - Outstanding

90%

---- Alps grade 3 - scoring between the 75th and 89th percentile - Excellent

75%

---- Alps grade 4 - scoring between the 60th and 74th percentile - Very good

60%

---- Alps grade 5 - scoring between the 40th and 59th percentile - Satisfactory to Good

40%

6
25%

7
8

---- Alps grade 6 - scoring between the 25th and 39th percentile - Below average
---- Alps grade 7 - scoring between the 10th and 24th percentile - Less than satisfactory

10%

---- Alps grade 8 - scoring between the 1st and 9th percentile - Relatively poor

Bottom

---- Alps grade 9 - worse than the worst score achieved in the indicator - Poor
The challenge is to get out of the BLUE and move towards the RED. If you are already
in the RED the challenge is to stay there. Continuous improvement is the underlying theme.

7. Alps value added scores - there are ranges of value added scores ranked by provider from
the Alps national database in a variety of formats which are described on the following pages.

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Alps A level - Raw results


1. The raw A level results for your school or college from which the analysis that follows is undertaken
are on page 35. Please check to ensure these are correct.
2. A copy of your report will go to your LA if you are part of an LA funded project, so it is important that your
data is correct. Equally, an accurate Alps report can be a powerful tool to use in your Ofsted inspection.
3. If you need to correct your data, please amend the data in your providers Alps Data Collection Software
(ADCS) file which you can access via myAlps Data Exchange at www.alps-va.co.uk.
We will re-process and send to you the amended report. Please see the ADCS user guide for more
information. This is available via the help menu in the ADCS or via our website www.alps-va.co.uk/data.

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Alps A level - Raw results


Villiers High School
2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Subject

Entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Av.GCSE

Av.QCA

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - Biology

19

75.0 %

50.0 %

25.0 %

6.0

46.0

100.0 %

84.2 %

57.9 %

6.3

47.9

A - Chemistry

23

95.7 %

60.9 %

56.5 %

6.6

49.3

A - D&T (Graphics)

100.0 %

80.0 %

40.0 %

6.3

47.6

A - Economics

100.0 %

66.7 %

50.0 %

5.9

45.7

A - English Literature

100.0 %

50.0 %

25.0 %

5.8

45.0

A - Geography

100.0 %

50.0 %

0.0 %

5.8

45.0

A - Government & Politics

100.0 % 100.0 %

14.3 %

5.7

44.0

A - History

12

A - Italian

100.0 %

41.7 %

5.7

44.2

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %

6.3

48.0

A - Mathematics

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10

100.0 %

57.1 %

6.3

48.0

A - Maths (Further)

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %

5.5

43.0

A - Physics

100.0 %

42.9 %

6.5

48.7

A - Portuguese

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %

6.3

48.0

A - Psychology

100.0 % 100.0 %

71.4 %

6.0

45.8

A - Punjabi

100.0 % 100.0 %

50.0 %

4.0

34.0

A - Religious Studies

100.0 %

75.0 %

75.0 %

5.6

43.7

A - Sociology

10

100.0 % 100.0 %

70.0 %

5.8

44.8

A - Spanish

100.0 % 100.0 %

0.0 %

6.3

48.0

A - Urdu

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %

4.8

39.0

148

15

25

37

40

21

98.65 % 79.05 % 52.03 %

6.1

46.6

Totals

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85.7 %

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Alps A level - Statistical overview


The page opposite gives a statistical overview of your provider over the past four years, where data has been made available.
A.

A level student numbers


The number here represents the number of students that have been included in the Provider A level value added Quality
and Breadth score calculation. The number represents students that have attempted 2 or more A level examinations.
Students attempting fewer than 2 A level examinations and those with no GCSE score in the data received to produce
the report are not included in calculations relating to Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth scores and banded
results calculations. However, students completing 1 A level are included in the single subject reports and the calculation
of RED and BLUE teaching and learning scores and therefore in the T score.

B.

AS level student numbers from the previous year


This is the number of students that successfully completed 2 or more AS levels in the previous year. This number is used
to generate the Alps student progression score.

C/D.

Alps student progression score and grade


A description of this indicator can be found on pages 52-53.

E.

% students (2 or more A levels) on a mixed study programme


This is the percentage of students who have completed 2 or more A levels, who have also completed a vocational
qualification as well.

F/G.

Total Exam Entries (excluding A level General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification)
This number represents the number of A level exams taken that are used to calculate the Provider A level value added
Quality and Breadth score. Exams taken by students attempting fewer than 2 A level equivalent examinations are not
included. Exams taken by students with no GCSE score in the data received to produce the report are not included.
General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification are also not included.
% of Students over 6.4 Average GCSE score (48.4 points)
% of Students from 5.5+ to 6.4- Average GCSE score (43.0-48.4 points)
% of Students under 5.5 Average GCSE score (43.0 points)
These three rows give an indication of the prior attainment of the completing year group.

H.

Average GCSE Score


This number represents the average GCSE score for all students used in the calculation of the Provider A level value
added Quality and Breadth score. The average GCSE score per student is now calculated using all the GCSE grades
achieved by the students. See page 7 for the explanation. The number gives an indication of the ability of the student intake
in a provider. The average score in the national dataset is 6.2. However, we have many examples of schools and colleges
that succeed with lower average scores.

I.

Average Class Size


A rough calculation to give an estimate of the average size of classes in a school or college.

1.

T scores - single year


A description of this indicator can be found on pages 50-51.

2.

% RED teaching and learning indicator


A description of this indicator can be found on pages 48-49.

3.

% BLUE teaching and learning indicator


A description of this indicator can be found on pages 48-49.

4.

Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth indicator score and grade
A description of this indicator can be found on pages 44-45.

5.

T scores - Three year


A description of this indicator can be found on pages 50-51.

6/7.

Student performance indicator


A description of this indicator can be found at the back of this report.

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Villiers High School
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2011

2012

2013

2014

A level student numbers (2 or more entries)

17

27

48

AS level students (2 or more entries) from previous year

33

40

55

Alps progression score

0.65

0.74

0.99

Alps progression grade

% Students (2 or more A levels) on mixed study programmes

6%

10%

Total exam entries (excluding General Studies)

45

77

143

6.4+ (48.4+) student numbers %

23.53 %

40.74 %

31.25 %

5.5+ to 6.4- (43.0-48.4) student numbers %

11.76 %

33.33 %

47.92 %

<5.5 (<43.0) student numbers %

64.71 %

25.93 %

20.83 %

Average GCSE score

5.6

6.0

6.1

Average QCA score

43.7

46.0

46.6

Estimated class size

2011

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

2012

2013

2014

T score - Single year score

6.33

8.00

2.67

T score - Single year grade

RED teaching & learning %

22.2%

0.0%

60.8%

RED teaching & learning grade

BLUE teaching & learning %

42.2%

63.6%

8.4%

BLUE teaching & learning grade

Provider A level value added Quality & Breadth score

0.63

0.37

0.96

Provider A level value added Quality & Breadth grade

T score - Three year score

5.67

T score - Three year grade

Student performance (A level & BTEC) %

11.8%

7.4%

39.3%

Student performance (A level & BTEC) grade

Student performance (A level programme only) %

7.4%

31.8%

Student performance (A level programme only) grade

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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Alps A level - Analysis of students banded by ability current year


GCSE Banded v A level Data
The analysis by GCSE bands is represented in the tables on pages 39, 41 and 43.
The page opposite shows the A level results of your students banded into groups of students according to their
achievement at level 2. This is a key set of data as it allows comparison of students grouped by ability against national
benchmarks and clearly highlights the areas of strength and weakness at strategic overview level.

Average GCSE score band

Average QCA score band

Description of GCSE results

7.5 to 8.0

55.058.0

mainly A* with some A grades

7.0 to less than 7.5

52.0<55.0

mainly A with some A* grades

6.7 to less than 7.0

50.2<52.0

mainly A with some B grades

6.4 to less than 6.7

48.4<50.2

some A with some B grades

6.1 to less than 6.4

46.6<48.4

mainly B with some A Grades

5.8 to less than 6.1

44.8<46.6

mainly B (some A and C grades)

5.5 to less than 5.8

43.0<44.8

mainly B with some C grades

5.2 to less than 5.5

41.2<43.0

mainly C with some B grades

4.7 to less than 5.2

38.2<41.2

mainly C (some B and D grades)

4.0 to less than 4.7

34.0<38.2

some C and some D grades

less than 4.0

less than 34.0

mainly D (some C and E grades)

The table lists the number of students, the number of A level entries and the grades achieved. Each grade is given
a UCAS score where A*=140, A=120, B=100, C=80, D=60, E=40 points.
Average UCAS points per student
Column 15 gives the average UCAS points scored per student for each GCSE band. Column 17 shows the national
75th percentile target and column 16 the Alps grade for the indicator where 1 = outstanding, 5 = satisfactory to good,
9 = poor.
UCAS points per subject
Column 18 gives the average UCAS points per subject entry for each GCSE band. Column 20 is the national 75th
percentile target and column 19 gives the Alps grade for this indicator, again with a scale of 1 to 9 where
1 is outstanding and 9 is poor achievement.
Average number of subjects taken
Column 21 shows you the average number of A levels taken compared with the national scene at the 75th percentile
of the database in column 23, with your graded position by Alps grade in column 22 in the range 1 to 9.
Provider A level value added score
This is shown at the bottom for information. A full description and calculation of the Provider A level value added
score can be found on pages 44-45.

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GCSE Banded v A level data


The band 7.0-<7.5 represents a group of students whose average GCSE score on entry was equal to or greater than 7.0 (52 points) and less than 7.5 (55 points) with points
awarded for GCSE grades as follows: A*=8, A=7, B=6, C=5, D=4, E=3, F=2 and G=1. A Level single grades are given UCAS points as follows: A*=140, A=120, B=100, C=80, D=60,
E=40. Double A level grades: A*A*=280, A*A=260, AA=240, AB=220, BB=200, BC=180, CC=160, CD=140,DD=120, DE=100, EE=80. The table does not include AS levels and
students who have attempted fewer than 2 A levels. General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification are not included.

