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Choose either Single Student Prediction or Multiple Student Prediction.

N creates predicted grades for one student based on their prior attainment. Predicted grades can be created for several different qualification types/subjects.

Multiple Student Prediction allows you to upload data for a set of students and download their predictions in Excel format, as well as providing some visualised insights about the predictions

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Individual Student Prediction

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From the Individual Student Prediction page, you can access the grade calculator. This allows you to input a student’s grades from their KS4 assessments and performs an average calculation for you. The Prior Attainment boxes will then be populated with this score. Alternatively, you can enter the Prior Attainment yourself by entering the average points or selecting a ‘Typical Grade’ from the dropdown boxes.

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The Subject section is where the predicted grades are calculated. The qualification type should be selected from the first dropdown and the second box allows you to specify the subject to be predicted for. After typing a few letters, a pop up will appear for you to select a subject from. Academic subjects (that have predictions based on GCSE Average) will be highlighted in orange. Applied General/Tech Level subjects (that have predictions based on KS4 Average) will be highlighted in turquoise and blue respectively.

If more than one subject is predicted for, the outcomes can be downloaded as a printable PDF using the ‘Download Predictions’ button.

The Grade Predictor can also be accessed on mobiles and tablets and will resize to give the best view on that device.

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Multiple Student Prediction

The Multiple Student Prediction page gives you step-by-step instructions to help you to create predictions for your cohort.

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Start by downloading the Excel template file (select ‘Download Template’).

  • The first row contains the header names and data is stored on all subsequent rows.
  • The columns are labelled: ‘Name’, ‘GCSE Average’, ‘KS4 Average’, ‘Subject’, ‘50th Percentile’, etc.
  • Consecutive columns show predictions for the following percentiles: 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th.

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The file can be filled in in two different ways as explained below:
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One student followed by all their courses.
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One student and subject per line.

For Academic subjects only the GCSE column needs to be completed. For Applied General/Tech Level subjects only the KS4 column needs to be completed. If you are in any doubt about what category a subject falls into, simply complete both columns. Any subjects that are missing the required scores will not be predicted for. Subject names do not need to be in any particular format – as long as it is recognisable to you. You will be asked to match each subject to the subjects in our database, if the system has not recognised it. The system will then remember the naming conventions you use so that you won’t need to complete this step each time you generate predictions from a spreadsheet. So, if you specify that ‘AFr’ = ‘A Level French’, then the next time you generate predictions from a spreadsheet, this naming convention will be understood automatically. Although you can use any name, if your subject names start with the type of award (‘A’ / ‘AS’ / ‘Cert’ / ‘SubDip’ / ‘Dip’ / ‘ExtDip’) followed by a space, hyphen or colon, it will increase the likelihood of the subject being automatically identified.

Save your Excel file on your PC, ensuring that it remains in XLS format by selecting Excel 97-2003 Workbook option from drop-down list. Then select ‘Choose File’ and browse to your saved file. Select ‘Upload’.

Subjects may or may not have been matched by the system, depending on the naming conventions you have used. If a subject has not matched or has not matched correctly, you may need to try more than one naming convention in the input box. For example, ‘IT’ will not provide a match, however ‘Information Technology’ will. If you are unable to find an appropriate match for your subject name, please contact us so that we can investigate this.

Alternatively, to continue with your upload, please check the ‘Ignore?’ box for that subject to allow the system to continue generating predictions for your matched subjects. (Subjects with the ‘Ignore?’ box checked will not have predictions generated.)

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Once all matches have been made, click ‘Generate Report’ and this will automatically download a completed Excel file with predictions.

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The subject as matched to our database will be filled in beside the subject you entered, to confirm what has been predicted against, followed by the predictions for the percentiles 50-90. The predictions are colour-coded to show which prior attainment score was used when performing the prediction. At this stage, you can also view charts displaying a count of students for each target grade, for your uploaded cohort. This can also be downloaded as a printable PDF.

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