Adding Value with Alps
There are many ways of measuring school performance but perhaps the most important measure is value added. The Royal Alexandra and Albert School has been recognised for being one of the top 25% in the country for adding value in the Sixth Form.
The School’s performance over three years for A levels was compared with the 2,580 other schools and colleges in the country and was found to have performed in the top 25% for value added. Value added is measured using an ALPS score which looks at the GCSE results of each student in the Sixth Form and compares it with how they perform at A Level. Their A Level results are then benchmarked against other students who had achieved the same GCSE score.
Chair of Governors, Bill Gillen, awarded a certificate in recognition of this achievement to Kate Ross who was the Head of the Sixth Form for the last three years. Mrs Ross, who has since been promoted to Deputy Head (Academic) at the School, said “I am delighted that we have been able to help students maximise their potential and achieve the best possible A Level results. It is good that the hard work of the Sixth Form team, teaching staff, and the students themselves, has been recognised in this way.”
Headmaster, Mark Dixon added “This School has an ethos of getting the very best out of every child and the Sixth Form is no exception. The focus on academic achievement is matched by our emphasis on developing the whole child and I am sure that this gives pupils the confidence to succeed both within and outside of the classroom.”
15th March 2017