Students / entries
by GCSE band

39

GCSE
band

10

11

A level grades achieved

12

13

Achievement rates

15

16

17

UCAS pts / student

18

19

20

UCAS pts / subject

21

22

23

No. of subjects per student

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A*-B%

UCAS Pts /
Student

Alps
Grade

Target
UCAS pts /
student
benchmark
75%

100.0 %

92.3 %

385.00

421.25

118.46

125.17

3.25

3.41

100.0 %

100.0 %

360.00

350.77

120.00

112.47

3.00

3.18

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

380.00

320.00

126.67

104.58

3.00

3.08

100.0 %

61.1 %

44.4 %

250.00

293.85

83.33

97.73

3.00

3.00

96.9 %

81.3 %

43.8 %

276.00

274.76

86.25

92.50

3.20

3.00

100.0 %

80.8 %

42.3 %

255.56

255.56

88.46

86.79

2.89

3.00

90.9 %

72.7 %

63.6 %

245.00

240.00

89.09

82.61

2.75

3.00

100.0 %

54.5 %

18.2 %

210.00

222.50

76.36

78.33

2.75

3.00

100.0 %

90.9 %

27.3 %

235.00

205.00

85.45

74.17

2.75

2.88

100.0 %

33.3 %

16.7 %

190.00

186.67

63.33

70.00

3.00

2.75

100.0 %

84.8 %

76.1 %

324.00

105.65

27

15

98.3 %

81.7 %

58.3 %

286.84

94.78

12

100.0 %

64.3 %

21.4 %

216.00

77.14

39

21

98.6 %

78.3 %

51.0 %

272.08

91.33

QCA
band

No. of
students

No.
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

13

100.0 %

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

12

100.0 %

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

18

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

10

32

10

12

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

26

10

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

11

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

11

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

11

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

6.4+

48.4+

15

46

11

13

11

5.5+

43.0+

38

115

13

23

31

<5.5

<43.0

10

28

48

143

14

25

34

Total

14

Value added Quality & Breadth score = 0.96

Grade = 3

UCAS Pts /
Subject

Alps
Grade

Target
UCAS pts /
subject
benchmark
75%

Subjects /
Student

Alps
Grade

Target no.
of subjects
per student
benchmark
75%

180.00

68.89

One year T score = 2.67

Grade = 2

2.67

Alps A level - Analysis of students banded by ability tabular


1. The national database is created from the results of 685,377 A levels taken by 241,036 students in June 2013
in 2,580 providers, from the Department for Educations full national dataset for 2013. The performance of
providers can be measured against the data in the benchmark.
2. A provider that achieves as well as or better than the best institutions within the benchmark data is a high
performing provider: conversely a provider that performs as poorly or worse than the lowest achieving institutions
in the benchmark is a relatively poorly performing provider.
3. The data shown on the previous page is shown in a tabular form on the page opposite.
The key pieces of information that can be compared are:
UCAS Points per Subject
UCAS Points per Student

Table A
Table B

4. The coloured RED, BLACK or BLUE boxes relate to your institutions performance relative to the benchmark.
The higher the coloured box appears in the table, the better the average performance of the students as measured
against the performance of the benchmark data.
5. The highest box in the column for each GCSE band indicates a performance as good as or better than the best
performer in that band in the benchmark data.
6. The lowest box indicates a performance worse than the worst performer in that band in the benchmark data.
7. Results above the benchmark 75% are highlighted in red and show excellent achievement.
Results between the benchmark 25% and 75% are highlighted in black. This indicates very good to below average performance.
Results below the benchmark 25% are highlighted in blue. This indicates relatively weak performance.
8. These tables give a one year summary of the performance of students as measured in groups defined by GCSE
scores, one measure of ability computed at the start of the advanced level course.

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Alps A level - Analysis of students banded by ability - tabular


Measured against the full national dataset of 241,036 students taking over 685,377 A levels in June 2013.

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Performance by subject (scores taken from column 18 of your banded results sheet)
Student GCSE score

7.5-8.0

7.0-<7.5

6.7-<7.0

6.4-<6.7

6.1-<6.4

5.8-<6.1

5.5-<5.8

5.2-<5.5

4.7-<5.2

4.0-<4.7

0.0-<4.0

Student QCA score

55.0-58.0

52.0-<55.0

50.2-<52.0

48.4-<50.2

46.6-<48.4

44.8-<46.6

43.0-<44.8

41.2-<43.0

38.2-<41.2

34.0-<38.2

10.0-<34.0

Total student numbers

22,723

31,929

21,048

25,502

27,482

24,766

23,472

16,549

15,726

4,920

290

Total student %

10.6%

14.9%

9.8%

11.9%

12.8%

11.6%

10.9%

7.7%

7.3%

2.3%

0.1%

UCAS pts/subject

118.46

120.00

126.67

83.33

86.25

88.46

89.09

76.36

85.45

63.33

0.00

112.50

108.33

103.33

102.22

96.00

95.56

93.33

101.82

100%
90%
75%
60%
50%
40%
25%
10%
0%

Between
UCAS points

133.33

123.64

118.33

Between
UCAS points

127.56

115.53

Between
108.57

102.03

97.33

91.43

87.37

Between
83.33

79.51

76.36

77.78

78.33

74.17

70.00

68.89

66.25

64.00

64.00

61.82

Between
UCAS points

125.17

112.47

104.58

97.73

92.50

86.79

82.61

Between
UCAS points

123.23

110.00

101.61

95.00

UCAS points

122.12

108.57

100.00

93.33

89.09

84.00

80.00

75.00

70.77

87.37

82.22

77.78

72.94

68.57

Between
UCAS points
UCAS points

120.92

107.10

97.93

118.67

104.08

95.29

Between

Between

91.43

85.35

80.00

76.00

71.11

66.36

61.67

60.00

88.46

82.22

76.97

72.50

67.43

62.58

57.33

55.00

Between

UCAS points

114.29

100.00

90.00

83.13

76.36

71.67

67.14

62.22

56.36

50.00

46.67

UCAS points

102.35

82.22

74.55

69.00

61.11

55.00

50.91

47.50

41.82

29.23

11.43

Table A
Performance by student (scores taken from column 15 of your banded results sheet)
Student GCSE score

7.5-8.0

7.0-<7.5

6.7-<7.0

6.4-<6.7

6.1-<6.4

5.8-<6.1

5.5-<5.8

5.2-<5.5

4.7-<5.2

4.0-<4.7

0.0-<4.0

Student QCA score

55.0-58.0

52.0-<55.0

50.2-<52.0

48.4-<50.2

46.6-<48.4

44.8-<46.6

43.0-<44.8

41.2-<43.0

38.2-<41.2

34.0-<38.2

10.0-<34.0

Total student numbers

22,723

31,929

21,048

25,502

27,482

24,766

23,472

16,549

15,726

4,920

290

Total student %

10.6%

14.9%

9.8%

11.9%

12.8%

11.6%

10.9%

7.7%

7.3%

2.3%

0.1%

UCAS pts/student

385.00

360.00

380.00

250.00

276.00

255.56

245.00

210.00

235.00

190.00

0.00

546.67

437.95

405.00

356.67

340.00

325.00

315.00

295.00

280.00

253.33

296.00

207.00

213.33

100%
90%
75%
60%
50%
40%
25%
10%
0%

UCAS points

Between
UCAS points

446.67

370.77

335.00

Between
310.67

Between

292.00

273.33

256.00

241.79

225.71

Between Between Between

UCAS points

421.25

350.77

320.00

293.85

274.76

255.56

240.00

UCAS points

405.00

340.26

308.00

283.64

262.86

244.00

228.57

Between
222.50

205.00

186.67

180.00

211.67

193.33

173.33

160.00

Between
UCAS points
UCAS points

396.00

334.65

300.00

276.67

256.00

237.39

221.25

204.44

185.68

165.71

153.33

388.00

327.83

295.00

270.00

249.41

231.54

214.00

196.67

180.00

156.00

146.67

315.71

284.00

258.13

237.50

220.00

202.22

185.00

165.00

140.00

133.33

Between
UCAS points

374.71

Between
UCAS points

353.33

296.67

263.33

240.00

215.71

201.54

183.75

162.50

145.00

120.00

113.33

UCAS points

277.78

220.00

200.00

180.00

164.00

146.67

130.00

120.00

100.00

65.00

26.67

Table B

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Alps A level - Analysis of students banded by ability 4 year summary


1. The top table on the opposite page again shows the performance of your students over 3 or 4 consecutive years
that have been banded by their GCSE grades and measured against the benchmark dataset. The information
in the form on the previous page is replicated in a different form in this table. There are, however, two differences.
2. The performance in each band is represented by a grade instead of being shown in tabular fashion. The grades
correspond exactly to the boundaries on the previous page. A grade of 1 is equivalent to the top square in the
previous table (outstanding performance). A grade of 9 represents the bottom square (poor performance).
The table shows a 4 year summary of the data instead of the 1 year summary represented before. This horizontal
data highlights trends over time.
3. Alps grades are given 1 to 9. Each grade represents:

1
2

---- Alps grade 1 - better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator - Outstanding

100%

---- Alps grade 2 - scoring between the 90th and 99th percentile - Outstanding

90%

---- Alps grade 3 - scoring between the 75th and 89th percentile - Excellent

75%

---- Alps grade 4 - scoring between the 60th and 74th percentile - Very good

60%

---- Alps grade 5 - scoring between the 40th and 59th percentile - Satisfactory to Good

40%

---- Alps grade 6 - scoring between the 25th and 39th percentile - Below average

25%

7
8

---- Alps grade 7 - scoring between the 10th and 24th percentile - Less than satisfactory

10%

---- Alps grade 8 - scoring between the 1st and 9th percentile - Relatively poor

Bottom

---- Alps grade 9 - worse than the worst score achieved in the indicator - Poor
The challenge is to get out of the BLUE and move towards the RED. If you are already
in the RED the challenge is to stay there. Continuous improvement is the underlying theme.

In some providers there are clear messages from this page:


Occasionally the UCAS points per subject scores are significantly higher in the top bands than in the UCAS points
per student table, indicating that students in these bands could achieve higher if they were entered for more
A level exams.
Sometimes the bottom 2 or 3 bands show significantly lower performance than the other bands in the providers.
This can indicate that the systems in place in an institution may not be not geared to teaching the students with more
modest prior attainment. A similar but reversed pattern would indicate that higher achieving students are not being
stretched perhaps.
The Alps analysis of students banded by ability gives another perspective for creating key agenda items
for discussion and action.

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Alps A level - Analysis of students banded by ability - 4 year summary


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UCAS points per student


2011
GCSE score

2012

QCA score

UCAS pts
target

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

Alps
grade

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

2013
Alps
grade

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

2014

Alps
grade

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

Alps
grade

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

421.25

385.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

350.77

293.33

284.00

360.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

320.00

280.00

340.00

380.00

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

293.85

270.00

250.00

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

274.76

190.00

253.33

10

276.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

255.56

140.00

255.56

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

240.00

140.00

245.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

222.50

190.00

210.00

210.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

205.00

170.00

100.00

235.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

186.67

166.67

80.00

190.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

180.00

40.00

UCAS points per subject


2011
GCSE score

2012

QCA score

UCAS pts
target

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

Alps
grade

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

2013
Alps
grade

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

2014

Alps
grade

Student
numbers

UCAS pts
scored

Alps
grade

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

118.46

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

97.78

88.75

120.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

93.33

97.14

126.67

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

90.00

83.33

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

76.00

84.44

10

86.25

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

56.00

88.46

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

50.91

89.09

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

76.00

70.00

76.36

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

68.00

40.00

85.45

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

62.50

40.00

63.33

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

20.00

Subjects taken per student


2011
GCSE score

2012

QCA score

No. subjects
target

Student
numbers

Avg subjects
taken

Alps
grade

Student
numbers

Avg subjects
taken

2013
Alps
grade

Student
numbers

Avg subjects
taken

2014

Alps
grade

Student
numbers

Avg subjects
taken

Alps
grade

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

3.41

3.25

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

3.18

3.00

3.20

3.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

3.08

3.00

3.50

3.00

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

3.00

3.00

3.00

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

3.00

2.50

3.00

10

3.20

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

3.00

2.50

2.89

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

3.00

2.75

2.75

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

3.00

2.50

3.00

2.75

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

2.88

2.50

2.50

2.75

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

2.75

2.67

2.00

3.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

2.67

2.00

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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Alps A level - A level (VA) Quality and Breadth Indicator


The Alps national target scores for UCAS Points per student are used to calculate your Provider A level value added
Quality and Breadth indicator. The page opposite shows this calculation for your school/college for the present year.
It is divided into four sections.

Section 1 Expected UCAS points (this is the top section on the page opposite)
Each of the Alps GCSE bands is displayed in the table at the top of the page opposite.
The student numbers column shows the number of students in each GCSE band for your year group.
The Expected UCAS points total per student column shows the Alps aspirational UCAS points per student target
for each of the GCSE bands.
The Total Expected UCAS points column is calculated by multiplying the student numbers by the expected UCAS
points per student in each GCSE band. This gives an expected UCAS points total for each GCSE band.
At the bottom of this column is a total of the Expected UCAS points for this year group, defined as the number
of UCAS points that would be gained by the year group if on average they performed to the same level of the 75th
percentile scores in the Alps 2013 benchmark.

Section 2 Actual UCAS Points (this is the middle section on the page opposite)
The grades that score UCAS points are listed in the left hand column of the table
The number of each grade achieved by students is listed in the number of entries column
The UCAS points per grade column shows the total of the UCAS points gained at each grade
The Actual UCAS points total shows the total number of UCAS points gained by the year group

Section 3 The Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score is calculated as follows -

Provider A level
value added Quality & Breadth score =

Actual UCAS pts Expected UCAS pts


(Number of students x 100)

+1

Section 4 Your Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score grade
Your Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score is compared to the Alps benchmark on the thermometer
which gives the range of scores derived from the full national dataset of 241,036 students taking 685,377 A levels,
and defines your Alps grade for the present year.

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Alps A level - Provider A level (VA) Quality and Breadth Indicator


For students taking A levels and completing at least 2 A levels
with General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification not included

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Expected UCAS points


Band

QCA
Band

Student nos.

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

421.25

1685.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

350.77

1403.08

100%

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

320.00

320.00

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

293.85

1763.10

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

10

274.76

2747.60

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

255.56

2300.04

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

240.00

960.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

222.50

890.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

205.00

820.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

186.67

373.34

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

180.00

0.00

Exp UCAS
pts total

13262.16

Student nos. =

Exp UCAS pts


per student

48

Total Exp
UCAS pts

1.46

1.01

90%

3
0.88

75%

4
0.79

60%

Actual UCAS points achieved


UCAS pts
per grade

Actual UCAS
pts total

A level grade

No. of entries

A*

14

140

1960

25

120

3000

34

100

3400

39

80

3120

21

60

1260

40

320

25%

Actual UCAS
pts total

13060

10%

No. of entries =

143

(VA) Q&B score =

(
(

13060 - 13262.16

A level (VA) Q&B score = 0.96

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0.59

0.42

bottom

)
)

Actual UCAS pts - Expected UCAS pts


(Number of students x 100)

6
8

A level (VA) Quality & Breadth score


(VA) Q&B score =

0.69

40%

+1

-0.21

+1 = 0.96

A level (VA) Q&B grade = 3

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Alps A level - Subject value added overview


The page opposite has a breakdown of all the subjects taken in your provider and each subject is analysed separately.
The table is divided into 4 columns by year, each containing 3 columns within it. Each year column is clearly marked
and figures in each year column represent results from that year.

Subject names

Year columns
2011

Subject

Colour coded results


2012

2013

2014

Entries

Score

Grade

Entries

Score

Grade

Entries

Score

Grade

Entries

Score

Grade

A - Applied ICT - S

0.96

0.85

0.96

1.00

A - Art & Design

12

0.98

49

1.10

35

0.99

36

1.12

A - Biology

27

0.93

27

0.95

26

0.82

25

0.68

A - Business Studies

29

0.87

38

0.82

22

0.92

22

0.84

A - Chemistry

21

0.91

18

0.84

25

0.81

16

1.04

A - Classical Civilisation

11

0.77

0.91

1.04

0.97

A - Computing

0.76

1.25

1.16

A - Critical Thinking

1.00

0.73

A - Dance

0.23

1.10

1.25

1.34

A - D&T (Product Design)

29

0.93

37

1.06

25

1.03

35

1.10

A - Drama

18

0.92

33

1.09

23

1.09

26

1.04

A - Economics

0.67

1.13

1.02

1.08

Column 1:
Student nos

Column 2:
Subject value
added score

Column 3:
Subject grade
(From grade 1 to 9)

The diagram above shows the format of the Subject value added analysis table that is shown on the opposite page.
The key features of the page are highlighted.

1.

Subject names: This column contains a list of all the subjects that are taken in your institution.

2.

Year columns: Identifies the year to which the results in this column relate.

3.

Column 1 Student entries: Shows the number of students who completed the course in the subject.

4.

Column 2 Subject value added score: This is a measure of the comparison between the actual UCAS points
scored by the subject year group and the expected score using the 75th percentile scores for the basket of all
subjects. The higher this is, the better, and generally scores of 1.00 or above are more than satisfactory,
though a score of 1.00 in one subject does not equate to a score of 1.00 in another. Each subject has its own
thermometer scale. For example a value added score of 1.00 in mathematics will achieve an Alps grade 3,
whereas in sociology a value added score of 1.00 will achieve an Alps grade 6.

5.

Column 3 Subject grade: A subject grade from 1 to 9 is assigned to each subject Value Added score.
The subject grades have been calculated by looking at the performance of large sets of students in the dataset
taking the particular subject. Subject grades are comparable between subjects. A grade 3 in mathematics
is an equivalent departmental performance to a grade 3 in art nationally.

Subject grades are colour coded:


Results above the benchmark 75% are highlighted in red and show outstanding to excellent achievement.
Results between the benchmark 25% and 75% are highlighted in black. This indicates very good to below average performance.
Results below the benchmark 25% are highlighted in blue. This indicates relatively weak performance.

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2011
Subject

2012

2013

2014

Entries

Score

Grade

Entries

Score

Grade

Entries

Score

Grade

Entries

Score

Grade

A - Art (Fine Art)

0.69

A - Art (Graphics)

0.75

A - Art (Textiles)

0.93

A - Biology

0.95

14

0.84

19

0.98

A - Business Studies

0.94

0.80

A - Chemistry

0.90

11

0.76

22

0.84

A - D&T (Graphics)

1.04

A - Economics

0.84

0.32

0.98

A - English Literature

0.74

10

0.77

0.88

A - French

1.26

A - Geography

0.80

0.83

0.84

A - German

1.12

A - Government & Politics

1.00

A - History

0.90

0.70

12

1.01

A - Italian

1.11

1.08

A - Mathematics

0.89

13

0.95

27

1.07

A - Maths (Further)

1.00

1.20

A - Maths (Pure)

1.16

A - Persian

1.47

A - Physics

0.72

0.48

0.86

A - Portuguese

1.07

1.28

A - Psychology

0.78

0.66

1.06

A - Punjabi

1.35

1.30

A - Religious Studies

0.69

1.11

A - Sociology

0.92

0.76

10

1.12

A - Spanish

0.88

A - Urdu

1.26

Provider A level (VA) Quality & Breadth score = 0.96


Provider A level (VA) Quality & Breadth grade = 3

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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Alps A level - Quality of teaching and learning measurement


On the opposite page there are three tables that relate to the quality of teaching and learning in your provider
to those in the Alps national dataset. This page will briefly summarise the content of these tables.
The first two tables contain the same information displayed in different ways. Each section in one table will
correspond to the same section in the other table. The third table is a grouped summary of the first two.

Table 1 Subject grades using numbers of students in each grade band


The figures from table 1 are computed straight from the subject analysis page on page 47. Each subject on the
subject analysis page is given a subject grade from 1 to 9 (1 is the best, 9 is the worst). All learners who were taught
in subjects that achieved a grade 2, can be said to have experienced grade 2 teaching and learning in those subjects.
Table 1 shows how many students experienced teaching and learning at each learning quality grade for each year.
For example, if there were 6 chemistry learners and 12 mathematics learners taught to grade 2 in 2013, and if these
were the only departments to gain a grade 2, there would be 18 in the grade 2 column and the 2013 row of table 1.
This information gives a picture of the range and the quality of the teaching and learning.

A high number in bands 1, 2 and 3 shows a large number of students being taught and learning with high quality.
A high number in bands 4, 5 and 6 shows a large number of students being taught and learning satisfactorily.
A high number in bands 7, 8 and 9 shows a large number of students being taught and learning relatively poorly.

Table 2 Subject grades using percentage of students in each grade band


Table 2 shows the same information as table 1 in percentage terms. This allows easier interpretation of the values
shown in the table.

Table 3 Subject grades using percentage of students in RED, BLACK and BLUE Bands
Table 3 shows similar information to table 2 but with the results of subject grades grouped together as follows:
Grades 1, 2 and 3 in table 2 are grouped together into a RED teaching band in table 3.
Grades 4, 5 and 6 in table 2 are grouped together into a BLACK teaching band in table 3.
Grades 7, 8 and 9 in table 2 are grouped together into a BLUE teaching band in table 3.

Table 3 gives an overview of levels of performance in the provider.


A high percentage of RED teaching and learning indicates that there is a large amount of high quality teaching
and learning in the institution.
A high percentage of BLUE teaching and learning indicates that there is a large amount of poor or very poor quality
teaching and learning in the institution.
Alps has analysed the amounts of red and blue teaching and learning obtained by the providers in the benchmark.
This gives useful targets for the amounts of red and blue teaching and learning:
100%

75%

50%

25%

0%

Outstanding

Excellent

Good to Satisfactory

Less than satisfactory

Poor

RED Teaching & learning

89.6%

38.3%

23.4%

12.1%

0.0%

BLUE Teaching & learning

0.0%

10.7%

24.7%

43.5%

96.3%

Benchmark percentile
Performance level

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The figures in table 1 are derived from your subject data sheet

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Table 1 - Subject grades summary using total numbers of student entries contributing to each grade band
Learning quality
2011
2012
2013
2014

Totals

13

12

45

28

12

35

77

58

28

14

23

143

Table 2 - Subject grades summary using percentage of student entries contributing to each grade band
Learning quality
2011
2012
2013
2014

Totals

8.9 %

8.9 %

4.4 %

4.4 %

2.2 %

28.9 % 15.6 % 26.7 %

0.0 %

100.0 %

0.0 %

0.0 %

0.0 %

0.0 %

36.4 %

0.0 %

15.6 % 45.5 %

2.6 %

100.0 %

0.7 %

40.6 % 19.6 %

4.9 %

9.8 %

16.1 %

2.8 %

2.8 %

100.0 %

2.8 %

Table 3 - Subject grades summary using percentage of student entries in RED , BLACK and BLUE bands
Learning quality
2011
2012
2013
2014

1+2+3

Grade

4+5+6

7+8+9

Grade

Totals

22.2 %

35.6 %

42.2 %

100%

0.0 %

36.4 %

63.6 %

100%

60.8 %

30.8 %

8.4 %

100%

RED teaching and learning


thermometer

BLUE teaching and learning


thermometer

1
100%

2014

1
89.6%

100%

2
90%

54.9%

90%

3
75%

2014
38.3%

28.8%

60%

18.3%

40%

12.1%

25%

43.5%

7
4.5%

10%

8
bottom

31.6%

7
10%

18.8%

6
25%

10.7%

5
40%

3.6%

3
75%

4
60%

0.0%

61.3%

8
0.0%

bottom

96.3%

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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Alps A level - National benchmarks


T score
The Alps 3 year T score can provide a more accurate overall picture of the performance of a school or college
than the Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score alone. It gives extra weight to the quality of teaching
and learning over the number of subjects taken, which in extreme cases can distort the Provider A level value added
Quality and Breadth indicator for some schools and colleges.
Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score
The Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth score shows the overall student performance within a provider.
This indicator takes into account the number of subjects taken per student as well as the quality of teaching and
learning of the subjects.
% RED Teaching & Learning
The % RED teaching & learning indicator shows how many students experienced teaching and learning at a high
level in a school as measured by examination performance. This measure takes into account variations in subject
value added scores and focuses on performance in each subject. This measure does not take account of the number
of subjects taken per student.
% BLUE Teaching & Learning
The % BLUE teaching & learning indicator shows how many students experienced teaching and learning at a poor
level in a school as measured by examination performance. This measure takes into account variations in subject
value added scores and focuses on performance in each subject. This measure does not take account of the number
of subjects taken per student.
Creating a 3 year T score
Each of the measures above is graded each year. The grading system ranges from 1 to 9 with 1 being the best,
5 being average and 9 being the worst grade achievable.
The 3 year T score for a provider sums all of the grades for each indicator over the last three years and averages
the result.
e.g. Grades over the last three years in the three indicators for an example school
Year

Provider A level (VA) Q&B grade

% RED T&L grade

% BLUE T&L grade

2012

2013

2014

The 3 year T score is equal to the average of these 9 results = 44/9 = 4.89
The table shown above provides several pieces of information. The Provider A level value added Quality and Breadth
score is around 5 for all three years which is close to the national average. The % RED teaching & learning is a grade
3 or 4 in all three years. This indicates a high number of students in classes performing well. The % BLUE teaching
& learning is a grade 6 or 7 in all three years. This indicates a high number of students in classes performing below
target.
So from these three indicators we can see that the school performs averagely overall but there is a large number
of classes that perform well and also a large number of classes that perform badly to produce this average result.
The 3 year T score brings together all of these factors to give one score that represents the performance in all three
of these indicators over three years.

The Alps T score thermometer


We have created a T score thermometer that shows the position of schools against the position of the 2,580 providers
that undertook Alps analysis in 2013. The position of each provider on the thermometer gives a good indication
of the performance relative to national performance.
A provider that appears high up on the thermometer has done well, a provider that appears towards the bottom
of the thermometer has done relatively poorly.

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Alps A level - T score


Villiers High School
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2012

2013

2014

1.

Provider A level (VA) Q&B score grades

2.

% RED teaching & learning grades

3.

% BLUE teaching & learning grades

4.

T score - single year

6.33

8.00

2.67

T score - single year grade (1 to 9)

5.

Three year T score

5.67

Three year T score grade (1 to 9)

Single year T score

Three year T score

1
100%

1
1.67

100%

2
90%

2
2.67

3
75%

2014

90%

75%

4.33

60%

5.67

40%

2012-2014

25%

7.33

10%

8.33

bottom

6.11

8
bottom

5.33

6.33

7
10%

4.50

6
25%

3.78

5
40%

2.89

3.67

4
60%

1.78

7.00

8.00

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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Alps A level - Student progression score


Success rates for A and AS level courses compare how many students achieved their qualification aims with the
number who started the courses. Success rates are separate for the AS and A level year. A result of this is that
success rates take no account of how many students progress from AS level to A level programmes of study.
In response to requests from schools and colleges, we have developed a student progression score which will enable
you to compare how your student progression rate from AS to A level compares with the national average.
Educationally we believe, and have the evidence, that students who achieve an E grade or higher at AS level should
and can progress successfully to A level. The Alps student progression report aims to focus attention on these
students to create an agenda about how best to serve such students in the future.

Section 1 AS to A level expected and actual student numbers


The Alps student progression score measures the number of students in each GCSE band that completed two
or more AS level qualifications and went on to successfully complete two or more A level qualifications. These results
are compared to the Alps benchmark progression in each band. By comparing the actual and expected progression
in each band the Alps student progression measure gives a fair progression measure that takes into account prior
attainment.

The table opposite show the banded student numbers in your provider for AS in 2013 (column C)
and for A level in 2014 (column F).

Column D shows the Alps 75th percentile progression targets in each band.

Column E shows the expected number of A levels in 2014. This is calculated by multiplying the number
of AS levels in 2013 with the Alps progression targets. This can be compared to the actual number of A levels
in column F to see how your progression compares to the expected progression in each band.

Column G shows your progression percentage in each band. This is calculated as: number of AS levels
in 2013/Number of A level students in 2014.

Section 2 Student progression score calculation


The student progression score is calculated by the following formula:

Alps student
progression score =

Actual no. of A level students


Expected no. of A level students

The Alps student progression score for your provider is calculated on the page opposite.
The Alps student progression score is given a grade from 1-9. This is based on the Student progression benchmark
(see below).

Section 3 - Student progression scores and grades over 4 years


Table 2 on the page opposite shows the Alps student progression scores over the last 4 years. The four year view gives
a longitudinal view of progression in your provider.

Section 4 - Alps student progression benchmark


The benchmark gives Alps grades from 1 to 9 for the progression in your provider.
The thermometer on the page opposite shows the Alps student progression benchmark. You can see how you have
performed over the last 4 years on this thermometer.

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Alps A level - Student progression scores


For students completing 2 or more AS levels in year 1 and students completing
2 or more A levels in year 2, excluding General Studies

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Table 1. AS to A level expected and actual student numbers in 2014


A
GCSE score

B
GCSE grades

Number of AS
students in 2013

Alps 75%
progression rate

Expected number
of A level students

Actual no. of A2
students in 2014

Your provider
progression rate

7.5-8.0

Mainly A* and A

100.0%

1.0

400.0%

7.0-7.5

Mainly As

100.0%

5.0

80.0%

6.7-7.0

Mainly As, few Bs

100.0%

2.0

50.0%

6.4-6.7

Mainly As, few Bs

100.0%

4.0

150.0%

6.1-6.4

Mainly Bs, few As

10

100.0%

10.0

10

100.0%

5.8-6.1

Mainly Bs

93.0%

5.6

150.0%

5.5-5.8

Mainly Bs, few Cs

86.0%

6.0

57.1%

5.2-5.5

Mainly Cs, few Bs

80.0%

7.2

44.4%

4.7-5.2

Mainly Cs

71.0%

5.7

50.0%

4.0-4.7

Mainly 4 Cs with D/Es

63.0%

1.9

66.7%

0.0-4.0

Mainly 2/3 Cs with D/Es

75.0%

48.4

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100%

2014 AS to A progression score =

Actual number of A level

Expected number of A level

1.09

48
48.4

2014 AS to A progression score = 0.99


2014 AS to A progression grade = 2

90%

0.99

3
75%

0.94

4
Table 2 - AS to A level progression scores and grades over 4 years
Year of results

2011

2012

2013

60%

2014

0.90

Actual A level student numbers

17

27

48

Expected A level student numbers

26.0

36.4

48.4

AS to A2 progression score

0.65

0.74

0.99

40%

AS to A2 progression grade

6
25%

0.85

0.81

7
10%

0.69

8
bottom

0.39

9
The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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Students not included in calculating key indicators


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Some students are filtered out of the Alps report calculations. The two reasons for this are:
1. Students with no GCSE score
2. Students doing fewer than 2 A level equivalent examinations (Excluding General Studies and Extended Project)
Total number of students:

51

Number of students used in the Alps reports:

48

Number of students filtered out of the Alps reports:

Total number of exams:

148

Number of exams used in the Alps reports:

143

Number of exams filtered out of the Alps reports:

1. Students with no GCSE score


The following students did not have a GCSE score in the data file you submitted to Alps. If you have GCSE scores for these
students you can add the GCSE scores to your data file using the Alps Data Collection Software (ADCS). Open your data file
and you can add the GCSE scores by typing the values into the spreadsheet.
Student ID

Name

8002

GOMES, S

GCSE score

QCA score

2. Students who have taken fewer than 2 A levels


The students below are filtered out of some Alps indicators because they have only taken 1 A level examination (not
including General Studies). The indicators that the students are removed from are the Provider value added Quality and
Breadth score and the Banded by Ability reports. These indicators are fairer when students with only 1 A level are
removed from the calculation.
Although possible, it is unusual that students take only 1 A level examination. For this reason it is a good idea to check that
the students below have taken only 1 A level exam. If there are examinations missing you can add these using the ADCS.
Student ID

Name

GCSE score

QCA score

8332

KAUR, N

4.0

34.0

A - Punjabi

8332

KAUR, N

4.0

34.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

8431

SHAH, S

4.8

39.0

A - Urdu

8431

SHAH, S

4.8

39.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

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Grade
C
D*DD
B
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Your 2014 single subject pages

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Alps A level - How to read an Alps subject page


This page is a quick reference tool for subject teachers.

Expected UCAS points

Single Subject Report - A - Information & Communication Technology


Benchmark
target

QCA Band

Entries

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

104.58

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

195.46

16

100.0

68.8

43.8

5.7

44.2

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

185.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

173.58

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

Total exp pts


0.00

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

165.22

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

391.65

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

74.17

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

68.89

Student entries = 16

Student

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GCSE Band

Student 1623,
Student 1418,
Student 0832,
Student 0342,
Student 1561,
Student 0595,
Student 1240,
Student 0312,
Student 1625,
Student 0506,
Student 0424,
Student 1084,
Student 1429,
Student 0519,
Student 0570,
Student 1688,

Avg QCA
score

F
F
F
F
M
M
F
F
M
F
M
F
M
M
F
M

50.68
49.78
49.36
46.78
46.66
46.00
45.64
44.74
44.50
42.64
42.64
41.50
41.32
41.26
40.00
32.98

Exp pts total = 1359

Avg
GCSE
score

6.78
6.63
6.56
6.13
6.11
6.00
5.94
5.79
5.75
5.44
5.44
5.25
5.22
5.21
5.00
3.83

Grade

Target
grade

B
B
C
B
B
C
B
B
B
C
C
D
E
D
D
E

B
B
B
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C/D
C/D

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

3
16

700

320

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011
0.63

180

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
8

80

0.86

10

1280 - 1359
1600

0.87

Total actual
UCAS points = 1280

2013
5

+1=

2014
5

16

90%

1.05

75%

0.99

0.95

1.19

0.95 grade 4

100%

4
60%

0.94

5
40%

0.90

6
25%

0.85

10%

0.77

bottom

0.64

7
8
9

How is my Alps score calculated?


Alps is designed to look at groups of students.
1. On the top left is a table titled Expected UCAS points. This shows how many students are in each band and what
their expected UCAS points outcome would be if they performed at the same level as the top 25% of providers
across the country. In this example we would expect 1,359 UCAS points in total.
2. To the right is the actual grades this group achieved, so the Total actual UCAS points was 1,280.
3. The subject VA score then combines these to give an Alps score, in this case 0.95.
4. The ICT subject specific thermometer shows that when comparing this ICT department with all other ICT
departments nationally, a score of 0.95 puts it just above the 60th percentile.
5. The list of students is in descending GCSE score order and shows how each student performed. By looking at this
list it is possible to determine if there is a particular group of students who appear to have underachieved relative
to the minimum target grades. By identifying potential weaknesses in performance, staff can be sure to focus
on students who may underachieve in their current classes.

What is an Alps subject thermometer?


Each subject has its own benchmark thermometer that compares that subject department to all other departments
of the same subject in the DfE national data set. An Alps score of 1.00 means that all students have achieved their
target grades. In the above, the top 25% of ICT departments score 0.99 nationally. For ICT, most students in the
national data set achieve their minimum target grades. If your subject has a score above 1.00 at the 75th percentile
then this means that in your subject a proportion of students nationally is exceeding their minimum target grades.
The full list of all subject benchmarks can be found in any provider report (page 19 in the A level report).

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Expected UCAS points


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GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Art & Design (Fine Art)

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

112.47

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

75.0

50.0

25.0

6.0

46.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

92.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

82.61

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

78.33

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

Student

SOHANPAL, Gurpreet
PANKHANIA, Tulsi
CHAKRAVARTI, Mihir
VIRDEE, Jasmine

Avg QCA
score

F
F
M
F

52.00
47.02
43.00
41.98

Exp pts total = 366

Avg
GCSE
score

7.00
6.17
5.50
5.33

Grade

Target
grade

B
C
U
D

A
B/C
C
C

80

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 4

100

60

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

240 - 366
400

2013
-

Total actual
UCAS points = 240

+1=

2014
4

90%

1.21

0.69

1.38

0.69 grade 9

100%

75%

1.14

4
60%

1.09

5
40%

1.03

Subject page 1

6
25%

0.98

7
10%

0.91

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symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

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0.74

Expected UCAS points


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GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Biology

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

125.17

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

224.94

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

104.58

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

488.65

19

100.0

84.2

57.9

6.3

47.9

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

370.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

347.16

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

156.66

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

140

Student

Subject page 2

SHABBIR, Shazia
SULEMAN, Saarim
SOHANPAL, Gurpreet
SANDHU, Gursharan
MIRZAD, Idrees
KHAN, Palwasha
SHABBIR, Fathma
MAHENDRANATHAN, ...
THARMAKUMAR, Vatha...
DOSANJH, Ramandeep
SITHAMPARASUBRAHM...
VIKNARAJAH, Thenuja
CHAGGAR, Vishaant
DEUGI, Anjli
TAMANG, Premi
SHARMA, Nikita
SAILESH, Bhavina
GORE, Anmol
VIRDEE, Jasmine

Avg QCA
score

F
M
F
M
M
F
F
F
F
M
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
M
F

55.00
53.02
52.00
50.98
49.00
49.00
49.00
49.00
49.00
47.98
47.98
47.02
47.02
46.00
44.98
44.98
44.98
41.98
41.98

Exp pts total = 1817

Avg
GCSE
score

7.50
7.17
7.00
6.83
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.33
6.33
6.17
6.17
6.00
5.83
5.83
5.83
5.33
5.33

Grade

A*
B
A
A
E
B
C
D
A
B
C
B
B
C
C
B
A
D
C

600

400

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 19

480

120

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

40

0.95

1780 - 1817
1900

2013
3

14

0.84

Total actual
UCAS points = 1780

+1=

2014

Target
grade

0.98 grade 2

100%

19

2
90%

0.96

0.98

1.06

75%

0.92

4
60%

0.88

A/A*
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
C
C

40%

0.84

6
25%

0.80

7
10%

0.74

8
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The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.59

Expected UCAS points


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GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Chemistry

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

500.68

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

224.94

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

104.58

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

390.92

22

95.5

59.1

54.5

6.6

49.3

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

647.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

260.37

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

78.33

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

140

Student

Subject page 3
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GHARFALKAR, Parth
AHMED, Nehaal
DOGRA, Nikita
SHABBIR, Shazia
SULEMAN, Saarim
KHAWAJA, Noor-Ul-Hus...
SANDHU, Gursharan
MAHENDRANATHAN, ...
KHAN, Palwasha
THARMAKUMAR, Vatha...
MIRZAD, Idrees
DOSANJH, Ramandeep
GONCALVES DA SILVA, ...
SITHAMPARASUBRAHM...
PANKHANIA, Tulsi
VIKNARAJAH, Thenuja
KHAN, Mariam
CHAGGAR, Vishaant
REHINSI, Renu
SHARMA, Nikita
SAILESH, Bhavina
GORE, Anmol
GOMES, Savio

Avg QCA
score

M
M
F
F
M
M
M
F
F
F
M
M
M
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
M
M

56.98
56.02
55.00
55.00
53.02
52.00
50.98
49.00
49.00
49.00
49.00
47.98
47.98
47.98
47.02
47.02
47.02
47.02
46.00
44.98
44.98
41.98
-

Exp pts total = 2207

Avg
GCSE
score

7.83
7.67
7.50
7.50
7.17
7.00
6.83
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.33
6.33
6.33
6.17
6.17
6.17
6.17
6.00
5.83
5.83
5.33
-

Grade

A*
B
B
A
B
A
A
E
B
A
E
B
U
D
D
A
D
C
D
D
A
E
B

500

80

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 22

720

300

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

120

0.90

1860 - 2207
2200

2013
4

11

0.76

Total actual
UCAS points = 1860

+1=

2014
22

90%

0.97

0.84

1.04

0.84 grade 6

100%

75%

0.93

Target
grade

60%

0.90

A/A*
A/A*
A/A*
A/A*
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
C
-

40%

0.86

6
25%

0.82

7
10%

0.76

8
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The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.62

Expected UCAS points


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GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Design & Technology (Graphics)

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

224.94

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

97.73

100.0

80.0

40.0

6.3

47.6

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

0.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

86.79

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

70.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

280

Student

DINESHCHANDRA, Vicky
SOHANPAL, Gurpreet
SAYED, Durre-Ajam
MIRCHANDANI, Tarah
SHEIKH, Fouziya

Avg QCA
score

M
F
F
F
F

53.02
52.00
50.02
44.98
38.02

Exp pts total = 479

Avg
GCSE
score

7.17
7.00
6.67
5.83
4.67

Grade

Target
grade

A*
A*
C
C
D

A
A
B
B/C
C/D

160

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 5

60

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

500 - 479
500

2013
-

Total actual
UCAS points = 500

+1=

2014
5

90%

1.04

1.26

1.04 grade 3

100%

1.11

3
75%

1.03

4
60%

0.98

5
40%

0.92

Subject page 4

6
25%

0.86

7
10%

0.78

8
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symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.49

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Economics

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

112.47

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

66.7

50.0

5.9

45.7

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

185.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

86.79

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

148.34

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

120

Student

Subject page 5

KHAWAJA, Noor-Ul-Hus...
JALALUDIN, Faiz
GONCALVES DA SILVA, ...
TAMANG, Premi
MALIK, Humza
WADHAWAN, Deepans...

Avg QCA
score

M
M
M
F
M
M

52.00
47.98
47.98
44.98
41.02
40.00

Exp pts total = 533

Avg
GCSE
score

7.00
6.33
6.33
5.83
5.17
5.00

Grade

Target
grade

A
B
D
D
B
C

A
B/C
B/C
B/C
C/D
C/D

80

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 6

200

120

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

0.84

520 - 533
600

2013
8

0.32

Total actual
UCAS points = 520

+1=

2014
6

90%

1.06

0.98

1.15

0.98 grade 4

100%

75%

1.02

60%

0.98

5
40%

0.95

6
25%

0.91

7
10%

0.86

8
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symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.72

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - English Literature

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

97.73

100.0

50.0

25.0

5.8

45.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

92.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

86.79

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

70.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

120

Student

SHABBIR, Fathma
SHOOR, Renu
SALAH, Mohammed
SHEIKH, Fouziya

Avg QCA
score

F
F
M
F

49.00
47.98
44.98
38.02

Exp pts total = 347

Avg
GCSE
score

6.50
6.33
5.83
4.67

Grade

Target
grade

D
C
A
E

B
B/C
B/C
C/D

80

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 4

60

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

40

0.74

300 - 347
400

2013
8

10

0.77

Total actual
UCAS points = 300

+1=

2014
4

90%

1.08

0.88

1.18

0.88 grade 7

100%

75%

1.03

4
60%

1.00

5
40%

0.95

Subject page 6

6
25%

0.92

7
10%

0.86

8
bottom

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symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.71

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Geography

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

50.0

0.0

5.8

45.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

92.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

173.58

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

78.33

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

Student

PANKHANIA, Tulsi
DEUGI, Anjli
TAMANG, Premi
MAHBOOB, Asha

Avg QCA
score

F
F
F
F

47.02
46.00
44.98
41.98

Exp pts total = 344

Avg
GCSE
score

6.17
6.00
5.83
5.33

Grade

Target
grade

C
C
D
D

B/C
B/C
B/C
C

160

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 4

120

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

0.80

280 - 344
400

2013
8

0.83

Total actual
UCAS points = 280

+1=

2014
4

90%

1.07

0.84

1.15

0.84 grade 8

100%

75%

1.02

4
60%

0.99

5
40%

0.96

Subject page 7

6
25%

0.92

10%

8
bottom

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The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.86

0.72

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Government & Politics

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

14.3

5.7

44.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

277.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

82.61

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

222.51

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

Student

Subject page 8

SEDIQI, Masia
JALALUDIN, Faiz
GONCALVES DA SILVA, ...
SAMRA, Harminder
MALIK, Humza
WADHAWAN, Deepans...
BUTT, Jabeen

Avg QCA
score

F
M
M
M
M
M
F

47.98
47.98
47.98
44.02
41.02
40.00
38.98

Exp pts total = 583

Avg
GCSE
score

6.33
6.33
6.33
5.67
5.17
5.00
4.83

Grade

Target
grade

C
C
C
B
C
C
C

B/C
B/C
B/C
C
C/D
C/D
C/D

480

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 7

100

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

580 - 583
700

2013
-

Total actual
UCAS points = 580

+1=

2014
7

90%

1.08

1.00

1.19

1.00 grade 5

100%

75%

1.04

4
60%

1.01

5
40%

0.97

6
25%

0.92

7
10%

0.87

8
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The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.70

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - History

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

97.73

12

100.0

83.3

41.7

5.7

44.2

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

185.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

347.16

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

165.22

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

148.34

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

70.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

120

Student

Subject page 9

SAYED, Durre-Ajam
SHOOR, Renu
SEDIQI, Masia
SALAH, Mohammed
MIRCHANDANI, Tarah
HUSSAIN, Henna
SAGOO, Jaskamal
SAMRA, Harminder
GILL, Inderdeep
WADHAWAN, Deepans...
BUTT, Jabeen
SHEIKH, Fouziya

Avg QCA
score

F
F
F
M
F
F
M
M
F
M
F
F

50.02
47.98
47.98
44.98
44.98
44.98
44.98
44.02
43.00
40.00
38.98
38.02

Exp pts total = 1013

Avg
GCSE
score

6.67
6.33
6.33
5.83
5.83
5.83
5.83
5.67
5.50
5.00
4.83
4.67

Grade

Target
grade

B
C
B
B
D
C
C
A
C
C
B
E

B
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
C
C
C/D
C/D
C/D

400

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 12

400

60

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

40

0.90

1020 - 1013
1200

2013
6

0.70

Total actual
UCAS points = 1020

+1=

2014
12

90%

1.05

1.01

1.16

1.01 grade 3

100%

75%

1.01

4
60%

0.98

5
40%

0.94

6
25%

0.91

7
10%

0.86

8
bottom

9
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symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.71

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Italian

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

100.0

6.3

48.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

92.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

Student

GONCALVES DA SILVA, ... M

Avg QCA
score

47.98

Exp pts total = 93

Avg
GCSE
score

6.33

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 1

100

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

1.11

100 - 93
100

2013
2

Total actual
UCAS points = 100

+1=

2014
1

90%

1.13

1.08

1.38

1.08 grade 3

100%

75%

1.08

Grade

Target
grade

60%

B/C

5
40%

1.05

0.99

Subject page 10

6
25%

0.95

7
10%

0.90

8
bottom

9
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The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.56

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Mathematics

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

500.68

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

337.41

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

104.58

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

488.65

27

100.0

85.2

55.6

6.3

48.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

555.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

86.79

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

165.22

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

234.99

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

74.17

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

70.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

1260

Student

Subject page 11
www.alps-va.co.uk

GHARFALKAR, Parth
AHMED, Nehaal
SHABBIR, Shazia
DOGRA, Nikita
DINESHCHANDRA, Vicky
SULEMAN, Saarim
KHAWAJA, Noor-Ul-Hus...
SANDHU, Gursharan
KHAN, Palwasha
MIRZAD, Idrees
SHABBIR, Fathma
THARMAKUMAR, Vatha...
MAHENDRANATHAN, ...
DOSANJH, Ramandeep
JALALUDIN, Faiz
SITHAMPARASUBRAHM...
VIKNARAJAH, Thenuja
CHAGGAR, Vishaant
KHAN, Mariam
MIRCHANDANI, Tarah
JAGPAL, Gaurav
CHAKRAVARTI, Mihir
GILL, Inderveer
VIRDEE, Jasmine
GORE, Anmol

Avg QCA
score

M
M
F
F
M
M
M
M
F
M
F
F
F
M
M
F
F
F
F
F
M
M
M
F
M

56.98
56.02
55.00
55.00
53.02
53.02
52.00
50.98
49.00
49.00
49.00
49.00
49.00
47.98
47.98
47.98
47.02
47.02
47.02
44.98
44.02
43.00
41.98
41.98
41.98

Exp pts total = 2617

Avg
GCSE
score

7.83
7.67
7.50
7.50
7.17
7.17
7.00
6.83
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.33
6.33
6.33
6.17
6.17
6.17
5.83
5.67
5.50
5.33
5.33
5.33

Grade

A*
A
A
A
A*
B
A*
A*
A*
E
D
A*
C
C
D
C
A*
A
B
C
A*
D
A*
C
C

Target
grade

MALIK, Humza
DHIMAN, Vivek
GOMES, Savio

M
M
M

200

640

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 27

480

41.02
34.00
-

5.17
4.00
-

C
C
A*

180

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

40

0.89

2800 - 2617
2700

2013
6

13

0.95

Total actual
UCAS points = 2800

100%

+1=

1.07 grade 2

2014
5

C/D
C/D
-

A/A*
A/A*
A/A*
A/A*
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
C
C
C
C
C

27

2
90%

1.04

1.07

1.13

75%

1.00

4
60%

0.97

5
40%

0.92

6
25%

0.89

7
10%

0.83

8
bottom

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.65

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Mathematics (Further)

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

100.0

5.5

43.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

0.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

82.61

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

78.33

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

Student

JAGPAL, Gaurav
GILL, Inderveer

Avg QCA
score

M
M

44.02
41.98

Exp pts total = 161

Avg
GCSE
score

5.67
5.33

Grade

B
B

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 2

200

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

200 - 161
200

2013
-

Total actual
UCAS points = 200

1.00

+1=

2014
5

Target
grade

1.11

1.20

1.24

2
90%

1.20 grade 2

1
100%

75%

1.05

4
60%

1.02

C
C

40%

0.97

Subject page 12

6
25%

0.92

7
10%

0.84

8
bottom

9
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The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.52

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Physics

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

375.51

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

112.47

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

57.1

42.9

6.5

48.7

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

0.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

82.61

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

78.33

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

70.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

140

Student

Subject page 13

GHARFALKAR, Parth
AHMED, Nehaal
SHABBIR, Shazia
DINESHCHANDRA, Vicky
JAGPAL, Gaurav
GILL, Inderveer
DHIMAN, Vivek

Avg QCA
score

M
M
F
M
M
M
M

56.98
56.02
55.00
53.02
44.02
41.98
34.00

Exp pts total = 719

Avg
GCSE
score

7.83
7.67
7.50
7.17
5.67
5.33
4.00

Grade

A*
C
A
A
D
D
E

80

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 7

240

120

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

40

0.72

620 - 719
700

2013
7

0.48

Total actual
UCAS points = 620

+1=

2014
7

90%

75%

0.93

Target
grade

60%

A/A*
A/A*
A/A*
A
C
C
C/D

0.98

0.86

1.08

0.86 grade 5

100%

0.89

5
40%

0.84

6
25%

0.80

7
10%

0.73

8
bottom

9
www.alps-va.co.uk

The symbol () denotes that the performances in 2011-2013 are being compared to the previous benchmark and the
symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.55

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Portuguese

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

100.0

6.3

48.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

92.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

120

Student

GONCALVES DA SILVA, ... M

Avg QCA
score

47.98

Exp pts total = 93

Avg
GCSE
score

6.33

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 1

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

1.07

120 - 93
100

2013
5

Total actual
UCAS points = 120

+1=

2014
-

90%

1.21

1.28

1.24

1.28 grade 1

1
100%

75%

1.13

Grade

Target
grade

60%

B/C

5
40%

1.08

1.01

Subject page 14

6
25%

0.98

7
10%

0.90

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symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.68

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Psychology

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

125.17

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

66.7

6.0

45.8

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

0.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

173.58

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

165.22

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

78.33

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

120

Student

Subject page 15

DOGRA, Nikita
REHINSI, Renu
SAILESH, Bhavina
SAMRA, Harminder
GILL, Inderdeep
MAHBOOB, Asha
GOMES, Savio

Avg QCA
score

F
F
F
M
F
F
M

55.00
46.00
44.98
44.02
43.00
41.98
-

Exp pts total = 542

Avg
GCSE
score

7.50
6.00
5.83
5.67
5.50
5.33
-

Grade

B
C
A
B
B
C
B

160

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 6

300

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

0.78

580 - 542
600

2013
8

0.66

Total actual
UCAS points = 580

100%

+1=

1.06 grade 2

2014
8

Target
grade

2
90%

1.03

1.06

1.14

75%

0.98

4
60%

0.94

A/A*
B/C
B/C
C
C
C
-

40%

0.90

6
25%

0.86

7
10%

0.79

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symbol (*) denotes that 2014 is being compared to the new benchmark. See page 5 for further details.

0.63

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Punjabi

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

50.0

4.0

34.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

0.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

Actual
pts

120

80

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

140.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 2

Student

KAUR, Navdeep
DHIMAN, Vivek

Avg QCA
score

F
M

34.00
34.00

Exp pts total = 140

Avg
GCSE
score

4.00
4.00

Grade

Target
grade

C
A

C/D
C/D

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

1.35

Total actual
UCAS points = 200

200 - 140
200

2013
-

+1=

1.30 grade -

2014
-

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1.30

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Religious Studies

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

75.0

75.0

5.6

43.7

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

0.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

260.37

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

74.17

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

120

Student

DEUGI, Anjli
SAGOO, Jaskamal
HUSSAIN, Henna
GANECHALINKAM, Keet...

Avg QCA
score

F
M
F
F

46.00
44.98
44.98
38.98

Exp pts total = 335

Avg
GCSE
score

6.00
5.83
5.83
4.83

Grade

Target
grade

B
B
A
D

B/C
B/C
B/C
C/D

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 4

200

60

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

0.69

380 - 335
400

2013
8

Total actual
UCAS points = 380

+1=

1.11 grade 2

2014
-

100%

2
90%

1.09

1.11

1.20

75%

1.04

4
60%

1.01

5
40%

0.96

Subject page 17

6
25%

0.92

7
10%

0.85

8
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0.73

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Sociology

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

97.73

10

100.0

100.0

70.0

5.8

44.8

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

185.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

347.16

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

82.61

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

148.34

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

240

Student

Subject page 18

SAYED, Durre-Ajam
SEDIQI, Masia
SHOOR, Renu
REHINSI, Renu
HUSSAIN, Henna
MIRCHANDANI, Tarah
SAGOO, Jaskamal
GILL, Inderdeep
GANECHALINKAM, Keet...
BUTT, Jabeen

Avg QCA
score

F
F
F
F
F
F
M
F
F
F

50.02
47.98
47.98
46.00
44.98
44.98
44.98
43.00
38.98
38.98

Exp pts total = 861

Avg
GCSE
score

6.67
6.33
6.33
6.00
5.83
5.83
5.83
5.50
4.83
4.83

Grade

Target
grade

B
B
B
B
B
C
C
A
C
A

B
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
B/C
C
C/D
C/D

240

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 10

500

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

0.92

980 - 861
1000

2013
8

0.76

Total actual
UCAS points = 980

+1=

2014
10

1.12

1.25

1.12 grade 3

100%

90%

3
75%

1.13

1.08

4
60%

1.04

5
40%

1.00

6
25%

0.96

7
10%

0.90

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0.76

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Spanish

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

0.0

6.3

48.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

92.50

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

0.00

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

Student

GONCALVES DA SILVA, ... M

Avg QCA
score

47.98

Exp pts total = 93

Avg
GCSE
score

6.33

80

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 1

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

80 - 93

+1=

100

2013
-

Total actual
UCAS points = 80

2014
1

90%

1.07

0.88

1.25

0.88 grade 6

100%

75%

1.00

Grade

Target
grade

60%

B/C

5
40%

Subject page 19

0.96

0.91

6
25%

0.86

7
10%

0.79

8
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0.51

Expected UCAS points


Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

GCSE Band

Single Subject Report - A - Urdu

QCA Band

Entries

Benchmark
target

Villiers High School | 2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Total exp pts

7.5-8.0

55.0-58.0

125.17

0.00

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<55.0

112.47

0.00

6.7-<7.0

50.2-<52.0

104.58

0.00

Student
entries

A*

A*-E%

A*-C%

A*-B%

Avg
GCSE

Avg
QCA

6.4-<6.7

48.4-<50.2

97.73

0.00

100.0

100.0

100.0

4.8

39.0

6.1-<6.4

46.6-<48.4

92.50

0.00

5.8-<6.1

44.8-<46.6

86.79

0.00

UCAS pts

x140

x120

x100

x80

x60

x40

x0

x0

5.5-<5.8

43.0-<44.8

82.61

0.00

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

78.33

0.00

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

74.17

74.17

4.0-<4.7

34.0-<38.2

70.00

0.00

0.0-<4.0

10.0-<34.0

68.89

0.00

A level grades and Actual UCAS points

Actual
pts

Student

SHAH, Sobia

Avg QCA
score

38.98

Exp pts total = 74

Avg
GCSE
score

4.83

Subject VA score = 1 +

2011

Student entries = 1

100

Actual - Expected
Entries x 100

2012
-

100 - 74
100

2013
-

Total actual
UCAS points = 100

+1=

2014
1

90%

1.40

1.26

1.55

1.26 grade 4

100%

75%

1.29

Grade

Target
grade

60%

C/D

5
40%

1.21

1.13

Subject page 20

6
25%

1.08

7
10%

0.98

8
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0.58

Alps Advanced Level


Student performance report
Part 1: A level & BTEC (QCF)/OCR National performance
Students completing 2 or more A levels
or equivalents and/or BTEC (QCF)/OCR Nationals
A summary of individual student performance

Part 2: A level programme only performance


Students completing 2 or more A levels only
Any students completing a mixed programme have been removed
A summary of individual student performance

Part 3: Progression
A list of students who completed 2 or more AS levels in June 2013
who did not go on to complete 2 or more A levels in June 2014

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Alps - National benchmarks


Student Performance Report - Combined A level & BTEC

1.

This report is useful in indicating how students in a year group fared in attempting to reach the
aspirational Alps targets.

2.

Students are ranked by initial GCSE score in this table, running from 8.0 (straight A* grades) to the
lowest GCSE score in the year group, usually around 4.0 (4/5 grades of C and 4/5 grades of D at GCSE).

3.

There is one line per student. Each line shows the number of subjects per student, the A level
and BTEC subjects taken and grades they achieved. A level General Studies is not included.

4.

Alps A level targets - The Alps A level target grades are set out below. These are based on the
Alps A level benchmarks.
A level
GCSE score

QCA score

Double A level
Alps target

GCSE score

QCA score

Alps target

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

Grade A*

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

A*A*

7.0-<7.8

52.0-<56.8

Grade A or better

7.5-<7.8

56.0-<56.8

AA*

5.8-<7.0

44.8-<52.0

Grade B or better

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<56.0

AB

4.7-<5.8

38.2-<44.8

Grade C or better

6.4-<7.0

48.4-<52.0

BB

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

Grade D or better

5.8-<6.4

44.8-<48.4

BC

5.2-<5.8

41.2-<44.8

CC

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

CD

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

DD

5.

Where a grade meets or exceeds the target grade, the grade is coloured RED. Where the grade is one
grade lower than the target grade, the grade is coloured GREY. Where the grade achieved is two or
more grades down it is coloured BLUE. The aspirational objective is to try to move to all RED pages.

6.

Alps BTEC targets - BTEC subjects have slightly different targets compared to A levels.
The BTEC targets come from the Alps BTEC benchmark. These are aspirational targets
for BTEC students.
BTEC Sub Dip
GCSE score

BTEC Diploma

QCA score

Target

GCSE score

BTEC Ext Dip

QCA score

Target

GCSE score

QCA score

Target

6.1-8.0

46.6-58.0

D*

6.4-8.0

48.4-58.0

D*D*

6.7-8.0

50.2-58.0

D*D*D*

4.3-<6.1

35.8-<46.6

5.5-<6.4

43.0-<48.4

D*D

6.1-<6.7

46.6-<50.2

D*D*D

0.0-<4.3

10.0-<35.8

4.7-<5.5

38.2-<43.0

DD

5.5-<6.1

43.0-<46.6

D*DD

3.5-<4.7

31.0-<38.2

DM

5.2-<5.5

41.2-<43.0

DDD

0.0-<3.5

10.0-<31.0

MM

4.0-<5.2

34.0-<41.2

DDM

3.5-<4.0

31.0-<34.0

DMM

0.0-<3.5

10.0-<31.0

MMM

For each student taking a BTEC (or a combination of A levels and BTECs) they will hit their target
if they achieve the grades shown above. Their subject grades will be coloured RED to show that they
have hit their targets. Each entry that is one grade down will be coloured GREY. Each entry that
is 2 grades down will be coloured BLUE.

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7.

Example: Student A has a GCSE score of 6.0 and is taking BTEC Ext Dip - Travel & Tourism, giving
a target of D*DD. Student A has the hit following targets for their BTEC Ext Dip course.
Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No. Exams

Subject 1

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Student A

6.00

46.0

Ext Dip - Tourism

Dist*

Ext Dip - Tourism

Dist

Ext Dip - Tourism

Dist

Subject 4

Grade

The table above shows that when Student A hits the target grades then all three of the subject entries
are coloured RED.

Example: Student B has a GCSE score of 6.1 and is taking a BTEC Dip in Health & Social Care, giving
a target of D*D. Student B just fails to meet these targets.
Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No. Exams

Subject 1

Grade

Student B

6.10

46.6

Dip - Health & Soc

Dist

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

Dip - Health & Soc Merit

When a student misses the target grade by 1 grade it is shaded GREY.

Example: Student C has a GCSE score of 5.9 and is taking an A level in Geography (target grade B)
and BTEC Sub Dips in Travel & Tourism and Engineering (target grade Distinction).
Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No. Exams

Subject 1

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Student C

5.9

45.4

A - Geography

Sub Dip - Eng

Merit

Sub Dip - Travel

Pass

Subject 4

Grade

When the entries are more than a grade down they are shaded BLUE.

8.

Number of exams taken - The third column on the table is called No. Exams. This column shows
the number of A level and BTEC entries that each student has taken. The target number of subjects
for all ability students is 3 subjects.
If a student hits or exceeds their target number of subjects the No. Exams column is coloured RED.
If a student misses their target number of subjects the No. Exams column is coloured BLUE.

9.

RED students - Students who have achieved both the target number of subjects and also the target
grades in their subjects are termed Alps RED students and their identifier is coloured RED.

10. RED student % thermometer - At the top of the Student Performance Table the % of students that
are Alps RED students is shown. We have calculated this value for all schools and colleges in the Alps
benchmark and these results are shown on the RED student % thermometer. This gives an indication
of how many of your students were Alps RED students compared to national performance.

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Alps - National benchmarks


Student Performance Report - A level programme students only
1.

This report was new in 2013 and indicates how the students who were on pure A level programmes have
performed. This allows comparison without the influence of BTEC qualifications on the indicator.

2.

The same methodology for the Student Performance Report - combined A level & BTEC is applied to this subset
of students.

3.

Students are ranked by initial GCSE score in this table, running from 8.0 (straight A* grades) to the lowest GCSE
score in the year group, usually around 4.0 (4/5 grades of C and 4/5 grades of D at GCSE).

4.

There is one line per student. Each line shows the number of subjects per student, the A level and BTEC subjects
taken and grades they achieved. A level General Studies is not included.

5.

Alps A level targets - The Alps A level target grades are set out below. These are based on the Alps A level
benchmarks.
A level

Double A level

GCSE score

QCA score

Alps target

GCSE score

QCA score

Alps target

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

Grade A*

7.8-8.0

56.8-58.0

A*A*

7.0-<7.8

52.0-<56.8

Grade A or better

7.5-<7.8

56.0-<56.8

AA*

5.8-<7.0

44.8-<52.0

Grade B or better

7.0-<7.5

52.0-<56.0

AB

4.7-<5.8

38.2-<44.8

Grade C or better

6.4-<7.0

48.4-<52.0

BB

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

Grade D or better

5.8-<6.4

44.8-<48.4

BC

5.2-<5.8

41.2-<44.8

CC

4.7-<5.2

38.2-<41.2

CD

0.0-<4.7

10.0-<38.2

DD

6.

Where a grade meets or exceeds the target grade, the grade is coloured RED. Where the grade is one grade
lower than the target grade, the grade is coloured GREY. Where the grade achieved is two or more grades
down it is coloured BLUE. The aspirational objective is to try to move to all RED pages.

7.

The RED student percentage in the Student Performance Report now has two thermometers.

Student Performance Report Combined A level & BTEC

Student Performance Report A level programme students only

66.7%

100%

1
2

63.6%

100%

42.3%

90%

41.3%

90%

3
35.2%

3
33.3%

75%

4
30.6%

75%

4
28.6%

60%

5
25.0%

1
2

60%

5
23.1%

40%

40%

20.5%

25%

18.0%

25%

14.0%

7
8

10%

11.1%

7
8

Bottom

0.0%

Bottom

0.0%

A level Alps report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

10%

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Alps Advanced Level


Student performance report
Part 1: A level & BTEC (QCF)/OCR National performance
Students completing 2 or more A levels
or equivalents and/or BTEC (QCF)/OCR Nationals
A summary of individual student performance

Part 1 of this report contains performance analysis of students if you offer a mixed curriculum
of A levels and BTEC/OCR Nationals. If your school or college offers an A level curriculum only,
please see Part 2 of the student performance report.

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Alps A level & BTEC - Student Performance


KEY: Hit target grade or better = RED , 1 grade down = GREY , 2 grades down or more = BLUE

Villiers High School


2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14
Student performance (A level & BTEC) %

39.29

Student performance (A level & BTEC) grade

Alps target = Grade A*, see page 28 for BTEC Sub Dip, Dip & Ext Dip targets
1

Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

GHARFALKAR, Parth

7.83

57.0

Subject 1

Grade

A - Chemistry

A*

Subject 2
A - Mathematics

Grade
A*

Subject 3
A - Physics

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

A*

Alps target = Grade A or better, see page 28 for BTEC Sub Dip, Dip & Ext Dip targets
GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

AHMED, Nehaal

Identifier

7.67

56.0

A - Chemistry

Subject 1

DOGRA, Nikita

7.50

55.0

SHABBIR, Shazia

7.50

55.0

DINESHCHANDRA, Vicky

7.17

53.0

SULEMAN, Saarim

7.17

KHAWAJA, Noor-Ul-Hussain

7.00

SOHANPAL, Gurpreet

7.00

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

A - Mathematics

A - Physics

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - Psychology

A - Biology

A*

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - D&T (Graphics)

A*

A - Mathematics

A*

A - Physics

53.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

52.0

A - Chemistry

A - Economics

A - Mathematics

A*

52.0

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - Biology

A - D&T (Graphics)

A*

A - Physics

Alps target = Grade B or better, see page 28 for BTEC Sub Dip, Dip & Ext Dip targets
Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

SANDHU, Gursharan

6.83

51.0

A - Biology

Subject 1

10

SAYED, Durre-Ajam

6.67

50.0

11

KHAN, Palwasha

6.50

49.0

12

MAHENDRANATHAN, Mathu...

6.50

49.0

13

MIRZAD, Idrees

6.50

49.0

14

SHABBIR, Fathma

6.50

15

THARMAKUMAR, Vathanya

16

DOSANJH, Ramandeep

17

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - D&T (Graphics)

A - History

A - Sociology

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A*

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

49.0

A - Biology

A - English Literature

A - Mathematics

6.50

49.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A*

6.33

48.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

GONCALVES DA SILVA, Abner

6.33

48.0

A - Chemistry

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

GONCALVES DA SILVA, Abner

6.33

48.0

A - Portuguese

A - Spanish

18

JALALUDIN, Faiz

6.33

48.0

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

A - Mathematics

19

SEDIQI, Masia

6.33

48.0

A - Government & Politics

A - History

A - Sociology

20

SHOOR, Renu

6.33

48.0

A - English Literature

A - History

A - Sociology

21

SITHAMPARASUBRAHMANIAM,

6.33

48.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

22

CHAGGAR, Vishaant

6.17

47.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

23

KHAN, Mariam

6.17

47.0

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

24

PANKHANIA, Tulsi

6.17

47.0

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - Chemistry

A - Geography

25

VIKNARAJAH, Thenuja

6.17

47.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A*

26

DEUGI, Anjli

6.00

46.0

A - Biology

A - Geography

A - Religious Studies

27

REHINSI, Renu

6.00

46.0

A - Chemistry

A - Psychology

A - Sociology

28

HUSSAIN, Henna

5.83

45.0

A - History

A - Religious Studies

A - Sociology

29

MIRCHANDANI, Tarah

5.83

45.0

A - D&T (Graphics)

A - History

A - Mathematics

30

SAGOO, Jaskamal

5.83

45.0

A - History

A - Religious Studies

A - Sociology

31

SAILESH, Bhavina

5.83

45.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Psychology

32

SALAH, Mohammed

5.83

45.0

A - English Literature

A - History

Sub Dip - Business

33

SHARMA, Nikita

5.83

45.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

34

TAMANG, Premi

5.83

45.0

A - Biology

A - Economics

A - Geography

Subject 4

Grade

A*

A - Italian

A - Sociology

A
Merit
D

Alps target = Grade C or better, see page 28 for BTEC Sub Dip, Dip & Ext Dip targets
GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

35

JAGPAL, Gaurav

Identifier

5.67

44.0

A - Mathematics

Subject 1

36

SAMRA, Harminder

5.67

44.0

37

CHAKRAVARTI, Mihir

5.50

43.0

38

GILL, Inderdeep

5.50

43.0

39

GILL, Inderveer

5.33

40

GORE, Anmol

5.33

41

MAHBOOB, Asha

42

VIRDEE, Jasmine

Grade

Subject 2

A*

A - Maths (Further)

A - Government & Politics

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - History

42.0

42.0

5.33

42.0

5.33

42.0

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

A - Physics

A - History

A - Psychology

A - Mathematics

Dip - Business

Dist

A - Psychology

A - Sociology

A - Mathematics

A*

A - Maths (Further)

A - Physics

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - Geography

A - Psychology

Dip - Business

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - Biology

A - Mathematics

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Subject 4

Grade

D
Dip - Business

Merit

Dip - Business

Merit

C
Dist
C

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Alps A level & BTEC - Student Performance


KEY: Hit target grade or better = RED , 1 grade down = GREY , 2 grades down or more = BLUE

Villiers High School


2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14
Student performance (A level & BTEC) %

39.29

Student performance (A level & BTEC) grade

Alps target = Grade C or better, see page 28 for BTEC Sub Dip, Dip & Ext Dip targets
43

MALIK, Humza

5.17

41.0

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

A - Mathematics

44

WADHAWAN, Deepanshu

5.00

40.0

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

A - History

45

BUTT, Jabeen

4.83

39.0

A - Government & Politics

A - History

A - Sociology

46

GANECHALINKAM, Keethana

4.83

39.0

A - Religious Studies

A - Sociology

Dip - Business

Dist

Dip - Business

47

SHAH, Sobia

4.83

39.0

A - Urdu

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

Merit
Dist

Alps target = Grade D or better, see page 28 for BTEC Sub Dip, Dip & Ext Dip targets
GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

48

SHEIKH, Fouziya

Identifier

4.67

38.0

A - D&T (Graphics)

Subject 1

Grade

49

THAVARAJAH, Tharjini

4.67

38.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

50

NOORMOHAMMED, Sumera

4.50

37.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

KAUSHAL, Vishal

4.33

36.0

Sub Dip - Business

Pass

51

THAVARAJAH, Tharminie

4.33

36.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

52

DHIMAN, Vivek

4.00

34.0

A - Mathematics

A - Physics

53

KAUR, Navdeep

4.00

34.0

A - Punjabi

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

54

KHAKH, Pardeep

3.83

33.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Merit

55

ASHIQ, Nadia

3.67

32.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

56

PATNIA, Ashish

3.50

31.0

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist*

Subject 2
A - English Literature

Grade
E

Subject 3
A - History

A - Punjabi

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

A
Ext Dip - Applied Science

Dist

Students with no GCSE score


GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

GOMES, Savio

Identifier

0.00

0.0

A - Chemistry

GOMES, Savio

0.00

0.0

Dip - Business

Merit

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Grade

Subject 2
A - Mathematics

Student performance page 1-3

Grade
A*

Subject 3
A - Psychology

Grade
B

Subject 4
Dip - Business

Grade
Dist

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Alps Advanced Level


Student performance report
Part 2: A level programme only performance
Students completing 2 or more A levels only
Any students completing a mixed programme have been removed
A summary of individual student performance

Part 2 of this report is only relevant to schools and colleges who offer an A level only curriculum.
If your school or college offers a mixed curriculum of QCF BTEC or OCR Nationals alongside
A levels please also see Part 1 of the student performance report.

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Alps A level programme students only - Student Performance


KEY: Hit target grade or better = RED , 1 grade down = GREY , 2 grades down or more = BLUE

Villiers High School


2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14
Student performance (A level programme only) %

31.82

Student performance (A level programme only) grade

Alps target = Grade A*


1

Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

GHARFALKAR, Parth

7.83

57.0

Subject 1

Grade

A - Chemistry

A*

Subject 2
A - Mathematics

Grade
A*

Subject 3
A - Physics

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

A*

Alps target = Grade A or better


GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

AHMED, Nehaal

Identifier

7.67

56.0

A - Chemistry

Subject 1

DOGRA, Nikita

7.50

55.0

SHABBIR, Shazia

7.50

55.0

DINESHCHANDRA, Vicky

7.17

53.0

SULEMAN, Saarim

7.17

KHAWAJA, Noor-Ul-Hussain

7.00

SOHANPAL, Gurpreet

7.00

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

A - Mathematics

A - Physics

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - Psychology

A - Biology

A*

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - D&T (Graphics)

A*

A - Mathematics

A*

A - Physics

53.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

52.0

A - Chemistry

A - Economics

A - Mathematics

A*

52.0

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - Biology

A - D&T (Graphics)

A*

A - Physics

Alps target = Grade B or better


Identifier

GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

SANDHU, Gursharan

6.83

51.0

A - Biology

Subject 1

10

SAYED, Durre-Ajam

6.67

50.0

11

KHAN, Palwasha

6.50

49.0

12

MAHENDRANATHAN, Mathu...

6.50

49.0

13

MIRZAD, Idrees

6.50

49.0

14

SHABBIR, Fathma

6.50

15

THARMAKUMAR, Vathanya

16

DOSANJH, Ramandeep

17

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - D&T (Graphics)

A - History

A - Sociology

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A*

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

49.0

A - Biology

A - English Literature

A - Mathematics

6.50

49.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A*

6.33

48.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

GONCALVES DA SILVA, Abner

6.33

48.0

A - Chemistry

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

GONCALVES DA SILVA, Abner

6.33

48.0

A - Portuguese

A - Spanish

18

JALALUDIN, Faiz

6.33

48.0

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

A - Mathematics

19

SEDIQI, Masia

6.33

48.0

A - Government & Politics

A - History

A - Sociology

20

SHOOR, Renu

6.33

48.0

A - English Literature

A - History

A - Sociology

21

SITHAMPARASUBRAHMANIAM,

6.33

48.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

22

CHAGGAR, Vishaant

6.17

47.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

23

KHAN, Mariam

6.17

47.0

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

24

PANKHANIA, Tulsi

6.17

47.0

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - Chemistry

A - Geography

25

VIKNARAJAH, Thenuja

6.17

47.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

A*

26

DEUGI, Anjli

6.00

46.0

A - Biology

A - Geography

A - Religious Studies

27

REHINSI, Renu

6.00

46.0

A - Chemistry

A - Psychology

A - Sociology

28

HUSSAIN, Henna

5.83

45.0

A - History

A - Religious Studies

A - Sociology

29

MIRCHANDANI, Tarah

5.83

45.0

A - D&T (Graphics)

A - History

A - Mathematics

30

SAGOO, Jaskamal

5.83

45.0

A - History

A - Religious Studies

A - Sociology

31

SAILESH, Bhavina

5.83

45.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Psychology

32

SHARMA, Nikita

5.83

45.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

33

TAMANG, Premi

5.83

45.0

A - Biology

A - Economics

A - Geography

Subject 4

Grade

A*

A - Italian

A - Sociology

Alps target = Grade C or better


GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

34

JAGPAL, Gaurav

Identifier

5.67

44.0

A - Mathematics

A*

A - Maths (Further)

A - Physics

35

SAMRA, Harminder

5.67

44.0

A - Government & Politics

A - History

A - Psychology

36

GILL, Inderdeep

5.50

43.0

A - History

A - Psychology

A - Sociology

37

GILL, Inderveer

5.33

42.0

A - Mathematics

A*

A - Maths (Further)

A - Physics

38

GORE, Anmol

5.33

42.0

A - Biology

A - Chemistry

A - Mathematics

39

VIRDEE, Jasmine

5.33

42.0

A - Art (Fine Art)

A - Biology

A - Mathematics

40

MALIK, Humza

5.17

41.0

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

A - Mathematics

41

WADHAWAN, Deepanshu

5.00

40.0

A - Economics

A - Government & Politics

A - History

42

BUTT, Jabeen

4.83

39.0

A - Government & Politics

A - History

A - Sociology

Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

Subject 1

Grade

Subject 2

Student performance page 2-2

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

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Alps A level programme students only - Student Performance


KEY: Hit target grade or better = RED , 1 grade down = GREY , 2 grades down or more = BLUE

Villiers High School


2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14
Student performance (A level programme only) %

31.82

Student performance (A level programme only) grade

Alps target = Grade D or better


GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

43

SHEIKH, Fouziya

Identifier

4.67

38.0

A - D&T (Graphics)

A - English Literature

A - History

44

DHIMAN, Vivek

4.00

34.0

A - Mathematics

A - Physics

A - Punjabi

Alps A level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

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Grade

Subject 2

Student performance page 2-3

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

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Alps Advanced Level


Student performance report
Part 3: Progression
A list of students who completed 2 or more AS levels in June 2013
who did not go on to complete 2 or more A levels in June 2014

Missing AS level data


If this report contains no data we do not have validated 2013 AS level data
in the Alps database so we do not have the data to put into this report.
To receive a complete version of this report, send through 2013 and 2014 AS level data
and request an AS level report. We will send through an AS level report covering 2013
and 2014 and an updated A level report including data for this page.

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Alps A level - Student progression


Progression measure
In 2009 we introduced the Alps student progression report that measures the number of students that gain
2 A level courses after completing 2 AS level courses the previous year (See page 53).
Progression is an important dimension to the Alps report. Educationally we believe, and have the evidence,
that students who achieve an E grade or higher at AS level should and can progress successfully to A level.
The Alps student progression report allows schools and colleges to measure if the number of students progressing
from AS level to A level is good, average or below average by national standards. As with all Alps value added reports
the student prior attainment is taken into account in the measurement of progression performance.

Student performance - progression


In 2010 we added the Student performance - Progression report. This new report takes progression down
to the level of the individual student.
The following pages list students that completed 2 or more AS levels in the previous year and then did not progress
to sit 2 or more A levels this year along with the subjects they sat and the grades they achieved at AS level in the
previous year. This report allows the senior management to look at each individual student and ask the question:

Why did this student not complete 2 or more A levels after completing at least 2 or more AS levels?
For many students there can be valid reasons for inclusion in this report:

The student re-sat their AS level subjects

The student completed only 1 A level alongside a BTEC or another A level equivalent examination

The student moved away and sat the AS or A level year in another school or college

For each student the story will vary. Reflection on these reasons for non-progression on a student by student basis
will inform the senior staff if each student was best served by not progressing to A level after completing their course
of AS study.

Progression performance
At the top of the first page of the Student performance - Progression report is a sentence explaining your Alps
progression performance this year. Your progression performance adds context to this report.
A good progression rate (Alps grades 1, 2 or 3) suggests that the number of students in this report is low and is less
than we would expect to see taking into account the student prior attainment in your school or college.
A progression rate that is relatively poor by national standards (Alps grades 7, 8 or 9) suggests that too many students
appear on the page opposite and that other schools and colleges with a similar student profile would have a lower
number of students that do not progress from AS level to A level.

Health warning
The students in this report are matched across 2 years by using the student identifier sent through to Alps when you
submitted data. If the student identifiers do not match between one year and the next then the students in this report
will not represent students who failed to progress.
You will know if this happens as the number of students that appear in this report will be far higher than the number
of students that appear not to have progressed in your student progression report on page 53.
If there seems to be a much higher number of students in this report than you would expect, and on investigation
many of them do progress to do 2 or more A levels, then it is likely that the student IDs do not match over 2 years.
To correct this you can resubmit your data for the previous year using the same student IDs as your current years
data and we will re-run your report to give you accurate information in this report.

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Alps AS level - Student performance - Progression


KEY: Hit target grade or better = RED , 1 grade down = GREY , 2 grades down or more = BLUE

Villiers High School


2014 | A level | Report no: 01 | 12.09.14

Your 2014 Alps Progression Score is: 0.99 (Alps grade 2). This indicates excellent progression rates from AS
level to A level. For a full description of the Alps Student Progression indicator see page 52.
Alps target = Grade C or better,
Identifier
1

MANSURI, Faiz

GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

6.33

48.0

Alps target = Grade D or better,


Identifier

see description pages for BTEC targets


Subject 1

Grade

AS - Biology

Subject 2
AS - Economics

Grade

Subject 3

Grade

AS - Government & Politics

Subject 3

Grade

Subject 4
AS - Mathematics

Grade
B

see description pages for BTEC targets

GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

Subject 1

Grade

Subject 2

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

PATEL, Nikeel

5.75

44.5

AS - Art (Graphic Design)

AS - Chemistry

AS - Mathematics

AS - Physics

KHAN, Huma

5.70

44.2

AS - Biology

AS - Chemistry

AS - Economics

AS - Sociology

GILL, Mandeep

5.44

42.6

AS - Art (Fine Art)

AS - History

AS - Religious Studies

AKMAL, Aiman

5.40

42.4

AS - Economics

AS - English Literature

AS - Government & Politics

AS - Sociology

HUSSAIN, Smia

5.14

40.8

AS - Art (Fine Art)

AS - Art (Graphic Design)

AS - Sociology

RAI, Parabhjot

5.11

40.7

AS - English Literature

AS - History

AS - Religious Studies

AS - Sociology

CHEEMA, Randeep

5.00

40.0

AS - English Literature

AS - Geography

AS - Government & Politics

AS - Religious Studies

SELVARAJAH, Pirijanga

5.00

40.0

AS - Chemistry

AS - Psychology

AS - Sociology

10

LOBO, Melito

4.95

39.7

AS - Art (Fine Art)

AS - Art (Graphic Design)

AS - Mathematics

AS - Physics

11

ABDULLAHI ALI, Abubakar

4.78

38.7

AS - Biology

AS - Chemistry

AS - German

AS - Psychology

12

KAUSHAL, Vishal

4.41

36.5

AS - Drama & Theatre

AS - Geography

13

PATEL, Ekata

4.00

34.0

AS - English Literature

AS - Government & Politics

AS - Religious Studies

GCSE

QCA

No.Exams

Subject 2

Grade

0.00

0.0

Students with no GCSE score


Identifier
TAHIR, Fida Ul Haq

Subject 1
AS - Economics

Alps AS level report 2014 Alkemygold Ltd

Grade
U

AS - Urdu

Student progression page 3-3

Subject 3

Grade

Subject 4

Grade

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